OFF THE 405: Outdoor Summer Concerts Return to the Getty
The J. Paul Getty Museum announces annual Off the 405 music series with a line-up to include performances by Nite Jewel, White Fence, La Luz, Steve Gunn, and Savoy Motel
LOS ANGELES—You know it’s summer when one of L.A.’s iconic museums becomes one of the city’s greatest places to experience live music. Unrivaled views and stunning architecture set the backdrop for some of today’s most cutting-edge music at OFF THE 405. These free all-ages concerts showcase the influential and forward-thinking acts that call L.A. home alongside nationally recognized artists hailing from New York, Nashville, and more.
The 2017 series brings an eclectic mix ranging from arty dance music and retro reinterpretations from strong female voices to musicians who display a virtuosic sensibility both in technical skill and radical attitudes. Each band takes the stage at twilight for a magical atmosphere.
Before and after the live sets, local tastemakers and special guests will DJ music to set the mood. Visitors can wander through the galleries and roam the Getty’s Central Garden throughout the night. Cash bars feature local beer, signature agua fresca cocktails, and a special menu of snacks.
Right to left: Nite Jewel, photo: Leo García; White Fence; La Luz; Steve Gunn; Savoy Motel
OFF THE 405 LINEUP
Up next, on June 10, is the jangly, modish cool of The Kinks colliding with the flowery San Francisco bohemia of White Fence, the central project of the multi-faceted musician Tim Presley, who updates his ‘60s-influenced brand of psychedelic rock with a punk and garage edge.
Proving that depth and fun don’t need to be mutually exclusive, La Luz combines bright, snappy surf music, retro girl-group harmonies, and indie rock into one smart package. Performing on June 24, La Luz’s fuzzy and lo-fi doo-wop might initially transport you to a cheerful vision of a sun-drenched beach in a bygone era, but there is an undeniable undercurrent of deep intensity and knowing lurking in these evocative songs.
Taking the stage July 29, acclaimed New York-based singer-songwriter Steve Gunn brings his guitar-forward rock to the courtyard stage with a signature blend of country blues, underground, and psych. His compositions have evolved through numerous notable friendships and collaborations with musicians like Kurt Vile, Meg Baird, Lee Ranaldo, and British legend Michael Chapman. Guitarist James Elkington performs a special opening set.
On August 26, ‘70s nostalgia band Savoy Motel comes to the Getty with an intensely orchestrated hybrid of glam rock, soul, southern boogie, and showmanship. This revivalist Nashville quartet features the interplay of three lead vocalists combined with intense fuzz guitar and rhythms of clockwork precision in each song, resulting in a sizzling style of funky rock.
All concerts are free and take place in the Museum Courtyard from 6:00–9:00 p.m. No tickets or reservations required. Parking at the Getty Center is $15 and is reduced to $10 after 3:00 p.m. Visit getty.edu/360 or download the Getty360 app to keep up to date with the latest at the Getty –surround yourself with inspiration!
Stay Tuned for Friday Flights!
Friday Flights is a series of interdisciplinary happenings that brings together a range of Los Angeles-based artists to transform the Getty experience.
Held monthly each June, July, and August, Friday Flights invites artists to respond to the Getty’s unique architecture and garden and forge new connections to the collections and exhibitions through music, performance, and other creative interventions.
Mark your calendars dates for Friday Flights on June 16, July 14, and August 25. Check getty.edu/360 for announcements.
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Visiting the Getty Center
From May 26-September 1, 2017, the Getty Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 pm., Friday and Saturday until 9:00 p.m., and Sunday until 7:00 p.m. It is closed Monday and most major holidays. The Center will be closed on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, and open on Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day.
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Admission to the Getty Villa is always free, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at www.getty.edu/visit or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 3 p.m. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.
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