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Your Guide to August's LA Entertainment Scene

LA's August Event Calendar

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August A-List:
LA's Unmatched Entertainment Lineup.


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Updated on Apr 23 2024 6:44am

Los Angeles Events

Dive into a sensational August in Los Angeles with a lineup of must-see events that promise to ignite your summer with excitement and unforgettable experiences.

August in Los Angeles is set to be an unparalleled extravaganza of entertainment, boasting a lineup of events that cater to every taste and preference. From the soul-stirring melodies of John Legend at the Greek Theatre to the legendary Lionel Richie and Diana Ross headlining the Fool In Love Festival, the city promises unforgettable experiences for music aficionados. Meanwhile, rock enthusiasts can revel in the electrifying performances of Def Leppard, Journey, and the Steve Miller Band at SoFi Stadium. For those seeking a nostalgic journey, Lost 80's Live at the Peacock Theater offers a trip down memory lane with iconic hits from the '80s. Additionally, the Long Beach Jazz Festival promises a symphony of jazz, Latin, and R&B styles at Rainbow Lagoon Park, while theatergoers can enjoy the suspense and laughter of "Clue" at the Ahmanson Theater. With a plethora of options ranging from music festivals to theatrical productions, August in Los Angeles is poised to be a month filled with excitement, exploration, and connection.




AVP Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament - Manhattan Beach

August 16 - 18, 2024
The Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament, presented by the City of Manhattan Beach and the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), stands as the unrivaled pinnacle of beach volleyball. As a part of the prestigious AVP Gold Series, this tournament holds the power to etch four athletes into the annals of beach volleyball history on the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier. With a star-studded lineup boasting decorated Olympians and former event champions, the 2024 Manhattan Beach Open is destined to be an extraordinary and momentous occasion for all passionate fans of the sport. While general admission is free, fans have the option to enhance their experience by choosing from a range of ticket options available. The main draw will feature 32 teams, and the qualifier, a two-day tournament, will see 77 teams compete in a thrilling single-elimination format divided into two phases. For more details on tickets and sales, visit the MBO by AVP website.


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Bruno Mars - Intuit Dome, Inglewood

August 15 - 16, 2024
Bruno Mars, the electrifying Grammy-winning performer, has added another glittering gem to his illustrious career with the announcement of a residency at the Intuit Dome in Inglewood. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Los Angeles, Mars is poised to captivate audiences with his unparalleled charisma and showmanship within the sleek confines of this state-of-the-art entertainment venue. Renowned for his dynamic stage presence and chart-topping hits spanning multiple genres, Mars promises to deliver an unforgettable spectacle, blending his signature blend of pop, R&B, and funk in a series of exclusive performances at the Intuit Dome, solidifying his status as one of the most captivating entertainers of his generation.


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An Evening With John Legend - Greek Theatre

August 2 & 3, 2024 -
An enchanting musical experience awaits as the multi-platinum, 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, John Legend, takes the stage at the Greek Theatre for "An Evening With John Legend: A Night of Songs and Stories." Set to captivate audiences across the country this Summer, Legend's live performance promises to be a soul-stirring journey through his illustrious career. The night will be filled with intimate renditions of timeless hits like "All of Me," "Ordinary People," and "Tonight," complemented by unexpected anecdotes that provide a glimpse into the artist's personal and professional life. Additionally, attendees will have the privilege of experiencing tracks from his latest album, LEGEND, including the mesmerizing "Nervous" and empowering "Wonder Woman," both released under Republic Records. This exclusive event at the Greek Theatre is a unique opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in the magic of John Legend's music and the stories that have shaped his extraordinary musical journey.


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Lionel Richie and Diana Ross Fool in Love Festival - Hollywood Park Grounds Adjacent to SoFi Stadium, Inglewood

August 31, 2024
Get ready for a legendary celebration of timeless music at the inaugural Fool In Love Festival, taking place at Hollywood Park adjacent to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA, on Saturday, August 31, 2024. The festival is set to be headlined by two iconic figures in the world of pop and soul, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, promising an unforgettable night of musical excellence. The stellar lineup also includes performances by legends such as Santana, Al Green, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, The Isley Brothers, Charlie Wilson, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The O’Jays, The Jacksons, and many more. With a showcase of pop, soul, and R&B greatness, the Fool In Love Festival is set to be a must-attend event, bringing together some of the most influential and beloved artists for an enchanting evening of musical magic.


