Plaza Series

Join us for eclectic live music outside on the Brand Library lawn!

The Brand Library Plaza Series is sponsored by the City of Glendale Arts & Culture Commission through funding from the urban art program, with support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and the Brand Associates

 

2021 Plaza Series Schedule

All concerts are Friday nights at 7pm. Admission is free.

Visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and picnic on the grassy hillsides in Brand Park. Seats are not provided. Performances run 60 - 90 minutes without intermission.

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August 13 - Black Market Reverie

Lyman Medeiros and Renee Myara find common ground between jazz, classic French pop, Americana, and original songs to create the sound of Black Market Reverie. Equipped with vocal harmonies and clever arrangements their music is both familiar and unique. 

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August 27 - The Leftover Cuties

This noir-pop quartet blends timeless songwriting with an eclectic edge. Combining alluring female vocals, ukulele, upright bass, horns, keys, accordion, brushed drums and playful noisemakers, this band has a unique sound to call their own. The Leftover Cuties are Shirli McAllen, Austin Nicholsen, Mike Bolger, and Stuart Johnson.

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September 3 - Son Rios

Latin/salsa:

Piano - Chris Rios

Percussion - David Castañeda

Percussion / Vocal - Marco Cortez

Bass - Chris Coulter

Vocals - Amador Solis

Trombone - Marc Perez

Sax - Dan Gonda

Trumpet - Juan Perez

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September 17 - The ROAMies

The ROAMies (Rory Partin and Alexa James) marry hooky melodies, soulful harmonies, eclectic instrumentation in a pop-meets-country, Americana sound.

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September 24 - Reckless Night Ensemble

Members of the Reckless Night Ensemble come from vastly diverse backgrounds, both musically and culturally. They will

perform the compositions of Raymond Scott, a composer, inventor, pianist, engineer, and electronic music pioneer, whose singular style set him apart as a maverick of 1930s & 1940s swing/jazz.  In addition, RNE performs the songs of Lalo Guerrero, the Father of Chicano Music, who combined swing, Latin, rhythm & blues and rancheras into a style that is truly Mexican-American.  Vocals by Lalo's son, Mark Guerrero, himself an acclaimed East L.A. music figure.