Americana in the Park 2023

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September 3, 2023, 4:00 pm to 7:00 PM
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Gandara Park
1819 Stewart St.
Santa Monica, 90404
Americana in the Park 2023

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Bring a picnic, blanket, and beach chairs for this end-of-summer series that explores Americana styles from its roots to modern forms. In addition to two Southern California acts featured at each concert, there will also be food trucks and a McCabe’s Guitar Pop-Up Shop.


Sunday, September 3 – Opener: folk duo Eleni & Milo | Headliner: alt-country rock band Dead Rock West | Food Trucks*: Drizzle Funnel Cakes, Messi Burgers, Salt n Pepper

Sunday, September 10 – Opener: blues/jazz singer Mara Kaye | Intermission: New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band | Headliner: New Orleans style soul with Dr SoundGood featuring Doug Legacy | Food Trucks*: Drizzle Funnel Cakes, The Tropic Truck, Bison Burger

Sunday, September 17 – Opener: folk/pop singalong with McCabe’s Hootenanny Collective | Headliner: East L.A ska with The Delirians | Food Trucks*: Creamy Boyz Ice Cream, Pacifico Charbroiled Fish, Cerda Vega

Sunday, September 24 – Opener: singer/songwriter Dan Navarro | roots eclectic folk rock with Steve Postell’s Night Train Music Club | Food Trucks*: Drizzle Funnel Cakes, Bison Burger, Eagle Rock BBQ

*Food trucks are subject to change.
Produced by McCabe’s Guitar Shop, in partnership with the City. Americana in the Park is made possible by Art of Recovery.

Getting here:

LOCATION Gandara Park is located at 1819 Stewart St. Gandara Park amenities include a children’s playground, restrooms, and limited accessible parking. Alternative transportation is encouraged.

BIKE PARKING & SHARED MOBILITY Ride your bike or take an e-bike or e-scooter to the concerts. Bike racks will be available for bike parking starting at 3 p.m. in the Gandara Park lot, 1819 Stewart St.

BIG BLUE BUS Ride Big Blue Bus Route 5 to the concerts and get off at Stewart St. coming from either direction. A roundtrip fare is $2.50 – go cashless and download the mobile ticketing app from Token Transit. Plan your trip on Big Blue Bus.

EXPO LINE Gandara Park is an eight-minute walk from the 26th Street/Bergamot Expo Line Station. Walk east on Olympic Blvd. and turn right on Stewart St. to reach the park. Plan your trip on Metro.

ACCESSIBILITY A limited number of parking spots will be reserved for accessible parking in the Gandara Park lot and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Vehicles must have a government-issued accessible parking license plate, placard, hangtag, or sticker. The entrance to the park’s parking lot will serve as a drop-off location. A parking attendant will be staffing the lot. The park and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. For those using a wheeled mobility device, the walking or bike paths can be used to traverse the park. To view the concert, travel over grass will be required. The ground can be uneven in some areas of the park. For assistance with accommodations, contact Santa Monica Cultural Affairs at least one week prior to the event at 310-458-8350 or; TTY 310-458-8696.

Americana in the Park 2023