Events

TreePeople Presents events are where arts and activism converge in Southern California – creating a new space to explore the connections between creativity and the environment.

TreePeople Presents is focused on curating experiences that you can’t find anywhere else in Los Angeles’ crowded yet homogenous entertainment landscape. We’re focused on giving artistic communities a space where their voice can be heard to the fullest–diving into what makes them unique and exciting. Be it film screening events that allow us to nerd out on the eccentricities of our favorite creators, concerts where musicians can merge art and activism, or community conversations that explore the natural world around us, events that engage have a home at TreePeople’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre.

We update our calendar frequently; check back for new experiences and sign up for our newsletter to get the most up-to-date information. If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities, please visit treepeople.org/volunteer.

TreePeople Presents:

Niia

Niia (pronounced Nye-uh) is a prodigious Italian-American musician with a jazz vocal & classical piano background. Her unparalleled voice paired with fully realized songwriting makes her the epitome of timeless elegance and contemporary soul. She has received praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Interview Mag, and Harper’s Bazaar. A true creative, her priority is always the art. Philosophically she aims to inspire authenticity through harnessing inner beauty.

July 19, 2024

8:00 pm

TreePeople Presents:

FernGully - The Last Rainforest

We’re thrilled to be screening the 1992 family classic FernGully: The Last Rainforest at TreePeople’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 20. The screening will begin just after sunset.

July 20, 2024

8:00 pm

TreePeople and Living Earth Present:

Moonlight Hike featuring Badlands (solo)

Held every fourth Friday with our friends at Living Earth, we bring together local music & native ecology to host an evening of sunset sounds along a ridge trail overlooking the valley. Following each month’s meaningful performance, TreePeople’s knowledgeable eco-educators lead three different hikes so that all ages and experience levels are welcome. This month we’ll be joined by Adrian Tenney of Badlands, performing solo.

Check-in starts at 6:30pm, music shortly after 7pm, and the hike starts at 8pm.

July 26, 2024

7:00 pm

TreePeople Presents:

Rett Madison

Raised in West Virginia, Madison had moved to Los Angeles to pursue songwriting, where she landed gigs singing background vocals for artists like Lorde and Kate Nash. Pin-Up Daddy established Madison as an artist in her own right, leading her to sign with War Buddha, a Nashville-based joint venture with Warner Records, as their debut artist. Since then, she’s opened for Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Elle King, and more, bringing her distinctive take on Americana to a widening fanbase.

August 10, 2024

8:00 pm

TreePeople Presents

Dave Harrington & Friends

Dave Harrington is a multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer and producer. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2019, Harrington spent more than a decade in his hometown of New York City working across many different musical communities from downtown improvisation to Brooklyn indie and jambands to warehouse techno, scoring independent films, and producing albums for other artists.  He is currently a member of the bands Taper’s Choice and DARKSIDE, and leads his own improvisational groups including Dave Harrington’s Pranksters West, and various assemblies of improvisers. As a collaborator, Harrington has recorded or performed with artists including  Nels Cline, Miho Hatori, Alanis Morisette, John Medeski, Nate Mercereau,, Nick Murphy (aka Chet Faker), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), The Antlers, Kimbra, Marshall Allen & The Sun Ra Arkestra, and many more.

August 17, 2024

8:00 pm

Past Events

TreePeople Presents:

Nicole McCabe

Nicole McCabe is an alto saxophonist, composer and educator from Marin County, California who works and lives in Los Angeles. A rising star in the city’s interdisciplinary scenes, she recently released Mosaic, her fourth album as a bandleader, on Ghost Note Records. The LP follows Landscapes on the Spanish label Fresh Sound and her 2020 debut Introducing Nicole McCabe on Minaret. What Is My Porpoise?, the latest album from her electro-jazz duo with bassist and partner Logan Kane, is forthcoming on Dox.

June 14, 2024

TreePeople Presents:

Clueless

We’re thrilled to be screening the 1995 comedy classic Clueless at TreePeople’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 16. The screening will begin just after sunset.

