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Culver City summer concert series begins July 7

CULVER CITY — The 2016 Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival will begin July 7 at 7 p.m. in the palm-lined courtyard of Culver City Hall.

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, who received a Grammy nomination in 2015 for their country-bluegrass sound, will launch this year’s series of six concerts that will be held every Thursday through Aug. 11.

The shows are produced by Gary Mandell of Culver City’s Boulevard Music.

The six shows run the gamut of musical styles. Following Ickes and Hensley will be the world music sounds of Peter Mawanga and the Amaravi Movement July 14, high-energy Latin and salsa rhythms from Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron July 21, pop and rock classics by Big Daddy July 28, internationally renowned Irish vocalist and flutist Nuala Kennedy and her ensemble Aug 4 and soul and rhythm and blues from Missy Andersen and her band.

The concerts are held in the courtyard of City Hall, within walking distance of dozens of dining options in Culver City’s downtown area, which also features a mix of historic buildings, boutiques, theaters, galleries, and unique restaurants.

The Boulevard Music Festival is sponsored by the city of Culver City, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver Studios, Boulevard Music and several other local businesses and organizations.

Parking is free in designated structures for one hour. The courtyard opens at 4:30 pm. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the courtyard.

Information: Boulevard Music at (310) 398-2583.