Events, KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW’s Summer Nights Series is Back Starting June 6

Summer Nights is Back!

The 6th Season of KCRW’s Free Concert Series
Begins on June 6 in Old Pasadena

The public radio station’s signature outdoor event series brings dozens of shows to all ages audiences across the city each year.

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KCRW’s free, all ages, outdoor music series Summer Nights returns June 6 with a performance by LA-based duo De Lux and a DJ set from Dan Wilcox in the courtyard amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado in Old Pasadena.

They created a feel-good sound that is all their own for their debut, and we’ll get a preview of songs from their forthcoming sophomore release, “Generation” (June 23). Earning comparisons to the Talking Heads, De Lux’s synth-driven combination of disco, post-punk and funk is sure to delight a wide range of music fans.

On Saturday, June 20, Cayucas brings their sun-drenched jangly pop sound to the stage, taking us on a tour of “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon”, their new album out on June 23. Marion Hodges opens the show with a DJ set.

Both shows begin at 7:30pm.

Next up, we head to Chinatown to kick off a series of three dance parties, with KCRW DJs taking over the turntables and leading the packed masses as confetti rains down on the dancefloor. Celebrate one of LA’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods on Saturdays throughout the summer months: June 27, July 25 and August 22.

Our collaboration with cultural partners across the city continues with Summer of Soul at the Hammer Museum on Thursdays throughout July. Happy Hour starts at 6:30pm in their open air courtyard, featuring the timeless power of soul music starting at 7:30pm courtesy of KCRW DJs and performances by some of their favorite artists. Check out all their exhibitions, including Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth, which inspired this year’s musical theme. Galleries stay open late for art-viewing.

KCRW will also team up with the Annenberg Space for Photography to bring four blockbuster concerts featuring some of KCRW’s favorite artists to Century Park in Century City.

Last but not least – and closest to our home base – KCRW will present the Twilight Concert Series at the iconic Santa Monica Pier for free concerts every Thursday, July 9 through September 10.

The station’s signature series has reached hundreds of thousands of music fans over the years and gives KCRW DJs a chance to bring their eclectic musical tastes out of our basement studios and into the community.

More talents announcements coming soon. Find additional details online here.


Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625  DIRECT

About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at

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