Family-Friendly Experiences Feature Lunchtime Concerts, an Earth Day Celebration and the Return of Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices—A Pop-up Arts+Culture Fest
LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2019)—The Music Center today announced Grand Park’s spring programming line-up for 2020 that highlights free, outdoor activities and cultural connections for all ages at the “park for everyone.” Grand Park’s spring programs—curated by TMC Arts, The Music Center’s programming engine—will feature the return of three of the park’s popular events, including the annual Earth Day L.A. collaboration with the Los Angeles Department of Power; lunchtime concerts performed by L.A.’s most talented high school choral and vocal groups; and Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices—A Pop-up Arts+Culture Fest, a performing and visual arts exhibition and marketplace. The park will host these events across its multi-use lawns, stages and expansive spaces with activities expanding to include the newly renovated Music Center Plaza.
“Spring is the perfect time for outdoor activities, and Grand Park’s free arts and culture events provide opportunities for people all over L.A. County to join together,” said Rachel S. Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center. “An oasis in Downtown L.A., Grand Park is always alive with activity, whether weekday or weekend, making it an exciting gathering place to experience programs that reflect the talent and creativity of L.A.’s artists and the shared humanity of all Angelenos.”
“Grand Park’s spring calendar features an awakening of talent including both professional and burgeoning artists who have an incredible public showcase to express themselves and their artistry with our lunchtime concerts and Our L.A. Voices arts and culture festival,” offered Julia Diamond, interim director of Grand Park. “The park also continues to be a vibrant platform for community awareness and education, with Earth Day L.A. as a great example of the community gathering to gain ‘green and clean’ knowledge through the numerous information booths and activities.”
Grand Park’s spring 2020 programming line-up includes:
Grand Park’s Lunch À La Park Spring Concerts featuring L.A.’s youth artists
Thursdays from April 2–May 28, 2020 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Location: Grand Park’s Performance Lawn (Near Hill Street)
Giving an opportunity to showcase the talents of local youth, Grand Park’s weekly Lunch À La Park Spring Concerts feature artists from L.A.’s top conservatories and training programs for high school artists. Previous performances have included students from L.A. County High School for the Arts, California School for the Arts and The Music Center’s Spotlight program. Lunch À La Park Spring Concerts will take place in Grand Park’s Performance Lawn, near Hill Street.
Earth Day L.A.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: The Music Center Plaza and Grand Park between North Hope and Hill Street
Grand Park joins The Music Center and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to celebrate Los Angeles’ largest earth day event. Earth Day L.A. offers Downtown L.A.’s residents, workers and visitors ideas, a place to drop off E-Waste and solutions on how to live clean and go green. The annual event features performances, composting, tours of Grand Park’s sustainable landscaping and plant giveaways as well as electric vehicle demonstrations and other exhibits sharing the latest in green technology, which are all free to the public (and to a select number of school groups). Earth Day L.A. activities will happen throughout The Music Center Plaza and Grand Park, between North Hope Street and Hill Street.
Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices—A Pop-up Arts+Culture Fest
Saturday, April 25, 2020: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2020: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Park between Grand Avenue and Hill Street
Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices—A Pop-up Arts+Culture Fest is a weekend-long arts gathering that focuses exclusively on the diverse and powerful artistic talent in Los Angeles County. Envisioned as an annual “best of L.A. arts festival,” this free, performing and visual arts exhibition and marketplace will showcase the artistic work, identity and vibrancy of Los Angeles. Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices serves as a home for L.A. artists, underlining the park’s commitment to L.A.’s creative communities.
Year-round Grand Park Favorites:
Lunch À La Park Food Trucks
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Locations: Grand Park between Grand Avenue and Hill Street and between Broadway and Spring Street
With more than 50,000 lunches sold in the park last year, Grand Park continues its tradition of lunchtime in the park by providing downtowners and park visitors a wide variety of food trucks three days per week. Trucks are parked in two locations in the park: on Olive Court, between Grand Avenue and Hill Street, and in the Marketplace, between Broadway and Spring Street.
Lunch À La Park Yoga reTREAT
Wednesdays and Fridays
12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Park’s Performance Lawn (Near Hill Street)
Led by L.A.’s best yogis, Grand Park’s popular year-round yoga empowers participants to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize from the daily grind for peace of mind. All levels welcome; mats are provided.
For more information about free spring programming at Grand Park, visit grandparkla.org. Follow Grand Park on Facebook (GrandParkLosAngeles), as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@GrandPark_LA). *Artists and performances are subject to change.
About Grand Park
A vibrant outdoor gathering place, Grand Park is a beautiful public park for the entire community in Los Angeles County. With expansive green space for gatherings large and small, Grand Park celebrates the county’s cultural vitality and is host to community events, cultural experiences, holiday celebrations, and many other activities that engage and attract visitors from all communities. The 12-acre Grand Park stretches from The Music Center on the west to City Hall on the east and is easily accessible by Metro via the Red/Purple line to the Civic Center/Grand Park station. The park was named one of American Planning Association’s 10 “Great Public Spaces” in the U.S. for 2013. Working closely with the county, The Music Center is responsible for all operations and programming for the park. For more information, visit grandparkla.org. Follow Grand Park on Facebook (@GrandParkLosAngeles), as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@GrandPark_LA).
About The Music Center
The Music Center convenes artists, communities and ideas with the goal of deepening the cultural lives of every resident in Los Angeles County. The non-profit performing arts organization has two divisions: The Music Center Arts (TMC Arts) and The Music Center Operations (TMC Ops). TMC Arts, The Music Center’s programming engine, provides year-round programming inside The Music Center’s four theatres, on The Music Center Plaza, outside at Grand Park—a 12-acre adjacent green space—and in schools and other locations all over Los Angeles County. TMC Arts presents world-class dance with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, free and low-cost public concerts and events, as well as K–12 arts education programs. TMC Ops manages the theatres, the Plaza and Grand Park on behalf of the County of Los Angeles. The Music Center is also home to four renowned resident companies—Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and LA Phil. For more information, visit musiccenter.org. Follow The Music Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MusicCenterLA.
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