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Alanis Morissette: The Triple Moon Tour - Kia Forum

August 10, 2024
Alanis Morissette, the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter, is set to captivate audiences with The Triple Moon Tour at the Kia Forum on August 10. Known for her emotionally charged lyrics and powerful vocals, Morissette has been a prominent figure in the alternative rock scene since the '90s. The tour promises an unforgettable night of music, featuring special guests Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and rising star Morgan Wade. With hits like "You Oughta Know" and "Ironic," Morissette continues to resonate with fans worldwide. The event at the Kia Forum not only guarantees a stellar musical experience but also offers premium seating for those seeking the ultimate enjoyment of this momentous occasion. Get ready for a night of raw emotion, timeless hits, and the magnetic energy that only Alanis Morissette can deliver.


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Lost 80's Live - Peacock Theater

August 24, 2024
Prepare to embark on a nostalgic journey through the iconic sounds of the 80s at Lost 80's Live, a musical extravaganza set to captivate the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by the legendary Richard Blade, this sensational event features an impressive lineup of 80s chart-toppers that defined an era. Audiences will be transported back in time as A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, The English Beat, Oingo Boingo Former Members, Missing Persons, The Vapors, The Escape Club, Stacey Q, Animotion, Musical Youth, Dramarama, and Boys Don't Cry take the stage. Each artist brings a distinctive sonic footprint, promising an unforgettable evening filled with hits that have stood the test of time. Lost 80's Live is not just a concert; it's a celebration of the timeless music that continues to resonate with fans, making it an event that aficionados of the 80s sound won't want to miss.


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The Beach Boys: Endless Summer Gold Tour - Greek Theatre

August 30, 2024
Get ready to catch some good vibrations as The Beach Boys bring their Endless Summer Gold Tour to The Greek Theatre on Friday, August 30, 2024. Presented by Nederlander Concerts and Live Nation, this legendary band promises an unforgettable evening filled with their iconic harmonies and timeless hits. From "Surfin' USA" to "Good Vibrations," The Beach Boys have been synonymous with the California sound, and their enduring appeal continues to draw fans of all ages. With a career spanning decades, their music captures the essence of sun-soaked beaches and carefree days, making The Greek Theatre the perfect backdrop for a night of nostalgia and celebration. So grab your surfboards and join The Beach Boys for a golden summer evening under the stars.


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Olivia Rodrigo: GUTS world tour - Kia Forum

August 13 - 17, 2024
Get ready for a sensational experience as the acclaimed indie-pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo embarks on her GUTS world tour, making a stop at the Kia Forum in Inglewood on August 13, 14, 16, and 17. Born on February 20, 2003, Rodrigo first gained prominence as an actress on Disney programs before making waves in the music industry. Following her signing with Geffen Records in 2020, Rodrigo's debut single, "Drivers License," became a global phenomenon, setting the stage for a remarkable career. With subsequent hits like "Deja Vu" and "Good 4 U," Rodrigo's debut studio album, "Sour," earned critical acclaim and three Grammy Awards. Her journey continued with the release of her second studio album, "Guts," featuring chart-topping singles like "Vampire" and "Bad Idea Right?". With an impressive list of accolades, including Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and Grammy Awards, Rodrigo's live performances, supported by opener The Breeders, promise to be an unmissable showcase of her exceptional talent at the Kia Forum.


