It’s Friday night. The work week has ended. The weekend has officially begun. I can’t think of a better way to kick things off than getting together with friends for food, wine and live jazz at the LA County Museum of Art — LACMA.
The Jazz at LACMA program has been going strong for over two decades. Every Friday night from April to November, from 6-8pm, you can attend these free jazz concerts with world-class musicians. It’s a great vibe, with everyone relaxed and easing into the weekend.
What makes it even better is that you can bring a picnic and make a feast out of it. There are food vendors in addition to Rays and Stark Bar, and you can also BYOB. We’ve gone both routes. The food available is great — with street-inspired food straight off the grill, wine beer and other beverages.
Or bring a picnic, with wine and food to share.
There is seating near the stage if you’d like a more serious approach. If you get their early, you can snag a table and chairs further back. You can also bring your own blankets and chairs, but you’ll be required to sit in the grass areas on the side or WAY in the back — where you’ll find more families and children.
There’s the usual LACMA parking lots, as well as the valet on Wilshire. But we’ve found that if you use the parking lot for the Page Museum (near the tar pits) you can park for free. It’s a longer walk than the LACMA lot, but worth it.
And if you loved the music, you can listen to it again. The concerts are recorded and broadcast on KKJZ 88.1 FM every Sunday from 7-9pm.
For all the details visit Jazz at LACMA.