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Bring family and friends of all ages!

The 11th annual Jazz on the Lawn

summer concert series returns Sundays

in August from 5-7pm in Stewart

Street Park. Come dance, relax, and

enjoy lively music in the park. Bring a

picnic or grab a bite to eat at some of

Southern California's tastiest food trucks.

Location: Stewart Street Park is located at 1836 Stewart Street. Park amenities include a children's playground, restrooms and some accessible parking.

Bike Share & Bike Valet: Take your bike or a Breeze Bike Share rental to the concerts. There's a Breeze station at the park! Free bike valet available in the Stewart Street parking lot, 1836 Stewart Street.

Big Blue Bus: Ride Big Blue Bus Route 5 to any concert. Board and/or exit at Westbound or Eastbound Olympic and Stewart. Fares are $1.25 each way. Please note westbound Route 5 service will be discontinued beginning Sunday, August 21. Click HERE to plan your trip. 

Expo Line: Stewart Street Park is an 8 minute walk from the 26thStreet/Bergamot Expo Line Station. Walk east on Olympic Blvd. and turn right on Stewart Street to reach the park. Click HERE to plan your trip.

Parking: Free Parking is available after 3:30pm in in the Agensys lot located at 1800 Stewart Street, a half block north of the park.

Accessibility: A section of parking spots will be reserved for accessible parking in Stewart Street Park's lot. Vehicles must have a government-issued accessible parking license plate, placard, hangtag or sticker. The entrance to the Park's parking lot will serve as a drop-off location. A parking attendant will be staffing the lot. The park and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. If you are using a wheeled mobility device, the walking or bike paths can be used to traverse the park. To view the concert, travel over grass will be required. The grass can be uneven. For assistance with accessibility accommodations, contact the Cultural Affairs Division at least one week prior to the event at 310-458-8350; TTY 310-458-8696; or smarts@smgov.net

Music Lineup 


August 7th La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashé  5-7pm  facebook logo

La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashé is a family friendly, upbeat salsa/Latin dance band with a big brass sound and distinctive vocals and vocal harmonies -- musically sophisticated enough with its jazz underpinnings to sit and listen concert style, but also jumpin' enough to keep folks ages 2 to 92 dancing to salsa, merengue, cha cha cha, and more, from beginning to end! The members of this international 10-piece band hail from Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the U.S.

Emcee: Emmy Award-winner and two-time HBO Def Poet, Joe Hernandez-Kolski is an actor/poet/comedian known for his hard-hitting, truthful and incredibly funny live performances. Kolski also hosts Downbeat 720, an open-mic for high school youth sponsored by the City of Santa Monica.

 

La Sirena

Son of a Bun

Yalla Truck

 

Sweet Amsterdam


August 14th Mostly Kosher 5-7pm   facebook logo

Mostly Kosher, the acclaimed Jewish cultural revival band, radically reconstructs Judaic and American cultural musical roots through ravenous post-klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains. Mostly Kosher is a musical feast that explodes into a global food-fight of jazz, Latin, rock, hip hop, and folk. These fearless soundsmiths highlight the architecture of heritage music and yet raze it to the ground. Mostly Kosher is comprised of some of the highest regarded Los Angeles musicians (it’s true - just ask their mothers!).

Emcee: Emmy Award-winner and two-time HBO Def Poet, Joe Hernandez-Kolski is an actor/poet/comedian known for his hard-hitting, truthful and incredibly funny live performances. Kolski also hosts Downbeat 720, an open-mic for high school youth sponsored by the City of Santa Monica.

 

 Mostly Kosher

Me So Hungry 

Yalla Truck

 

 

Sweet Amsterdam


August 21st MôForró 5-7pm  facebook logo

MôForró plays triangle-driven, hip-swiveling dance music in the traditional, rootsy, “pé de serra” style of forró. A music that was born out of the countryside of the dry Northeast, forró is now one of the most popular rhythms to come from Brazil. Since forming in late 2012, MôForró, performing as a 7-piece band, has been integral to the growing popularity of forró as a dance/music genre throughout Southern California.

Emcee: Emmy Award-winner and two-time HBO Def Poet, Joe Hernandez-Kolski is an actor/poet/comedian known for his hard-hitting, truthful and incredibly funny live performances. Kolski also hosts Downbeat 720, an open-mic for high school youth sponsored by the City of Santa Monica.

 

 


MoForro

Me So Hungry

 

Epic Taco

 

Recess


August 28th Venezuela OMG 5-7pm  facebook logo

Venezuela OMG blends upbeat Caribbean music with exotic folk rhythms from Venezuela, the northernmost tropical region of South America.

Get up and Move with the B. Dunn Movement/Dance and Theatre Company. All ages and levels are invited to join Brigette Dunn-Korpela and her team of dancers to discover your own moves to the beats of Venezuela OMG. Brigette Dunn-Korpela is the artistic director of the Los Angeles based B. Dunn Movement/Dance and Theatre Company and is a dance educator, choreographer and performing artist.

Emcee: Joshua Silverstein is an award winning actor, comedic writer, beatboxer and educator. Silverstein also hosts Downbeat 720, an open-mic for high school youth sponsored by the City of Santa Monica.

Venezuela OMG

Son of a Bun

Epic Taco

 

Recess


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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