Several Los Angeles County libraries will turn into unlikely concert venues this summer and early fall, officials announced Friday.
Some 21 free concerts will be offered at the libraries through October 25, part of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission's "Free Concerts in Public Sites" program, sponsored by the county's Board of Supervisors.
A diverse slate of artists from the commission's artists roster will perform at the shows, representing a wide variety of musical genres.
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"Featuring free concerts at our libraries furthers our efforts to eliminate barriers to access, by bringing concerts directly to customers who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience these performances," L.A. County Library Director Skye Patrick said. "Hosting concerts at our libraries also helps to expand the definition of the library -- more than just a place to research and read, it can also be a gathering place and an event hub."
The following concerts are scheduled:
-July 22; Jason Arimoto at San Gabriel Library
-July 22; Wildwood Highway at South Whittier Library
-August 5; Upstream at El Monte Library
-August 9; Nichelle Monroe with Butterfly at La Verne Library
-August 12; Susie Hansen Latin Band at Carson Library
-August 19; Carol Bach y Rita at La Crescenta Library
-August 19; Cuicani at Temple City Library
-August 22; De'Anza at El Camino Library
-September 9; Carol Bach y Rita at Avalon Library
-September 9; Finger Dancers at Norwalk Library
-September 9; Aaron & Jane Music at Walnut Library
-September 16; City of Angels Saxophone Quartet at Agoura Hills Library
-September 16; Mariachi Espectacular at Lennox Library
-September 20; Nancy Sanchez at City Terrace Library
-September 23; Quattrosound at Culver City Julian Dixon Library
-September 23; Nancy Sanchez at Quartz Hill Library
-September 23; INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble at Rosemead Library
-September 27; De'Anza at Sorensen Library
-October 7; Upstream at East Rancho Dominguez Library
-October 14; El Haru Kuroi at West Covina Library
-October 25; Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band at Malibu Library