Even though temperatures soared to ninety degrees this week, this weekend will provide a cool way to relax outdoors and take in some great concerts. Whether you’re feeling pop, rock, or classical, there’s something for everyone over this Labor Day weekend!
LA County Fair: August 31 – September 20
The Los Angeles County Fair kicks off this weekend, and if the fried foods, farm animals, and ferris wheel isn’t enough to entice you, the fair kicks off with some major pop bands that have been making headlines through the summer.
The fair’s “End of Summer” concert series, presented by Toyota, will feature The Wanted, the Irish/British boy band that topped the charts with “Glad You Came,” headlining the main stage on Friday. On Saturday, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will most certainly perform her infectious hit single “Call Me Maybe.” I’m still humming that song months after first hearing it (even LAmb writer Ben Gill admitted to enjoying it!), so hop on the bandwagon and catch Jepsen live.
FYF Fest: September 1 – 2
The annual comedy and music festival will take over LA Historic Park this weekend. Head to Chinatown to catch nonstop shows (I definitely suggest you check out eclectic rockers Sleigh Bells and Arrested Development star David Cross, and you can get more recommendations in Jay’s Guide to FYF Fest) straight from 12:30pm until midnight over the two days. Weekend passes start at $89, and looking at this massive lineup, that is definitely a bargain! Metro’s extending their hours ’til 2:00am, so there’s no reason to miss seeing this guaranteed good time festival!
Paramount’s 100th Year Anniversary Concert: September 2
OK, so I’m a little biased because I lead twice daily tours through the Paramount lot as a studio page, but Sunday night the Hollywood Bowl is hosting a performance of some of the most memorable soundtracks in Paramount’s one hundred year history. Jason Alexander will host the event, and the orchestra will perform themes from the Godfather trilogy, Titanic, Mission Impossible, and many more. Grab tickets for $20 and enjoy some movie music under the stars.