Sat, January 12, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
| Art Share L.A.

Calling artists in and around Los Angeles! Join us for a morning of networking and learning with the LA County Arts Commission. This Tune-Up will include an opportunity to participate in three 40-minute sessions on a variety of topics.

Sessions are listed below, with full descriptions available on the RSVP page:

  • Getting Your Sh*t Together | Presented by Karen Atkinson
  • Surviving Tax Season: A Primer for Artists and Small Businesses | Presented by Abe Carnow
  • Social Engagement Across Differences | Presented by Dorit Cypis
  • Creating a Digital Presence | Presented by Marlon Fuentes
  • Navigating Gender and Sexual Identity in Artistic Practice | Presented by Patricia Garza
  • Navigating the Civic Art World to Better Tell Your Story | Presented by Pauline Kamiyama and Iris Anna Regn
  • Making the Gig Economy Work for you | Presented by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario
  • Demystifying Grantwriting: Clarity and Process for Success | Presented by Sonia Mak
  • Complexity & Compromise in Collaboration: Managing Individual Needs for Collective Goals | Presented by Maceo Paisley
  • Tools for Crafting an Artist Statement | Presented by Selene Preciado
  • To Be or Not to Be—Figuring Out Your Brand | Presented by April Rushing
  • Can I Make a Living Doing This? | Presented by Allison Wyper
Sun, August 19, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
| Monteith Dr. & Olympiad Blvd

The L.A. Bluescasters have performed their music in standard blues, rock, jazzy blues, and swing styles. The music includes covers of artists like Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the Allman Brothers.

Sat, August 4, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| Adventure County Park

Sgt. Pepper is a fantastic tribute to the Beatles—the greatest and most successful rock & roll band of all time. Beatles music appeals to all generations, from teenagers to septuagenarians. Beatles music is more popular than the music of any other artist. And Sgt. Pepper delivers the mop tops’ music in a powerful way. No one under 60 saw the Beatles perform live. Sgt. Pepper offers an opportunity to experience an evening of live Beatles’ music. The band has performed at festivals and concerts in the park throughout Southern California, including Altadena, Baldwin Park, Culver City, Covina, Cudahy, Duarte, Gardena, Manhattan Beach, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Barbara, Sierra Madre, Stephenson Ranch, Valencia, Ventura, West Covina, and others. Sgt Pepper’s members are well-known, LA-based musicians and singers who have performed with major recording artists. The members came together out of a mutual love of Beatles’ music. Sgt. Pepper performs three different shows: As a quartet, all Beatles and all British Invasion (for the latter, the band mixes in songs by other British Invasion artists, including the Animals, Badfinger, Cream, the Dave Clark Five, the Herman’s Hermits, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Who, and others.) Finally, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the greatest rock album of all time, the band performs the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album as a quintet. (specify “quintet” if you want the Sgt. Pepper album show.)

Sun, July 22, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
| Plummer Park

Conceived as a one-off Afro Latin funk jam between friends in 2011, Los Angeles' Jungle Fire has quickly and steadily become an explosive 10-piece Tropi-Funk juggernaut lighting up sold out dance floors and music festivals in several continents. Since the release of their initial 7" singles on the Ohio-based Colemine Records through the release of their full-length debut LP Tropicoso via Los Angeles' Nacional Records, Jungle Fire's unique blend of West African dance music (especially the stylings of Fela Kuti and Many Dibango), North American Funk and Afro-Caribbean rhythms has been a favorite of well known DJs and taste makers worldwide, including the likes of Craig Charles and Gilles Peterson (BBC), the Paris DJs (France), Rich Medina, Cut Chemist, and NPR (to name a few). Juno Records (UK) has summed up the band's live show experience by stating: "Few bands live up to their name in the way Jungle Fire do; fusing Cumbia, Afrobeat, and trad funk, each Jungle Fire jam blazes the floor with real power." Consisting of musicians who have played, recorded, and/or toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ozomatli, De La Soul, Celia Cruz, LCD Soundsystem, U2, and Big Daddy Kane (among many others), their sound is a direct reflection of the musical and cultural landscape of the city they call home—a highly explosive musical cocktail ready to ignite lovers of funky beats worldwide!

Sun, September 16, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
| Kings Road Park

With her lush, scintillating, and swinging vocals steeped in the rhythms and traditions of Brazil and Latin America, vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita beautifully interprets the best of the American songbook as well as original compositions and Brazilian music. Incorporating samba into each performance, Carol provides a warm, effervescent, and gorgeous musical experience.

Thu, September 20, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
| Malibu Public Library

Written in both Spanish and English, Nancy Sanchez and her musical group perform her songs in a variety of styles for any occasion, from singer-songwriter, jazz standards and originals, mariachi, regional Mexican, pop, bossa nova, and more. Nancy has the ability to create both a powerful festival sound and a warm sound more appropriate for intimate gatherings. Her musical group includes both electric and acoustic instruments.

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