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Escape's Out and About (June 29, 2012)

Posted: June 29, 2012 6:00 a.m.
Updated: June 29, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Here are some editor-selected events you can enjoy within a two-hour drive of the Santa Clarita Valley.

SCV Wild West Days
Heritage Junction Historic Park, 24101 Newhall Ave.,
Newhall, CA 91322
Saturday, June 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A family oriented, Western-themed event held to raise funds to help complete Heritage Junction’s History Center. There will be a cowboy encampment, shootouts, a humorous wild west show, gold panning, stagecoach rides, a trader’s jubilee, a barbecue, live music and much more. Adults $15, children under 5 free. Donate three cans of food for the Food Pantry and receive a $5 discount.

Greater L.A. Area

Saturday Mornings at the Ford
The Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90068
Most Saturdays July - August at 10 a.m.
The Ford Amphitheatre presents Big! World! Fun! family shows in an outdoor amphitheatre. Food and beverages available for purchase. $5 for adults, free for kids; reservations required. Parking $1

Gibson Amphitheatre
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 622-4440
The Gibson offers a variety of musical styles this season, with an emphasis on Latin music, mixed with radio station-sponsored events and well known indie artists.
June 30 and July 1, Foster the People

The Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-3215
When the weather is mild, the Greek is the place to be. And this season, as usual, there are huge names on tap.
June 30, The B-52s and Squeeze
July 19, Al Green
July 20, Alan Jackson
July 21, Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band

Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
While the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra performs often this season at the Bowl, there is a great mix of other concerts.
July 2, 3, 4 Barry Manilow
July 20, 21, Smokey Robinson
Aug. 1, Neville Brothers
Aug, 11, Liza Minnelli

Honda Center
2695 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806
(800) 745-3000
While the Honda Center fills most of its year with big sports events, there are also some big concerts coming up, including:
July 27 - Aug. 5, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Aug. 11, 12, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Wisin y Yandel
Aug. 21, Neil Diamond

Nokia Theatre
777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 763-6020
The Nokia Theatre has only a few big names this season, but offers something for most musical tastes.
July 19, Il Divo
July 20, An Evening with Yanni

Staples Center
1111 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7340
Of course the Staples Center fills most of its evenings with sporting events, but there are several huge musical acts this year as well.
Aug. 11 and 12, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Oct. 10, Madonna 2012 World Tour



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