Grab a blanket, a sun hat and some cool brews and listen to the sounds of summer. Whether your favorite musical act is a tribute band or a hyper-local group you’re following, here’s a list of outdoor, free live music concerts in the South Bay:
REDONDO BEACH PIER
Free concerts on Redondo Beach’s Fisherman’s Wharf take place from 6 to 8 pm Thursdays and Saturdays. The Boardwalk concerts will take place between the Pier and the marina, below Kincaid’s restaurant, on Aug. 13 and Aug. 25.Thursday, Aug. 11 – Dark Desert Highway (Eagles tribute)Saturday, Aug. 13 – The Spazzabilies (roots/rockabilly) – on the boardwalkThursday, Aug. 18 – Flogging Seagulls (80s tribute)Saturday, Aug. 20 – 1969 (classic rock)Thursday, Aug. 25 – Running Hot (Rolling Stones tribute) – on the boardwalkSaturday, Aug. 27 – Enando & The Nandos (pop)
MANHATTAN BEACH POLLIWOG PARK
Concerts in the Park begin at the Polliwog Park Amphitheater, located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, on Sundays from 5 to 7 pm through Sept. 4.Aug. 14 – Scott WhyteAug. 21 – Psychedelic Summer BandAug. 28 – Lucky OnesSept. 4 – Blue Breeze Band
MANHATTAN VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER
Enjoy concerts on the Plaza at Manhattan Village, 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd, regularly on Thursdays through Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 pm Upcoming performers include:Aug. 11 – Kapali LongAug. 18 – Sarah RogoAug. 25 – Matt Commerce
Music in Metlox Plaza, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., from 2 to 4 pm Sundays.
THE POINT SHOPPING CENTER
Sounds of Summer at The Point, at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Rosecrans Avenue, in El Segundo, has live music in its outdoor commons area every Wednesday through September, from 6 to 8 pmAug. 17 – Feed the KittyAug. 24 – Pop VisionAug. 31 – Jeremy BuckSept. 7 – Sun RadSept. 14 – Pedro Reis BandSept. 21 – The Lucky OnesSept. 28 – Wall of Sound
RANCHO PALOS VERDE
The summer concerts at the Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., take place from 4 to 6 pm The events will feature food trucks, beer and wine booths, crafts and fun for kids. The final show in the series features Country Vision on Aug. 27.
SOUTH COAST BOTANIC GARDEN
The South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., in Palos Verdes Estates, hosts concerts in two 45-minute sets, one starting at 6:15 pm and the other at 7:15 pm Guests can roam the garden’s 87 acres while visiting its pop-up refreshment station and enjoying yard games. Children can join Ms. Allison (and a parent if under 3) on the Lower Meadow for some fun from 5:30 to 7:30 pm The series requires a separate ticket from general admission and allows guests to enter after-hours only. Tickets are $5 for members and $9 for non-members, children 2 and younger free. Aug. 11 – The Canyon Brothers BandAug. 18 – Mighty Love
LUNADA BAY PARK
The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association hosts a series of Sunday concerts at Lunada Bay Park, 2201 Palos Verdes Dr. West in Palos Verdes Estates. The music starts at 4 pmAug. 21 – Tenn WestSept. 18 – Desperado (Eagles Tribute)