We’re pleased to present another great line-up of music this year!
- May 5
North Hollywood Recreation Center | Despicable Me
Straight from the insane house parties of the Los Angeles music scene come Thumpasaurus, whose brand of high-energy funk and soul combines with imaginative storytelling to provide a musical experience like no other.
- May 12
LA State Historic Park | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Karmic is a female co-fronted electro-pop group that will uplift you with their genre melding sound and energetic live show.
- May 19
North Hollywood Recreation Center | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
LA River Bend
Built upon intricate guitar embellishments, indie-folk facets and poetically pop melodies, LA River Bend succeeds in creating music of happy nostalgia. The four-piece, made up of Nate Weiner (Vocals, Guitar), Emily Elkin (Cello, Vocals), Branden Stroup (Bass, Vocals, Guitar) and Jacob Seldes (Drums) have honored traditions of Americana folk, by building the walls of their epic soundscapes, embracing dynamics and ultimately developing an aesthetic unique to their own. Their debut EP entitled Run These Hills was entirely self-recorded by Stroup, which he also mixed at Val Garay’s (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt) The Barn. Mastered by Grammy award-winning Eric Boulanger (Eric Clapton, Green Day), the EP has already received the stamp of approval from industry professionals. Focused thematically on the symbolism of nature based imagery, their highly anticipated new music depicts an artfully serene feeling, reaching emotional depths.
- May 26
Autry Museum in Griffith Park | Easy Rider
Hollywood native band serving up 60s cinematic scuffed in a little rock.
- June 2
Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall | Tommy Boy
Klez is the internationally touring and ever-grooving Soul project of singer-songwriter John Klezmer. The band is known for high energy and dynamic performances, and equally known for bridging the sonic gap between the sounds of yesterday and today. Having performed at SXSW this year, Klez is gearing up for a return tour in Europe, where the band will perform at Sweden’s “Live At Heart” music festival.
- June 9
North Hollywood Recreation Center | The Princess Bride
Ruby Force is the melodic brainchild of singer and songwriter Erin McLaughlin. Her music offers, as Rolling Stone touted, “a promising glimpse of the direction in which left-of-center country music is headed”. Evolutionary War, her debut record showcases McLaughlin’s voice and gravitas as a writer while an All-Star cast of musoids™ (Richard Swift, Eli Thomson, Sean Watkins, Frank Lenz and more) come correct as nothing less than a Force with which to be reckoned. Producer Eli Thomson boasts, “If this independently produced record is any indicator, the future is glittered with Ruby Force.”
- June 16
Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | The Big Lebowski (20th Anniversary)
The Jacks stand by their claim, “We are not a rock band, we are a rock n’ roll band.” With a heavy influence from the British Invasion of the 1960s and 70s, The Jacks have developed a rare sound that is unruly, bold, and hard to be ignored – they won’t settle with blending into the scene. While not trying to fix what isn’t broken and pushing the boundaries for tomorrow, The Jacks consistently deliver fresh but timeless music.
From their live shows to their recording techniques, they keep integrity to who they are and how they believe their music should sound. The 4-piece doesn’t hide behind backing tracks or auto-tune, what you hear is what you get.
- June 23
Autry Museum in Griffith Park | Clerks
Jacob the Horse
Jacob the Horse is a loud rock and roll band from LA, but not actually from LA, you dig?
- June 30
Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | Lady Bird
ISLA JUNE is the dreamy new project of Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Jenna Maranga. Meandering through genre with intention, Isla June captures the essence of old and new, fusing a deep appreciation of a bygone era of rock, jazz, and soul with close-to-home, melody-driven songwriting.
- July 7
Autry Museum in Griffith Park | Rear Window
Capyac is a surreal dance act made up of one half swamp baby (P. Sugz), one half mechanical trash diva (Potion).
- July 14
LA State Historic Park | The Warriors
Genre confused band made up of Virginia Pettis, Libby Hsiesh, Natalie Morace, Vera Ellen, and Sierra Scott. Influenced heavily by socialist propaganda, pro-women rallies, the Breeders, the scum manifesto, witchcraft, and surf rock of the 70’s.
- July 21
Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall | Ocean’s Eleven
The country-soul sound of Priscilla Renea’s game-changing new album, ‘Coloured’, finds the singer and chart-topping songwriter coming full circle. The Florida-born, LA-based singer-songwriter wrote her first song at age eight, got her start posting self-recorded songs on YouTube as a teenager, and hasn’t stopped creating ever since. Now, after spending nearly a decade as a songwriter-for hire, penning hits for stars like Rihanna (California King Bed), Pitbull (Timber ft. Kesha), Kelly Clarkson (Love So Soft), Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Demi Lovato and many others, Renea has emerged to tell her own story with the chameleon-like stylistic range and emotional intelligence that has brought so many others’ hits to life. Spanning classic R&B, dark-edged country and urban-soul, ‘Coloured’ is a fierce, political, and personal collection of stories that reckon with Priscilla’s childhood in rural Florida, sublime love, violent heartbreak and racial trauma.
