Segerstrom Center for the Arts’s Coollab Festival shines bright in 5th year celebrating local artistry and fostering community collaboration!



 Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce its fifth annual Coollab Festival on Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 6-10 pm on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. This vibrant celebration invites all ages to revel in the magic of local artists, performers, vendor pop ups, and interactive experiences, all under one starlit sky. The festival offers a fantastic opportunity for attendees to enjoy a stunning array of talents from their own communities.

Since its inception in 2016, The Coollab Project has stood as a beacon of creativity within the Santa Ana arts scene, igniting “cool collaborations through music” and fostering a welcoming space for artists, performers, and audiences alike. What initially sparked as an open mic night at the 4th Street Market has blossomed into a grand evening affair of boundless creativity and profound connections. The Coollab Festival at Segerstrom Center for the Arts serves as a natural extension of The Coollab Project’s mission. Over the past 5 years, The Coollab Festival has evolved into a cherished tradition at the Center, where local musicians, visual artists, and vendors converge to learn, flourish, and create lasting bonds. Past performances have showcased an array of local luminaries such as Rae Khalil, Weapons of Mass Creation, Undecided Future and more!

This year’s Coollab Festival promises a kaleidoscope of live performances, ranging from heartfelt melodies to electrifying beats, with a rich lineup of featured talent including soulful hostess and headliner; Samy Love, hip hop jazz quintet, Apollo Bepop and talented trumpeteer & founder of the Coollab Project, ALäZ.

The Coollab Festival is free to attend with our new Plaza Pass! This free digital pass is for individuals 18 and up to access free events on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza all year long! Sign up once and no additional tickets or RSVPs are required. Once downloaded, your Plaza Pass lives in your Apple or Google Wallet and will be scanned upon entry by our ushers, it’s that easy!

Individuals under 18 years old are welcome to accompany an adult in their household or another Plaza Pass holder as a guest or register for their own individual Plaza Pass in-person during a Plaza event.

To sign in or register for a plaza pass, visit

Concert goers should plan to bring their own folding chairs as these will not be provided by the Center. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at George’s Café. Guests are also welcome to bring their own refreshments, however outside alcohol, glass containers, tables, barbecues, and food preparation are not permitted on the Plaza.

Coollab Festival’s 2024 featured artists:


Samy Love

Samy Love is a Mexican activist, artist and current host of The Coollab Project based out of Santa Ana, CA. Her music, poetry, and words are heavily influenced by the stories within her community — stories of tragedy, hope, love, and justice. She amplifies her powerful messages with deep and soulful vocals influenced by underground Hip-Hop. Making sure to pay homage to her first language, she writes in both Spanish and English.



ALäZ is an award-winning recording artist, producer, composer, preserver of culture, and servant to the people. He founded The Coollab Project in 2016 with the intent of creating a community built on love, respect, and support no matter anyone’s class, creed, or color. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, 1500 Sound Academy and serves as the lead Hip Hop songwriting coach for the Otis Redding Foundation. He’s collaborated with artists from Roc Nation, Dreamville, and RCA Records along with brands like the NFL, Disney, and the Harlem Globetrotters. Whether moving the crowd as a lyrical force, or playing captivating melodies on his trumpet, he is truly a one-of-a-kind artistic genius.


Apollo Bebop

Apollo Bebop is a hip hop jazz quintet from Santa Ana, CA that has been part of The Coollab Project since it’s inception. Serving as house band and building off the likes of John Coltrane and A Tribe Called Quest, Apollo Bebop has been redefining and innovating hip hop as it’s known today through their authenticity and raw energy. The group has completed two US west coast tours and headlined numerous shows throughout Los Angeles and Orange County in addition to opening for KRS-One, Aloe Blacc, & Gavlyn. The band was awarded OC Weekly’s “Best New Band” and “Best Hip-Hop,” having garnered an impressive local following with their powerful and energetic live performances. “Apollo like the Greek god, Bebop like jazz.”


Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Coollab Festival

Julianne and George Argyros Plaza

Saturday July 20, 2024 @ 6 – 10 PM


Free Event with Plaza Pass


Box Office

In person

The Box Office

600 Town Center Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Monday 10 am to 2 pm

Tuesday through Friday 12 pm to 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed


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