Singer-songwriter Michael Leier performs July 2 at Union Station.
From the Getty Center to the Santa Monica Pier and Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles has a vibrant selection of landmarks offering free outdoor musical entertainment during the summer, but most of them are towards the west side of town. That is until July 2, when Downtown’s iconic Union Station kicks off its first-ever schedule of live performances.
Live Nation’s Ones to Watch and KROQ Locals Only team up for a season of free concerts featuring emerging acts like Michael Leier, Bloodboy and Figs Vision (July 2), DYAN, the Brinks (July 9), Sam Fischer (Aug. 6), Salt Petal (Aug. 13) and Lauv, Pretty Sister (Aug. 20). Occurring from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Union Stations outdoor gardens, each night also features a popular DJ and food trucks.
While at Union Station, you can visit the South Patio where a new cinematic experience, Union Station 360°, from the Hettema Group awaits you (from 8 p.m. to midnight, July 15-24 except July 18). It uses imaginative vignettes projected onto a Floating Sky Screen set to a hypnotic original score to explore the unique cultural fabric of the city. From Aug. 6 through 31, Union Station’s Grand Waiting room houses the Cabinet of Curiosities art installation, which features a series of mysterious worlds viewed through peepholes.
Union Station is obviously the place to be this summer!
For more information, visit unionstationla.com.