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
Sat, September 22, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
| Lancaster Library

Flogging Seagulls is a unique Los Angeles band that taps into the Irish rock energy of Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys to perform New Wave synth songs of the '80s. Instead of synthesizers and drum machines, this group of professional Irish-Celtic musicians utilizes traditional instruments like mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and accordion, along with a dance-rock rhythm section, to cover dozens of artists from the classic KROQ era: Eurythmics; Depeche Mode; The Cure; The Smiths; Billy Idol; Duran Duran; Flock of Seagulls; The Clash; The Ramones; Devo; The Police, Psychedelic Furs; and more! As the band likes to say: “Shamrock of the '80s!”

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.

Wed, July 18, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| Duarte Park

Covering everyone from Billy Joel and Elton John to Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis, the Kings of 88 are a tribute band to the legends of piano rock. Unlike other tribute acts who perform works from one specific artist, these four professional musicians present iconic classics of the genre as a whole, in addition to contemporary artists who are continuing the piano rock tradition.

Sat, July 28, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| McGroarty Arts Center

Cuicani performs a combination of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin music along with the multicultural influences of local LA sounds. Its repertoire includes original songs written by various members of the collective as well as reggae, cumbia, and Latin classics. Cuicani’s sound is comparable to Manu Chao, Bob Marley & the Wailers, and Santana.

Sun, October 28, 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| The World Stage

Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of Grammy® Award-winning Alberto "Beto" Jimenez Maeda, the Mariachi Divas have made big waves on the national and international music scene. A two-time Grammy Award winner, with five Grammy nominations and two Latin Grammy nominations, the Mariachi Divas are a multicultural all-female ensemble imbued with the true flavor of Los Angeles. In addition, the Mariachi Divas have been performing regularly at Disneyland Resort since 2003. All together, the Divas discography includes 10 albums released through Shea Records and East Side Records. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. Their music can be found on iTunes.

Wed, July 25, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| Norwalk City Hall Lawn

In surf lingo, hodad means “one who poses as a surfer.” Though none of the members of this party band would be caught dead on a surfboard, rest assured that these talented entertainers are no pretenders. The Hodads combine high energy music, stylish outfits, celebrity impersonations, and audience participation into extraordinary performances. With themes such as “California Beach Party,” “Blues Bros.,” “Motown Revue,” “Disco ‘70s,” “Psychedelic ‘60s,” “'50s Sock Hop,” “Country Western,” “Yacht Club,” “Hollywood,” and “Classic Rock Show,” the Hodads showcase their keen ability to engage with all kinds of audiences.

Thu, July 26, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
| La Mirada Creek Park

This group of individual mariachi musicians is truly an all-star mariachi made up of the best around the world. Many of Mariachi Espectacular’s members also produce, compose, arrange, and record. Grammy® Award-winning producer Beto Jimenez's idea when forming the group was to bring the highest level of mariachi talent together. They have recorded one CD entitled Pura Tradicion. This is an all-male group, but able to add in a female vocalist/musician to the ensemble upon request.

Sat, August 25, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Sorensen Library

Nichelle Monroe & Butterfly is a Los Angeles-based ensemble presenting a unique genre of "gourmet soul" music—a fresh infusion of jazz and soul fired together in a pot of funky beats. The ensemble performs a mix of classic ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s soul as well as jazz favorites with their original tunes. Nichelle’s sultry vocals sooth, while percussive drum beats, groovy bass, and guitar lines energize audiences to move.

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