THIS SUMMER, JACCC PRESENTS FOUR, INTIMATE OUTDOOR CONCERTS INSIDE DOWNTOWN'S JAMES IRVINE JAPANESE GARDEN IN LITTLE TOKYO.

JULY 10: SHEILA GOVINDARAJAN FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER (CLICK FOR TICKETS)

JULY 10: SHEILA GOVINDARAJAN
FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER
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JULY 17: WONDEM EAST AFRICAN SOUL (CLICK FOR TICKETS)

JULY 17: WONDEM
EAST AFRICAN SOUL
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JULY 24: DWIGHT TRIBLE'S ALTERNATE ANGLES + CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS SPIRITUAL IMPROVISATIONS + SPACE COLLAGE HYBRID (CLICK FOR TICKETS)

JULY 24: DWIGHT TRIBLE'S ALTERNATE ANGLES + CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS
SPIRITUAL IMPROVISATIONS + SPACE COLLAGE HYBRID
(CLICK FOR TICKETS)

JULY 31: THE LONG LOST ROMANTIC LULLABIES (CLICK FOR TICKETS)

JULY 31: THE LONG LOST
ROMANTIC LULLABIES
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SUNDAYS: JULY 10 | JULY 17 | JULY 24 | JULY 31
$12 PRESALE, $15 DOOR | LIMITED ADMISSION | 5-9pm | 21+

Returning for its second season, the Little Tokyo Concert Series honors the intimate, outdoor and natural setting as an ideal environment to experience good music up close. With a diverse lineup of LA's hottest acts, each night will be a unique and exciting way to wrap your weekends. After selling out each concert last year, we are thrilled to bring this series back to Los Angeles with a fresh line-up, here in the heart of Little Tokyo.

Indulge in sake and soba bar for a taste of Little Tokyo. Visit and experience the magic hours of the summer in great company...

LITTLE TOKYO CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP


 

JULY 10: SHEILA GOVINDARAJAN

FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER - Sheila Govindarajan is an LA-based artist whose music reflects the multiplicity and richness of the worlds and times she travels. Growing up in a traditional South Indian family, Sheila has developed a style that synthesizes her deep roots with the beats, breaks, and rhythms of her polysonic LA upbringing. Singing in multiple languages, her unique approach to folk music continues to gain new fans as she carves a language of her own.

Listen: SHEILA GOVINDARAJAN

+ Dublab DJ SACRED spinning first hour and between sets. 

* Pop-up shop: sustainable botanical arrangements by Wendell Pascual.

$12 PRESALE, $15 DOOR | LIMITED ADMISSION | 5-9PM | 21+


 

JULY 17: WONDEM

EAST AFRICAN SOUL - On his debut Soundway Records release, Story distills his diverse background in soul, funk, jazz and folk idioms into his own unique and worldly voice. Borrowing from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya, this collection of East African-influenced music is a testament to Story’s decades of dedication to artistic excellence. 

“Wondem is a unique collection of songs inspired by my passion for and immersion into African music and culture over my career” says Story. “This body of work came about as I began to compose and arrange for Todd Simon's Ethio Cali, an emerging ethio-jazz ensemble in Los Angeles. Wondem means brother in Amharic and I felt a strong brotherly connection to Ethiopia during the process.” 

Listen: WONDEM

+ Dublab DJ FROSTY spinning first hour and between sets. 

* Pop-up shop: sustainable botanical arrangements by Wendell Pascual.

$12 PRESALE, $15 DOOR | LIMITED ADMISSION | 5-9PM | 21+


 

JULY 24:  DWIGHT TRIBLE'S ALTERNATE ANGLES + CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS

DWIGHT TRIBLE’S ALTERNATE ANGLES

SPIRITUAL IMPROVISATIONS - Alternate Angles is a highly creative, fully improvisational, depth exploration. The band, founded in January 2015, by acclaimed Spiritual Jazz Singer Dwight Trible, is currently finishing their debut full-length record. Experience primal, intuitive, expansive, vibrational, healing offerings that are as much Soul Music as they are Avant-Garde. Alternate Angles is Dwight Trible, Maia, Christopher Garcia, & Carlos Niño.

CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS

SPACE COLLAGE HYBRID - Carlos Gabriel Niño is an internationally celebrated producer, arranger, composer, musician, radio host, DJ, music consultant, writer, poet, and event organizer, based in his hometown of Woodland Hills, California. He has been an important force in the contemporary independent music scene since 1995. A prolific artist, Niño has been involved in the production of more than 100 records and has toured with various bands and as a DJ throughout Europe, Japan and the United States. Currently he leads his group Carlos Niño & Friends who are celebrating the release of Flutes, Echoes, It's All Happening! on Leaving Records. 

Listen: DWIGHT TRIBLE + CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS

+ Dublab DJ GIFTED & BLESSED (GB) spinning first hour and between sets. 

$12 PRESALE, $15 DOOR | LIMITED ADMISSION | 5-9PM | 21+


 

JULY 31: THE LONG LOST

ROMANTIC LULLABIES - Alfred and Laura Darlington are The Long Lost, hopeless romantics who make psychedelic lullabies for lovers and the lovelorn. Their self-titled debut record was released on Ninja Tune in 2009. Alfred also produces experimental electronic music as Daedelus, and Laura collaborates with artists such as Flying Lotus, yet as The Long Lost, they reveal a fondness for sad sounds and delicate melodies.

Listen: THE LONG LOST

+ Dublab DJ TEEBS spinning first hour and between sets. 

$12 PRESALE, $15 DOOR | LIMITED ADMISSION | 5-9PM | 21+


 

DUBLAB DJ'S EVERY SUNDAY

JULY 10: SACRED | JULY 17: FROSTY | JULY 24: GIFTED & BLESSED (GB) | JULY 31: TEEBS

dublab is a non-profit, online radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture. We have been broadcasting from Los Angeles since 1999. Our mission is to share freeform radio transmissions with an international audience. dublab’s programming has expanded to include production of art exhibits, films, events and record releases as well as affiliate stations in Germany (dublab.de), Japan (dublab.jp), and Spain (dublab.es).

Listen: DUBLAB


LOCATION

JAMES IRVINE JAPANESE GARDEN
(Japanese American Cultural & Community Center)
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

GARDEN ENTRANCE

The entrance to the garden is conveniently located on San Pedro Street between 2nd and 3rd streets. Look for the narrow walkway between the JACCC Center Building and the adjacent alley.

PARKING

Joe's Auto Parks/Sho Tokyo Garage
350 E 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

$10 parking. The entrance to Joe’s Auto Parks is on 2nd Street, walk across the JACCC plaza to the San Pedro Street garden entrance. 

*Street parking in Little Tokyo is also free on Sundays.


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