Whether you’re from Los Angeles or just visiting, it’s officially summer and there are plenty of new experiences to be had. So, if you’re looking to embark on new adventures or to simply up your weekend plan game, then check out our picks for the best upcoming events in Los Angeles!
If you enjoy a good summer night spent in the great outdoors, then plan on catching a show at the preeminent outdoor theater known as the Hollywood Bowl. There, you can enjoy live music during the warm, hazy summer nights in SoCal. Here are a few upcoming events:
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 6:30 pm
To all moviegoers, professional singers and/or shower singers, this event is your time to shine. The Hollywood Bowl is presenting a sing-a-long to the Sound of Music. I repeat, sing-a-long. After you get tickets for the event, prepare to pack snacks and a bottle of your favorite wine and/or beer, because, if you didn’t already know, the Hollywood Bowls allows their ticket holders to BYOB their own picnic under the stars.
Saturday, July 1st, 2017
If you’re looking for plans with a little more flare, then start your July off with the largest Mariachi event in the United States. The Hollywood Bowl will be accompanying their annual Mariachi performance with fireworks. So if you’re a fan of music that makes you want to dance, come celebrate the rich experience of this traditional Mexican folk music.
Thursday, July 6 & 7th at 8:00 pm
For all the Harry Potter lovers in LA, The Hollywood Bowl is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert. This epic event will sell out soon, so be sure to book your tickets in advance, while you still can. Also, while you’re taking care of your plans ahead of time, be sure to reserve a parking spot near The Hollywood Bowl using the Pavemint App. Like magic, it will help you avoid the bumper-to-bumper congestion after the show.
Looking to make musical memories in a historical place? Then the “Fabulous Forum” should be your next concert destination. The Forum was designed by renowned architect, Charles Luckman (the same designer of the Madison Square Garden Arena). After being built in 1967, it quickly became one of the best-known indoor sports venues in the US. Fast forward to today, The Forum is now known for hosting music award shows and concerts. Here’s a variety of the upcoming shows The Forum will be presenting:
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 08:00 pm
For all you hip-hop fans, the extremely talented J-Cole is on the road with his 4 Your Eyez Only tour. The tour started in his hometown of North Carolina and has been making its way west to Los Angeles. If you’re unsure whether this concert is worth it, it has a five-star rating from fans and is said to be 100% satisfying. Haven’t already bought your tickets? Make sure you don’t procrastinate– this event is almost sold out.
Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at 07:00 pm
Regardless of your favorite music genre, it’s worth checking out Grammy winner John Mayer perform live at what seems to be his second home, The Forum. With seven albums completed, the 39-year-old singer is bound to give the audience a variety of blues on top of his infamous acoustic rock jams. So come out and sing along to your favorite hits before vibing with the new songs from his latest album, The Search For Everything.
Tuesday, August 8 & 9th at 07:30 pm
Calling all Little Monsters! The beautiful and bold Lady Gaga is making her way to LA with her Joanne World tour. This tour is the fifth headlining concert by the outspoken activist and it’s bound to be even bigger and better than her last– in fact, additional dates were added to the tour due to popular demand! Now all that’s left to do is to choose a date and prepare to dance your electropop heart out.
The Greek Theater:
Looking for an experience that has an open-air atmosphere, similar to the Hollywood Bowl, but is also all about the music, just like The Forum? If the answer is yes, then you may want to attend a concert at The Greek Theater. They have concerts lined up all summer long, with plenty of great artists to choose from. Here are a couple of shows from their insane lineup:
Friday, July 14th, 2017. 7:00 pm / Doors 5:30 pm
The Party Continues tour is living up to its name! With guest performances by TLC, Mark McGrath, Blackstreet, Montell Jordan and many other 90’s icons, this blast-from-the-past event will leave 90’s lovers smiling from ear to ear. Another way to keep the smile going the whole night long? Reserve a nearby parking space with Pavemint, instead of parking at The Greek for $20-$75 for the night. Having a great evening shouldn’t have to set anyone back, so come prepared and leave happy.
Thursday, July 20th, 2017. 7:00 pm / Doors 5:30 pm
Speaking of the 90’s, keep the nostalgia alive with a little Third Eye Blind! The American alt-rock band is reminding the world yet again why we fell in love with them in the first place. Not only are they planning on playing their 1997 self-titled album in full, but they’re also planning on following up the performance with a ton of other hits. Accompanying them on tour are LA bands Ocean Park and Silversun Pickups (who got their name from Silversun Liquor in Silver Lake), so this show is sure to be an alt-rock fans dream.
Think we missed some of the best upcoming events in LA? Let us know what else the City of Angels has to offer in the comments!