Summer at Descanso
Summer is the season to head outside and enjoy the beauty and nature of Descanso Gardens. As the temperature goes down, our programming heats up! Join us for Music on the Main, Summer Songs, and World Rhythms. Special summer hours: We are extending our summer hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 15 to August 24.
Music on the Main. 8 Thursdays, June 15 to August 3, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland. This season features bright newcomers and a mix of styles. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner from Patina’s concession stand, and enjoy a wonderful evening under the Descanso oaks with friends. All shows are free with admission to the Gardens. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- June 15, Yuko Mabuchi
- June 22, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz
- June 29, Kathleen Grace
- July 6, Gina Saputo
- July 13, Lolly Allen
- July 20, Lado B Brazilian Project
- July 27, Spencer Day
- August 3, John Altman
Summer Songs. 6 Wednesdays, June 21, June 28, July 19, July 26, August 16 and August 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each summer month feature The Flashdance DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. Come relax, enjoy a cold beer, wander through the Rose Garden and the shade of Descanso’s oak trees and Camellia Forest as the sun sets.
World Rhythms. 6 Tuesdays, June 27 to August 1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This six-week series of world music and dance performances celebrates humankind’s connection to nature and gardens. Bring a picnic or purchase Patina grill favorites for a family-friendly evening of fun! All shows are free with admission to the Gardens. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. World Rhythms is made possible with support from the Capital Group.