Free summer concerts are in abundance all over the Westside this summer, but one of our faves kicks off on Thursday, July 11. The Marina del Rey Free Summer Concert Series is a unique experience, with several different types of music featured two nights per week: Symphonic Thursday and Pop Saturdays.

The concerts are held at Burton Chace Park, and each begins at 7pm. Here is the lineup:

Symphonic Thursdays 
July 11—Opera at the Shore. The Marina del Rey Symphony performs selections from La Bohème and The Phantom of the Opera.
July 25—Sights, Sounds & Dance in America. The Marina del Rey Symphony performs Gershwin and Juan Pablo Contreras.
August 8—Kronos Quartet
August 22 and 24 (encore)—Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate

Pop Saturdays 
July 20—Singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones
August 3—Jazz artist Jon Batiste
August 17—R&B singer Leela James
August 31—Latin fusion band Jenny & The Mexicats