Dexter Story & Wondem perform live at Grand Park and The Music Center presents 4th of July Block Party on July 4, 2016 from 6:30 to 7:30pm.
FREE / GRATIS
LOS ANGELES! #GO4THDTLA. Grand Park and The Music Center are where to celebrate together with music, food, and an incredible fireworks display launched from the civic center skyline. Grab the best friends, the whole family, and main squeezes and enjoy a bit of togetherness under the beautiful Angeleno sky. **Safety for everyone is número uno. Check back soon for more info on entrances, prohibited items, parking, etc.**
SCHEDULE: Doors open at 2pm. Fireworks show will create stunning backdrop for L.A.’s iconic City Hall. Event ends at 9:30pm
MUSIC and ARTISTS that call L.A. home:
THE FIREWORKS STAGE (on The Music Center Plaza):
YOUR HOST: Mario Hernandez
Kotolan (Indie Pop meets global, sung in English, Spanish and Japanese)
108Hill (project debut by Peter Madana, Aalok Mehta, and Anisha Nagarajan exploring stories and sounds from Bombay to L.A.)
Jenny O. (L.A. based pop Singer-Songwriter)
Dexter Story (Wondem) (Soul, Funk, Jazz and Folk music with musical elements from East Africa)
The Echo Park Project and the dancers from the World Salsa Congress (legendary Salsa sounds with a twist)
THE BACKYARD STAGE (Grand Park near Hill St):
YOUR HOST: Kristin Rand
La Junta (DJ collective spinning tropical sounds of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, India and Mexico)
Afro Funke’ with Rocky Dawuni, DJ Jeremy Sole, DJ Glenn Red(blends of African, Global, Hip-Hop, Jazz/Funk, Dub Reggae, Afro Beat and remixes)
EVENT LAWN: Dedicated space for play for children 4-14
Got Game Sports leading tag, soccer and other games thru 8:30pm // Tunes spun by DJ Francesca Harding and Ericalandia // Chris Douridas
GETTING THROUGH BAG CHECK: All bags will be checked upon entry to event space.
FOOD + DRINK POLICY: PICNICS/OUTSIDE FOOD is welcome in totes and backpacks – NO COOLERS. SIZE OF BAGS AND BACKPACKS/TOTES must be standard backpack size or smaller (16.75 inches x 13 inches x 8.5 inches). NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES including juice and soda (sealed juice boxes is the only exception). ONLY EMPTY (non glass) WATER BOTTLES allowed. PARK WATER FOUNTAINS and WATER FOR PURCHASE BOOTHS will be available in the event space. FOOD VENDORS BOOTHS will be available throughout event space. This is and alchohol-free event, NO ALCOHOL permitted.
THE FOLLOWING IS PROHIBITED: Bags and backpacks measuring larger than standard backpack size (16.75 inches x 13 inches x 8.5 inches), coolers, chairs, outside alcoholic beverages, sealed or open beverage bottles with liquid including water (fountains and water for purchase will be available), selfie sticks, glass, smartboards, projection devices, narcotics, tents, firecrackers, explosives, sparklers, firearms/weapons, identity-covering costumes, confetti cannons, generators, drones, printed signage measuring larger than 8.5 inches b x 11 inches, props, flag poles and sticks, public intoxication, rollerblading, skateboarding, smoking, vaping, unauthorized vending, unleashed animals, smart boarding, outside solicitation, staking objects to ground, drone operation, amplified noise and bicycles (may be parked outside of event at 1st and Hill streets).
ALLOWED: Snacks, food, sealed juice boxes, small bags, strollers, handheld umbrellas and empty reusable non-glass water containers.
THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED: Public Intoxication / Rollerblading / Skateboarding / Smoking / Vaping / Unauthorized Vending / Aggressive Solicitation / Staking Objects to Ground
FOOD FOR SALE: Food vendors will be onsite.
STREET CLOSURE INFO: Details on scheduled event street closures in the 4th of July Block Party Community Letter.
BIKE PARKING: Bike valet available at 1st and Hill. FREE
METRO RECOMMENDATION: Take Metro Red/Purple lines to CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION (use 1st St exit; Temple St exit is only open for ADA/elevator access). Gold Line to UNION STATION or LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION, then 7-12 min walk towards The Music Center
Summer at The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles + Grand Park: Free events for all, because everything is better together.