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City Kicks-Off ‘Summer Sounds’ Free Outdoor Sunday Evening Concert Series in June

Post Date:May 09, 2019 8:57 AM

summer soundsThe City of West Hollywood presents its 2019 Summer Sounds Free Outdoor Concert Series, which will take place on selected Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. between Sunday, June 23, 2019 and Sunday, September 15, 2019 in open-air spaces at public parks in West Hollywood.

The series will kick-off on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard with The Great American Swing Band, a 15-piece band with a repertoire that includes standards, swing, big band, jazz, and rock. Check out videos and music samples here: http://greatamericanswingband.com/videos-demos. RSVP for this concert at https://summersounds-june2019.eventbrite.com.

The next concert in the series will feature the funky soul-steeped presence of Martin Luther McCoy on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Actor, guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, soulman, and San Francisco native Martin Luther McCoy refuses to confine himself to any one creative pursuit. An essential catalyst on the Bay Area’s fertile 1990s neo-soul scene, he continues to serve as a conduit for socially conscious music. Martin is best known for his work with The Roots. Many others discovered him through his incendiary performance starring in Julie Taymor’s 2007 film Across the Universe. Get a taste of his music at www.martinluthermccoy.me. RSVP for this free concert at https://summersounds-july2019.eventbrite.com.

Ask any jazz musician about pianist Matt Politano and all would jump to universally acknowledge his sheer mastery of his instrument and of jazz.  Join the Manhattan School of Music graduate on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road. This transcendental improviser explores music with artistry and imagination while showing a deep respect for the beauty of a melody. Check him out at www.mattpolitanomusic.com. RSVP for this free concert at https://summersounds-aug2019.eventbrite.com.

Closing out the City of West Hollywood’s Summer Sounds series will be Los Angeles native Jimetta Rose, a mainstay in the Southern California music scene. She will perform on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road. Jimetta Rose’s music is not constrained by a rigid expectation of genres — she draws inspiration from jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. Infusing her performances with her poetry and spiritual insights, Jimetta is a soothing force of divine feminine energy. Listen to Jimetta at www.jimettarose.com. RSVP for this free concert at https://summersounds-sep2019.eventbrite.com

The City of West Hollywood’s 2019 Summer Sounds Free Outdoor Concert Series is organized by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. Summer Sounds concerts are free to attend; RSVPs are not required, but are requested. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available, and attendees are welcome to bring picnics and picnic blankets.

For additional information and to hear and watch more music samples from each of the featured performers, please visit www.weho.org/summersounds.

For more information, please contact Joy Tribble, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Technician, at (323) 848-6360 or at jtribble@weho.org.

For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.
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