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Bands from South Bay Music Connection are among the local performers booked for Fiesta Hermosa over the Memorial Day Weekend.

In the parks, and on piers and beach

Dylanfest co-founder Renee Safier (center) will be joined by fellow Dylan enthusiasts during the Annual Dylanfest at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, May 25. Easy Reader archive photo

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Saturday, May 25

Dylanfest is an 8-hour celebration of the music of Bob Dylan. Hard Rain, the “house band”, is joined by solo artists, full bands, and instrumentalists. Bring a jacket in case of rain, though it may be moved inside.

Early Bird $35, $40 at the door. VIP tickets $115 (Swag bag). Kids ages 8 to 14 years are $10. 

Torino Plaza, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3300 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. 



Fiesta Hermosa

Downtown Hermosa

Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 28

The biggest Hermosa Beach festival of the year is Memorial Day Weekend, sponsored by the Hermosa Beach Chamber. The fiesta features a sprawling array of food, art, and craft booths, and beer and wind gardens. It also features four stages of live music, ranging from rock ‘n roll to acoustic folk. All the stages are free of charge except the Garden Stage. Following is the Memorial Day Lineup. 

Beach Stage

Saturday, May 25

3 p.m. Thatcher Horrocks

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Jimmy’s Buffet

7:30 – 9 p.m.  Deepest Purple

Sunday, May 26

3 p.m. TBA

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Rocket Man

7:30 – 9 p.m. Petty Party

Monday, May 27

3 p.m. TBA

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Alligators

7:30 – 9 p.m.  Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience

Garden Stage

The Garden stage (daily 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.). $5 cover charge, allows re-entry. Beer, wine and cocktails,  and yard games. 

Saturday, May 25

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  South Bay Jam

3:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Finding Nemo

Sunday, May 26

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Soul Shot

3:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Safety Orange

Monday, May 27

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Lucky Ones

3:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Your Mom

Java Man

Rest from shopping with acoustic performances.

Saturday, May 25

11 a.m.  Jodi Siegel

3 – 6 p.m. Jokers Hand

Sunday, May 26

11 a.m.  Scott Fleetwood

3 – 6 p.m.  Emily V

Monday, May 27

11 a.m.  Philip and Antoinette

3 – 6 p.m.  TBA

Carnival Stage, Pier Ave.

Saturday, May 25

South Bay Music Connection

Lineup TBA

Sunday, May 26

South Bay Music Connection

Lineup TBA

Monday, May 27

Coast Music

Lineup TBA



Satin Dollz, a WWII USO style camp show, opens the Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park series with a tribute to the Armed Forces on Sunday, June 30. Easy Reader file photo

Concerts in the Park 

Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach

Sunday, June 30

The 2024 Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park season opens with a salute to the military by the Satin Dollz, a WWII USO style camp show. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics for seating on the gently sloping lawn in front of the stage. 5 to 7 p.m. 

Parking tips: Carpooling, walking and use of taxi/rideshare encouraged. All handicap parking will be at Begg Pool parking lot. Rideshare/taxi pick-up and drop-off area on Manhattan Beach Boulevard. 

Concerts are every Sunday, through September 1

June 30, The Satin Dollz USO Show

July 7, Sega 90s music

July 14, Scot Bruce’s Rockin’ Tribute to Elvis

July 21, Stevie Ray Visited 

July 28, Psychedelic Summer Band

August 4, The Matt Mauser Big Band 

August 11, Radio Royalty 

August 18, The Tom Nolan Band 

August 25, The Kings of 88 

September 1, The Blue Breeze Band

1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. (310) 802-5448.



Summer Sound Series at Terranea Resort

Sunset Bluff at Nelson’s

Live music, food, craft beer and epic sunsets. $30

100 Terranea Way, RanchoPalos Verdes. 6 to 10 p.m.


May 31,  ‘80s All Starz

June 1,  The Lucky Ones

June 7,  Fair Avenue

June 8,  Party Foul

June 14,  American Mile

June 15,  Max ‘80s

June 21,  Remix

June 22,  Gypsy Dreams

June 28,  Anthem Road

June 29,  Bartune Network

July 5,  Kayln and the New Frontier

July 6,  Zeal Levin

July 12,  Upstream

July 13,  Wayward Sons

July 19,  Party Foul

July 20,  Boys of Summer

July 26,  ‘80s All Starz

July 27,  Pop Vision

August 2,  Upstream

August 3,  Remix

August 9,  Anthem Road

August 10,  Crow Hill

August 16,  Kayln & The New Frontier

August 17,  Classic Journey

August 23,  Brobots

August 24,  Wanted

August  30, Fair Avenue

August 31,  Max 80’s


Sunset concerts on the Redondo Pier begin on the Fourth of July, and continue every Thursday and Saturday through August. Easy Reader File Photo

Concerts on the  Redondo Beach Pier

Thursdays and Saturdays, July through August

Thursday, July 4 through Saturday, August 31

Thursday, July 4  Running Hot, Rolling Stones Tribute

Saturday, July 6  Chad & the Ship of Fools, post punk

Thursday, July 11 Runnin’ Down A Dream, Tom Petty Tribute

Saturday July 13 Greg in Good Company, Indie Rock

Thursday, July 18  Marvin Gaye Soul Serenade, Marvin Gaye Tribute

Saturday, July 20 Natasha Remi Band, Soulful Pop

Thursday, July 25 Memberz Only, ‘80s Tribute

Saturday, July 27 Ernando & The Nandos, Pop


Thursday, August 1 So Rad. ‘90s Tribute

Saturday, August 3 Manuel the Band, Indie Pop

Thursday, August 8 Grateful to the Core. Grateful Dead Tribute

Saturday, August 10 Tom Nolan Band, Rock/Soul

Thursday, August 15 James Brown Funky Night Train Express, James Brown Tribute

Saturday, August 17 Joe Finkle & the 7-10 Splits, Rockabilly

Thursday, August 22  Dark Desert Highway, Eagles Tribute

Saturday, August 24  ACME Time Machine, 50’s and 60s Rock ‘n Roll

Thursday, August 29 Twisted Gypsy, Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Saturday, August 31 1969, Classic Rock


Dockweiler Youth Center 

Beach Movie Nights

June 7 through August 30

Free Friday night movies on the beach. 8 p.m. Bring a blanket. Parking $3 after 6

12505 Vista del Mar, Playa Del Rey (at the foot of Grand Avenue).

Friday, June 7  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Friday, June 14 Shrek

Friday, 21  Under the Boardwalk

Friday, June 28 The Mighty Ducks

Friday, July 5 Finding Nemo

Friday, July 12 Space Jam

Friday, July 19 Migration

Friday, July 26 Lilo and Stitch

Friday, August 2 Wish

Friday, August 9 Kung Fu Panda 4

Friday, August 16 The Little Mermaid

Friday, August 23 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

Friday, August 30 Trolls Band Together


Concerts return to the beach this summer on Saturday and Sunday during the Hermosa Beach Memorial Day Weekend Fiesta, courtesy of the city, and on Sunday September 7, and 14, courtesy of the City of Hermosa. Easy Reader file photo

Hermosa Beach Concerts on the Beach

Sundays, September 8, 15

The City of  Hermosa Beach resurrects its 25 year tradition of free beach concerts, just south of the pier. 3 p.m. Bands TBA.



Hermosa Beach ​Movies at the Beach

Saturdays, September 7 and 14

Movies TBA

South Side of the Hermosa Pier. Movies begin just after sundown (7:45ish). Bring blankets, picnics, beach chairs. Free but donations appreciated to support Friends of the Park




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