June 7: Ultimate LA Block Party


City Hall hosts the ultimate street festival, featuring live music, performances, art, food, and more!

Plus former President Bill Clinton; guest appearances by Plácido Domingo, Ryan Seacrest, and Wanda Sykes;  Performances by Grammy-winning Pepe Aguilar and surprise celebrity guests

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 5-10 P.M. – FROM CITY HALL TO GRAND PARK On June 7, join emcees Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch and KJLH morning talk show host Dominique DiPrima for an extraordinary event to mark the culmination of the City’s Annual Heritage Months.

CelebrateLA! is a free, family-friendly street festival to honor the City’s diversity, creativity, and innovative spirit through a wide range of activities and performances including music, art, and food.

Scheduled food trucks

  • The Melt
  • Dosa Truck
  • Let’s Be Frank
  • Border Grill
  • Colossus
  • Mandoline Grill

Former President Bill Clinton will pay tribute to Mayor Villaraigosa, allowing an opportunity for Angelenos to bid farewell to him and welcome the incoming Mayor, Eric Garcetti.

WHAT: CelebrateLA! features a wide range of entertainment and activities reflecting the culture and diversity of Los Angeles, including live music, performances, food trucks, free nachos, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, and interactive workshops and games.

The main stage will showcase performances by Grammy-winning artist Pepe Aguilar, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, and Seville, as well as highlights from the City’s Heritage Month Celebrations, including the Plaza de la Raza Mariachis, A Place Called Home Jazz Ensemble, Sangeet Shplang Ensemble, and the United American Indian Involvement Pow Wow Style Drumming. Plus a special appearance by Plácido Domingo, who will be performing an evening of Zarzuela and Latin American Music at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday, June 7.

WHEN: Friday, June 7, 2013 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: The steps of City Hall and Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles, from Spring Street to Broadway, between First and Temple Streets. Please be aware of street closures for this event, including Broadway and Spring Street.

COST: CelebrateLA! is free of charge and open to all. No reservations are required.

INFO: Grand Park is easily accessible by Metro Red Line to Civic Center station. Parking and bike valet are available. For information on how to get to Grand Park, visit http://grandpark.lacounty.gov/gettinghere.html.

For more information on the event, visit http://celebratela2013.com or call (213) 365-0605.

Wells Fargo, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner Cable, David Bohnett Foundation, Goldhirsh Foundation (LA 2050), Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Water and Power, Port of LA, and LA World Airports.


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