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Jazz on the Lawn 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 20, 2015

Media Contact:

Allison Ostrovsky, (310) 458-8350

allison.ostrovsky@smgov.net

 


The Eclectic Summer Concert Series Returns to Stewart Street Park

Sundays in August, 5 – 7pm

                                                                                                      

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 10th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. The fun, family-friendly concerts draw people of all ages who come to dance, picnic, relax and enjoy lively music in the park. Attendees can bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks that rotate each week.

 This year’s music line-up features: the Nate Birkey Quintet on August 2nd, an exuberant tribute band dedicated to the legendary artistry of Miles Davis and Chet Baker; Estaire Godinez on August 9th, a sensational vocalist and percussionist who fuses jazz and funk with the sounds and traditions of Latin and Brazilian music; Louie Cruz Beltran on August 16th, an extraordinary conguero, timbalero and vocalist who blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz, pop, and R&B; the California Feetwarmers on August 23rd, a band of entertaining musicians who breathe new life into the old-time sound of Ragtime, swing, and New Orleans jazz.; and on August 30th, Brasil Brazil plays popular Brazilian melodies with a variety of vivacious rhythms and explosive sound.

To complement the eclectic music line-up, concertgoers can sample cuisine from a variety of food trucks each week. On August 2nd, The Grilled Cheese Truck offers savory and sweet versions of the classic comfort food, Dogtown Dogs serves hotdogs, an all American favorite, and Chunk-n-Chip sells ice cream sandwiches made from premium, locally sourced ingredients. On August 9th, The Grilled Cheese Truck returns, joined by Hungry Nomad, selling wholesome Mediterranean food with an American twist, and The Pudding Truck, offering gourmet versions of the favorite childhood snack. On August 16thSlammin’ Sliders sells delicious sliders, smoothies, and salads, Mangia’s Italian Ristorante brings a host of Italian cuisine with a Mexican twist, and Sweet E’s Bakeshop sells phenomenal cupcakes, cookies, and baked treats. On August 23rd, Tokyo Doggy Style brings delicious hot dogs with a Japanese twist, and Hungry Nomad and The Pudding Truck return. On August 30th Slammin’ Sliders returns, California Taco Bear offers delicious taco transformations, and King Kone serves ice cream, the perfect dessert for a hot summer day.

Stewart Street Park amenities include a children’s playground, restrooms and handicap parking. Free parking is available after 3:30pm across the street at 1831 Stewart Street-Free parking after 3:30pm at Olympic Shuttle Lot, 1831 Stewart Street-Free parking after 3:30pm at Olympic Shuttle Lot, 1831 Stewart StreetFree bike valet will be offered starting at 4pm and free parking is available after 3:30pm.

Free parking after 3:30pm at Olympic Shuttle Lot, 1831 Stewart Street

Media Advisory:

Jazz on the Lawn 2015

What:           Free jazz concert series each Sunday in August from 5-7pm at Stewart Street Park featuring the Nate Birkey Quintet, Estaire Godinez, Louie Cruz Beltran, the California Feetwarmers, and Brasil Brazil. Food trucks rotate weekly and include The Grilled Cheese Truck, Dogtown Dogs, Chunk-N-Chip, Mangia’s Italian Ristorante, Tokyo Doggy Style, Slammin’ Sliders, The Pudding Truck, King Cone, and Hungry Nomad.

When:          Sunday, August 2rd, 5-7pm

Nate Birkey Quintet  // The Grilled Cheese Truck, Dogtown Dogs, & Chunk-N-Chip

Sunday, August 9th, 5-7pm

Estaire Godinez  // Hungry Nomad, The Grilled Cheese Truck, & The Pudding Truck

Sunday, August 16th, 5-7pm

Louie Cruz Beltran //Slammin’ Sliders, Mangia’s Italian Ristorante

& Sweet E’s Bake Shop

Sunday, August 23th, 5-7pm

California Feetwarmers// Hungry Nomad, Tokyo Doggy Style,

& The Pudding Truck

Sunday, August 30st, 5-7pm

Brasil Brazil// Slammin’ Sliders, California Taco Bear & King Kone

Where:                      Stewart Street Park

1836 Stewart Street        

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Bike Valet:    Free bike valet available in the Stewart Street parking lot, 1836 Stewart Street.

Bus:                Ride Big Blue Bus Route 5 to any concert. Board and/or exit at Westbound or Eastbound

          Olympic and Stewart. Only $1 each way. Visit bigbluebus.com to plan your trip.

Parking:        Free parking available after 3:30pm in the Agensys lot, 1800 Stewart Street. 

More Info:    smgov.net/jazz  or facebook.com/jazzonthelawn

Contact:        Allison Ostrovsky, (310) 458-8350

 

 

ABOUT THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS DIVISION

The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division brings the City’s art scene to life for residents and visitors each year by supporting engaging and accessible cultural events for all ages throughout the year. Cultural Affairs nurtures local arts organizations, promotes artist involvement in the community, manages the landmark Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and presents and produces innovative programs citywide at the Annenberg Community Beach House, the historic Miles Playhouse, 1450 Ocean and in the city’s parks, enriching Santa Monica’s reputation as an international cultural destination. smgov.net/arts.

 

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