Summer Sounds Concert Series

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The City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program presents the 2018 Summer Sounds FREE Outdoor Concert Series, which will take place on Sundays at Plummer Park and King's Road Park in West Hollywood.

All concerts are FREE to attend and start at 5 PM. RSVPs are not required but are requested.

Limited first come, first serve seating will be available OR bring a picnic basket and enjoy the show!


Mariachi Arcoiris 1

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles
The World’s First and Only LGBTQ Mariachi!
June 24, 2018, 5pm 
Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

The world's first and only LGBTQ Mariachi brings Mexican music and folklore to Southern California. This unique ensemble was created as a haven for mariachi musicians who identify as LGBTQ to perform traditional Mexican regional music in an otherwise “machista” and somewhat discriminating subculture of the mariachi world. Led by director Carlos Samaniego, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles performs its repertoire to suit the LGBTQ community while it maintains the highest level of musicality. Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is proud to have the first transgender female, Natalia Melendez, in the history of mariachi as one of its members. 

This event is also presented as part of the City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival.
For more information and a full listing of events: www.weho.org/pride. 

Music Samples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijku6Ui3OMA
https://youtu.be/vOSKtxatgxU?t=15s
https://youtu.be/YBu2UbMFk2I?t=1m26s

Artist Website: www.mariachiarcoiris.com

RSVP: https://summersounds-june2018.eventbrite.com

 


2 - Jungle Fire 1

Jungle Fire
Afro / Latin / Funk
July 22, 2018, 5pm 

Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Jungle Fire is a 10-piece TropiFunk juggernaut influenced by the music of legends such as Irakere, Ray Barretto, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango (just to name a few) and creates a melting pot of Afro-Caribbean and West African rhythms with a heavy break beat funk. The members’ diverse musical and cultural backgrounds are a direct reflection of the musical and cultural landscape of Los Angeles and have recorded, toured and/or played with Stevie Wonder, Breakestra, Ozomatli, Quantic, Alice Russell, De La Soul, La Santa Cecilia, Celia Cruz, LCD Soundsystem and U2 among many others.

This concert is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

Music Samples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_w3wqMYLpE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhL4Bt8Wpmw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4EM9Jy2EkQ

Artist Website: www.junglefiremusic.com

RSVP: https://summersounds-july2018.eventbrite.com

 


3 - Lady-Lucks 2

The Lady Lucks
All Female Swing Band
August 19, 2018, 5pm
Kings Road Park, 1000 Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Lady Lucks are a new group, formed in March 2017, but these ladies can swing and have proved it! They've played on TV, film and large venues, including the Hollywood Bowl, Grand Performances, Rusty's Rhythm Club, Santa Monica's 100 Anniversary Celebration, Veteran's Day Celebration in Coalinga, CSUN's Veteran's Resource Center's 5th Anniversary and more. 

Music Samples:
https://youtu.be/8Yt9MRP9bdk
https://soundcloud.com/ladylucksjazz/fly-me-to-the-moon
https://soundcloud.com/ladylucksjazz/american-patrol

Artist Website:  www.ladylucksjazz.com

RSVP: https://summersounds-aug2018.eventbrite.com

 


 4 - Carol Bach-y-Rita 2

Carol Bach-y-Rita
Brazilian / Jazz
September 16, 2018, 5pm
 Kings Road Park, 1000 Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

In addition to beautifully interpreting the best of the American Songbook, Carol frolics through the gorgeous music of Brazil and the Americas in Spanish and Portuguese. Her sound is lush and swinging from the intimacy of a duo setting to a full big band. She has been a featured performer at Jazz venues and festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, with noted repeat engagements with MTT and The San Francisco Symphony and the The Monterey Jazz Festival. Her Current release, Minha Casa / My House, is garnering rave reviews and wide airplay nationwide. 

This concert is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

Music Samples:
https://soundcloud.com/carol-90/1-morning-coffee/s-yfWlm
https://soundcloud.com/carol-90/sets/you-dont-know-what-love-is
https://soundcloud.com/carol-90/5-the-dry-cleaner-from-des-moines/s-Kujkw

Artist Website: www.carolbach-y-rita.com

RSVP: https://summersounds-sept2018.eventbrite.com



Directions and Parking:


Kings Road Park: 
1000 N. Kings Road (1 block south of Santa Monica Blvd at Romaine St.). 
Parking: Validated parking in the Kings Road parking structure (at Santa Monica Blvd. and Kings Road) and street parking. 

Plummer Park:
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
. Concerts take place just north of the Community Center.
Parking: Free parking in both Plummer Park parking lots accessible from Santa Monica Blvd. or Fountain Ave.


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If you are a musician whose music may be suited for a Summer or Winter Sounds Concert we have an open application process. Application deadlines vary but generally you can expect applications to open in the Fall. More info on our 'opportunities' page. 

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