Ash Grove Music


50th Anniversary Event at UCLA
April 18-20, 2008

The Ash Grove: Overview & Vision

The Film

History of  the Ash Grove

Press & Performers Comments

Ash Grove Overview

The original Ash Grove
8162 Melrose Avenue 

For 15 years, beginning in 1958, the Ash Grove presented music as a major voice for the experiences, beliefs and feelings of communities and peoples. It was an important focus in the lives of over 100,000 Los Angelenos. The performance standards and creative interplay among musicians, young and old, produced many great artists, enriched the lives of audiences, and gave the club a leading role in the culture of a generation.


Since a fire closed it in 1973, no other institution has appeared which approximates the standards, the musical force, or the integration of cultures and ages of the Ash Grove audience.  

On his way out of the Ash. Grove one night, Mick, Jagger, a frequent visitor to the club, shook Pearl's hand in gratitude. He simply wanted to thank Pearl for all the entertainment-and no doubt musical education-the club had given him. It's a gesture a lot of us should make. The Ash Grove's contribution to this city's musical heritage was invaluable.
--Robert Hilburn, Los Angeles Times, Dec 15, 1973

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Ed Pearl