Levitt Pavilions’ summer series books Ozomatli, Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Young Dubliners, Peaking Lights, Barbara Morrison and many more; almost 100 free shows scheduled



Genre-mashing L.A. favorites Ozomatli will kick off the three months of free concerts in the Levitt Pavilions’ Summer Music Series on June 8 – the first of almost 100 shows at two outdoor locations.

Ozomatli will be visiting Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park, which will host the likes of Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Young Dubliners, Rocky Dawuni, KiT and Peaking Lights along with L.A. stalwarts Quetzal, Very Be Careful, Buyepongo and Upground. As usual, the series spans all musical worlds, including Latin, rock, folk, world, hip-hop and classical, with everything in between. There are weekly children’s shows as well.

The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena series starts June 15 with jazz siren Barbara Morrison and includes the likes of the Album Leaf, Ceci Bastida, Pistolera, Vaud & the Villains, the Dustbowl Revival, David Garza and David Lindley.

The shows are most Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through late August, starting at either 7 or 8 p.m. After the jump, the Levitt Pavilions’ full schedule:

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena at Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena

June 15: Barbara Morrison
June 18: Pasadena Symphony (children’s)
June 19: The Album Leaf & Bell Gardens
June 20: Marley’s Ghost
June 21: Afro Funké
June 22: Lao Tizer
June 25: Funky Punks (children’s)
June 26: Janiva Magness
June 27: Playing for Change
June 28: Pistolera
June 29: Kenny Burrell Big Band
July 2: Rhythm Child (children’s)
July 3: The Duhks
July 4: Night Train Music Club
July 5: Vaud & the Villains
July 6: Billy Mitchell & Friends
July 9: The Party Animals (children’s)
July 10: Cecilia Noël
July 11: David Garza
July 12: Carlos Núñez
July 13: Dr. Bobby Rodriguez
July 16: Princess & Pirate (children’s)
July 17: Kamasi Washington & Teebs Band
July 18: Johnny Tillotson & Brian Hyland
July 19: Jimmy LaFave
July 20: Open Hands
July 23: Kiddle Karoo (children’s)
July 24: Richard Bernard’s OY!Stars
July 25: David Lindley
July 26: The Four Preps
July 27: Pete Escovedo
July 30: Steve Songs (children’s)
July 31: Upstream
August 1: The Dustbowl Revival
August 2: Laith Al-Saadi
August 3: Scott Healy
August 6: Bob Baker Marionettes (children’s)
August 7: Echocell
August 8: Ceci Bastida & Niña Dioz
August 9: Mariachi Divas
August 10: Hot Club of Detroit
August 13: Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band (children’s)
August 14: Dwight Trible Ensemble & SK Kakraba
August 15: Blame Sally
August 16: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
August 17: Richard Smith
August 20: Birdie’s Playhouse (children’s)
August 21: Omega String Quartet
August 22: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution
August 23: John Fullbright

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park, West 6th Street at South Park View, L.A.

June 8: Ozomatli
June 12: Angel City All-Star Brass Band & Zoom-B
June 13: KiT
June 14: Mariachi Divas
June 15: Bob Baker Marionettes (children’s)
June 19: The Delirians, Dub 8 & LA Collective
June 20: Incendio
June 21: Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta
June 22: Funky Punks (children’s)
June 26: Very Be Careful
June 27: The Tamlins & Arise Roots
June 28: Playing For Change
June 29: Moona Luna (children’s)
July 3: Peaking Lights & Pharoahs
July 6: The Party Animals (children’s)
July 10: Richard Thompson
July 11: CalArts CAP Night
July 12: Whiskey Shivers
July 13: Rhythm Child (children’s)
July 17: Loudon Wainwright III
July 18: Buyepongo
July 19: Moshav
July 20: Youth Talent Night (children’s)
July 24: EarthRise SoundSystem
July 25: Nina Diaz
July 26: Radiotron
July 27: Kiddle Karoo (children’s)
July 31: Upground
August 1: La Luz Roja De san Marcos & La Sonora Santanera
August 2: Benny y sus Tropicales & Los Chavos de la Cumbia
August 3: José-Luis Orozco & Friends (children’s)
August 7: Myron & E & Wondem Band
August 8: Mike B.
August 9: Boca do Rio
August 10: Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band (children’s)
August 14: Metalachi
August 15: Master Blaster Sound System
August 16: Omega String Quartet (Beatles retrospective)
August 17: Silk Road II (children’s)
August 21: Cambalache
August 22: Young Dubliners
August 23: Rocky Dawuni
August 24: Birdie’s Playhouse (children’s)
August 28: La Resistencia
August 29: Quetzal
August 30: TBA