The Music Center will celebrate the much-anticipated grand re-opening of The Music Center Plaza, in DTLA, with free public festivities throughout Labor Day weekend (from Thursday, August 29 to Sunday, September 1, 2019) following a 20-month $41 million renovation of the expansive outdoor space.

The 53-year-old Plaza has been updated into an accessible, welcoming outdoor urban space as a “plaza for all” to enjoy. Serving as a principal public square for Los Angeles County, the reimagined Plaza will provide a place where people can not only dine and gather at five food establishments, but also connect with friends and colleagues. The Plaza will be home to free and low-cost events and activities that showcase the talents of the many artists and distinctive communities that comprise the culturally rich County of Los Angeles.

The weekend long celebration will include various events, as listed below:

Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.  Grand Openings for both the Go Get Em Tiger and The Mullin Wine Bar will host special grand opening events with music, games and special treats for Grand Avenue residents, businesses and neighbors in Downtown Los Angeles.

Friday, August 30, 2019 7:00 p.m.–midnight. The Music Center will bring its highly popular, free Dance DTLA back to its Plaza “home” to celebrate the official grand opening of The Music Center Plaza. Dance lovers will enjoy an evening of Cumbia under the summer stars with beginner dance lessons, followed by extended hours of dancing and music until midnight.

Saturday, August 31, 2019 4:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.  Plaza for All Celebration featuring Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Big Sing 2019 / 4:00 p.m. Event begins in Grand Park / 5:00 p.m. Procession from Grand Park to the Plaza / 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Big Sing 2019 / Complete with singing, music, dance and visual art, the Plaza for All Celebration will invite Angelenos to commemorate and embrace the new public space as the county’s “plaza for all.” The free event will include a public procession featuring performers and members of the many communities that comprise all five districts of Los Angeles County. The event will commence at Grand Park and culminate at The Music Center Plaza, where it will continue with a giant sing-along as the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s annual Big Sing 2019 brings thousands together as one community to sing popular songs under the direction of Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, and special guest conductors. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 Noon–6:00 p.m.  All are welcome as The Music Center Plaza becomes a free, fun casual hangout on a long holiday weekend. The newly renovated space will be transformed into a giant, fun backyard party filled with free games and activities, splashing in The Music Center fountain, great food and more. The first five emerging chefs from Abernethy’s, a new and full-service restaurant on the Plaza, will be on hand preparing and selling their individual versions of backyard bites and treats.

These will be free public events open to all ages. No outside alcohol will be permitted on The Music Center Plaza. Food and beverages will be available for purchase where noted in the listings.

The Music Center Plaza is located at 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. More information here.

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