Posts Tagged ‘music’
A Private Hollywood Tour Treat
Beginning tonight the Hollywood Highland Center again hosts its summer wine and jazz festival each Tuesday evening at 7pm. Through August you have a chance to drop in for some excellent and diverse jazz music starting tonight with the Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra. With $2 parking, free jazz music and inexpensive wine (all proceeds go to Project Angel Food) why wouldn’t you make Tuesday night jazz a regular part of your summer schedule? Los Angeles offers so many wonderful activities days and nights throughout the summer but this particular event in the heart of Hollywood pleases the music loving crowd on many levels. Music, wine, a beautiful location and a wonderful charity to support — that’s why we will guide our private Los Angeles tour guests here as the evening begins to experience this musical event before we head over to the Sunset Strip and on to Beverly Hills.
After a Los Angeles Tour – Outdoor Movie
Street Food Cinema is an ongoing summer event that is a combination picnic, foodie festival catered by a fleet of selected Los Angeles food trucks, a rock concert and a film screening. Every Saturday night through September, generally at Exposition Park near the Los Angeles Coliseum, thousands of Los Angeles food, film and music lovers will enjoy a dramatic downtown celebration of good eats, good tunes and a fun movie every weekend. Check the schedule to learn which movie is to be screened and which band the Viper Room will be presenting as well as which food trucks will be serving. We have seen this lively crowd with our private Los Angeles tour guests when we are exploring downtown near the museums and the University of Southern California. The revelers enjoy their meals and the rock ‘n roll music while waiting for the movie to start.
This week the film will be RISKY BUSINESS starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay and the band will be BRYCE SODERBURG & THE 2ND WHEEL. Picnicking starts at 5:30, the band plays at 6:30, a Risky Business dance contest is to be held at 8:00 and the movie screens at 8:30ish (sunset).
Fly Right to the Concert
It’s tax day and surely you have sent in the paperwork to the various tax agencies and collected your refunds, right? Now you are wondering what to do with the loads of extra cash burning a hole in your pocket. Here’s an idea. Tickets for the Rolling Stones 50 Years and Counting launch concert in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on May 2nd go on sale at 10:00 a.m. today. We hope we are not too late letting you know about this. An even more impressive idea. Let us fly you by private luxury helicopter to a landing pad atop a building adjacent to the Staples Center. This private Los Angeles helicopter tour allows you to skip all the traffic and get a birdseye view of the city as it prepares to greet the Stones on this historic concert tour.
The Stones will return to the Los Angeles area on May 15th for a concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Contact us about a helicopter tour to the concert.
Vicente Fernandez Plays the Staples Center in Los Angeles
Right across the street from the Grammy Museum, where musicians are honored, one of the most honored of Spanish-singing artists will pack the Staples Center tomorrow night, March 24th (7:00 p.m.). For more than 50 years this King of Ranchera Music has thrilled and moved audiences around the world. Arising from humble beginnings in Mexico, good fortune and his amazing talent allowed Vicente to perform in front of audiences on stage, on television and in the movies. He is still a devoted stage performer even after 35 years on the trail, more than 50 albums and 30 movies later. He might possibly represent the last of the great ranchera singers so take this opportunity to purchase tickets and attend this show. We often conduct private Los Angeles tours in Spanish (with a translator) for guests from the many Spanish-speaking countries all over the world. We will certainly suggest to any Mexican music aficionados sightseeing with us that they not miss this opportunity to listen live to Vicente Fernandez – Chente!
Vicente Fernandez’ greatest hit is Volver, Volver and we have linked an old video for you to watch right here:
Visitors to Los Angeles enjoying a private custom luxury tour with us through downtown are awestruck by the beauty and convenience of our Music Center. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum and the Ahmanson Theater are all connected within a wonderful central plaza and are just across the street from the magnificent Disney Concert Hall. Since 1967 the Los Angeles Music Center has entertained, inspired and moved millions of theater, ballet, music and opera lovers in southern California.
