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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Labor Day Weekend's TUNEFUL STUFF TO DO, including FREEBIES. Sep 3 2017 UPDATE

The big edition was published yesterday and it features all the September FESTIVALS from the Guide's huge database.

BUT, we realized we know about some good stuff that isn't in those other music calendars, and we didn't tell you about it. So (drum roll....) here's the Guide's lil' "extra" edition (sans newsboy yelling on the street corner). It's just for those other THINGS YOU CAN DO on Sunday and Monday of THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND (including some excellent FREEBIES!) So here ya go.


Sunday, Sep 3 is the 2nd annual "L.A. FLEET WEEK" with active US Navy vessels open to visitors in the harbor at San Pedro, Thu, Aug 31–Mon, Sep 4.
If you go, there's a concurrent...
* MUSIC FEST on SUNDAY aboard the Battleship Iowa, docked as a museum adjacent to the Cruise Ship Terminal, at 250 S Harbor Bl, San Pedro, CA 90731.
* The Iowa's music fest runs Noon-10:30 pm, with two stages on-board the ship and performances as follows:
* Port Stage:
12 pm - DJ
1:30 pm - Comedy & Magic
2 pm - Classic Rockers
3:30 pm - Military Band
* Delta Air Lines Stage Line Up:
5 pm - Mirage (Tribute to Fleetwood Mac)
6:30 pm - Dog & Butterfly (Heart Tribute)
7:30 pm - Wendy Leibman (Comedy)
7:45 pm - Shannon Rae
9 pm - Brent Payne
* Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately. No folding chairs, no coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. Donations for the continued operation of the floating museum are greatly appreciated.
* The Port's on-shore concert area opens at 9 am. The Delta Air Lines Stage area (aboard the Iowa) opens at 4:30 pm.
* Food trucks will be on-site adjacent to the Iowa and the ship's on-board "Sailor’s Bar" will sell beverages.
* Tix and info:
Sun, Sep 3:
11 am-6 pm FREE "End of Summer Luau" at the Marina Del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali way, marina Del Rey, CA 90292; 310-301-1000.
* This end-of-summer luau by the pool features DJs, spike punch, a pig roast, fresh poke, & more Hawaiian-inspired eats.
* It's FREE: "Complimentary Admission For Hotel and Non-Hotel Guests."

Sun, Sep 3:
5 pm FREE "Jimmy Buffet Tribute Concert" by Coastriders at La Canada Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Bl, La Canada , CA 91011

Sun, Sep 3:
7 pm FREE, the final concert of the season at Levitt Pavilion in memorial Park, Pasadena, brings the wonderful blueswoman BARBARA MORRISON (7-8:30 pm) on the main stage, with opener THE DEBRA DAVIS BAND (6-6:45 pm) on the Sidestage.
* A Levitt Favorite year after year, Barbara Morrison's performance is a big deal any time, especially when you can see her for free. Originally from Detroit, Barbara Morrison's twenty-year career as a performer and recording artist includes appearances worldwide with some of the greatest names in jazz:She has performed with artists such as; Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Collette, Joe Williams, Gerald Wiggins, Jimmy Witherspoon, Hank Crawford, Eddie Harris, Nancy Wilson, David T. Walker and Jimmy Smith. She has performed in such highly regarded venues as Carnegie Hall, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Bern Jazz Festival and the Playboy Jazz Festival.

Sun, Sep 3:
7 pm L.A. TRANSFER plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA; reservations by phone only, at 626-798-6236.
* Thery're billed as "the newest West Coast commentary on an East Coast legend -- Manhattan Transfer." Made up of 4 high caliber L.A. based vocalists from around North America, L.A. Transfer delivers the tradition of vocalese through Manhattan Transfer classics, as well as MT-style arrangements of 70s-00s pop hits.
* The vocalists include: Jenny Ing (Margo Rey Band, Brian Johnson, John Oates), Jason Maniscalco (Fame, Radio City, The Buddy Holly Story), Anne Walsh (multi-Grammy nominated, faculty at AMDA) and Jeff Bratz (America's Got Talent, Cabaret, The 39 Steps). Backed by an incredible trio including pianist Tom Zink (multi-Grammy nominated pianist/arranger, Yamaha artist), bassist Lyman Medeiros (Steve Tyrell Band, Michael Buble, faculty at MI) and drummer Chris Wabich (multi-Grammy nominated, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Mark Murphy).
* Tix, $20.

Sun, Sep 3:
10 pm-2 am FREE "Jazz Night" at the W Hollywood Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood, CA 90028; 323-798-1300.
* Catch vocalists from Hamilton, The Voice, and American Idol performing FREE at the hotel's live jazz night.
* It's an every Thu & Sun event with complimentary admission.

Mon, Sep 4:
Noon-10 pm Annual "NIGHTSHIFT LABOR DAY MUSIC FEST" returns "with a hot, all-day, party line-up," this year in Grand Park, 200 N Grand Av, downtown Los Angeles. Featuring Grace Potter, The Revolution, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Ozomatli, and Poncho Sanchez & The B-Side Players.
* The 2017 Labor Day Music Festival is hosted by Working Californians, one of the largest and most impactful public benefit charities in Los Angeles County, serving on the front lines for working families.
* Tix are $20, VIP tix $500, all at:

Mon, Sep 4:
2 pm FREE "Labor Day Music by the Sea" and a Harbor Cruise at Shoreline Village, 401 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, CA.
* The extremely limited seating is first come first served.
* Experience the picturesque waterfront setting on the Boardwalk at Shoreline Village while enjoying the funky, jazzy sounds of R&B jazz band Steel Rollin.
* After the free concert, you can board the 5:35 pm AquaBus to cruise around the bay. For just $1, the AquaBus is a great deal and fun way to experience the water. Open air seating--bring a jacket and exact change.

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