June 16, 2024

TreePeople Presents and Living Earth:

Moonlight Hike with Tommaso Cappellato & Lalin St. Juste

Lace up your hiking boots and join us on the trails of our Coldwater Canyon Park for a moonlight hike! The evening begins with a special performance by Tommaso Cappellato & Lalin St. Juste as part of our partnership with Living Earth. Music begins at 7pm with the hike starting at 8pm.

June 21, 2024

TreePeople Presents:

Paddington 2

We’re thrilled to be screening the 2017 family classic Paddington 2 at TreePeople’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 22. The screening will begin just after sunset.

June 22, 2024

General Information

We always encourage rideshare as our parking is limited. Parking information will be sent out with the ticket information. If the TreePeople lot is full, there is limited parking in the neighborhood surrounding. Please do not block any driveways or park in non-designated spots in Franklin Canyon Park. Please note Franklin Canyon Park closes at sundown. Additional parking can be found at Wilacre Park on Laurel Canyon Blvd., which will require an approximately 35 minute hike up to TreePeople Headquarters.

Our Parking Grove is located at Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Mulholland Drive, just a few minutes above Studio City. Look for the green TreePeople sign at the entrance, opposite the stoplight, on the east side of that intersection.

TreePeople is not responsible for personal belongings left in vehicles; please do not leave important items out in full view of your vehicle.

Comfortable, flat-soled shoes are recommended. If you need vehicle access, please let us know in advance and plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the performance to avoid any delay in getting to your seats.

Principal access to the amphitheatre is via hillside stairways and mulched trails.

Please check your email to know where the event is taking place and view our map below for orientation.

Your reservations guarantee you seating in either our main bleachers, directly opposite the stage, or in folding chairs around the stage and on the trail overlooking the venue. The specific location of your seats is based on a first-come, first-served basis. The venue typically opens one hour before show time.

All tickets are nonrefundable, so don’t forget to mark your calendars!

Reservations made by credit card are available online or at the door. Depending on the event, tickets may be available at the box office. Admission prices vary depending on the show. Please check individual event listings for more information. We do not accept cash payments.

We provide simple foam pads for your comfort to place on the bleachers. You're welcome to bring your own. As evening comes, it usually cools down so you might want to have a sweater, light jacket, or lap blanket to keep warm. Blankets are occasionally on sale on-site.

There are a number of sites throughout our 45-acre park that are great for picnicking at any hour, some with wonderful views of the San Fernando Valley. You may picnic in the amphitheatre itself. The venue typically opens one hour before the show for early picnickers. Please avoid excess packaging and use the recycling and trash bins located near the box office and throughout the park.

Bathrooms are located on the same level as the main parking lot between the nursery and the conference center, two levels up from the amphitheatre.

Coldwater Canyon Park was built nearly 100 years ago, and persons with ADA requirements will most likely need special accommodations to access our amphitheatre events. Please reach out to events@treepeople.org with any questions or requests, and we will try to accommodate your needs.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre was built in 1997 with the support of many generous donors including Steve Martin, Bonnie Raitt, Ron Howard, and Johnny Carson. The Actors Conservatory Ensemble (ACE), a volunteer theater company run by TreePeople Director of Park Operations Jim Hardie, co-presented many concerts, play readings, comedy nights and family shows in the venue 1998-2023 under the banner of “Once Upon a Canyon Night.” TreePeople thanks ACE for their decades of dedication to the space and organization–bringing thousands of people together to enjoy programming and the park.

The amphitheatre underwent a renovation funded by the S. Mark Taper Foundation from 2020-2022 in order to upgrade the space with permanent state of the art lighting, sound, and improved seating. TreePeople reopened the amphitheatre with a benefit concert to commemorate the organization’s 50th anniversary with performances by Beck, Van Dyke Parks, Courtney Barnett, and more.

Coldwater Canyon Park Map

FAQs

If you have any issues with purchasing tickets, please email events@treepeople.org.

Programming typically takes place from late spring to early fall. Check the calendar above and subscribe to our emails for the most up-to-date information.

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TreePeople events are made possible by generous donor support and brand sponsorships. If you are interested in supporting any of our programming, please email media@treepeople.org.

Most events are family friendly, yes. Event descriptions will specifically indicate if programming is intended for younger audiences.

Unfortunately, only the fees that you cover when purchasing a ticket are tax deductible.

Rental inquiries can be sent to events@treepeople.org.