In the midst of a global pandemic, musicians have come together to create a new form of storytelling for the Skirball community and music fans across LA and well beyond. During this extraordinary time, when opportunities to perform on stage are rare, Skirball Stages is an occasion to champion the performing arts and build community. Join us for this special series of streaming concert events.

Featuring both striking musical performances and heartfelt behind-the-scenes interviews, each event is a testament to music’s ability to connect across cultures, honor generations past, and inspire perseverance through challenging times. Don’t miss these uniquely curated experiences, which pair national and international acts originally booked for the Sunset Concerts 2020 season with talent from the local music scene. All performances were filmed in compliance with local safety protocols to keep the musicians and crews safe.

Make a night of it and also enjoy carry-out Skirball Suppers on the evening of each concert premiere!
 

Premiering on YouTube!
All concerts will be available for streaming on the Skirball’s YouTube channel following the premiere date.

Schedule: Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil (August 29), Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini (September 26), Dustbowl Revival and Mames Babegenush (October 24), Las Cafeteras and Xênia França (November 21).

All concerts begin at 8:00 pm (PT).
FREE | RSVPs recommended

 

Donor Support

Skirball Stages is made possible by generous support from:

The Bilger Family

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  • Dustbowl Revival and Mames Babegenush

    Dustbowl Revival and Mames Babegenush

    Virtual Concert

    Premiering on YouTube | Saturday, October 24, 8:00 pm (PT)

    FREE | RSVPs recommended

    LA darlings Dustbowl Revival return to the Skirball with special guest Lashon Halley for a spirited and celebratory performance. Following the release of their ambitious 2020 album, Is It You, Is It Me, the funky folk band delights with big orchestral arrangements and goosebump-inducing harmonies. Across the Atlantic, Mames Babegenush takes us on a tour of the Port of Copenhagen before setting up for a lively outdoor performance fillmed specially for Skirball Stages. Get ready to dance along to the popular klezmer band’s boundary-pushing mix of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish and Eastern European folk.

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    Las Cafeteras and Xênia França

    Virtual Concert

    Premiering on YouTube | Saturday, November 21, 8:00 pm (PT)

    FREE | RSVPs recommended

    Telling modern-day stories of Chicanx life in Southern California, East LA favorites Las Cafeteras take the stage at the Skirball to kick off the final Skirball Stages performance of the year. Get down to their uplifting blend of Afro-Mexican beats, hip-hop, and rancheras. Greeting us from a set filmed exclusively for the series in Brazil is Latin Grammy–nominated singer Xênia França, inviting audiences to soak up the traditional rhythms of Bahia, mixed with a pulsing blend of electronica, jazz, and R&B. A prominent member of her local art scene, França captivates with smooth vocals and creative verve. 

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  • Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7)

    Skirball Stages: Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil

    Virtual Concert

    Now streaming on YouTube through November 29

    FREE

    Celebrate global artistry and enjoy this virtual concert event! Featuring Los Angeles native Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) of Seoul, South Korea, Skirball Stages invites you to enjoy an uplifting evening of modern music from stages near and far.

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  • Aditya Prakash and Rini

    Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini

    Virtual Concert

    Now streaming on YouTube

    FREE

    Enjoy an evening of American music from the Indian diaspora. Combining classical ragas, chants, and rhythms with brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip-hop–infused beats, the Aditya Prakash Ensemble impresses with an improvisational flow. Be serenaded by frontman Aditya Prakash, an accomplished Carnatic virtuoso known for his powerful and emotive voice. Across the country, performing in her New York City studio specially for Skirball Stages, composer and violinist Rini serves up a unique blend of electronica and bass-heavy art rock with her band. Pulling from musical traditions of India and the United States, both the Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini transcend genre to create music wholly their own.

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