Saturdays Off the 405 continues in June with outdoor music, evening views of the city, and refreshing summer exhibitions at the Getty. Once again this year, there will be free spotlight talks that offer mini-tours of the galleries throughout the evening.
On June 16, the Getty welcomes Allen Stone. With a voice that belies his young age, Stone is a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" (USA Today). The smooth falsetto vocals on his sophomore album integrate classic soul, catchy pop hooks, R&B beats and folk roots with lyrical matters of broken relationships, poisonous politics, and the age-old topic of simple, pure celebration. Stone got his start singing at his father's church in small-town America, but it wasn't until he was introduced to the greats of soul music—Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and the confessional lyrics of singer/songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s—that he found the passion that would eventually carry him to a musical home. Watch a performance of "Unaware" from his self-titled album, Allen Stone (2011, StickyStones)
All performances take place in the Museum Courtyard from 6:00–9:00 p.m. A cash bar will be available with Getty-tinis and more, and the Garden Terrace Cafe will offer sandwiches, salads, and other snacks (both until 8:30 p.m.) No outside alcohol is allowed on site.
Entrance is free, and parking is $10 after 5 p.m. Construction on the 405 may affect travel time to the Getty. Visitors are encouraged to check Metro's twitter feed for updates.
Saturdays Off the 405 is produced by Spaceland Productions. More information available at www.getty.edu.