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Welcome to The Music Center

As one of the nation’s largest performing arts centers, and as a cultural anchor in Los Angeles County, The Music Center convenes artists, communities and ideas with the goal of enriching the lives of every resident.

 

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SW!NG OUT

June 24-26, 2022

Acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher brings the best of the Swing dance world to the concert stage! With live music by the Eyal Vilner Big Band, the cast of Lindy Hop champions bring the joy, fire and fight of competitive and social swing dance to prove that there’s no better time in history to SW!NG OUT!

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The Music Center's Summer SoundWaves feat. La Marisoul y Son California

July 9, 2022, on Jerry Moss Plaza

The Music Center's Summer SoundWaves outdoor concert series returns to Jerry Moss Plaza with some of L.A.’s most popular Latin music artists!

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The Music Center's Dance DTLA

Dance with us all summer!

Our free summer dance series, Dance DTLA, returns for 11 Friday nights starting on June 3! Get ready to dance with us all summer long on Jerry Moss Plaza featuring new and returning crowd favorites including Salsa, Disco, Bachata, Bollywood, Motown, K-Pop and more!

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Upcoming Live Events

Join us for the return of live events and performances at The Music Center!

  • Sat Jun 25 2:00 PM

    Sun Jun 26 7:00 PM

    LA Master Chorale Bach's B-minor Mass

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    The B-minor Mass is a monumental testament to Bach’s artistry; its sheer power astounds us, and its beauty brings us to tears. Bach spent his final years composing and compiling a lifetime’s worth of his most powerful music into this single work w...Show more

    The B-minor Mass is a monumental testament to Bach’s artistry; its sheer power astounds us, and its beauty brings us to tears. Bach spent his final years composing and compiling a lifetime’s worth of his most powerful music into this single work which Robert Shaw called “the most remarkable musical allegory of human existence–its pain, aspiration and promises.”

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  • Wed Jun 01 12:00 PM

    Sun Jul 03 12:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group King James

    Mark Taper Forum

    In a town that was searching for someone to look up to, no figure loomed as large as Lebron James. Playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) chronicles the friendship of two Clevelanders as they bond over the rise of the g...Show more

    In a town that was searching for someone to look up to, no figure loomed as large as Lebron James. Playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) chronicles the friendship of two Clevelanders as they bond over the rise of the greatest player in Cavaliers’ history. This new play from the Pulitzer Prize-short lister is hailed as “wonderfully daring, imaginative, and compassionate” (The New York Times).

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  • Mon Jul 04 4:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program Grand Park's 4th of July Block Party

    Grand Park

    Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party returns IN-PERSON on July 4, 2022 featuring a spectacular celebration packed with fun for the whole family. This year’s party will feature a series of interactive multi-media art works in tribute to those wh...Show more

    Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party returns IN-PERSON on July 4, 2022 featuring a spectacular celebration packed with fun for the whole family. This year’s party will feature a series of interactive multi-media art works in tribute to those who have contributed to the spirit of the Grand Park experience as the Park for Everyone, and will showcase a dynamic respective of the last 10 years.

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    Free

  • Sat Jul 09 8:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program Summer SoundWaves feat. La Marisoul y Son California

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    The Music Center’s Summer SoundWaves outdoor concert series returns to Jerry Moss Plaza where some of L.A.’s favorite Latin music artists will take the stage for three sultry Saturday evenings.

    The entire familia will enjoy three a...Show more

    The Music Center’s Summer SoundWaves outdoor concert series returns to Jerry Moss Plaza where some of L.A.’s favorite Latin music artists will take the stage for three sultry Saturday evenings.

    The entire familia will enjoy three affordable, family-friendly concerts presented in one of L.A.’s top outdoor settings. Programmed by TMC Arts, Summer Soundwaves reflects the diversity of Latin music, from Mexican folk music and Afro Latin Jazz to Cuban rap, spoken work and Latin Pop hits. Each concert brings L.A. the rhythms and flair of Latin America for an unparalleled experience that will light up the summer nights!

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    Adults $20; Up to 4 free child tickets with the purchase of one adult ticket

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    Adults $20; Up to 4 free child tickets with the purchase of one adult ticket

  • Wed Jun 29 8:00 PM

    Sun Jul 31 6:30 PM

    Center Theatre Group Dear Evan Hansen

    Ahmanson Theatre

    A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deep...Show more

    A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

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  • Fri Jul 15 7:30 PM

    Sun Jul 17 7:30 PM

    A TMC Arts Program: Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center Pacific Northwest Ballet

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    Under the direction of Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies and ballet schools. Boundary-bending is the theme for this trio of daring and stunning performances. The program features <...Show more

    Under the direction of Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies and ballet schools. Boundary-bending is the theme for this trio of daring and stunning performances. The program features Little mortal jump by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo; Plot Point by Crystal Pite, set to Bernard Herrmann’s film score from Psycho and Waiting at the Station by Twyla Tharp, set to a collection of compositions by R&B artist Allen Toussaint.

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    Tickets start at $34

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    Tickets start at $34

Land Acknowledgement

Situated on the ancestral and sacred land of the Tongva and many other indigenous groups who call these grounds home, The Music Center acknowledges and honors with gratitude the land itself and the First People who have been its steward throughout the generations.

We Stand With Black Communities

We mourn the countless unjust deaths of Black people.  We recognize the inexcusable pain and suffering that Black individuals and Black communities experience daily as a result of racial injustice and violence, and we stand with those who are raising their voices for justice. Black lives matter.

The Music Center must listen, learn and redouble its efforts to seek out meaningful steps and actions that ensure that every member of our community is treated with dignity.  We must work even harder to create, support and uplift art that is rooted in compassion, truth and cultural equity and to provide an inclusive, collaborative, creative, and safe space for marginalized voices in our community to be heard.

The Music Center Is Home To

TMC Arts, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and LA Phil.