Venue: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza
Tickets start at $15.00
Summer Sounds is a casual and welcoming series of sunset concerts reflecting the global communities and diverse musical influences found in Southern California including Latin, pop/rock, R&B, hip-hop, and more. Grab your beach chairs and picnic blankets then join in on the fun with friends and family for this outdoor concert series!
The roots of Dengue Fever began in the late 1990s with a six-month trek through Southeast Asia. Returning to Los Angeles with a suitcase crammed full of Cambodian cassette tapes, keyboardist Ethan Holtzman reunited with his brother Zac, who had discovered the same music while working at a record store in San Francisco. Bonded over their love of vintage Cambodian rock, the brothers founded Dengue Fever in 2002 with saxophonist David Ralicke (Beck/Brazzaville), drummer Paul Dreux Smith, and bassist Senon Williams (Radar Brothers). Their search for the ideal chanteuse to complete their outfit led them to a Cambodian nightclub in Long Beach, CA, where after a short period of musical courtship, Chhom Nimol joined the band when she realized the guys shared a genuine passion for the music and culture of her homeland. That passion is a cross pollination of Khmer rock, garage rock, psychedelic rock and the British Invasion sound that has pushed the band to heights they could only dream. With band profiles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Mojo, Uncut, Magnet, Wired, NPR’s “Fresh Air”, Radio Australia, KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and World Café Live, Dengue Fever electrifies stages around the world, breaking down musical barriers along the way!
Seating Info & Safety Precautions:
All patrons must have a ticket and location is first come first served. Concert goers should plan to bring their own folding chairs as these will not be provided by the Center. Refreshments will be available to purchase courtesy of George’s Café. Concert goers are welcome to bring their own refreshments, however outside alcohol, glass containers, tables, barbecues, and food preparation will not be permitted on the Plaza. The Plaza can get chilly with occasional strong breezes. Please bring a warm sweater or jacket to ensure maximum comfort during the performance.
Hand sanitizer stations will be accessible throughout the Plaza.
Masks are encouraged, but not required.