The Skirball Cultural Center hosts the return of live, in-person concerts, with the 24th season of the free summertime live music series, Sunset Concerts.
It kicked off on August 5, 2021. This year’s lineup features both veteran and rising talents of the LA music scene who amplify the Skirball’s values to pursue justice, build community, show kindness, and honor memory. Hailing from all corners of Los Angeles and drawing influences from a variety of styles including son jarocho, ska, Afrobeat, and indie rock, the ensembles form a cross-section of the LA cultural fabric.
Presented since 1997 in the Skirball’s idyllic hillside courtyard, Sunset Concerts – now sponsored by the Bilger Family – draws music fans of all ages from across greater LA and beyond.
The 2021 Sunset Concerts schedule is as follows: Quetzal (August 5); Run River North (August 12); The Delirians (August 19); and Extra Ancestral (August 26).
“We are extremely delighted to welcome back audiences through the power of live music to once again gather as a community in the Skirball’s outdoor courtyard,” says Jen Maxcy, Director of Programs. “We are especially honored to present four of LA’s most sought after and influential bands – artists who fuse their own cultural backgrounds with the unique flavor of Los Angeles – who are also passionate about the intersection of music and platforms for change. This moment is the perfect time to amplify the music of our own city and to celebrate part of what makes Los Angeles so special – that we embrace musical influences from all over the world, and support artistic communities.”
The 2021 Sunset Concerts are presented free of charge, and an RSVP is required. As the guidance from the County of Los Angeles is rapidly changing, information on social distancing and/or mask requirements will be clarified closer to the beginning of the series. For updated information about safety protocols, please visit:
Visitors are invited to arrive early to savor delicious food and drinks in the Skirball’s stunning Taper Courtyard. Guests may also bring their own food. No outside alcoholic beverages or chairs are permitted. Parking will be available on-site at the Skirball for $10 with advance purchase or $20 upon arrival.
For more information about Sunset Concerts and to RSVP, please visit