The final concert features kid folk band The Hollow Trees who opens for songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder, who will perform African-inspired Americana on his mbira, an African thumb piano. Joachim is known for collaborations with his father, American roots legend Ry Cooder, having appeared together on iconic recordings such as the landmark Buena Vista Social Club sessions.


The family-friendly series explores the arc of Americana music and its roots in traditional African, Appalachian, blues and bluegrass, to its modern forms of folk and country music. Showcasing a diverse lineup of Southern California artists and American roots styles, each concert will feature two musical groups, with the opener geared towards children. Food trucks will be onsite, with a McCabe’s Guitar pop-up shop.


Americana in the Park is made possible by Art of Recovery, an initiative of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs that harnesses the arts to play a major role in the City’s recovery efforts.


The concerts will be held in accordance with the most current guidance from state and local health agencies.


For more information visit: santamonica.gov/arts.
Americana in the Park Concert Series
3 – 6 p.m.
Gandara Park, 1819 Stewart St
Date: October 10
Headliner: Joachim Cooder
Opener: The Hollow Trees


Submitted by Hanya Bruner, ACE Agency