Summer Music

Free Music Returns to the Original Farmers Market

Reggae, Latin jazz, and swing nights are all on the charming landmark's summer schedule.

Original Farmers Market

Possessing a bit of sway to your hips, a tap to your toe, or the tendency to bounce your head in a number of different directions?

You're probably already doing a bit of dancing while strolling the Original Farmers Market, a food-fab, drink-sweet, dessert-luscious landmark that has a sense of inherent musicality, even when no tunes are playing.

The market's offbeat musical moments might come from the whoosh of an ice cream machine, or the sizzle of a loaded grill, or the chimes, the cheerful vintage notes emitted by the property's famous clocktower.

But hips shall definitely sway and toes will totally tap, when a popular series of sound-filled evenings twirls back into the green-awning'd public market.

For the market's Thursday Night Summer Music Series will shine the brass and strums the strings starting on May 26, with a whole caboodle of cool acts coming up in the months ahead.

Those artists include Latin jazz from Louis Cruz Beltran on June 2, a vintage Hawaiian radio vibe from Hukilau Hotshots on June 16, and the swing-tastic sounds of Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys on July 21.

And starting it all off, on May 26? Fully Fullwood Celebrates Bob Marley has the sweet reggae tunes.

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The price for all the shows is free, the place is the market's West Patio, and while no advance reservation is necessary, arriving ahead of the 6 p.m. start time is recommended, if you'd to get a table or seat.

And delicious dinner options? They're all around, with the world-famous Gumbo Pot serving New Orleans fare just steps from the stage.

Do show with funds for food, treats, beer, and wine, and perhaps a light sweater, if the June Gloom settles in after night arrives at the fabled corner of Third & Fairfax.

As for Friday night rock 'n roll? That's happening, too, this summer; check the schedule, and the EB's Dance Party line-up, before you go.

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