Artists Announced for Centennial Kick-off Event: Celebrate LA!

The Centennial kicks off on September 30th with Celebrate LA! – a massive, free street party connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and every neighborhood in between. Through Celebrate LA!, the LA Phil will begin its second century by turning to the communities that have supported it for one hundred years.

The donors who have generously given to the LA Phil’s Centennial season have enabled programming – like Celebrate LA! – that is offered free of charge and is accessible to thousands of Southern Californians who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in this historic moment for both the LA Phil and the City of Los Angeles.

The eight-mile-long street party will feature 1,800 performers – musicians, dancers, and visual artists, the vast majority of which are from LA – with live shows, food, and family activities intersecting throughout the entire route.

There will be six major hubs along the route featuring performance stages, art installations, food trucks, screen-printing, kid-friendly activities, dancing, and live music from LA’s best musicians: Walt Disney Concert Hall (Grand Avenue between 1st Street and 3rd Street), MacArthur Park (Park View Street between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street), Koreatown (Liberty Park – Wilshire Boulevard between Serrano Avenue and Oxford Avenue), Melrose (Melrose Avenue at Windsor Boulevard), Hollywood (Vine Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Street), and the Hollywood Bowl (Kagan Patio).

The September 30th festivities culminate in LA Phil 100 at the Bowl, a free community concert at 7PM, featuring Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and just announced special guests Katy Perry, Kali Uchis, Herbie Hancock, and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles).

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