Summer Music Series at the Original Farmers Market

The Gumbo Pot (Photo by Elise Thompson)

The Gumbo Pot (Photo by Elise Thompson)

We are all looking forward to a Rockabilly summer on the West Patio of the Original Farmers Market on any Thursday or Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. The West patio is where the warm-weather concerts go down, and have gone down, for years upon years. Of course, the free summer shows haven’t been around since the Third & Fairfax landmark took root at that fabled corner eight decades ago, but they’ve been around long enough where regulars show to stake out their favorite table an hour or two before the first note sounds.

And the notes will be some ultra fine ones this summer. Bobby Matos Afro-Cuban Jazz opens the tuneful run up on Thursday, May 29, while the Slim Jim Phantom Trio plays on Friday, May 30. The Elliot Caine Quintet, Sydney Weisman & the Wayne Peet Trio, Inca, and the Blue Hawaiians will visit the clocktowered destination during the months ahead.

Final date is Friday, Aug. 29, which is indeed the day leading up to Labor Day Weekend.
As with series of the past, Thursday nights’ll have a jazzy feel and Friday shows fall under the rubric of straight-up music, so count on some swing, some rock, some country.

What? Can you eat during the shows? Please. This is Farmers Market, where gumbo and burgers, and pasta dishes are available mere steps from your West Patio table. No, literally, mere steps. Count how many you take from your chair to the order line at Deano’s Pizza or the Gumbo Pot. The food is great, the bars are great, the people are great! Come on down !

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves.
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