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Best Fall Concerts In Los Angeles 2013

August 1, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Hard Summer)

(credit: California Philharmonic)

(credit: California Philharmonic)

Some people travel great distances to attend a concert, which has the power to unite people from all over the world. Some of the best concerts coming to LA this fall include outdoor venues featuring hours of music you can enjoy while staring at the stars. These musical experiences will be sure to contribute to happy memories this fall for you and your family or special someone.

(credit: Hard Summer)

(credit: Hard Summer)

Hard Summer Music Festival

LA State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 441-8819
Aug. 3 and 4
www.hardsummer.com

For 12 back-to-back hours of the best electronic music you’ll ever hear in one place at one time, make the Hard Summer Music Festival your must-attend concert event of the season. Imagine 32 acres of grassy open land filled with the resonating sounds of artists like Crystal Castles, Bassnectar, Duck Sauce, 2 Chainz and Justice among dozens of other DJs and electronic artists. Tickets are $75 for a single-day pass to $139 for a two-day festival pass. Dance under the moonlit sky while listening to awesome music in a scenic place.

(credit: California Philharmonic)

(credit: California Philharmonic)

Festival on the Green

Santa Anita Race Track
285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 574-7223
Aug. 10 and Aug. 24
www.calphil.org

The California Philharmonic Festival on the Green concert series is a family-friendly concert that takes places on the green grass of the Santa Anita Race Track. With a beautiful view of the San Gabriel Mountains on the horizon, you’ll be able to enjoy lustrous live music from a world-class orchestra conducted by music director Victor Vener while picnicking on the lawn or indulging in gourmet food under a blanket of stars. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish to enjoy a handful of pre-concert activities including some live jazz music. You’ll be sure to find great seating options no matter your budget.

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(credit: LA County Fair)

End of the Summer Concert Series

Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 865-4320
Aug. 30 to Sept. 29
www.lacountyfair.com

Fairplex is home to the Los Angeles County Fair, said to be one of the largest in the world. Every year, the LA County Fair hosts an End of Summer Concert series featuring 20 nights of the biggest names in music and entertainment from pop music to monster trucks and daredevil stunts. Tickets range in price from $20 to $125 floor seats, but a limited amount of general admission tickets are given away for free at 3 p.m. on Rose Street of the fairgrounds on the day of the concerts. The 2013 concert lineup includes Trace Adkins and special guest Kellie Pickler, The Bangles, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys, Ke$ha, The Jacksons, Demi Lovato and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others.

Related: Best Venues To Catch Dinner And A Concert In Los Angeles

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(credit: Greek Theatre)

Fun.

The Greek Theatre
2700 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
Sept. 3 and 4
www.greektheatrela.com

This Grammy award-winning indie-pop band is coming to LA as part of its summer headline tour for its latest album “Most Nights.” The band won “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” during the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. This is definitely one of the best concerts to attend this fall in light of a partnership the group has in support of the equality for the LGBTQ community. A portion of all ticket sales from the tour will benefit The Alley Coalition, an organization that inspires creatives in music, art, fashion and entertainment to take action.

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(credit: cgkinla)

Vampire Weekend

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
Sept. 28
www.hollywoodbowl.com

Vampire Weekend is making a comeback with the release of its newest album “Modern Vampires of the City” after disbanding for a short period to pursue individual musical projects. Vampire Weekend is joined by Beirut, a band that blends modern American rock with traditional music from Europe. These indie-rock bands coupled with the largest outdoor amphitheater in the country makes this among the best fall concerts in LA to enjoy.

Related: Best Indie Rock Venues In LA

Niki Payne is a freelance writer covering all things Entertainment in Los Angeles. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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