KCRW, Annenberg Foundation Present Free Summer Concert Series
June 1, 2015 at 11:34 AM (PT)
TV ON THE RADIO, DE LA SOUL, DWIGHT YOAKAM with X and COLD WAR KIDS will headline KCRW and the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION's free SOUND IN FOCUS series, everyu SATURDAY night, starting JULY 25th through AUGUST 15th.
Station personalities JASON BENTLEY, GARTH TRINIDAD and ANNE LITT will serve as guest DJs at each of the dates. The concerts are inspired by the ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY's latest exhibit, "Emerging."
The dates are as follows, with all shows taking place on at CENTURY PARK in CENTURY CITY, adjacent to the ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: TV ON THE RADIO (JULY 25th), DE LA SOUL (AUGUST 1st), DWIGHT YOAKAM/X (AUGUST 8th) and COLD WAR KIDS (AUGUST 15th).
Admission is free; however RSVP is required for entry. Registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check-in to gain access to the concerts. Advance registration is available at KCRW and is required for every show.
"We are thrilled to partner with the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION for the third time to build an exciting music series this summer. This year my creative direction was to represent a broad spectrum of tastes, reflecting the interests of the L.A. community at large,” said MD JASON BENTLEY.
“Each concert has a different story and musical identity, yet the series as a whole resonates as a unified and thoughtful program. This is truly what we’ve come to love from a KCRW-ANNENBERG music festival, spread out over four weekends."
“We created the ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY to showcase the most extraordinary photographic art. But we’ve also worked to make it an extraordinary public space -- a place for the entire L.A. community to engage with creativity, and with each other,” said ANNENBERG FOUNDATION Chairman/Pres./CEO WALLIS ANNENBERG. “That’s why I’m so pleased to announce our third concert series.
“It’s been said that great music, like the greatest art, gives soul to the universe and flight to the imagination. That’s what SOUND IN FOCUS is about. And I’m grateful to KCRW for their partnership.”
THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY will stay open late on these evenings (until 11p PT) so that the concertgoers may enjoy both the concerts and the exhibit.
There will also be food and refreshments available for purchase from a wide variety of cafes and food trucks on the grassy lawn beneath the two CENTURY PLAZA TOWERS at CENTURY PARK.
KCRW and the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION first united in 2012 for a string of successful summer music events staged in the outdoor park adjacent to the PHOTOGRAPHY SPACE to accompany the "Who Shot Rock & Roll" exhibit. Last year’s COUNTRY IN THE CITY series not only spotlighted emerging and established artists in the genre, but was also part of the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION’s 25th anniversary festivities.