Grand Performances

Best Free Outdoor Concert Series, August 2012

It’s kinda sorta always summer in L.A., but you know the hot season has really started when you find abnormally mellow crowds casually swaying at random plazas around town. Whether it’s a celebration of George Gershwin or the sounds of Afro-futurism, an accordion festival or throwback Latin funk, Grand Performances at California Plazaoffers an astoundingly diverse lineup. Not only does the series cost nothing, but it’s a fantastic way to savor the weather while soaking in our cultural wealth.