Thanks to a last minute reprieve and creative collaboration between the City of Culver City, various sponsors and Gary Mandell of Boulevard Music, this year’s summer music festival will go ahead in a .
The City was forced rethink the festival . Now, the first concert in a series of four Thursday night concerts between July 12 and Aug. 2 will open this Thursday night at the City Hall Courtyard at 7 p.m. (the courtyard itself will be open from 4:30 p.m.).
The opening night entertainment begins with The Bonedaddys, which according to a release from Mandell are L.A.’s original “Worldbeatniks.”
"If you like Rock, Funk, African, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Rock Steady, Jazz, Blues, Highlife, New Orleans Second-Line, Gospel, Hillbilly, Zydeco, and things in-between you'll dig these guys," Mandell stated in a release. "Their beat has its roots in twin guitar Zulu rhythms in Fela’s horn-heavy Afro-beat; bass drenched zouk and soca music from the Caribbean; and the drum heaven of New Orleans rock and roll and second line rhythm.”
The second of the night’s offerings is Los Pinguos (The Penguins) who hail from Buenos Aires. Los Pinguos "crosses boundaries, performing a mixture of Latin rhythms, salsa, flamenco, reggae, rumba, Argentine rock, and sambas with Spanish guitars, a Cuban Tres, Peruvian cajon (box-drum) and harmonizing vocals," Mandell said.
Thursday, July 12 @ 7 pm (courtyard opens @ 4:30 pm)
Culver City City Hall Courtyard
9770 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(corner Culver Blvd. and Duquesne Ave.)
Free underneath City Hall
Additional parking is free for the first two hours in designated structures in the Downtown area.
Dozens of restaurants, as well a galleries and boutiques, are located within walking distance. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages may be brought into City Hall Courtyard.