The Ahmanson Theater has the largest theater subscriber base in California. Hosting a season of major theatrical productions every year the best of Broadway comes here as well as original west coast theater destined for the Great White Way. Currently playing at the Ahmanson Theater is the musical BACKBEAT, a loving look at the Beatles when they were five people (John, Paul, George, Pete and Stu) and just getting started. Get your tickets now for an evening of music you never tire of, know all the words to and enjoy tapping your toes to the backbeat. The production runs through March 1st.
Someone out there knows how much we appreciate photography. It is a vital part of our business. We all carry high end digital SLR cameras with us at all times to photograph our private luxury tour guests and our tour routes through Hollywood and Beverly Hills. We recently received an email with a number of old Los Angeles photographs including this one of the Melody Room taken back in 1956. A jazz bar back then though when you stand in this same spot today and look over you will see the infamous Viper Room. This part of the Sunset Strip has significantly changed in many ways but as you can see the overall shape is still recognizable. You can’t say that for the cars. This was not Cadillac’s best year.
Every great city has its great music venues and the Wiltern Theater in mid-town Los Angeles is one of those great venues. Located on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue this auditorium seats from 1800 – 2300 concertgoers depending on the chosen seating configuration. Smaller than the Staples Center but larger than the El Rey this is a fine place to listen to modern music as bands visit Los Angeles. For you architecture lovers, the theater was built in 1931 in the art deco style of the time and fronting the main street of Los Angeles (Wilshire Boulevard) was part of a look and style that was dominating the great boulevard at the time. As we drive by with our guests on a private luxury tour of Los Angeles heading from a downtown hotel to Hollywood and Beverly Hills we check out the marquee on the theater to see who is going to be playing in the near future. Operated by Live Nation you can be certain that a wide variety of musical artists will play the great stage.
Looking for something wild and crazy to do to get your blood pumping this Friday (January 11th)? We will be urging our private luxury tour guests to get their tickets to see SUM 41 at the House of Blues (show starts at 8:00 p.m.) Our guests are generally with us sightseeing. They want to see Hollywood and Beverly Hills, maybe downtown Los Angeles, even Venice Beach and Malibu. But they always ask about fun things to do. The music lovers with us get to hear about the SUM 41 tour “Does This Look Infected?” What we especially love are custom music tours to visit studios, Guitar Center and Rock Walk, pass by all the great Hollywood clubs, see homes of celebrity musicians and note locations where scandalous behavior occurred. Los Angeles is all about music history and we can tell the stories. Or, we can just drop you off at a concert venue and you can hear for yourself.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of the rock group Heart just received their recording star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now they can begin planning to attend another ceremony here in Los Angeles honoring their contribution to music, this one on April 18th — induction to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame along with Rush, Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Lou Adler, Quincy Jones and Albert King. This rare woman-fronted rock ‘n roll group has had us singing Crazy on You since 1976. With more than 30 million albums sold they truly deserve enshrinement with all the other rock legends. If you plan on being in Los Angeles at any time we can customize a rock ‘n roll private luxury tour for you and visit celebrity homes, the Rockwalk, the Walk of Fame, famous recording studios, bars, clubs and hotels where music history has been made. We will take you through Hollywood, Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles to show you where it all happened and where it continues to happen. If music is your thing, Los Angeles is a sightseeing wonderland and a tour here is something you should plan to do.
There’s plenty of Christmas-themed entertainment happening around Los Angeles this season so we want to suggest something a little different. Our friends of Groovelily (Valerie and Brendan) are producing five (5) shows at the Lillian Theater on Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, this coming weekend and next. A LITTLE MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Their music and lyrics are delightful — handclapping and singalong quality music — in an intimate and convenient venue. We strongly urge you to check them out.
For a quick sample and an entree to other wonderful videos they have provided on their YouTube channel, check out this overture to A LITTLE MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.
As a private tour company we are automatically plugged in to events and happenings around Los Angeles and always mindful of what our private luxury tour guests might want to do when they are finished sightseeing with us through downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and even up to Malibu. We like to make quality suggestions for our guests and Groovelily’s A LITTLE MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM certainly fits that description.
A LITTLE MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
December 8, 9, 14, 15
1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood