Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm

Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.

Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.

Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.

Le Ballet Dembaya

Tres Souls 

Quarteto Nuevo 

Family Plus Summer Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exclusively for Descanso Gardens members at the Family Plus level and higher! Save the date for the Family Plus Summer Celebration on July 2, featuring entertainment, activities, free Enchanted Railroad rides, and more.

Advance registration required, register here.

This is an invitation event for members at the Family Plus level and higher. Interested in upgrading your membership? Contact the Development Office at (818) 952-4391, or click here to join.



{SOLD OUT} KCRW Summer Nights @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

KCRW Summer Nights is sold out

KCRW‘s Summer Nights is coming back to Descanso! Join us on August 13 from 6–10pm for music and a dance party under the stars with KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole and Anthony Valadez.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Please note that tickets are sold out.
6–7pm | Descanso Gardens open for exploration
7–8:30pm | KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole
8:30–10pm | KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez


Enchanted Preview Party
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate the return of Enchanted Forest of Light with an event to remember! Join us Saturday, November 19 for Descanso’s enchanting fundraising party. All funds raised support the mission of Descanso Gardens: to connect people with nature, and one another.

Tickets are $195 per person and include food and drinks, the Enchanted experience, and additional entertainment. Sponsorships include tickets to the Preview Party, recognition, and special “anytime” tickets — good for any night Enchanted is open in the 2022–2023 season.

Click here to purchase tickets or sponsor the Preview Party.