The Skirball Cultural Center twenty-fifth anniversary season of the free summer concert series Sunset Concerts began on July 21, 2022. After virtual 2020 performances and an abridged 2021 season, this year marks a return to the full six-concert schedule and will feature both path-makers and bridge-builders from around the globe and here in Los Angeles. Presented since 1997 in the Skirball’s idyllic hillside courtyard, Sunset Concerts—sponsored by the Bilger Family—draws music fans of all ages from across greater LA and beyond.
The 2022 Sunset Concerts take place on Thursday evenings. The schedule is as follows: Mamak Khadem (July 21); Rocky Dawuni (July 28); Nefesh Mountain (August 4); Booker T. Jones (August 11); Ak Dan Gwang Chil (August 18); and Son Rompe Pera (August 25).
To expand the celebration of this milestone season of Sunset Concerts, the Skirball will be releasing the second season of Skirball Stages—a series of online concert films that give audiences a chance to experience last summer’s Sunset Concerts performances and watch exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews. Each Skirball Stages episode premieres at 8:00 pm on the Skirball’s YouTube channel as follows: Run River North (June 1); The Delirians (June 22); Extra Ancestral (July 13); and Quetzal (August 3).
The 2022 Sunset Concerts are presented free of charge, and an RSVP is required. RSVPs will open on June 9 at noon. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to eat, drink, shop, and enjoy complimentary admission to the exhibitions, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Currently on view are the exhibitions “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli,” and “Talking Back to Power: Projects by Aram Han Sifuentes.” Both exhibitions are on view through September 4 and will remain open on Sunset Concerts evenings until 10:00 pm.
In honor of “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli, special menu items including hot pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, rugelach, and black and white cookies will be available for purchase, along with a full bar, until 8:00 pm in the Founders Courtyard. Bar service and light snacks will also be available in the Taper Courtyard, where the concerts take place, until 10:00 pm. Guests may bring their own food, but no outside alcoholic beverages or chairs are permitted.
Audrey’s Museum Store will be open until 8:00 pm, offering merchandise inspired by the Skirball’s mission, values, and programming. Parking will be available on-site at the Skirball for $20 upon arrival or $15 if reserved in advance. Skirball Members can prepay online for only $5. Street parking is strictly prohibited.
For more information about Sunset Concerts and to RSVP, please visit https://www.skirball.org/