Ballet Hispánico's Doña Perón

July 12-14, 2024
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Described as a “milestone” and “breakthrough” by The New York Times, Doña Perón is an explosive portrait of Eva “Evita” Perón, one of the most recognizable and controversial women in Argentinian history. 

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The Music Center's Dance DTLA

June 21 - August 16, 2024
Jerry Moss Plaza
Free

Don't miss the chance to try a different dance style for eight Friday nights this summer. Enjoy free in-person beginner dance lessons and then boogie down on the dance floor like no one is watching! No dance experience necessary!

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Dance Fearlessly

2024/2025 Season

Embark on a season of limitless creativity and breathtaking artistry in the 2024-2025 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.

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The Music Center Presents BLKNWS® in Residence

June 10 - August 11, 2024
Jerry Moss Plaza
Free

Join us this summer for a very special residency featuring acclaimed artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph and his innovative project, BLKNWS®. Become immersed in a free multi-dimensional experience inspired by the world and ideas of BLKNWS.

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The Music Center Stands Against All Hate and Terrorism

In these times, when many are being treated without regard for humanity, we must decry the use of brutality against innocent peoples, no matter their affiliation or nationality.

We grieve the many lives lost and join with our elected officials as well as community and religious leaders in uplifting our common humanity and seeking a path towards peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

Upcoming Live Events

Check out upcoming live events and performances at The Music Center!

  • Wed Jun 05 8:00 PM

    Sun Jun 30 1:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group A Strange Loop

    Ahmanson Theatre

    The ground-breaking and critically acclaimed winner of every ‘Best Musical’ award on Broadway, and the Pulitzer Prize, bursts onto the stage for a limited engagement, direct from Broadway.

    Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-percepti...Show more

    The ground-breaking and critically acclaimed winner of every ‘Best Musical’ award on Broadway, and the Pulitzer Prize, bursts onto the stage for a limited engagement, direct from Broadway.

    Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher, a young, gay, Black writer who hates his day job, writes a musical about a young, gay, Black writer who’s writing a musical about a young, gay, Black writer...a strange loop. Usher grapples with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes, all brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-talking ensemble.

    Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, Michael R. Jackson’s blisteringly funny, “audacious and uproarious” (The Guardian) show is a heartfelt and thought-provoking masterwork that uses humor and honesty to explore themes around race and sexuality.

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  • Tue Jun 11 6:00 PM

    Tue Oct 08 6:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program: Digital Innovation Initiative The Music Center's Black Bar Social

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Founders' Room

    Join us for The Music Center’s Black Bar Social, a series of free monthly speakeasy-style gatherings at The Music Center, where connections are crafted and conversations are cultivated.  Grab a drink at the iconic black bars and engage in...Show more

    Join us for The Music Center’s Black Bar Social, a series of free monthly speakeasy-style gatherings at The Music Center, where connections are crafted and conversations are cultivated.  Grab a drink at the iconic black bars and engage in thought-provoking discussions sparked by featured provocateurs—artists, tastemakers, and community partners who challenge perspectives and ignite creativity. Delve into innovations in science, technology, culture and societal movements, and help to shape ideas that resonate with an ever-evolving Los Angeles.

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  • Thu Jul 04 4:00 PM

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

    Gloria Molina Grand Park

    Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party returns with fun for everyone. This year’s event features arts activities, sports games, live music, and dance, with dozens of LA’s favorite food trucks and DJs spanning genres from hip-hop to ...Show more

    Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party returns with fun for everyone. This year’s event features arts activities, sports games, live music, and dance, with dozens of LA’s favorite food trucks and DJs spanning genres from hip-hop to reggaeton, funk, and more. Enjoy the return of the Gloria Molina Grand Park Ferris Wheel and an innovative drone show by Grizzly Entertainment. This is a free, inclusive event for all ages and backgrounds, fostering connections, allyship, and mutual support. Come celebrate with us and experience the true spirit of community!

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  • Sat Jul 20 6:00 PM

    Sun Aug 04 2:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program: Digital Innovation Initiative Read the Garden

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    Part of BLKNWS in Residence, join us in The Garvey Garden on Jerry Moss Plaza for a communal read...Show more

    Part of BLKNWS in Residence, join us in The Garvey Garden on Jerry Moss Plaza for a communal reading and discussion hosted by Reparations Club. Borrow, bring or buy a book of your choice.

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  • Sat Aug 03 7:00 PM

    KCRW Summer Nights with The Music Center

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    Grammy® award winning Gaby Moreno brings the heat to Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center this August as part of KCRW Summer Nights!Show more

    Grammy® award winning Gaby Moreno brings the heat to Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center this August as part of KCRW Summer Nights!

    Experience this outdoor summertime party, which is FREE and open to all ages. KCRW's very own Jose Galvan starts the evening and then Moreno hits the stage to perform her Latin and Folk Americana hits. 

    Taking live music in Downtown L.A. to a new level, The Music Center is once again the top destination for free summer entertainment under the stars. Mark your calendar and put on your dancing shoes! 

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  • Sat Aug 17 8:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program Live at The Music Center: Sister Sledge

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    For one night only, enjoy an unforgettable free outdoor summer concert of R&B, soul and disco era hits at Live at The Music Center with Sister Sledge featuring Sledgendary® - they are STILL family! Jen DM and Danny Dolan of DJ duo Fas...Show more

    For one night only, enjoy an unforgettable free outdoor summer concert of R&B, soul and disco era hits at Live at The Music Center with Sister Sledge featuring Sledgendary® - they are STILL family! Jen DM and Danny Dolan of DJ duo Fashion Forward open the night of celebrating the very best of Sister Sledge and their classic dance club hits!

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    Limited seating will be available for this concert.

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The Music Center Is Home To

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

Land Acknowledgment

As a steward of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, we recognize that we occupy land originally and still inhabited and cared for by the Tongva, Tataviam, Serrano, Kizh and Chumash Peoples. We honor and pay respect to their elders and descendants—past, present and emerging—as they continue their stewardship of these lands and waters. Read more.