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HARD Summer Music Festival - Hollywood Park Grounds Adjacent to SoFi Stadium, Inglewood

August 3 - 4, 2024
Get ready for a sonic adventure at the Hollywood Park Grounds adjacent to SoFi Stadium as the HARD Summer Music Festival takes center stage. Renowned for its dynamic fusion of top-tier electronic beats and champions of the underground music scene, this festival is a thrilling convergence of marquee crossover and live acts. Headlining this year's electrifying lineup are the chart-topping duo Disclosure, the collaborative show of Fisher and Chris Lake titled "Under Construction," and the mesmerizing performance by Rezzmau5, among many other exciting acts. With an unparalleled mix of genres and an atmosphere pulsating with energy, the HARD Summer Music Festival promises an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts, showcasing the best in electronic music and beyond.


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Pink Martini - Hollywood Bowl

August 23 - 24, 2024
Prepare for a mesmerizing musical journey as Pink Martini, the beloved globetrotting "little orchestra" led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, graces the stage at the Hollywood Bowl. Renowned for their genre-defying and larger-than-life performances, Pink Martini promises two nights of enchanting and eclectic melodies that transcend time and geography. With lead singer China Forbes at the helm, the ensemble showcases a captivating blend of talent that Variety aptly describes as "impressive at every musician’s station," resulting in music that is both charming and elegant. As the Hollywood Bowl becomes the backdrop for this extraordinary performance, audiences can anticipate an immersive experience, where the magic of Pink Martini's music weaves a tapestry of cultural influences, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all in attendance.


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Company - Pantages Theatre

July 30 - August 18 2024
Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking musical comedy, COMPANY, takes center stage in a revelatory new production directed by the three-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott. Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, COMPANY unfolds with lightning precision and a humor that cuts to the core. Bobbie's 35th birthday celebration becomes the backdrop for a poignant exploration of societal expectations and the complexities of relationships in the 21st century. As Bobbie grapples with questions about marriage, settling down, and starting a family, the musical delves into the nuances of singlehood and the challenges of modern life. Featuring Sondheim's award-winning songs like "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Side by Side by Side," and the iconic "Being Alive," COMPANY is a brilliant, sophisticated, and downright hilarious journey that offers profound insights into the human experience. Let's all raise a glass to this masterful blend of music, comedy, and social commentary.


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Norah Jones - Greek Theatre, Los Feliz

August 4, 2024
Norah Jones, the esteemed American singer-songwriter and pianist, graces the stage of the historic Greek Theatre with her soulful melodies and captivating performances, enchanting audiences with her unparalleled talent and magnetic presence. Renowned for her seamless fusion of jazz, country, blues, folk, and pop, Jones delivers a mesmerizing concert experience that transcends genres and captivates hearts. From her breakout album "Come Away with Me," which garnered her five Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist, to her platinum-selling hits like "Don't Know Why," "Sunrise," and "Come Away with Me," Jones showcases her extraordinary vocal prowess and lyrical depth with each haunting refrain. As the Greek Theatre reverberates with the timeless sounds of Jones's music, audiences are transported on a journey of introspection, nostalgia, and pure musical bliss, reaffirming her status as one of the most beloved and influential artists of her generation.


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Def Leppard, Journey and Steve Miller Band - SoFi Stadium

August 25, 2024
Get ready for a rock 'n' roll extravaganza as two of the genre's most iconic and influential bands, Def Leppard and Journey, join forces for the Summer Stadium Tour on August 25, 2024. This co-headlining spectacle is set to conquer stadiums across North America, promising fans an unforgettable night of classic rock anthems and electrifying performances. The rock royalty reunion will take center stage at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, featuring a stellar lineup that includes not only Def Leppard and Journey but also the legendary Steve Miller Band. As these musical titans come together, expect a sonic journey through decades of hits, uniting generations of fans in a celebration of timeless rock music. Presented by AEG Presents, this 23-city tour is destined to be a highlight of the summer, showcasing the enduring power of these rock legends.


