Celebrate Black Music Month with Summer Sounds on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the return of their highly anticipated Summer Sounds concert series on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza on Fridays throughout the months of June and July. Featuring a line-up of Southern California’s most eclectic artists and DJs, audiences can spend the warm summer nights alongside family and friends supporting local artists at this free, all-ages event. From salsa to soul, and everything in between, their line-up promises a musical journey that caters to every taste.

Throughout the Center continues celebrating Black Music Month, showcasing the immense talent and cultural contributions of Black artists. Experience the rich diversity, influence and creativity of Black musicians and be inspired by their dynamic performances.

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South Side Symphony

All events are free with the new Plaza Pass and will take place on Friday evenings July 12-26 from 6:30-9 p.m.

Plaza Pass is a free digital pass for individuals over 18 years old to access free events on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. No additional tickets or RSVPs are required. Just pull up your Plaza Pass from your Apple Wallet or Google Wallet when you arrive at the entrance, and their ushers will scan you in. Sign up once and gain access to tons of concerts, dance classes and cultural festivals all year long.

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Enjoying the music

This is a casual outdoor concert in an open plaza with limited seating. Don’t forget to grab your lawn chairs, blankets and sweaters to enjoy the show comfortably. Seating location is unassigned and first come, first served.

Indulge your taste buds with delicious offerings from local food trucks and their outdoor restaurant George’s Café, serving up a variety of dinner and drink options from gourmet bites to refreshing beverages. Guests are also welcome to pack picnic baskets with their favorite snacks and refreshments, however no outside alcohol, glass containers, tables, barbecues and food preparation are permitted on the Plaza.

Summer Sounds 2024 Lineup:

Undecided Future on Friday, July 12

Undecided Future – July 12

Based in Southern California, Undecided Future is a revolutionary Pop-Soul group re-paving the way for live entertainment. With their musical influences ranging across the board, UF puts on a show like no other. Gaining the trust and knowledge from many people in the industry, UF has worked with some of the greats, including Jason Derulo, Dr. Dre and Dem Jointz.

Maria Sanchez & The Midnight Groove on Friday, July 19

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Maria Sanchez & The Midnight Groove – July 19

Maria Sanchez, also known as Groovy MS, is a Chicana artist from Riverside, Calif. Her sound perfectly encapsulates “That Soulful Love Type of Music” with a blend of her favorite genres: oldies, soul and funk. Through her music as a singer-songwriter, she aims to create a sense of tranquility and nostalgia that allows one to reminisce. In late 2022, Sanche formed her live band, The Midnight Groove, which consists of the following talented musicians: Jasmine Sanchez (vocals), Esteban Reynaga (guitar), Robert Acosta (drums), Vincent Stevens (bass) and Jacob Sahagun (keys).

Tropa Magica on Friday, July 26

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Tropa Magica – July 26

Invigorating, brilliant and charismatic are just a slew of the adjectives used to describe Tropa Magica. “The East L.A. duo made a name for themselves by combining alternative, grunge and psychedelic rock with cumbia,” said Spin magazine. In late 2019, brothers David and Rene Pacheco self-released a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl EP titled Smells Like Cumbia, featuring cumbia renditions of Nirvana songs.

Summer Sounds 2024: Segerstrom Center for the Arts,

Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, Friday evenings throughout June & July, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Free with Plaza Pass.

For tickets, go to www.scfta.org, or purchase in person at The Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, or call 714.556.2878. For Group sales, call 714.755.0236.


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