Marina del Rey’s Free Summer Concert Series
Summertime offers a lot of fun opportunities on the Los Angeles Westside, and one undoubtable favorite is the Marina del Rey Free Summer Concert Series. Yep – free! Grab your family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or low-profile beach chairs and make your way to Burton Chace Park for this popular event series. The 10-acre park is surrounded on three sides by the water, so come early for picture taking and to stroll the perimeter walking path. On alternating Thursdays, enjoy classical and opera performances. On alternating Saturdays, expect a mix of pop music groups, including alt-rock, indie, and folk.
*** PLEASE NOTE The JULY 21 Lalah Hathaway concert is expected to be heavily attended. Limited parking is available in the lots on Mindanao Way. Once those lots are full, law enforcement will close Mindanao Way to additional vehicles. The exception will be for vehicles with a disabled driver placard or license plate; these vehicles will be allowed to drop off/pick up passengers at the park entrance and immediately depart Mindanao Way. Find additional parking and alternative transportation below in the Getting Here section.
When Mindanao Way closes, the orange Beach Shuttles and Free Ride shuttles will only perform drop-offs and pick-ups at the Marina del Rey Visitors Center located at the corner of Mindanao and Admiralty ways.
The park itself is open on a first come, first served basis and will close to additional visitors when it reaches capacity. Eventbrite tickets are not required for concert admission and having a ticket does not guarantee entry into the park. Your RSVP on Eventbrite simply helps concert organizers anticipate the crowd size for staffing purposes and to help food truck vendors plan their quantities.
Symphonic Thursdays – 7PM
Maestro Frank Fetta conducts the Marina del Rey Symphony:
- July 12: Opera by the Shore. Emerging opera stars from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition will perform along the water in arias and ensembles from best-loved operas in this always-popular concert. Maestro Frank Fetta conducts the Marina del Rey Symphony.
- July 26: Leonard Bernstein at 100: Ballet With Bernstein. RSVP on Eventbrite.
- August 9: Katharine McPhee. RSVP on Eventbrite.
- August 23: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, a fully staged production. RSVP on Eventbrite. Encore show on Saturday, August 25. RSVP on Eventbrite.
Pop Saturdays – 7PM
- July 21: Lalah Hathaway (R&B). RSVP on Eventbrite.
- August 4: Cat Power (alt rock). RSVP on Eventbrite.
- August 18: X (rock). All original members—Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, DJ Bonebrake! RSVP on Eventbrite.
- September 1: La Santa Cecilia (Latin). RSVP on Eventbrite.
Seating is festival style on the park lawn and available on a first come, first served basis. Bring your own blanket or a low-back beach chair. No tents or umbrellas. There is no reserved seating for the public allowed.
Keep scrolling down to find the Getting Here section with parking info and alternative transportation options.
Bring your own picnic dinner or grab a bite from gourmet food trucks, which open at 5 p.m. on concert nights.
DO I HAVE TO RSVP ON EVENTBRITE?
Eventbrite tickets are not required for concert admission, and having a ticket does not guarantee entry into the park (the park may close if it reaches capacity). Your RSVP simply helps concert organizers anticipate the crowd size for staffing purposes and to help food truck vendors plan their quantities.
- Picnic dinner – OK
- Low-back beach chairs – OK
- Standard size picnic blanket – OK
- Sunscreen – OK
- Personal camera – small OK, no detachable lens/large zoom
- Dogs – OK on a leash
- Smoking, including e-cigs/vapes
- Medical or recreational use marijuana
- Illegal substances (including narcotics) or drug paraphernalia
- Weapons of any kind
- Aerosol cans or sprays
- Fireworks, sparklers, or incendiary devices
- Tents, canopies, umbrellas of any kind
- Video recording equipment
- Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, large zoom lenses, and/or commercial-use camera assemblies)
- Audio recording equipment
- Focused-light devices, including laser pointers
- Items intended for sale/promotion
- Any item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of the crowd, and/or inflict damage to people and goods