September 11, 2012
Grand Park's Community Terrace - 9:00 a.m.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority cordially invite you to the opening of Grand Park's Community Terrace in the heart of Los Angeles’ cultural and civic center
connecting The Music Center and Los Angeles City Hall. Program begins promptly at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in the Ceremony at Flag Garden
Click here for invite.
Click here for opening dedication photos
“GRAND PARK” celebrates a grand opening weekend!
The County of Los Angeles and The Music Center officially opened the first two blocks of Los Angeles County’s Grand Park, located in downtown Los Angeles, with 3 days of celebration, including a civic Grand Park Dedication Ceremony on Thursday, July 26 and public inaugural events on Saturday, July 28 in conjunction with National Dance Day and Sunday, July 29 for Sunday Music in the Park. See photos and video of the festivities:
- July 26, 2012 Grand Park Dedication Ceremony | Video
- July 28, 2012 National Dance Day Celebration | Video
- July 29, 2012 Sunday Music in the Park
A schedule of the Grand Park Inaugural Weekend Events (July 28 - 29, 2012):
July 28, 2012
National Dance Day Celebration - 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Presented by The Music Center and The Dizzy Feet Foundation
Join “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Nigel Lythgoe and others from the show at the official west coast National Dance Day Celebration. Experience dancing outdoors, learn easy and fun moves alongside fellow Angelenos, and enjoy a special performance by IRIS from Cirque du Soleil. Free community dance classes, youth performances, and family-friendly festivities will be featured throughout the day. No dance experience necessary. Just bring your energy and everyone you know! Check out both National Dance Day routines at dizzyfeetfoundation.org.
National Dance Day Celebration
Saturday July 28, 2012
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WELCOME to GRAND PARK!
10am to 12noon
NATIONAL DANCE DAY
A special appearance by Nigel Lythgoe
Welcome by William T. Fujioka, Chief Executive Officer of the County of Los Angeles; Adam Shankman and Lil’ C, Dizzy Feet Foundation Board Members; and Thor Steingraber, The Music Center Vice President of Programming
Warm-up with So You Think You Can Dance, Season 4 finalist Katee Shean
Hip-Hop master class with So You Think You Can Dance, All-Star Lauren Gottlieb
A special performance by Cirque du Soleil®
U.S. Postal Service Innovative Choreographers Stamps First Day of Issuance Ceremony
Everybody Dance Zumba Fitness® routine with Gina Grant
12noon to 1pm
COMMUNITY DANCE CLASSES for everyone! Taught by –
Robin Antin, The Pussycat Dolls, with the PCD girls
Mary Murphy, So You Think You Can Dance judge and ballroom champion
1pm to 2:30pm
PERFORMANCES by some of the best and brightest young dance talent in Los Angeles –
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Ehecatl Dance Company and Casa de la Cultura Mexico
THANKS FOR DANCING!
Food available for purchase from Kogi Truck, Grill 'Em All, Coolhaus, and Homeboy Bakery.
July 29, 2012
Sunday Music in the Park - 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presented by Grand Performances in partnership with The Music Center
Experience a musical treat outdoors with performances featuring the distinctive sounds of Los Angeles. Bring a picnic and spend the day in Los Angeles County’s newest park.
Musical lineup to include:
Queztal & Friends
Queztal is a collective of East Side musicians committed to respectfully continuing the legacy of over 70 years of Chicano Rock.
Fanny Franklin and the Gents
Fanny Franklin is a soul, jazz and funk singer from LA. She has toured the world with artists like Macy Gray and sings lead in daKAh hip hop Orchestra as well as LA funk band Orgone.
Fool's Gold is a Los Angeles band that weaves together western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and melodies.
Food available for purchase from Patina Group starting at just $5! Smoked, pulled pork sandwiches, 'Tina’s Tacos, Grand Park Hot Dogs and Salads.
Food and beverages are available for purchase on-site at these events.
No commercial photography, videotaping, and/or recordings of any kind. Information is subject to change.
Go Metro to Grand Park! Ride the Metro Red Line to Civic Center station.
PUBLIC PARKING is available in Lot 10 on Hill Street between First and Temple Streets and Lot 17 near Olive and First Streets (enter from Olive Street).