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Summer Nights at KCRW HQ with Y La Bamba


KCRW is throwing 3 Summer Nights parties at our HQ!
Doors are at 7:00pm 

KCRW DJ Valida will get the party started with her fun summer-time mix followed by a powerful live set by Y La Bamba, who blends danceable Latin polyrhythms with powerful vocals and dizzying grooves. Then the Dance Party really begins with  KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez, who will keep you moving ’til 11:00pm.

AND, if you want to catch our film screenings, happening right here in our courtyard theater — RSVP!!!

Blinded By The Light by 6pm
Good Boys at 10pm

  • Hungry? We will have LA’s favorite food trucks on-hand.
  • Thirsty? Our special summer cocktails will take care of that!
  • And attention all vinyl lovers – Beats Swap Meet will join us with a hand-selected vinyl pop-up shop – grab some of your favorite albums!
  • Please leave your lawn chairs, alcohol, blankets, pets and ice chests at home.
  • Service animals allowed only with current rabies certification
  • This is a standing room only event
  • No lining-up before 6pm
  • Questions? Please visit our FAQ or email [email protected]


Hey KCRW members, great news! We’ve scored some sweet members-only hook-ups for you! Just flash your valid Fringe Benefits card* to redeem. 
Not a member? Join today to enjoy these benefits and more all summer.
  • EARLY ENTRY – As a member, you get express entry into the party from 7:00pm–7:30pm through a members-only line. Enter through the main entrance at 1660 Stewart Street. You must be in line by 7:30 pm in order to take advantage of this perk.
  • CUT THE LINE – Feeling thirsty? Use the KCRW Member line at the bar! Be sure to have your Fringe Benefits card ready.
  • LYFT DISCOUNT – Enjoy 25% off your Lyft ride — coming or going — with a special code just for members (limited availability)
    Astro Fried Chicken & Doughnuts: Complimentary tater tots with an order
    Grilled Cheese Truck: Complimentary drink with a purchase of any specialty melt
    India Jones: Complimentary drink with an order

*If you don’t have your physical Fringe Benefits card, download the KCRW app, click on “My KCRW” and login. If you haven’t logged in before, use the email address you have on file with us and click forgot password to receive an email with login instructions. Need help? Contact [email protected].      

Getting There

    • Lyft is your KCRW Summer Nights ride. Order a Lyft ride, or take a Lyft scooter on your way home! KCRW Members, get an exclusive 25% off your Lyft ride – coming or going – with a special code just for you (not applicable to scooter rides). Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for your Lyft code and more member perks this week! Got your code and need help?: How to redeem a coupon in the Lyft app. Not a KCRW member?: Become a member now.

    • Ride the Expo Line to 26th St / Bergamot Station. It’s three blocks away (a 5 minute walk).

    • We encourage rideshare and carpooling. Drop off / pickup at 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica.

    • Big Blue Bus Route 5 stops at Olympic & Stewart which is only a block away from the new campus.

    • Limited street parking is available – please read all parking restriction signs carefully to avoid ticketing/towing.

Click here for KCRW’s full Summer Nights schedule