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Free Concerts 6 Year Anniversary Party

  • May 23, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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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 except for us it has been extended to 8! (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.


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Members who fail to attend or cancel with less than 24 hours notice may be kicked out of LAFC.

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  • Bruce P.

    Fun! Good to see all of you! See u @ patrice Rushen concert...

    May 25, 2013

  • twee

    Fantastic

    May 24, 2013

  • Karen

    Had a great time. Fun people, good band, lotsa flashbacks to the 80's. I gotta go to more events!!

    May 24, 2013

  • Liz

    Another great event with this group!!! Glad I went!

    May 24, 2013

  • Jam

    Good fun! Great to meet new and veteran Free Concert members.

    May 24, 2013

  • Julia Richard L.

    Lionel thank you so much for organizing this. You are engaging and lovely! The band were great, hysterical and the energy level was high high! Kudos to all ages showing up and muckin in! Til the next time!

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Edu

    Sorry, could not make it after all

    May 23, 2013

  • Sebastian/Sohail

    What time does it end

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd hate to miss this great party, but I don't think I will br able to make it this time. Have fun!

    May 23, 2013

  • Boriana

    My work sent me to San Diego today unexpectedly! I'm sorry I won't be able to come. I just dragged myself back home.

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I will be there pretty late; probably after 9

    May 23, 2013

  • Mona81

    sorry for the short notice but i think i cant make it tonight

    May 23, 2013

  • Lionel

    No flakes tonight.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Dean H.

    I have to work at 7pm for a short time so I will be there as soon as I can.

    May 23, 2013

  • Lionel

    Did you know that Founder Rolando holds the record for events attended at 86? That's more than twice as many as the next person with 42. Guess who is No. 2?

    May 23, 2013

  • Marcus A.

    I can't make it early. What time do things start to heat-up?

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ... gotta work :/

    May 23, 2013

  • Lionel

    Did you know that in a couple weeks LA Free Concerts will reach 10,000 members? There are only 12 groups in the world in that select club.

    2 · May 23, 2013

  • Lionel

    Did you know that LA Free Concerts is the 2nd largest Meetup in Los Angeles? Only LA Hiking is larger... hmmm, both groups are in the "free activity business."

    2 · May 23, 2013

  • Omar S.

    I'm sorry, I won't be able to make it tonight. I thought I'd feel better by now. Have a great anniversary celebration.

    May 23, 2013

  • Mary

    :-( my daughter came home early from school vomiting...don't think i wil be able to come out tonight after all..really sorry guys...

    May 23, 2013

    • Lionel

      Hope she feels better & see you next time.

      May 23, 2013

  • Karen S.

    Sorry but going out tonight in the last two weeks of school was an awesome idea-not a reality. Forgive me for my hopefulness. P.S. I love LA Free Concerts. Happy Anniversary!

    May 23, 2013

  • Oullie

    Will swing by after work n make it for the band

    May 23, 2013

  • Svetlana M.

    Sorry... On a deadline... Will try to stop by later...

    May 23, 2013

  • ARMEN A.

    Thank you dear friends !
    You doing very good job for music lovers like me !!!

    May 23, 2013

  • Kate

    Hi

    May 22, 2013

  • Edu

    Hey! Tried to make a reservation and the website says there no more tables available Thursday eve. Any suggestions? (other than shooting myself...lol)

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Bruno

    Cant make it, unfortunately.

    May 22, 2013

  • Gisla

    Bittersweet. I'm performing again.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may be able to go later on but I'm not sure at this point.

    May 22, 2013

  • Sarah

    I have to be a "maybe" as I am relying on a friend.

    May 22, 2013

  • Rhon

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it!!

    May 21, 2013

  • Lisa

    Can't make it!

    May 21, 2013

  • Julia Richard L.

    80's huh... Right up my alley!

    May 1, 2013

    • Lionel

      No rainbow suspenders please.

      May 1, 2013

    • Julia Richard L.

      dammit, i had just wiped the cobwebs off those babies!

      1 · May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone since I wasn't able to find the group at the Getty Museum. No worries I still had a good time.

    May 21, 2013

  • Marjorie

    I have to work. Sorry. :(

    May 21, 2013

  • Lionel

    Did you know that according to Meetup Inc Los Angeles Free Concerts is the largest music group in the world?

    5 · May 21, 2013

  • Lionel

    LATE NIGHT DRINK SPECIALS

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will arrive closer to 830, maybe alone! Want to dance and make new friends. Love 80's music!!

    1 · May 20, 2013

    • Lionel

      Dance? Check. 80s music? Check. Make new friends? DOUBLE CHECK!!!

      1 · May 20, 2013

  • twee

    It's my home town . I will be there.

    May 20, 2013

  • Boriana

    First event with the group! Looking forward to it!

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Laura Ann T.

    OK I have a class in santa monica until 10 PM??

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to see you Ro ;)

    2 · May 17, 2013

  • josi la r.

    This is my first event with your group.

    May 14, 2013

  • Lionel

    EXTENDED
    HAPPY
    HOUR
    :-0

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Laila M.

    I would love to attend. I will be there . Actually it will be my first meeting and I love it.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Ofelia

    Congrats Rolando for keeping this group going so far is awesome !

    1 · May 1, 2013

    • Rolando

      Hey Lionel...when they say "Rolando" they also mean "Lionel" bc if wasn't for you this group would just be a free place for club promoters to spam. You're the reason the group today is Quality rather than quantity....even though 9470 is a huge membership.

      5 · May 3, 2013

    • Lionel

      You're very kind.

      May 8, 2013

  • Mary

    Yay, I can totally make this one! I can't believe you've ben around for six years?! And I've just found you now? Wow....

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • The Nappy N.

    Happy Anniversary!

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Josh

    Thank you for hosting!

    May 1, 2013

    • Lionel

      You you, Josh, anytime.

      May 1, 2013

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