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CULVER CITY’S BOULEVARD MUSIC SUMMER FESTIVAL STARTS TONIGHT WITH RYAN SHUPE & THE RUBBERBAND—FREE!! TONIGHT!!
Thursday, July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival – Six free concerts under the stars on consecutive Thursdays from July 11-August 15 in the intimate Dale Jones City Hall Courtyard of Culver City City Hall. The 2019 summer series offers something for everyone including Afro/Cuban, Americana/Country, Classic Rock, Jazz/Blues/R& B/Motown, Argentinian Rock, Surf Music, American Folk, and more types of music. Enjoy dozens of dining options within walking distance. Even the parking is free (with festival validation) for two hours in designated structures.
July 11 – August 15, Thursdays @ 7 pm (Dale Jones City Hall Courtyard in downtown Culver City opens @ 4:30 pm)
- Thursday, July 11 @ 7 pm: The sounds of Americana/Bluegrass from Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand—See their promo blurb below.
- Thursday, July 18 @ 7 pm: Argentinian Rock with superb vocals and guitar from Los Pinguos plus Worldbeat/Funk/Rock/Mambo from the Bonedaddys
- Thursday, July 25 @ 7 pm: Afro/Cuban that can literally burn up the dance floor from Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca
- Thursday, August 1 @ 7 pm: Jazz/Blues/Motown with a tribute to Aretha Franklin from the George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue plus the sounds of Surf Music/the Beach Boys with a tribute to Dick Dale from Big Wave
- Thursday, August 8 @ 7 pm: An Evening of the Music of John Denver featuring Jim Curry
- Thursday, August 15 @ 7 pm: Classic Rock standards and originals from The Pine Mountain Logs
Dale Jones City Hall Courtyard at Culver City City Hall
9770 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(corner Culver Blvd. and Duquesne Ave.)
These concerts are free to the public. You may also get premium seating by becoming an entry level sponsor by purchasing one of the 100 premium reserved seats at $10 each per show available at Boulevard Music. Tickets may be purchased starting June 20 at Boulevard Music in person or over the phone—not online for these shows as are the shows at Boulevard Music. With frequent service and direct connection to the Expo line, Culver CityBus Line 7 can make it easy to attend concerts at City Hall! Plan your trip online or by calling 310-253-6500.
Culver City’s Boulevard Music Festival is sponsored as of today by—
The City of Culver City, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Boulevard Music, The Culver Studios, John Riordan Plumbing, Culver City Volvo & Mazda, Swiss Motors, Sorrento Market, D & E Associates, Co-Opportunity Market & Deli, The Culver City Arts Foundation, Cavanaugh Realty, Dolce Realtors, Hillside Memorial Park, Michael Kayem Remax, LaRocco’s, Music Munchers, Dynagraphics, Culver City News, Culver City Observer, Steeldeck Inc, Eastman Guitars, Kremona USA, Ohana Ukuleles, Ernie Ball and more to be confirmed. Your company name could be here enjoying a huge tax write-off!!
Enjoy the many rewards of becoming a sponsor of the event which won best venue (Culver City City Hall) by readers of the Culver City News in the Best of Culver City for 2018.
Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand
With a unique sound that’s hard to define, Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband mix acoustic sounds with slightly skewed lyrics to create something out of the ordinary. The closest comparison might be to Fishbone or the Presidents of the United States of America; however, Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband use much cleaner lyrics. Ryan Shupe is roaring back with his new album “We Rode On”.
“We Rode On” marks a striking career transition and a meaningful evolution in Shupe’s songwriting, his life, and the band’s sound. It strongly and deftly combines the rock side of their musical arsenal with the acoustic instruments and virtuosic jamming the band has become known for in their live shows.Like a mad musical scientist (and father/husband), Ryan Shupe recorded, arranged and tweaked the band’s newest creation in his personal studio. “I wanted to create a new sound and an evolution for the band’s music” said Shupe, “It’s the best album we’ve done and definitely the most rocking!” The album focuses on themes like family, love, and maturity. The epic title track, “We Rode On” triumphantly belts out the phrase “singing songs at the top of our lungs” while the anthemic “Sun Will Shine Again” is a mantra to Shupe’s children. The catchy, rocking “If I Stay” and “Just Say Yes” deal with love interest dilemmas. “Dream Big”, a revamped version of their Billboard charting Capitol Records release, is triumphant, inspirational and powerful. Being a 5th generation fiddler, an accomplished electric guitar, acoustic guitar and mandolin player, Shupe has been touring extensively across the US since he was 10 years old. He is no stranger to the national stage and the band has appeared on Good Morning America, E! TV, Mountain Stage, Woodsongs, GAC and CMT.
Online tickets sales close at the night of the show. Any remaining tickets are for sale at Boulevard Music when doors open At unless noted otherwise. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Blvd Music or by phone (310) 398-2583 using a major credit card.
A $1 service charge per ticket is added to online and phone orders. All ticket sales are final. They are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. For online ticket purchases, you will need to provide the ticket barcode for entry. Please print your ticket or display the barcode on your phone.
Please note all shows start at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm unless indicated otherwise. People who already have their tickets (purchased them in advance) get in first when doors open at 7:30 pm. After the people who already have their tickets are admitted any remaining tickets will go on sale.
Please note that taking photos or any other type of recording is not allowed during performances at Boulevard Music.