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.

brochure for 2018 summer concerts in marina del rey

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2018 Lineup

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

 

concert crowd outdoors

CONCERT SEATING
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.

PARKING
Keep scrolling down to find the Getting Here section with parking info and alternative transportation options.

FOOD
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 will 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.

ALLOWED

  • 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


NOT ALLOWED

  • Alcohol
  • 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
  • Drones
  • 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
LOST & FOUND INFORMATION
Please visit the Burton Chace Park office for any lost or found items, call 424-526-7910, or email info@bh.lacounty.gov with any questions regarding lost and found items at the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series.

Dining on
the Waterfront

Marina del Rey is home to over 60 full-service restaurants, representing cuisines from around the globe. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh-caught seafood, fine Italian, primo steak, Korean barbecue, or American classics, you’ll find a top-notch outlet in L.A.’s Marina. If you’re looking for a restaurant on the waterfront, we’ve included a list of options on the printable map found at the bottom of this webpage. Or, click the button immediately below to access our online dining guide for a longer list of restaurants in the area. Bon appétit!

Dining Guide

GETTING HERE

WATERBUS

The WaterBus operates from 11 a.m. till midnight on concert nights. These boats pick up from 8 stops in the Marina and cost just $1 each trip. Since parking lots closest to the park fill quickly, consider parking at a farther lot and taking the WaterBus to the park. Click here for a map.

BEACH SHUTTLE

The Beach Shuttle offers free transportation on weekends and holidays on a set loop between Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, and the Venice Pier. Enjoy direct drop-offs and pick-ups at the Burton Chace Park entrance on concert nights. Click here for a map.

THE FREE RIDE

The Free Ride provides complimentary on-demand transportation around the Marina daily from noon to 9 p.m. If you see one of the Free Ride cars, just wave down the driver and hop in. Or, text your pick-up location, destination, and passenger count in advance to 323-435-5000 (no calls, please). The usual 10-15 minute wait for your driver's arrival may be longer at high-traffic events. Gratuity for your driver is appreciated but not required. Click here for a flyer with a map of the service area.

UBER/LYFT

Call your rideshare driver to a location away from heavy traffic flow. We recommend finding a safe meeting place with a visible landmark, such as a gas station or restaurant, and do not attempt pickups and drop-offs along the street.

PUBLIC PARKING LOTS

The Marina has 12 public parking lots. Click here for a map. The lots closest to Burton Chace Park are:
COUNTY LOT 77, 13560 MINDANAO WAY
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. Mon.–Fri. $6, Sat.-Sun. $8
COUNTY LOT 4, 13500 MINDANAO WAY
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. Mon.–Fri. $6, Sat.-Sun. $8
COUNTY LOT 5, 4545 ADMIRALTY WAY
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. $5