SANTA MONICA—Stewart Street Park in Santa Monica will host the 11th Annual Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series presented by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs. Residents who attend the event are encouraged to either bring food from home for a picnic or enjoy some of the tastiest food the food trucks of Southern California have to offer.
The event will take place at Stewart Street Park which is located at 1836 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Culturally diverse music will take place every Sunday in August from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On Sunday, August 7, the music will feature the upbeat, Latin flavor and dance band La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashe. To compliment the music, an array of food options will be available via food trucks. Son of a Bun will offer fresh American food with burgers, chicken, and hotdogs. Yalla Truck serves global variations of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean street food, and Sweet Amsterdam will be whipping up Dutch stoop waffles and topping-covered mini pancakes.
The August 14 concert will change the sound to that of the Jewish cultural revival band Mostly Kosher. The talented group fuses together radical jazz, Latin, rock, hip-hop and folk to culminate an overall powerful and enticing sound. Food trucks in attendance for the Sunday festivities will include the bold burger and slider flavors of Me So Hungry, along with the return of Yalla Truck and Sweet Amsterdam.
Week three of the concert series takes place on August 21 and will feature the likes of the vibrant 7-piece group MoForro. This group combines the traditional, rootsy style of Brazilian forro with triangle-driven, hip-swivelin’ dance music. Me So Hungry will be returning and join the likes of the food truck Epic Tacos, who will be serving up gourmet tacos, burritos, and other Mexican favorites. Wash down the savory food with something sweet as the Recess Truck offers ice cream cookie sandwiches and other delicious frozen treats.
The final evening of the concert series will be on Sunday, August 28. The stage will be filled with the sounds of upbeat Caribbean music and the exotic folk rhythms of Venezuela as Venezuela OMG caps off a great series. Son of a Bun, Epic Tacos, and Recess Truck will be in attendance to send off the summer series.
Concert goers can ride the Big Blue Bus Route 5 to any concert. One-way passes cost only $1. Free parking is available after 3:30 p.m. in the Agensys lot, 1800 Stewart Street. The Park is approximately an 8-minute walk from the 26th Street/Bergamot Expo Line Station.
For more information visit smgov.net/jazz.