Tucked at the base of Mt. Baldy, in Los Angeles County, amidst shady tree-lined streets in a picture-perfect college town, sits the city of Claremont, California, located between the 10 and 210 freeways. Offering a variety of concerts in different venues, their annual outdoor summer concert series stretches from late spring through fall. For information on city sponsored events try their website at ci.claremont.ca.us or call the contact numbers listed below.
May through September, “Friday Nights Live” is back! Every Friday night 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. two live bands perform free, in the Claremont Village. For the long list of scheduled artists and locations contact the Claremont Human Services Department at (909) 399-5490, or try the website above.
In July the “Claremont Club” offers free concerts every Wednesday evening 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. around their Olympic pool, with a different live band each week. Family fun for club members and their guests, with a bouncer for the kids and an optional BBQ dinner. Go to their website at claremontclub.com or, to reserve a member’s table call (909) 625-6791.
In July the “Children’s Concert Series” takes place every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. In years past there’s been a variety of children’s music, dance and theater, musical instruments “petting zoo”, crafts, games, and snack-food concessions. Your kids will delight in a different show every week and is a free Claremont concert-in-the-park series event. Come early with your picnic blanket and dinner to the open stage area at Memorial Park on Indian Hill Blvd. No dogs or alcohol are allowed in city parks, and for additional information try the website above or call (909) 399-5490.
July through September, the annual Claremont “Monday Night Concert Series” continues on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The public is invited to this free concert-in-the-park series located at Memorial Park on Indian Hill Blvd. The entertainment is free and includes a diverse line-up of musical groups from Classical to Country, Latin, and Reggae to Dixieland Jazz. Concession foods such as hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos, ice cream, popcorn and other snack foods will be available for purchase at the park, or bring your own picnic dinner and lawn chairs. No dogs or alcohol are allowed in city parks, for more information go to the web address listed above or call (909) 399-5490.
In September and October the “Depot Jazz Series” on Friday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. keeps concert-goers on their musical journey into the Claremont Village, once the summer concerts-in-the-park wind down. With a different style of jazz featured each week, this month-long event takes place at the Claremont Depot Transit Center located at 200 W. First Street. For more information visit the city of Claremont web site listed above, or call (909) 399-5490.
Claremont’s five family-friendly free concert venues for you to sample every year, and if you’d like information on concerts offered through the Claremont Colleges during the school year (fall through spring) visit their website at collegescalendar.org/index.cfm for your year-round musical concert enjoyment.