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Enjoy a Summer of Live Music in Manhattan Beach

Jun 01, 2024 08:58AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Photo via McLane Brown - Manhattan Beach Department of Parks and Recreation

Manhattan Beach will be filled with live music and free concerts this summer. Mark your calendars for these special and ongoing events:

Free Concerts

June 2-September 1: Concerts at Metlox: On Sunday afternoons throughout the summer, enjoy free concerts at Metlox Plaza from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Starting on June 30, after the Metlox concert is over, you can walk up Manhattan Beach Blvd. to Polliwog Park to hit the Concerts in the Park by 5:00.)


June 30-September 1: Concerts in the Park: Manhattan Beach's Concerts in the Park are the largest and most iconic concerts in the summer. These free concerts are held at Polliwog Park from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Sunday, beginning on June 30, and continuing through September 1. The June 30 concert is the special Salute To the Troops event, featuring the WWII pin-up style Satin Dollz. See the full calendar of concert events here.

(Photo via Satin Dollz)

July 11-August 29: Summer Concerts at Manhattan Village: Enjoy live music every Thursday night from July 11 to August 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Plaza at Manhattan Village. Spend $75 or more in same-day sales and get a branded Manhattan Village fleece blanket (one per person while supplies last).

Plus, on July 11 only, the first 100 people to check in with the concierge team near the stage will receive a Sun Bum Travel Kit that includes Premium Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 and Sunscreen Coconut Lip Balm, one kit per person ages 13 and above, while supplies last. See the full concert schedule here.

July 31-August 1: Shakespeare By the Sea: Not a concert, exactly, but free Shakespeare in the park is about as "summer" as it gets. Enjoy Richard III on July 31 and Love's Labour Lost on August 1 at Polliwog Park.

Ongoing Live Music

Hennessey's Manhattan Beach: Most Fridays and Saturdays, Hennessey's Tavern features live music starting at 9:00 p.m.

mbWINEco: Every Saturday, mbWINEco features live music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy light bites from MBWineCo or order from Tin Roof Bistro next door.

(Photo via MBWineCo)

Pancho'sPancho's fills in your mid-week void of live music by featuring guest musicians on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

SandBar66: SandBar 66 features live music on Thursday through Sunday evenings.

Shade Hotel: Head over to Shade Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for live music, cocktails, and light bites. We've put the most recent schedule below but you can always see the upcoming schedule here.


StrandBar (at The Strand House): At the The Strand House, enjoy live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. We've put the recent schedule below but you can always see the upcoming schedule here.


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