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Best of… Summer Concerts {805 area}

Your picnic basket is looking a little sad, sitting there in the corner of your closet.  Don’t you think that it’s time it got out a little?

Good news, everyone — Summer Concerts are almost here!!

Here’s a round-up of some great places to pack a picnic dinner and wine, grab a big blanket, and hear some tunes while taking advantage of these balmy summer evenings.  Singing along is strongly encouraged.

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Malibu Wines {Malibu Canyon}

[Every Saturday and Sunday, starting at noon; FREE with wine purchase]

Also, go check out Food Truck Fridays [every Friday, starting May 23rd] – try a new food truck every week starting at 4pm, then stick around for live music, which starts up at 7pm!  Find the music lineup and food truck schedule here.


Summer Concerts in the Park {Agoura Hills}

[Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive; suggested $2 donation]

Concerts are June 15, July 6, August 3, and August 7, and also offer a “Kidzone” to keep the little ones entertained!  Food is available for purchase at a nominal charge.  I, personally, can’t wait for the Ambrosia concert [the real deal, not a cover band, people!]!



Conejo Concerts in the Park {Thousand Oaks}

[May 26, July 4, July 10, August 10, September 1; FREE]

First one of the season is coming up on Monday, May 26!  Bring a picnic and some lawn chairs for an evening of BeatleMania.

If you don’t feel like packing a picnic, Kiwanis will be selling tri-tip sandwiches; also, $1 hot dogs and snow-cones are available for purchase to benefit the concert series.  Get more information and the current lineup here!


Music In The Park {Oak Park & Simi Valley}

[June 21 (Simi), June 28 (Oak Park), July 19 (Simi), August 16 (Simi); FREE]

Find the current lineup & location information here!  Don’t miss The Spazmatics on June 28, an amazing 80’s cover band that will keep you doing “The Cabbage Patch” all night long.

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Oak Heart Country Music Festival {Thousand Oaks}

[June 14, 1pm-10pm; Tickets $35 or $75]


For those of you that need a little giddy-up, grab some tickets for Oak Heart Music Festival, hosted at Conejo Creek Park.  Tickets are $35 (VIP General Admission is $75, and includes a meal ticket & private full spirits bar), and children 12 and under get free general admission!  This year’s headliner act is Love and Theft [if that doesn’t ring a bell, then you might wanna check out a different concert 😉 ] Don’t forget your cowboy hat! (but please, leave the chaps at home) Find more information and purchase tickets here.


12th Summer Jazz Concert Series {Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks}

[Sundays in August, 5-6:30pm; FREE]

Gardens of the World is hosting the 12th Summer Jazz Concert Series – every Sunday evening in August! You can find the lineup & event info here! Reasons why we love it- lots of lawn seating and parking around the venue. Plus- blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets are strongly encouraged! Sounds like a great date night to me:)


Sun Sets Concert Series {Calabasas}

[June 8, July 13, August 10, August 24, at Calabasas Lake; FREE]


All concerts begin at 6pm – find the lineup and other details here!  There is also a FREE shuttle to and from the Calabasas Civic Center, providing ample parking options.  Don’t miss August 10 – professional dance instructors will be on hand to teach you some Latin dance moves!


Concerts on the Green {Warner Center, Woodland Hills}

[Sunday evenings, 6pm-8pm, June 1-August 24; FREE]


Concerts on the Green is a FREE event that is also dog friendly! It’s an awesome place to see your favorite cover band, so don’t forget to check out the concert schedule here to see the lineup, and to find out about parking and location!


Twilight Concert Series {Santa Monica Pier}

[Thursdays 7pm-10pm, starting July 21st; FREE]


Although not in the Conejo Valley area, a quick jaunt down the PCH will bring you to this great summer concert series at the Santa Monica Pier.  Bring a blanket and grab your spot before the start time to get a great seat on the beach.  There are beer/wine gardens and vendors on the Pier, or you can kick back and watch the performance from your beach spot via JumboTron.

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Got picnic problems? Stay tuned for our post on how to pack an easy picnic dinner to bring to one of these concerts, the Hollywood Bowl, or just a leisurely picnic in the park with friends 🙂

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Hope to see you there! Any other concerts we missed? #spreadthelove

[don’t forget to tag #LL805 and/or #locallove805 when you check out one of these concerts, and we may repost your picture!]


your team at LocalLove805


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