Grand Park, powered by The Music Center, celebrates its yearlong 10th anniversary with a spectacular two-day festival for the entire family filled with live music performances, innovative art installations, wellness workshops and activities and more. The weekend celebration, Oct. 8-9, highlights the signature free events that laid the foundation over the past decade for Grand Park to become Los Angeles’ central gathering place and honors the legacy of performers, artists, community partners, audiences and parkgoers who helped to shape Grand Park as the park for everyone.
Originally conceived as a dynamic cultural and global crossroads, Grand Park has become an authentic space that demonstrates what it means to be a reflection of one of the most diverse, dynamic and complex counties in the nation. Over the past 10 years, this vision has become a reality, with the park honoring the creativity and identity of Angelenos through its free year-round programming rooted in hometown pride.
Grand Park’s two-day celebration also will feature an expanded version of an interactive art installation House of Words by Jimenez Lai, which debuted at Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party, produced in partnership with NOW ART LA. The installation includes a live acoustic composition and special performance by Morgan Sorne and a video montage by Nany Cárdenas honoring Grand Park’s 10th anniversary.
“The myriad of events we have planned for Grand Park’s 10th anniversary exemplifies the strength and vibrancy of L.A.’s connectedness to its rich and diverse histories. During the past decade, Grand Park joined forces with more than 250 community and county partners, as well as more than 1,000 artists, to enrich and entertain millions of parkgoers through joyful, unique and unforgettable experiences,” Grand Park director Julia Diamond said. “As a result, Grand Park has evolved as the park for everyone, a central gathering space where Angelenos come to be themselves and connect with each other. Join us to celebrate the park’s past, present and future!”
“Grand Park has emerged as a leader among urban parks in the nation by using arts and culture programming as an equity and bridge-building tool,” Rachel S. Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center, said. “Over the past ten years, Grand Park has become a unique and critical safe space for Angelenos to foster connections between generations and empower individuals whose voices deserve to be uplifted. Congratulations to Grand Park’s 10th year of recognizing, unleashing and celebrating the creativity, and voices, in all of us, and we thank Los Angeles County for entrusting The Music Center with a long-term lease of 10 years to manage and create exciting programming at this incredible space.”
Following the 10th anniversary weekend celebration, Grand Park will hold a number of additional signature free events, including Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos (Oct. 22-Nov. 2) and Grand Park’s NYELA (Dec. 31), each of which will acknowledge the anniversary.
For a complete list of events and activities scheduled for Grand Park’s 10th anniversary weekend celebration, visit grandparkla.org
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