Go Metro to HARD Summer this weekend!

The HARD Summer Music Festival returns to Los Angeles for the first time in 10 years this coming Saturday and Sunday. This edition of HARD Summer will use a brand new venue combination with various stages spread out across the campuses of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park and BMO Stadium.

Since its debut edition in 2008, HARD Summer has become a staple of the Southern California festival scene. As a part of the iconic LA Coliseum’s centennial anniversary celebration, the 2023 edition will provide attendees with a brand new take on the multi-genre HARD Summer experience.

How to Ride Metro to HARD Summer

Our E Line train’s Expo/USC Station is just steps from all the music! We have late night train service this weekend.

The last train to downtown Los Angeles and Atlantic Station will be 1:40 a.m. both nights.

The last train to downtown Santa Monica will be 1:23 a.m. both nights.

Metro’s regular fares are $1.75 for a one-way trip with free transfers for two hours — or $3.50 round-trip. You can also ride an unlimited number of times in a day for $5 — we’ll stop charging you after your third ride. Pay for fares with a TAP card (available from TAP machines at all rail and busway stations) or use your smartphones as a TAP card by downloading the TAP app.

How to Ride Metrolink to HARD Summer

Metrolink will operate a special train on the San Bernardino Line departing LA Union Station at 12 a.m., midnight, on Sunday, August 6, and Monday, August 7, making stops at the Cal State L.A., Covina, Claremont, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, and San Bernardino-Downtown stations.

Passengers can buy a $20 HARD Summer Weekend Pass through the Metrolink Mobile App, allowing them to travel from Saturday, August 5, through Monday, August 7.

To get to the event, attendees can take any regularly scheduled Metrolink San Bernardino Line train to LA Union Station, and transfer at no additional cost to the LA Metro system to get to the LA Memorial Coliseum.

People can view more information about Metrolink’s service to and from the event by visiting metrolinktrains.com/hard-summer.

Here’s the Metro system map:

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3 replies

  1. Now you can go from doing hard drugs on the Metro like many others do without consequences to doing hard drugs at the Coliseum.

  2. No one will use the Metro if you don’t fix your silly app. It traps money and you can’t reload in the app or online. I put $5 on it a week ago and it’s still pending now. Crazy.

    • Hi Evan –

      Please call TAP at 1.866.827.8646. And sorry about the hassle.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source