September in Santa Monica is all about free Sunday music – NBC Los Angeles

What there is to know

  • Outdoor concerts presented by McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Sundays in September at Gandara Park; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Free

Cozy indoor concerts at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, the kind of take-out, ear-opening, heart-opening events that feature a range of fantastic artists in an intimate setting, have been a staple of the Santa Monica scene. music for decades.

But every once in a while, McCabe’s, which will celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2023, takes all that sweet scratching in the sun, all to create an experience earlier in the day that everyone can join, even the little ones, ready to – dancing children.

This bubbling experience? It’s called Americana in the Park and will offer live concerts, free of charge, for four Sundays in September at Gandara Park. The sunny series is presented by Art of Recovery, an initiative led by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs.

Afternoon shows will feature a host of Americana-influenced artists, with upbeat acts created to get young people moving scheduled to open each show.

On Inaugural Day, which takes place on September 4, the Sunday of Labor Day weekend?

“Culture Bearer Tina Orduno Calderon will open the series with an acknowledgment and blessing from the land of Tongva, joined by World Champion Native Hoop Dancer Eric Hernandez. Headlining the evening, the master kora player Prince Diabaté and Friends”, shares the team of the event.

Attendees can show up with their own instruments to join McCabe’s Hootenanny collective on September 11, Earthworm Ensemble and I See Hawks in LA headline September 18, and Jacob G. and the Score will open for Little Willie G September 25.

Are you showing with a lawn chair and/or blanket? Totally cool, if you feel it.

Peckish ? Also very good: there will be food trucks nearby.

Are you showing up with the desire to browse guitars and/or other items that will enhance your musical acumen? Great news: McCabe’s will host a pop-up store at each event.

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