Grammy® Award-winning maverick Gary Clark Jr. channels his signature sound from the crossroads of rock ’n’ roll, blues, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, and punk. Clark’s new album This Land – his most accomplished to date – is a socially relevant and musically ambitious declaration that’s as unapologetic, undeniable, and unique as he is. It’s an embodiment of an ever-evolving sound that’s made him into a live music powerhouse and artistic force anointed by everyone from President Obama to Prince. A UK native of Ugandan heritage, Michael Kiwanuka was raised in north London and has risen to the top of the British charts with his blend of vintage soul, folk, and stone-cold grooves. With influences including Jimi Hendrix and Bill Withers, Michael will be celebrating the release of a new record, his first since 2016’s critically acclaimed Love & Hate.
Enhance your evening with a picnic dinner in one of the Bowl’s 14 beautiful picnic areas located around the Bowl. You can bring your own food or buy on site.
6:00pm: KCRW DJ Valida
8:00pm: KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe
KCRW comes to Cadence Park at FivePoint’s Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine for a brand new Summer Nights filled with music and storytelling! Join us for a night of dancing with KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe and Valida, a beer garden, and food trucks. Plus, hear audio screenings of KCRW podcasts, take storytelling workshops, and record your story in the StoryCorps Campsite!
Twilight on the Pier featuring Cornelius, StarRo & Taiko Project
Cornelius is the brainchild of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada. Cornelius’ live shows are known around the world for spectacular visuals (all perfectly synchronized to the performance), custom lighting that doesn’t simply augment the performance, but becomes another instrument within it, and a full band of equally talented and diverse players.
StarRo is Grammy nominated R&B producer Shinya Mizoguchi. His debut album released world wide in October 2016 and rose to the top of the charts in Japan.
Taiko Project continues to define a modern American style of taiko, blending traditional forms of an innovative and fresh aesthetic. Has performed and recorded with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and more!
Twilight on the Pier is a weekly music festival as iconic as the Pier itself. As the premier free outdoor music series in SoCal, now entering it’s 35th consecutive year, Twilight creates an expansive environment for concert goers and brings together a mix of classic-meets-contemporary artists sounds from around SoCal and the world. Featuring art installations, culinary offerings, beer garden, games, multiple stages, stand-up comedy, and more, Twilight on the Pier is an experience unlike any other.
The Thorn that Dreamed of Being a Flower or the Flower that Dreamed of Being a Dancer
Presented with the Fountain Theatre
Blending a respect for tradition with a contemporary vision, award-winning flamenco dancer Olga Pericet embarks on a personal journey, creating a world in which feminine and masculine, humor and drama appear in equal parts.
“Olga Pericet in a powerhouse performance…” – The New York Times