Best Outdoor Concerts In LA This Summer

April 16, 2015 2:24 PM

(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


One of the best parts of living in Southern California is the almost yearround outdoor concerts that we get to attend just for living here. Couple that with the fact that we live in one, if not the most, music-centric cities in the world, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a great outdoor concert summer lineup. We rounded up the best of the best for 2015’s summer. Here goes!
 


 
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The Hollywood Bowl
 


 
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(Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)


Ed Sheeran
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
Date: May 24 & 25, 2015

Hit singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will be performing his brand of acoustic pop and folk tunes on the Hollywood Bowl stage in mid-May for a concert you won’t want to miss. Sitting under the stars at this iconic LA concert venue, you’ll have your choice of two dates to choose from to see the upcoming artist. Opening for Sheeran is UK band Rixton. Since 2012, they have steadily grown to prominence.
 


 
Singers Carrie Underwood, left, and Harry Connick Jr. perform at the Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Jan. 30, 2010. (Credit: Mark Ralston/AFB/Getty Images)

(Credit: Mark Ralston/AFB/Getty Images)


Harry Connick Jr.
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
Date: July 10 & 11, 2015

What’s better than a night at the Hollywood Bowl on a warm summer night? In reality, not much, but when you add a show by the beloved and multi-talented star Harry Connick Jr., you can be sure that you’re in store for an evening you won’t soon forget. Mid-July marks the return of the legendary crooner, who will perform his pop classics and jazz influenced music with his signature charm.
 


 
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(credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)


Sheryl Crow
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
Date: August 7 & 8, 2015

Nine-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will hit the legendary Hollywood Bowl stage in the beginning of August for a two night show featuring the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The evening will offer some of Crow’s favorite hits including “All I Wanna Do” and “Soak Up The Sun” as well as “Callin’ Me When Im Lonely” and many more. To open the evening, Latin Grammy-winning Cuban-Canadian hit singer-songwriter Alex Cuba will grace the stage.
 


 
(Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

(Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)


Diana Krall
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
Date: August 28 & 29, 2015

Five-time Grammy winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall will hit the stage for a two night Hollywood Bowl show in August you won’t want to miss. Promoting her latest album, “Wallflower,” the singer/songwriter will play hits from the album she worked on with sixteen-time Grammy winning producer and celebrity David Foster. The album features a collection of songs from the Sixties to present day, which showcase her incredible talent.
 


 
The Greek Theatre
 


 
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(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For J/P Haitian Relief Organization and Cinema For Peace)


Damien Rice
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.greektheatrela.com
Date: April 24, 2015

Embarking on his nationwide tour, Damien Rice is set to make a stop at the legendary Greek Theatre to perform acoustic hits for concert-goers. Known for his no-frills set with songs and stories, Rice will be playing hits from his new album, ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy,’ which was produced by renowned producer Rick Rubin.
 


 
(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)


The Decemberists
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.greektheatrela.com
Date: May 2, 2015

With special guest Lucius, The Decemberists are set to play a one-night show at the outdoor Greek Theatre. Promoting their newest album ‘What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World,’ the band is sure to play Grammy nominated hits and others that have been fan favorites since the band first debuted.
 


 
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(credit: Getty)


Hot Chip
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.greektheatrela.com
Date: August 11, 2015

Ready for an outdoor dance party? In support of their sixth album, ‘Why Make Sense?,’ London-based Hot Chip will be performing their wildly popular British electronic music for fans on August 11th at The Greek Theatre.
 


 
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(credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)


The Gypsy Kings
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.greektheatrela.com
Date: September 5, 2015

The world-renowned Gypsy Kings hit the stage in early-September for an outdoor show that is sure to delight. The band, which are actually from the south of France, will perform hits like ‘Vamos A Bailar’, and more.
 


 
Hollywood Forever
 


 
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(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Wye Oak
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 469-1181
www.hollywoodforever.com
Date: July 29, 2015

Unless you’re aware of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery being used as a concert venue, you might not be aware of its incredible setting for live shows. Held in the beautiful Masonic Lodge built in 1927, the band Wye Oak will perform for just $20 per person.
 


 
The Rose Bowl
 


 
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(credit: Donald Bowers/Getty Images)


Kenny Chesney & Jason Aldean
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-3100
www.rosebowlstadium.com
Date: July 25, 2015

The anticipation for summer country concerts hit a new high when legendary country artists Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean announced their one-night show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Under the summer night sky, the multi-platinum country artists will rock the stage at the massive 95,542 capacity Rose Bowl for a show you won’t want to miss.
 


 
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