June 16, 2017 – The Music Center Presents Sleepless – Walt Disney Concert Hall, DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Dexter Story curates BP Hall for The Music Center’s Sleepless event on June 16, 2017. This Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours explores the living maze of Walt Disney Concert Hall with all its curious angles and hidden spaces. See the hall transformed by DJs, sonic experiences, projections, dance parties and interactive installations with rare access to the hall’s backstage areas and private rooms. Stay up, get lost and find yourself.

Sleepless June 16

LINEUP:

  • A backstage exploration of The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall curated by the artist collective behind the Griffith Park Teahouse and Petal Drop LA and featuring a strange and surprising view of the city, enhanced by intriguing sights, smells and textures;
  • Get moving in BP hall with beats curated by Dexter Story from Anthony Valadez and DJ Phatrick hosted by KG Superstar and including artist Jesse Gilbert’s real-time video capture of the crowd, distorted and projected in large scale;
  • A birch tree maze designed by scenic artist Martin Vallejo accompanied by evocative music by Ed Barguiarena and ethereal lighting by Sohail Najafi;
  • Encounter Sleepless census takers who will gather late night truths about you, curated by artist Ashley Sparks.
  • Dance to goth, industrial and new beat sounds as DUBLAB turns the Founders room into a dark psychedelic house of mirrors. DJ sets by Remy Marc, Sarah Toones, and Jamal Sharaf El Deen, and installation work by Suzy Poling;
  • Choose Lost OR Found — a one-of-a-kind, intimate, up close and personal live performance in the intimacy of the Listening Rooms with performances by Fabiano Do Nascimento, Katisse Buckingham and Artyom Manukyan, curated by Ed Barguiarena;
  • Nesting in signature Sleepless bean bags amid the other-worldly sounds of Grace Oh’s crystal singing bowls with artists Annik Mendez, Helane Anderson of Sacral Sounds, The Koshi Fairies, Plantwave, and the Sacred Toning Circle.

Cocktails and small bites available for purchase.

Information and artists subject to change.

SLEEPLESS: THE MUSIC CENTER AFTER HOURS
June 16, 2017
11:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Walt Disney Concert Hall

$20 ONLINE
$30 DOOR

Parking is $5 after 8:00 p.m.

https://www.musiccenter.org/sleepless

 

July 4, 2016 – Wondem Live @ Grand Park / Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party – Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

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.

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FREE / GRATIS
#GO4THDTLA

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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.**

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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

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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

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FOOD FOR SALE: Food vendors will be onsite.

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STREET CLOSURE INFO: Details on scheduled event street closures in the 4th of July Block Party Community Letter.

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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

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Summer at The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles + Grand Park: Free events for all, because everything is better together.

June 12, 2015 – Bring Your Own Dance Moves – Music Center Plaza, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

MC’ing at the Music Center’s Bring Your Own Dance Moves event on the Music Center Plaza on Friday, June 19. Bring Your Own Dance Moves is non-stop music on the Plaza featuring top LA DJs curated in collaboration with ArtDontSleep and Dublab. Late night bar menu and $5 parking starts at 8pm. #BYODM

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June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21. Alternates with DANCE DOWNTOWN.

Same night, different vibes, 13 Fridays in a row. The Music Center hosts free, weekly dance parties all summer long – because the world needs more spontaneous dancing.

Peanut Butter Wolf kicks off Bring Your Own Dance Moves on June 12 alongside legendary LA DJ and West Coast Hip Hop leader Egyptian Lover,and sonic slayer Jimi Hey of Dublab.

Producer, DJ and founder of Stones Throw Records, PB Wolf has made a career out of DJing since the 90s and brings his trove of tunes and rare beats to the plaza.

Bring Your Own Dance Moves
Friday, June 19, 2015
8p
#Free
The Music Center Plaza
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

http://www.musiccenter.org/events/summer/byodm/

July 12, 2014 – The Music Center’s Active Arts Presents Drum Downtown: Explore Afro-Brazilian Beats – Fountain Overlook, Grand Park, Downtown LA, CA

Volunteer emceeing at the Music Center’s Active Arts Drum Downtown: Explore Afro-Brazilian Beats on Saturday, July 12. Start your weekend with a beat! Join the fun and make music in Grand Park, the heart of Downtown. Explore the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian drumming and be part of the thrilling power of percussion in this outdoor group drumming experience. Active Arts at the Music Center offers fun DIY (do-it-yourself) experiences to the public throughout the year.

Drum Downtown
Drum Downtown: Explore Afro-Brazilian Beats
Saturday, July 12, 2014
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Free
Fountain Overlook in Grand Park
227 N Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

REMO is the promotional partner.

http://www.musiccenter.org/events/activearts/Drum-Downtown/

http://www.musiccenter.org/events/activearts/