The Music Center has announced Grand Park’s 2018 summer season with free programming that offers Angelenos the opportunity to participate in their favorite outdoor activities amidst the beauty of Grand Park.

The season kicks off in June with the popular Grand Park’s Bootcamp series, followed by the return of Grand Park’s Big L.A. Portrait Gallery, Sunday Sessions and The Music Center’s Dance DTLA*, featuring Dance Downtown and specially curated DJ Nights.  Additional highlights of the season include Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Movie Night and Los Angeles County’s tradition of celebrating the Fourth of July as one big community with Grand Park + The Music Center’s Fourth of July Block Party.

 “Grand Park has built a reputation as the destination for summer fun in Southern California,” said Rachel Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center. “ For anyone looking for a great workout, a place to spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying music with family and friends, or a night of dancing under the stars, Grand Park offers some of the best, most accessible programming in the county. “As a place where Angelenos can experience diverse cultures, support local artists and celebrate holidays along with members of the greater community, Grand Park is now L.A.’s hub for the best free entertainment and arts experiences.” she added.

Julia Diamond, interim director of Grand Park, offered, “Summer is a special time at Grand Park, where everyone, including jurors and parents with toddlers in tow, can enjoy all the park has to offer, including many free events that are now Los Angeles traditions.  And, with both Los Angeles County’s largest free Fourth of July celebration and Grand Park’s Big L.A. Portrait Gallery as part of our summer season, park goers can discover the talents of L.A.-based artists and musicians, dance to a new beat and experience the arts in a welcoming and open space,” she explained.