The City of West Hollywood is keeping it virtual for the summer with its WeHo Sounds 2021 Free Virtual Concert Series. Concerts will take place on the third Friday of each month from June through September on a livestream platform to tune-in from anywhere. Visit www.weho.org/wehosounds for a full schedule, links to concerts, and more details.
The virtual series will kick-off on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 6 p.m. with Ryan Porter & Friends. Los Angeles native trombonist Ryan Porter has released four self-titled albums, and has played and recorded with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, as well as Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, and a host of other incredible West Coast Musicians.
A young group from Hollywood, California, Crawford will perform on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6 p.m. Born out of a group of friends who met at Musicians Institute, Crawford aims to bring people together through recorded music, live performance, and community-building. They list one of their greatest achievements as Spill The Tea, a monthly get together they produced where a vibrant community is created through music and art.
Grammy award-winning pianist, John Beasley performs with his 4Tet on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 6 p.m. Beasley has performed with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Chaka Khan, Queen Latifah, and Dianne Reeves, to name a few. As a recording artist he has a dozen albums, and also works on film and TV projects, including blockbuster projects 1917, Finding Nemo, Skyfall and Spectre.
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6 p.m. will feature BuyepongoBuyepongo. With deep roots in South and Central America, Buyepongo draw heavily from the Latino and Afro-Indigenous musical culture. Taking their cues from traditional roots music of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, Buyepongo creates a very vibrant polyrhythmic sound by seamlessly fusing merengue, punta, cumbia, and more.
The City of West Hollywood’s 2020-2021 WeHo Sounds Free Virtual Concert Series is organized by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.
For additional information about the performers and to view the series, please visit www.weho.org/wehosounds.
The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division delivers a broad array of arts programs including: Art on the Outside (temporary public art), City Poet Laureate, Drag Queen Story Hour, Free Theatre in the Parks, Grants, Holiday Programming, Human Rights Speaker Series, Library Exhibits, National Poetry Month, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, Summer Sounds + Winter Sounds, Urban Art (permanent public art), and WeHo Reads.
For more information about WeHo Sounds 2021, please contact Joy Tribble, City of West Hollywood Arts Technician, at (323) 848-6360 or at [email protected]. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.