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Long Beach Jazz Festival 2024 - Rainbow Lagoon Park

August 9  –  August 11, 2024
Nestled in the vibrant Rainbow Lagoon Park of Long Beach, California, the Long Beach Jazz Festival marks over 25 years of celebrating the rich tapestry of jazz. This three-generation, family-produced event has become a staple in Southern California's music scene, drawing jazz enthusiasts from far and wide. The festival boasts a stellar lineup of award-winning artists, showcasing a diverse range of jazz, Latin, and R&B styles, creating a three-day symphony of musical genres. Recognized globally for its exceptional music, delectable food offerings, and an atmosphere brimming with passionate music lovers, the Long Beach Jazz Festival is a perennial highlight for those seeking a soulful and immersive experience in the heart of one of California's most iconic coastal cities.


Rainbow Lagoon Park, 400 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

Santana and Counting Crows: Oneness Tour 2024 - Kia Forum

August 28, 2024
Get ready for a legendary musical collaboration as guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana and the acclaimed rock band Counting Crows join forces for the Oneness Tour 2024, set to grace the stage at the Kia Forum. With a combined legacy of over five decades in the music industry, Santana will bring the magic of their extensive career, spanning from Woodstock classics to the 25th-anniversary celebration of their iconic album Supernatural. The Oneness Tour promises a high-energy, passion-filled performance that transcends time and genre. Accompanied by the timeless hits of Counting Crows, including tracks from their latest project Butter Miracle, Suite One, fans can expect an unforgettable evening of musical excellence that will resonate with the soul. As these two powerhouse acts unite on stage, the Kia Forum is sure to be filled with the harmonious spirit of oneness, celebrating the rich tapestry of their collective musical journeys.


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CLUE - Ahmanson Theater

July 30 - August 25, 2024
Get ready for an evening of suspense, mystery, and uproarious laughter as the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles presents "Clue," a thrilling stage adaptation based on the 1985 Paramount movie and the iconic Hasbro board game. Written by Sandy Rustin, with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price, and inspired by the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, "Clue" promises a night of intrigue as six enigmatic guests gather at Boddy Manor. Murder and blackmail unfold in unexpected ways, and the audience becomes the detective in this interactive whodunit experience. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife, or perhaps Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? With original music by Michael Holland, "Clue" keeps the suspense high and the laughs rolling until the final, unexpected twist, making it a must-see theatrical event for mystery and comedy enthusiasts alike.


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Sammy Hagar: Best of All Worlds Tour - Kia Forum

August 19, 2024
Prepare for a night of legendary rock as Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani, and Jason Bonham join forces for the Best of All Worlds Tour, scheduled to hit the Kia Forum on August 19. The lineup alone is a powerhouse of talent, with Hagar's distinctive vocals, Anthony's solid bass, Satriani's virtuoso guitar skills, and Bonham's powerhouse drumming. The tour promises an electrifying experience for fans, showcasing a fusion of rock styles that have defined generations. As an added treat, special guest Loverboy will contribute to the night's nostalgia and energy. With a catalog of hits and a stellar lineup, the Best of All Worlds Tour at the Kia Forum is a must-see event for rock enthusiasts craving an unforgettable live music experience.


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Luke Bryan: Mind of a Country Boy Tour 2024 - Glen Helen Amphitheater

August 10, 2024
Luke Bryan, the five-time Entertainer of the Year and acclaimed American Idol judge, is set to ignite the stage at the Glen Helen Amphitheater with his highly anticipated "Mind Of A Country Boy Tour" in 2024. The tour promises an unforgettable night of country music, featuring not only Luke's chart-topping hits but also an impressive lineup of special guests including Tenille Arts, Chayce Beckham, George Birge, King Calaway, Dillon Carmichael, Larry Fleet, HunterGirl, Ella Langley, Tracy Lawrence, Kameron Marlowe, Chase Matthew, Meghan Patrick, Lily Rose, Josh Ross, Alana Springsteen, Zach Top, and DJ Rock. Luke Bryan's commitment to nurturing emerging talent is evident as he continues his tradition of providing a platform for new artists to shine on stage. The tour's title, "Mind Of A Country Boy," is a fitting homage to a track from Luke's upcoming album release. With a career marked by over 14 million fans and an array of headline tours, including "Crash My Playa," "Luke Bryan: VEGAS," and "Farm Tour," this tour is poised to be a celebration of country music at its best.


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