Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard

Editor’s Note: Jeffrey Osborne will not be appearing Saturday, according to an L.A. County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors on Friday.

Ruben Studdard, Freddie Jackson and Jeffrey Osborne give a free outdoor concert on Saturday in Marina del Rey

Let’s face it: Concerts are expensive. It seems like you could buy a car for what it costs to see the Rolling Stones.

The admission price for a triple-bill featuring an “American Idol” winner, the silky smooth voice that sang “You Are My Lady” and the lead singer of L.T.D.?

If you find yourself in Marina del Rey on Saturday, free.

That’s when the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series’ Pop Saturdays series at Burton Chace Park kicks off with “Gentlemen of Soul” — a special live performance featuring Ruben Studdard, Freddie Jackson and Jeffrey Osborne.

Best known as the “American Idol” second-season winner who battled formidable rival Clay Aiken, Studdard went on to receive a Grammy for his version of “Superstar” and released his fifth studio album last year.

Twice nominated for a Grammy, Jackson also sang the memorable hits “Rock Me Tonight,” “Have You Ever Loved Somebody” and “Do Me Again.”

In addition to his dozen solo albums, Osborne has created a musical legacy with L.T.D. that includes many treasured love ballads and the immortal classic “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again.”

— Michael Aushenker and Joe Piasecki

Catch “Gentlemen of Soul” from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Call (310) 305-9545 or visit for more information.