Free Concerts and Musical Performances
Amoeba Record Store - Alternative music, several days per week, usually in the evening. [Hollywood]
Pershing Square - various free performances and concerts held at lunchtime on weekdays, plus events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. [Downtown L.A.]
L.A. Live - Summer in the City events in Microsoft Square include Dark Nights at L.A. LIVE free live music, art exhibits and street performers, plus discounts at participating restaurants. [Downtown L.A.]
Grand Performances - free performing arts programs and performances at California Plaza (near Disney Hall). [Downtown L.A.]
Music at L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) - offers three free concerts per week during the summer: Jazz at LACMA on Friday evenings (through ) features some of L.A.'s finest jazz musicians; On Saturdays () Latin Sounds offers music from Latin America; Sundays Live presents emerging artists from all over the world. [Miracle Mile]
Friday Night Music - at Farmers Market, which is adjacent to The Grove shopping district. Friday nights through August 28, 2015. [Farmers Market / Grove]
Concerts on Cañon - Cañon Summer Concert Series features Jazz, Big Band and other music, including popular local bands. Thursdays at 6PM and 715PM, from June 4 to September 3, 2015. [Beverly Hills]
Culver City's Boulevard Music Summer Festival - Six free concerts on Thursdays, from July 9 to August 13, 2015. Performances of various styles of music are held in the courtyard at City Hall in Culver City. [Culver City near Sony Studios]
Twighlight Concerts - at the Santa Monica Pier are on Thursday evenings, July 9 through September 10, 2015. [Santa Monica]
Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena - Fifty free concerts, Thursdays through Sundays, June 14 to September 20, 2015. In addition to concerts you will find plus a food court, vendors, street performers and more. The Metro Gold Line train stops at Memorial Park where the concerts are held. [Pasadena]
Saturday Night Music - every Saturday Night in August, at One Colorado shopping center. [Pasadena]
Music by the Sea - free performances overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Every Sunday in June. [San Pedro].
Live at Fingerprints - live in-store performances at Fingerprints Records. [Long Beach]
Summer Concerts - Shoreline Village. [Long Beach]
Andy's Free Concert Calender for Southern California - huge list of free concerts organized by genre and by month, along with many more related links.
Free Comedy Shows - A list of free live comedy shows in Los Angeles. [Citywide].
Shakespeare by the Sea - Free presentations of Shakespeare plays "As You Like It" and "The Tempest." Performances are at various locations throughout Los Angeles, including Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Torrance and many more. Summertime only. Runs for 8 weeks starting June 18, 2015 for the show's 18th anniversary. [Citywide].
Silver Lake Picture Show - Free outdoor film screening, at Sunset Triangle Plaza. Twice per month on Wednesdays, during the summer. June 25 through September 17, 2015. [Silver Lake, between Hollywood and downtown LA].