Marking twenty-five extraordinary years, this milestone season of Sunset Concerts brings an eclectic lineup of path-makers and bridge-builders from around the world to Los Angeles. Join us this summer to sing, dance, and celebrate music’s unique power to bring people together and forge cultural bonds.

Arrive early to eat, drink, shop, and enjoy complimentary access to the exhibitions!

Limited timed-entry tickets to The Jewish Deli, Talking Back to Power, and Visions and Values will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; last entry 9:30 pm.

Schedule: Mamak Khadem (July 21), Rocky Dawuni (July 28), Nefesh Mountain (August 4), Booker T. Jones (August 11), ADG7 (August 18), Son Rompe Pera (August 25).

All concerts begin at 8:00 pm (with doors opening at 6:30 pm)
FREE | Advance reservations required
Parking: $20 upon arrival | $15 with advance purchase | $5 for Members with advance purchase

Street parking strictly prohibited

Know Before You Go!

Get the most out of your Sunset Concerts experience by reviewing these frequently asked questions before you arrive.

Sponsors

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball are generously sponsored by:

The Bilger Family

The 2022 Sunset Concerts season is made possible in part by additional support from:
 

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  • Photo of Mamak Khadem standing in front of a pink wall looking away from the camera

    Mamak Khadem

    Feat. KCRW DJ SiLVA

    Thursday, July 21, 8:00 pm (doors and galleries open at 6:30 pm)

    FREE; Reservations required

    The Skirball welcomes back Iranian American singer Mamak Khadem to kick off the twenty-fifth Sunset Concerts season! Khadem’s striking blend of classical Persian style and diverse contemporary influences traverses musical traditions from Iran to Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean in search of shared humanity. Khadem will present songs from her latest album Remembrance with a hybrid ensemble under the musical direction of cellist and composer Chris Votek combining the Western string quartet with traditional Persian instruments. 

    Plus, go behind the music for an intimate pre-concert presentation from 6:45 to 7:15 pm with Khadem, Rumi scholar and author Omid Arabian, and celebrated Iranian filmmaker Sam Javadi, who directed three music videos from Khadem’s new album, Remembrance.

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  • Photo of Rocky Dawuni wearing a white suit and dancing in front of a door. His arms are outstretched and brown leaves are falling around him.

    Rocky Dawuni

    Feat. KCRW DJ Francesca Harding

    Thursday, July 28, 8:00 pm (doors and galleries open at 6:30 pm)

    FREE; Advance reservations to this program are no longer available. Limited walk-up tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows.

    Musician and activist Rocky Dawuni—who calls both Los Angeles and Ghana home—has become a local favorite for his infectious, feel-good reggae tunes and globe-spanning “Afro roots” sound.

    Dawuni has shared stages with artists including Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, and John Legend, and received a 2022 Grammy nomination for Best Global Music Album. Through his music and advocacy, he fights for climate justice, champions social causes, and unites generations and cultures.
     

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  • Photo of the band Nefesh standing outside on a hilltop playing their instruments

    Nefesh Mountain

    Feat. Dublab DJ Lady C

    Thursday, August 4, 8:00 pm (doors and galleries open at 6:30 pm)

    FREE; Reservations required

    Through klezmer melodies and Hebrew refrains, the boundary-pushing bluegrass Americana band Nefesh Mountain shares the beauty of Jewish culture with the world.

    Their most recent album, Songs for the Sparrows, was inspired by a life-changing trip to Poland and Ukraine, where band leaders Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg’s families emigrated from. Exploring a range of experiences from an Eastern European Jewish perspective, Nefesh Mountain uses music to tell stories of humanity with what has been called “old soul wisdom.”
     

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  • Photo of Booker T. Jones sitting in an armchair and smiling at the camera

    Booker T. Jones

    Feat. Dublab DJ Psychedelic Stax

    Thursday, August 11, 8:00 pm (doors and galleries open at 6:30 pm)

    FREE; Advance reservations to this program are no longer available. Limited walk-up tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows.

    Groundbreaking soul and R&B artist Booker T. Jones occupies an important place in the history of American music. At age seventeen, he fronted the seminal Memphis soul band Booker T. and the M.G.’s—a rare integrated group of musicians that served as the house band for Stax Records, working with the likes of Otis Redding, Bill Withers, and Wilson Pickett. Join Jones through a “Stax Revue” of iconic songs that illuminate an extraordinary career spanning nearly sixty years.
     

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  • ADG7 band members standing against a blank wall. Three members have colorful clothing, hats, and fans and the other members are standing behind them in gray holding instruments

    ADG7

    Feat. Dublab DJ Boba Bear and Woori Sori

    Thursday, August 18, 8:00 pm (doors and galleries open at 6:30 pm)

    FREE; Reservations required

    Stunning audiences with their “candy-colored costumes and bouncy, upbeat, often swinging songs” (New York Times), South Korea–based ensemble ADG7 connects shamanic ritual music and beloved folk songs of the Hwanghae region to the contemporary sounds and influences of pop.

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  • The members of Son Rompe Pera standing in an alleyway looking at the camera

    Son Rompe Pera

    Feat. Los Jornaleros del Norte and KCRW DJ José Galván

    Thursday, August 25, 8:00 pm (doors and galleries open at 6:30 pm)

    FREE; Advance reservations to this program are no longer available. Limited walk-up tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows.

    Founding Son Rompe Pera members Kacho, Kilos, and Mongo Gama add their own grunge and rock sensibility to the marimba they first played alongside their father while growing up in the deep outskirts of Mexico City.

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