Brand Library Announces Summer Concert Plaza Series

The 2021 Brand Library Plaza Series will consist of five outdoor concerts, which will take place at Brand Library through Sept. 24. These concerts are free and are on Friday evenings at 7 p.m., and will feature music groups from Southern California and beyond. Seating is not provided; visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and picnic on the grassy hillsides in Brand Park. Performances run approximately 60 – 90 minutes without intermission. The concerts are sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission through funding from the Urban Art Program, with support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, Glendale Community Services and Parks, and the Brand Associates.

Sept. 24Reckless Night Ensemble Their performances blend multiple genres inspired by the music of Raymond Scott, a composer, inventor, pianist, engineer and electronic music pioneer of 1930s & 1940s swing and jazz. In addition, RNE performs the songs of Lalo Guerrero, the father of Chicano music who combined swing, Latin, rhythm & blues and rancheras into a style that is truly Mexican-American. Vocals by Lalo’s son Mark Guerrero, himself an acclaimed East LA music figure.