The event Southern California has been eagerly awaiting is finally here: the Free Concerts 6 Year Anniversary Party! At this soiree we guarantee that you will dance, drink and chat. We have made special arrangements with Chef Jet Tila's new hotspot, The Charleston, for a night you will not soon forget. Making a special appearance will be The Pac Men (formerly 80s Rewind), one of the best 80s bands on the West Coast. Whether you are new in town, or been here a while, you will make plenty of new friends at this party--and see old ones too.
The Pac Men are Southern California’s best 80s cover band. They perform all 80s music including dance, rock, pop, new wave, and R&B. It’s all about BIG SONGS, BIG HAIR, and BIG FUN. Their performance consists of high-energy hit songs, funny sketches, light/laser show, and a lot of glitter and laughter!
The Charleston is a Santa Monica restaurant and gastrolounge featuring live entertainment and Chef Jet Tila’s take on American comfort food expressed in a menu of shared plates. The multi-faceted venue is set in a lounge-style space with distinct 1930’s décor. Valet and street parking. Attire is trendy; 21 and over. Dinner reservations (www.charlestonla.com). Happy Hour 5-7 (menu).
ABOUT LOS ANGELES FREE CONCERTS
LAFC was founded by Rolando Marin in April of 2007 and has almost 9,500 members, making it "the largest live music meetup group in the world." In an interview with A.O. Lionel for the 6 Year Anniversary, Rolando had this to say about the early days of LAFC:
It was right after a divorce that I was searching for support groups and came across Meetup. I attended my first meetup and it was horrible...a divorce support group at a bar with no music and just a bunch of Debbie Downers. I decided then that I'd start something with life, music and no charge. I always attended the free concerts at California Plaza so naturally I went in that direction. Our first Meetup was at LACMA, an outdoor salsa concert with wine and appetizers. It was at hit and from there it just grew more and more. We've seen bands with the tiniest of followings to mega stars like Depeche Mode, from one person on a violin to full orchestra ensembles, from KC & the Sunshine Band to DJ Jason Bentley...just a ton of amazing local and international talent. Six years later I guess you can say I am not surprised at how much its grown. We are an amazing group of people (Organizers, Event Coordinators & Attendees). I'm so thankful that we exist.
NO SHOW POLICY
Members who fail to attend or cancel with less than 24 hours notice may be kicked out of LAFC.
Welcome to Downtown LA and LA Metro a dynamic phoenix-like stage, where so much is changing, growing, and re-inventing itself. 'A Downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles Metro Meetup' a newly revive social group that is about going out and experiencing Downtown's night life and other cultural events plus expanded to the entire Los Angeles Metro such as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica,Pacific Palisades, Long Beach, West Hollywood and etc... Whether it's the 'Historic Core', 'Art District', 'Little Tokyo', 'Skid Row' or the 'Financial District, it is about exploring all the bars, lounges, clubs, restaurants, and events in the downtown and Los Angeles Metro area on a regular basis.
Please note: this group places a strong emphasis on happy hours; late night adventures; as well as on good food; good music; and culture. It also greatly appreciates irreverent wit and humor, as well as other engaging character flaws.
Sometimes we will frequent upscale establishments. Other times we will hang out in Downtown's divest of dives. But most of the time it will be somewhere in between - this goes for the bars, restaurants, music, (but not the art). On the whole, this group is attracted to places and events that have a unique personality, provide great service, and/or simply express a genius in what they do.
A Downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles Metro Meetup exists in order to regularly get a group of people together in Downtown and in Los Angeles Metro as well, who need to blow off a little steam and have some fun. Nothing more, nothing less.
Check the calendar regularly because we will meet often, and on many occasions- on short notice. This is not a big formal thing - it is just a group of new friends, possibility of long term friendship too, meeting to go have a drink or two, catch a bite to eat, and/or attend some kind of culture/art/music event. Plus I included the outdoor activities like hiking, camping and walking by the beach or creating a healthy lifestyle like dancing, exercising and more...
So relax, have some fun, and join A Downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles Metro Meetup group.