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Claremont Music Guide: Spring 2023

Alas, the spring 2023 issue of the exclusive Claremont Music Guide is here! This is a quarterly music guide in collaboration with Claremont Music Scene.

We put our heads together to compile and highlight music events and activities happening around Claremont just for you. Live music is alive and well around Claremont and this guide will help to connect you to local music events.

Monday Night Concerts in Memorial Park

Monday Night Concerts is back and will kick off on Monday, July 10, 2023 at Memorial Park in Claremont. Concerts are free, family and pet friendly, and highly encourage bringing a blanket, chair, and picnic.

Here’s the schedule:



July 10

Cold Duck (70's Top 40)

July 17

Boxcar 7 (Blues, Soul, Classic R&B)

July 24

Chico (Dance Music, Oldies, Latin)

July 31

Silverados (Country Rock)

August 7

Hit Me 90s

August 14

Michael Ryan and Friends (Spirit of Ireland)

August 21

Pop Vinyl (Pop & Dance Music)

August 28

The Ravelers (Classic Rock)

Friday Nights Live

Each Friday night May thru October from 6 - 9 pm, musicians perform in Claremont Village at these locations:

  • Village Plaza at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

  • Chamber of Commerce (outside from door) at 205 Yale Ave.

  • Shelton Park at W. Bonita & N. Harvard Ave.

The event is free and would not be possible from the support of the City of Claremont, Claremont Chamber of Commerce, Claremont Village Marketing Group, and Claremont Village Square.

Here is the June lineup for Friday Nights Live:

Folk Music Store Events

The Folk Music Center is not just a music store, it's an educational and cultural center, a museum for the preservation of antique and folk instruments, and a gathering place to share a love and passion for music. That said, they have a few upcoming events to mark your calendar:

  • Tremoloco on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  • Peter Case on Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Claremont Symphony Orchestra

Take part in attending Claremont Symphony Orchestra’s final (and free) concert of the 2023-2024 season which is their 70th season!

Taking place on Sunday, June 11 at 3:30 p.m at Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont, you’ll enjoy Elgar, Sibelius, Smetana, and Ravel, featuring cello soloist Marek Szpakiewicz on Elgar's sublime Cello Concerto.

Doors open at 3:00 pm and the concert starts at 3:30 pm.

Music Events at the OJP Music Lounge

Not A Moment Soon Soon Performance at OJP

Ophelia’s Jump Productions is a non-profit local theater company since 2013 located at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H in Upland. They recently expanded their space to open a music lounge featuring incredibly talented artists across the globe. The space is very quaint and charming offering exclusive lounge vibes with a cash bar serving wine, beer, and cocktails.

Jazz Fellowship will be performing at OJP on Saturday, July 29th and details will be up on their website soon.

If you’re a musician or know a musician who’d be interested in performing at the OJP Music Lounge or would like to rent it out for an event, email Beatrice Casagran at

Claremont Music Scene Hosted Event & Calendar

Claremont Music Scene is hosting an event with music by Jazz Fellowship at Evolve Distilling speakeasy style! The private event takes place June 15th and you'll need a secret code for entry. Sign up for Evolve Distilling's newsletter email list and Claremont Music Scene's newsletter to receive info on this exclusive event and your passcode for entry.

Claremont Music Scene maintains a live music events calendar to inform you of all the music happening around Claremont.

Claremont Music Scene is currently seeking veneers for Open Mic Nights and if you’re interested in hosting one contact

Claremont Music Scene (CMS) is a volunteer-driven organization with the purpose of connecting people together through music. They’re dedicated to highlighting and elevating the music scene in Claremont by connecting musicians with each other and to venues.

Local Music Spotlight: Funk’d Martini

Funk’d Martini is a high-energy party band playing hits from POP, Funk/Disco, Rock, and R&B. They are thoroughly entertaining as they are talented. I would describe them as captivating and mesmerizing and will guarantee you to get those legs dancing or head bobbing.

You can catch them perform around town at Chase’s in La Verne, Last Name Brewery, 1906 Inc. Pub and Grill, Neon Bear Brewery, and September’s in Rancho Cucamonga.

They’re available for all your booking needs! Contact Funk’d Martini through the following:

Photo Cred: Funk'd Martini Instagram

Where to watch live music around Claremont


  • La Verne Brewing Co. - La Verne

  • Old Stump - Pomona

  • Ironbark Ciderworks - Claremont

  • Rok House - Upland


  • Cafe Wang - La Verne

  • Chase's - La

  • Back Abbey - Upland and Claremont

  • Union on Yale - Claremont

  • 1906 Pub & Grill - Upland

  • Nunos - Pomona


  • That 80s Bar - Montclair

  • New Hi-Brow - Upland

  • DBA256 Bar & Gallery - Pomona

Theater/Formal Venue

  • Ohpelia’s Jump - Upland

  • The Canyon - Montclair

  • Bridges Hall of Music

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