Bendix Sunset Rooftop Salon


“Unplugged” World Music Concerts at sunset on the rooftop of the historic Bendix Building in DTLA!

Only 50 seats will be sold for each show!
(Second Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Heidi Duckler Dance Studio’s Penthouse (11th Floor) on the Roof of the Bendix Building)

Tickets will be $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Proceeds to benefit Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) and other arts/DTLA charities. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Cash bar and homemade vegan and vegetarian-friendly appetizers for those who come early enough to get them like Caprese Salad with heirloom tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, homemade pesto and peach balsamic vinegar; and sun-dried tomato/olive/roasted red pepper/and garlic tapanade.

See a clip from our May Concert with Trio Ellas!
See video from our June Concert with Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys!

July 11, 2019:   Grupo Falso Baiano (Click for Tickets)

Grupo Falso Baiano, based in San Francisco, highlights Brazil’s earliest popular music, similar to jazz, reflecting the melding of African rhythms with a melodic and harmonic structure closely resembling Baroque Classical music. We are excited to have them play our rooftop on their Southern tour!

August 8, 2019    Miskey Mountain Boys (Click for Tickets)

The Miskey Mountain Boys is a new group made of the
West’s greatest veterans of bluegrass. They first got together as “Billy and the Hillbillies” and performed regularly at the world’s most famous theme park’s frontier-themed saloon. The group includes fan favorites mandolin virtuoso Evan Marshall and his brother and bassist John. Come hear a mind-bending rendition of the William Tell Overture! You won’t want to miss this reunion!

View from the Bendix Rooftop

The Bendix Building is the “Beaux-Arts princess of the downtown Fashion District skyline,” at 1206 Maple Ave. in downtown L.A. Famous for its fabulous neon sign tower (the “B” alone is 25 feet tall), the Bendix has presided over the Maple Avenue/Santee Alley district since 1930, when it was the headquarters of an aviation company, long before it became part of the Los Angeles’ world-famous Fashion District.

“Thanks to [owner] Steve Hirsh, the building now has a wickedly cool new dimension” as an arts destination. Heidi Duckler Dance inhabits the penthouse salon area and rooftop.

Gary Leonard Photography

Heidi Duckler Dance, created in 1985, has presented more than 200 original dance works at unique sites in Australia, Germany, Russia, Hong Kong, Montreal, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle, and throughout Southern California. The Los Angeles Times calls founder Heidi Duckler “the reigning queen of site-specific performance.”

Zoot Velasco. Photo by Danny Moloshok Moloshok Photography, Inc.

Emcee and show producer Zoot Velasco, crowned “2018’s Long Beach Greatest Storyteller,” will regale you with some great stories.

About the Series

Each month’s program consists of a band and spoken word artist/emcee. There is a cash bar and we serve light refreshments. This concert series celebrates a salon in the historical sense, where artists get together to enjoy art. All net proceeds will be given to local DTLA arts charities.

No refunds or exchanges. Events are rain or shine. If weather permits, the concert will be held outdoors on the rooftop.