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Dublab’s Tonalism Returns to Descanso Gardens for an Unforgettable Night of Ambient Music and Artistic Expression

Published on Jun 25, 2023

Descanso Gardens is all set to host the much-awaited Tonalism event by Dublab, in association with LAist. Brace yourselves for an amplified experience of this cherished ambient music spectacle on July 1, between 8:00 pm and 1:00 am. The night promises an immersive feast of live DJ performances, enthralling installations, mesmerizing video art, and the nocturnal charm of the gardens.

Tonalism borrows inspiration from path-breaking musicians and composers like La Monte Young, Terry Riley, John Cage, and Yoko Ono. Mirroring La Monte Young’s Dream House spirit, the event provides an unmatched platform to feel the might of music and sound in a distinct environment.

The night will see Descanso Gardens metamorphosing into a heavenly soundscape, where guests are welcomed to recline, unwind, and soak in the magic of melodies. Come equipped with pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags to build a snug haven amidst the otherworldly audio and visual offerings.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tonalism back to Descanso Gardens,” said Juliann Rooke, Chief Executive Officer, Descanso Gardens. “This event allows us to showcase the intersection of music, art, and nature, offering an immersive experience that stimulates the senses and invites deep reflection. It’s a night you won’t want to miss.”

A proud part of the Site & Sounds series, Tonalism at Descanso Gardens is an artistic celebration across diverse LA locations. Secure your spot through LAist at or Tickets are priced at $30 for members and $35 for non-members. 

Established as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens, located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, welcomes visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry fees range from $5 to $15, with free admission for children under 5. As a member-supported garden, it’s accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and the National Register of Historic Places. Join Descanso Gardens for free admission and early entry all year round. For more information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit

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