Sundays through Jan. 19 at Ice at Santa Monica
LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2019) –The Plaza at Santa Monica is pleased to introduce “Ice Breakers,” a new free live music series accompanying Ice at Santa Monica. Every Sunday through January 19, enjoy eclectic, family friendly musical performances from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. next to the Ice at Santa Monica outdoor ice-skating rink.
The concert series presents a diverse line-up of 14 artists at free outdoor concerts every Sunday with performances at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. Glide into the holiday season each weekend with live music from popular local artists including French music ensemble Belle Affaire, the sugar and sass of Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, the infectious fusion of Las Cafeteras, and more concerts for the whole family to enjoy. On December 22, ring in the holidays early on the ice rink with festive performances by California Carolers/Santa Sisters, and Mostly Kosher. Ice Breakers shows are free to attend and open to the public of all ages.
Ice Breakers presented by the Plaza at Santa Monica Full Schedule:
- December 8
Belle Affaire, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Sophisticated and winsome combo covers a wide selection of vintage French music spanning the 20th century
The Secret Agency, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Family-friendly electric ensemble combining golden age hip-hop with funk
- December 15
Andrew & Polly, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Award-winning duo re-inventing classic music favorites for children
Jazzy Ash and the Leap, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
New Orleans jazz-inspired music celebrating the magic of movement and family-fun
- December 22
California Carolers/Santa Sisters, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Los Angeles local professional troupe of vocalists dressed in traditional Dickens-style and performing songs of holiday cheer
Mostly Kosher, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Acclaimed Klezmer Gypsy-rock band combining jazz, Latin, rock, and folk to reconstruct Judiac and American cultural music
- December 29
Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Mariachi musician ensemble lead by three-time Grammy award-winning Jimmy K. Cuéllar
Street Corner Renaissance, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Lively A’Cappella ensemble bringing the energy of an authentic and interactive street corner experience
- January 5
Phranc, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Self-proclaimed “All-American Jewish Lesbian Folksinger” combining alternative punk with folk style music
The Blind Blakes Hokum Ragtime Band, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Trio performing wonderful and soulful blues, string band rags, skiffle, two-step, and shuffle music of Southern America from the 1900s – 1950s
- January 12
Santa Monica Youth Orchestra, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Local-based SMYO using music and song to create and shape the community through rich musical experiences
Las Cafeteras, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Infectious ensemble fusing roots music to create Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms and rhymes
- January 19
Caro Pierotto, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Latin-inspired singer-songwriter with a collection of authentic vocals and fiery sounds
Cindy Paley & The Folk Experience, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Presenting a 3-part harmony of American folk songs from the 1960’s folk music movement complete with lyric booklets for the audience to sing along
WHEN: Every Sunday through January 19, 2020, with performances at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
WHERE: Ice Breakers performances accompany Ice at Santa Monica, Downtown Santa Monica’s 8,000-square-foot outdoor ice-skating rink, located on the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue at 1324 Fifth St.PARKING:
Parking is widely available in the downtown structures including the Santa Monica Public Library or Parking Structures 9 and 10 just north of Wilshire Boulevard. Biking, walking and public transit are encouraged.MORE INFORMATION: For more information, visit https://www.downtownsm.com/ice-at-santa-monica/.
Ice Breakers is produced by Community Arts Resources (CARS). To stay up to date on the latest Ice Breakers announcements, follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.