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Jazz on the Lawn: Nick Mancini Collective
August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series returns for its 13th year! Each Sunday in August.
“Everyone is invited to grab friends, family and dancing shoes for free concerts in the park. A sampling of jazz and world music genres, free dance lessons and intermission performances (on select dates), and some of the area’s finest food trucks will be presented in Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park). Patrons are invited to come early to enjoy new family-fun activities for children and adults, providing entertainment like corn hole, giant blocks and more beginning one hour prior to each concert,” — Santa Monica City.
Actor, spoken word artist, humanitarian, and TED speaker Sean Hill will host the evening’s festivities.
MUSIC: Nick Mancini Collective
At 5 p.m., vibraphonist/marimbist and composer Nick Mancini will bring his instrumental group the Nick Mancini Collective, along with featured vocalist Laura Mace, to the stage. The performance will feature original material notable for expansive and lyrical melodies, lush, otherworldly harmonies and groovy melodic bass lines.
• The Berlin Truck – grilled cheese sandwiches and German style sausages
• Yalla Truck – falafel and chicken kabob sandwiches
• Paradise Cookies & Ice Cream – fresh baked cookies and homemade ice cream
PRE-CONCERT GAMES: Begin one hour prior to the concert at 4 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m.
Gandara Park includes a children’s playground, restrooms and parking. Free bike valet will be offered starting at 4 p.m. in the Gandara Park lot.
Walk, bike, scoot, public transit or multi-modal your way. Expo Line 26th Street/Bergamot Station is an short eight-minute walk and Big Blue Bus Route 5 stops in both directions on Olympic Blvd. at Stewart St.
For more information on the series, visit smgov.net/jazz. See and share posts about the concerts by using #ArtSaMo.