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Summer Sounds:
Very Be Careful & DJ King Steady Beat

Venue: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza Tickets start at $10.00


Summer Sounds is a casual and welcoming series of sunset concerts reflecting the global communities and diverse musical influences found in Southern California including Latin, pop/rock, R&B, hip-hop, and more. Grab your beach chairs and picnic blankets then join in on the fun with friends and family for this outdoor concert series!

A Caribbean soul and a California heart have sustained two decades of ceaseless romp-downs and raucous times for L.A.’s vallenato veteranos, Very Be Careful, inciting thousands to boogie to the Colombian coastal beat. From the debaucherous streets of: Austin’s SXSW, Germany’s World Cup Tour ’06, L.A.'s Sunset Junction Street Fair; to the cultural pinnacles of: Chicago’s Summer Dance Series, New York’s Central Park Summerstage, L.A.s’ Grand Performances & Levitt Pavilion, London’s Hammersmith Apollo; colossal concerts: L.A. Sports Arena Cumbia Fest, Glastonbury Music Festival & Bestival UK, Fuji Rock Festival & Asagiri Jam Japan; clubs and hubs: N.Y.’s SOBs, L.A.’s HOBs, backyard BBQs, Very Be Careful has tamed the beasts within or unleashed the ones without, helping to popularize the beauty of the 1950s-1970s sound of Colombian vallenato and cumbia. Pumped at the clubs across the Americas and ripped in cyberspace and airwaves around the world, Very Be Careful forges ahead, bringing together people from around the globe who know early roots sounds and a stripped down parranda are the fiercest and funnest way to party.

Before the show, celebrate Colombian Independence Day with DJ King Steady Beat, spinning cumbia, salsa, champeta, porro and other Colombian rhythms on vinyl for a rootsy, old school, Colombian-Caribbean party!

Seating Info & Safety Precautions:
All patrons must have a ticket and location is first come first served. Concert goers should plan to bring their own folding chairs as these will not be provided by the Center. Refreshments will be available to purchase courtesy of George’s Café. Concert goers are welcome to bring their own refreshments, however outside alcohol, glass containers, tables, barbecues, and food preparation will not be permitted on the Plaza. The Plaza can get chilly with occasional strong breezes. Please bring a warm sweater or jacket to ensure maximum comfort during the performance.

Hand sanitizer stations will be accessible throughout the Plaza.

Artists and program subject to change.

Audience Advisory: Masks are encouraged, but not required.