KCRW Presents the 9th Season of Summer Nights

KCRW Presents the 9th Season of Summer Nights

KCRW presents the 9th season of its signature event series, Summer Nights, featuring free, all-ages, outdoor shows throughout the summer to communities in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond, featuring the best emerging artists and KCRW's stellar DJs.

KCRW's 2018 Summer Nights officially launch on June 2 with a live performance from proto-prog 3-piece Pinky Pinky, and a DJ set from KCRW's Dan Wilcox. The concert takes place in the courtyard amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado Old Pasadena.

New to 2018 is the first-ever KCRW HQ Summer Nights series taking place at KCRW's brand-new home on Santa Monica College's state-of-the-art CMD Campus. Three nights of exceptional music, delicious drink and food, dancing, and a chance to check out KCRW's new digs, will take place on three Saturdays - August 4, August 11, and August 18. Talent to be announced.

KCRW's partnerships with organizations across SoCal continue with the second season of concerts at the California African American Museum and Metro Arts Presents at Union Station. KCRW will also continue longstanding partnerships with the Hammer Museum, Chinatown and Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

For more information, please visit: kcrw.com/summernights

One Colorado Old Pasadena

KCRW's Summer Nights kick-off on Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., at One Colorado Old Pasadena featuring a live performance from Pinky Pinky - a 3-piece proto-prog-inspired L.A. trio featuring teenagers Isabelle Fields (17, guitar), Eva Chambers (17, bass), and Anastasia Sanchez (19, vocals/drums). The band preach nothing but good, clean, fun - with a nod to the greats of yesteryear, and a commitment toward the future. KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox opens and closes the evening.

On Saturday, June 16, One Colorado continues with shey baba. The Los Angeles-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, spent two years in relative isolation patiently making what would become his stunning debut album, Requiem. With an incredible body of work now complete, shey baba is ready to share something very special. KCRW DJ Chris Douridas opens and closes the evening.

One Colorado Old Pasadena is a collection of 17 historic buildings housing a curated mix of nationally acclaimed retailers and designers, unique local merchants, inventive restaurants, and a boutique cinema. It's the retail centerpiece and favorite casual gathering place for the Pasadena community, with public events hosted year-round in its central courtyard.

Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m.

Pinky Pinky + KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox

Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.

shey baba + KCRW DJ Chris Douridas?

California African American Museum

KCRW returns to the California African American Museum (CAAM) for a very special show featuring KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd and Garth Trinidad, on Saturday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m.This back-by-popular demand CAAM edition of Summer Nights offers food trucks, a beer garden, and after-hours museum access to all of their summer exhibitions including the acclaimed How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles.

The California African American Museum (CAAM) in Exposition Park explores the art, history, and culture of African Americans, with an emphasis on California and the West. In addition to presenting a dynamic slate of exhibitions and public programs, CAAM houses a permanent collection of more than four thousand works of art, artifacts, and historical documents, and a publicly accessible research library containing more than twenty thousand volumes. Admission is always free.

Saturday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.

KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd + Garth Trinidad

Metro Arts Presents at Union Station

KCRW expands its partnership with Metro Art Presents, this year for three Summer Nights, at the historic Union Station in Downtown L.A. Dancing, games, food and drink will flow at one of the city's most iconic landmarks offering a chance to explore the architectural treasure. While you're there, you can check out one of the many artworks at the station, including one that sings to you called "A-Train." If you whisper certain words into a spot in the wall the artwork will sing songs by the likes of Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, and The Beatles. Learn about this and other artworks at the station, on a free tour offered by Metro Art, at metro.net/art.

Friday, July 27, 5:30 p.m.

KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Jason Bentley

Friday, August 3, 5:30 p.m.

KCRW DJs Anne Litt + Dan Wilcox

Friday, August 10, 5:30 p.m.

KCRW DJs Raul Campos + Anthony Valadez

Chinatown

Part summer party, part food festival, Chinatown Summer Nights offer an exciting hot spot for Angelenos. Dance in Central Plaza with KCRW DJs, sip on craft brews; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; shop small business merchants and a craft and vintage market; taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and L.A.'s gourmet food trucks; watch local chefs perform cooking demonstrations and take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activity workshops!

Saturday, June 30, 8:00 p.m.

KCRW DJs Liza Richardson + Garth Trinidad

Saturday, July 28, 8:00 p.m.

KCRW DJs Mathieu Schreyer + Anthony Valadez

Saturday, August 25, 8:00 p.m.

KCRW DJs Raul Campos + Jason Bentley

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Savor warm summer nights with art, cocktails, and live music from KCRW DJs at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, on the beautiful Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace.Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW feature unique themes inspired by current exhibitions from Barry McGee and Andy Coolquitt, after-hours museum access, signature cocktails, and interactive art-making. The events take place on the first Thursdays in July, August, and September as part of Downtown Santa Barbara's 1st Thursdays.

Thursday, July 5, 7:00 p.m.

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd

Thursday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.

KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Thursday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.

KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

Hammer Museum

KCRW also continues its longstanding collaboration with the Hammer Museum featuring a diverse array of musicians in their idyllic courtyard, as well as late-night gallery hours, onThursday, July 12, July 19, and July 26. Talent to be announced shortly.

CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF 2018 KCRW's SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES:

All concerts are free, outdoor, and all-ages

GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA:

Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m.

One Colorado Old Pasadena

Pinky Pinky + KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox

Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.

One Colorado Old Pasadena

shey baba + KCRW DJ Chris Douridas

Saturday, June 30, 8:00 p.m.

Chinatown

KCRW DJs Liza Richardson + Garth Trinidad

Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m.

Hammer Museum

Talent TBA

Saturday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.

California African American Museum

KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd + Garth Trinidad

Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Hammer Museum

Talent TBA

Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Hammer Museum

Talent TBA

Friday, July 27, 5:30 p.m.

Metro Arts Presents at Union Station

KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Jason Bentley

Saturday, July 28, 8:00 p.m.

Chinatown

KCRW DJs Mathieu Schreyer + Anthony Valadez

Saturday, August 4, time TBA

KCRW HQ @ Santa Monica College's CMD Campus

Talent TBA

Friday, August 3, 5:30 p.m.

Metro Arts Presents at Union Station

KCRW DJs Anne Litt + Dan Wilcox

Saturday, August 11, time TBA

KCRW HQ @ Santa Monica College's CMD Campus

Talent TBA

Friday, August 10, 5:30 p.m.

Metro Arts Presents at Union Station

KCRW DJs Raul Campos + Anthony Valadez

Saturday, August 18, time TBA

KCRW HQ @ Santa Monica College's CMD Campus

Talent TBA

Saturday, August 25, 8:00 p.m.

Chinatown

KCRW DJs Raul Campos + Jason Bentley

SANTA BARBARA:

Thursday, July 5, 7:00 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd

Thursday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Thursday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe



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