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Take Note: Where to Find Live Music in Marina del Rey

Whether it’s a cover band, a funky jazz trio, or just a guy with a guitar, live music can be enjoyed in the Marina day or night. Did you know you can sail along the harbor and enjoy live jazz every weekend with Hornblower Cruises? If you’re looking to show off some dance moves, you can hit up our weekly Beach Eats at Marina “Mother’s” Beach or Fisherman’s Village Concerts on the weekends. And yes, you can unwind with cocktails and live music at several spots along the waterfront here, too.

As summer approaches, you’ll have no “treble” finding live music in L.A.’s Marina. Check out the list below! 

Thursdays: Beach Eats

This weekly food truck gathering is held every Thursday 5–9 p.m at Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Grab your food, listen to live music from 6-8 p.m. and enjoy the sand, picnic tables, and scenic Marina del Rey harbor. Trucks and menus change weekly. June’s lineup includes the following live bands: Unkle Monkey, Brazil Brasil, Upstream and Kalama Brothers. 

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Sundays: Cast & Plow

A flamenco guitar duo adds to the relaxing Sunday brunch scene at this sophisticated waterfront restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton-Marina del Rey, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 4375 Admiralty Way; 310-574-4333.

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Fridays: Hilton Garden Inn

Fridays, weekly from 5-8 p.m. at the Marina Bar & Grill patio. Live music from indie folk singer-songwriter Flo Chase.

 

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June 21: Friday Night Blues Cruise

Jazz up your weekend with cool tunes from hot regional blues musicians. Hornblower Cruises & Events offers this summer series of live music cruises in the scenic Marina del Rey harbor. Dance under the stars, sip craft cocktails, and enjoy a gourmet seated dinner with your date or group. 

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Weekends: KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise

Hornblower Cruises offers brunch sailings on Saturdays and Sundays year-round. Enjoy views of the sparkling harbor and passing sailboats while you dine on a gourmet meal. Feast on a brunch buffet and bottomless champagne or sparkling cider with live jazz entertainment, and more on a two-hour scenic cruise.

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Fridays: Sinder Lounge

Friday nights, weekly. Live music while you savor California cuisine, craft cocktails and coastal vibes at this award-winning restaurant overlooking the water at Marina del Rey Marriott. 

Head to the Marriott for Champagne & Music at Sunset on June 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Take in incredible views of the marina and sunset on the helipad atop the Marriott Marina del Rey while sipping champagne and listening to live music from Paul Lemire. Complimentary glass of champagne for the sunset toast.  

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Weekly: The Warehouse Restaurant

This Marina del Rey mainstay features steak, seafood, and American food in a Polynesian-themed waterfront atmosphere. Come on a Wednesday and get treated to live acoustic music from Uncle Monkey in the bar, 3-7 p.m. Salsa dancing is on deck for Fridays, starting at 9 p.m. Join in on the free class before the floor opens to all at 10 p.m.

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Fisherman's Village Weekend Concerts

Enjoy free live music on the plaza at Fisherman’s Village. Saturdays and Sundays year-round, weather depending. Free admission! Get two hours free parking with validation from a shop or restaurant in the village.

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