- July 28
Autry Museum in Griffith Park | Blazing Saddles
Sam Valdez is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, whose music is built upon the fusion of shoe-gaze and vintage Americana indie folk. Embodying the best of both genres, Valdez has created dreamy, yet haunting atmospheric soundscapes that resonate with her listeners.
Valdez grew up at the edge of the Nevada desert, in Las Vegas and credits the desert as a major influence in her writing and composing. The vastness and solitude of desert life is apparent throughout her writing, with cinematic resonance and euphoric arrangements.
- August 4
Groundhog Day | Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall
The Sound of Ghosts
Wilderado, the LA by way of Tulsa band, are set to release their 3rd EP in Spring 2018. Produced by Phil Ek, famed for his work with Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty and Vance Joy, the EP titled “Favors” will be released on Bright Antenna Records.
- August 11
Autry Museum in Griffith Park | Inglourious Basterds
State to State
Hailed as the Los Angeles flag bearers of atmospheric alternative rock, a landscape forged by such bands as Radiohead and Interpol, State To State knows no bounds when it comes to pushing themselves musically.
- August 18
La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills | The Sandlot 25th Anniversary
Speedbuggy is one of the hardest playing bands in country music, putting their nitro-fueled brand on a genre that’s been the soundtrack to American life for nearly 100 years.
- August 25
Autry Museum in Griffith Park | Back to the Future
Bird Concerns is a four-piece garage rock band from Los Angeles, California. The musical collective began as a collaboration between fellow CalArts students, Marcus Buser (Bass, Vocals), Travis Meador (Guitar, Vocals), Jake Sucher (Guitar, Vocals) and Cooper Wolken (Drums, Vocals). Built upon four-part harmonies, interweaving guitars and infectious rhythms, Bird Concerns is delivering a fresh approach to rock’n’roll.
- September 1
Autry Museum in Griffith Park | Selena
Los Angeles-based collective Salt Petal is invigorating audiences and critics alike with a tropical surf sound in a category all it’s own. With electric guitars, bass, and drums, blending with accordion, synthesizers, and hand percussion topped with multi-lingual lyrics, they hold audiences captive in a new dance state of mind. Soaring melodies and pulsating rhythms create a sound that recalls Blondie, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa, Los Autenticos Decadentes, and 60′s rock and roll.
- September 8
LA State Historic Park | Boogie Nights
Introducing PHILTHY. Former member of Prince and the New Power Generation, Philip Lassiter is a household name in the music industry and 7 time Grammy award winning arranger. To attempt to truly define the bombastic brilliance of this jazz trumpeter turned singer-songwriter would be like trying to catch a bear with a mousetrap. A multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalist, Philthy’s piano is his pulpit as he commands the stage with the bravado of a revolutionary. With the best backing band in Los Angeles as his army, it’s an invasion of the senses that leaves your body aching for more and your feet tapping the beat for days to come. As an arranger with multi-platinum artists including Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, Jill Scott, Fred Hammond, Al Jarreau, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Regina Belle and Timbaland, Philthy scooped 7 Grammy Awards and gained due respect as one of the premier horn section arrangers in the business. Philthy is a 14 piece soul/funk band that features a 4 piece horn section, as well as American Idol superstar Elliott Yamin and Dutch-Caribbean sensation, Josephiine Rojer
- September 15
North Hollywood Recreation Center | A League of Their Own
Beat Mosaic is an irresistibly sassy soul band from Los Angeles, California. Anchored in a classic funk sound that evokes comparisons to the Meters and the MGs, this 7 person outfit broadcasts a sound with attitude in the extreme. Showcasing gritty vocals and biting horns, roaring organ and purring Wurlitzer, Beat Mosaic weaves tapestry of funk, soul, and afro-beat that is by turns laid-back and uproarious, equal parts Budos Band and Curtis Mayfield, Jimi Hendrix and Bill Withers. They defy you not to dance. Living in that golden zone where tasty song-writing meets expert funksmanship, Beat Mosiac is a soul band that throws its weight around on the dance floor.
- Thanks to Eat|See|Hear for the opportunity to play a show in suits and ties, for our biggest audience ever (3000 whoa).yOya
- Honestly, I think the event is amazing. Please have us back!State to State
- Eat|See|Hear defines Los Angeles summer for us – getting to play live music outside while the sun sets, foodie truck picnics on the lawn, and classic movies.Opus Orange
- Eat|See|Hear is the ultimate picnic experience. Playing music outside to a couple thousand people on a summer evening was an awesome time. We had a blast playing there, thank you for having us!Kin Cayo