The Grand Ole Echo

Best Urban Honky-Tonk, August 2012

Los Angeles may not be known for its country music, but the Grand Ole Echo serves a tasty slice of the Nashville sound. From April through September, folk, country, and Americana groups stop by the Echo for this free Sunday show, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Bands hoot and holler onstage, while on the back patio, folksters fingerpick and croon by the light of the setting sun. National and local acts mix it up, and the all-ages audience clap-along ends at the family-friendly hour of 9 p.m.