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.

2017 Lineup

Symphonic Thursdays – 7PM

  • July 6 – MdR Symphony: Opera by the Shore featuring finalists from the Loren Zachary Competition
  • July 20 – MdR Symphony: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major
  • August 3 – Matthew Morrison (symphonic pops)
  • August 17 – MdR Symphony: Aida, staged opera production

Pop Saturdays – 7PM


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Parking information

Limited parking is available in the adjacent county lots #4 and #77 for $8. Pay the attendant, if present. Otherwise, use the pay-and-display kiosks. Machines take $1 and $5 bills, and Visa or Mastercard. Click for more details. Consider parking in another county lot and taking alternative transportation to the park (see “Need a Ride” below).

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-profile beach chair. No tents or umbrellas. There is no reserved seating for the public allowed.

Need a

To help ease parking in the immediate area, consider these other ways to get to Burton Chace Park.

The WaterBus will be operating from 11 a.m. till midnight. These boats pick up from 8 stops in the Marina and cost just $1 each trip.

The Beach Shuttle offers free transportation Fridays-Sundays and Burton Chace Park concert nights on a set loop from Playa Vista, through Marina del Rey, and to the Venice Pier. The shuttle arrives about every 30 minutes. Click link above for hours and a map.

The Free Ride provides free, on-demand transportation around the Marina daily from noon to 9 p.m., and they’ll run a bit longer in times of high demand. 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.

Call your Uber/Lyft 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 pick-ups along the street.


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