July 4th is a much loved and celebrated historical day for the United States. With the Continental Congress securing our nation’s freedom from Great Britain by creating the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Americans have been celebrating this glorious achievement for centuries. From multi million dollar firework presentations to patriotic festivals to red, white and blue cocktails to backyard BBQs, this year will be even better than the last. And if you live in Los Angeles, outdoor concerts will be on the agenda. Whether you’re looking for some rock n roll, classical or a musical mashup to enjoy with your festivities, these five are your best bet for a spectacular good time.
2700 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 8pmGranted, Bryan Adams is in fact a Canadian, but without this friendly neighbor the good ‘ol USA wouldn’t be the same. With a legendary career, what better way to take in a show and the holiday then by rocking out to those 80’s hits we Americans have loved for decades. Ring in the 4th with summer anthems and classics like “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Summer of 69,” “Run to You,” “Heaven,” “Straight from the Heart,” “Somebody” and many more. This is a one night only event at the celebrated Greek Theatre in Hollywood, so make sure not to miss it!
Chicago and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra – July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
2301 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068
July 2- 4, 2016 at 7:30pmYou can’t get any more L.A. than seeing a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, right?. But, this 4th of July the famed and legendary Hollywood Bowl pulls out all the patriotic stops as the legendary, Grammy winning band Chicago performs with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In addition, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West (a select group of professional Airmen-musicians) will play tribute to this great country of ours. And of course there will be an impressive fireworks display to end the evening. The Hollywood Bowl is known for their incredible fireworks displays, so it’ll be a fun night for the whole family and kids.
July 4th Fireworks Festival in Studio City
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave.
Studio City, Los Angeles
July 4, 2016 from 5:00pm – 9:30 pm, gates open at 4:30 pmThe annual Fireworks Festival in the back lot at CBS Studios has been confirmed and is a definite must visit! Tons of family fun and entertainment will once again commence this July 4th with day long festivities and things to take part in, including delicious food, a car show, local business expos, magicians, pirates, spectacular fireworks and of course, live entertainment. This year, there will be an Elvis impersonator performing all the classic Elvis hits, which is a guaranteed good time no matter how old or young you are. Provisions are available, but there are places to picnic should you bring your own. The entrance price is just $10 for kids under 10 and adults pricing begins at $20 with VIP options and rooftop viewing as well.
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
July 3, 2016 at 6pmGum chewing, right-wing lunatic and multi-platinum artist Ted Nugent is coming to Los Angeles this Independence Day and oh what a show it will be. The singer has been touring southern counties across the U.S., but has taken a sidestep to the far west and will be rockin’ out in Beverly Hills on the eve of the 4th of July at the Saban Theatre. Performing songs like Stranglehold, Cat Scratch Fever, Great White Buffalo, fans of Nugent know he’s as passionate about his rock n roll as he is about being an American, so you’ll be in for quite a show. Make sure to wear your trucker caps, camo gear and red, white and blue to get ready for the fireworks and the terrific show.
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
July 5, 2016 at 8pmAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will be taking it down a few notches this 4th of July (5th of July, actually) by ditching the glitz and notorious on stage antics and offering a more up-close-and-personal performance. OUT ON A LIMB is Tyler’s journey through his life of music before and after fame. Peppered with personal stories, Tyler’s intimate concert is a once and a lifetime encounter with a legend who is proud of his heritage, his family and his country.