Grand Performances, the longest-running presenter of free live performances in downtown LA announce its 32ndAnnual Summer Series line-up at California Plaza from June 1stto August 18th, 2018. The “Shine with Us” series includes performances ranging from funk to family fun, from rock opera and spoken word to sing-alongs. The stage will spotlight diverse voices, world music, innovative programming, and more.
“We have a dazzling array of artists and spectacular performances that will shine on the diverse range of audiences that embody Los Angeles,” said Mari Riddle, Executive Director, Grand Performances.
Major sponsors include the LA Department of Cultural Affairs, LA County Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, Metabolic Studio, CBS/KCAL, KCET, United Airlines, CityNational2Cal, Rising Realty, and Omni Hotels and Resorts.
The complete Grand Performances 2018 season schedule is below, also available at www.grandperformances.org.
Location:California Plaza, 350 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
The 2018 “Shine with Us” Free Summer Live Performances Line-up:
|JUNE 2018 GRAND PERFORMANCES|
|Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
Higher! The Psychedelic Soul and Genius of Sly and the Family Stone (1966-1983)
|Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m.
Kristina Wong, Peter J. Harris, d. Sabela grimes C.O.L.A. Night
|Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m.
The Secret City: Shine & Shimmer Show
w/ Astrid Hadad, Garfield High Marching Band, Addi Somekh & more
|Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m.
|Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Good Things Happen When We…Speak Up! Stories from the Frontline
|Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m.
Secret Life of Muslims
|Wednesday, June 6 at 9 p.m.
L.A. Dance Party USA
|Friday, June 29 at 8 p.m.
Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 | The Delirians
|Saturday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.
|Friday, June 30th at 8:00 p.m.
The Love Uninhibited Orchestra
|JULY 2018 GRAND PERFORMANCES|
|Sunday July 1stat 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
First Nations Now: Rhymes and Storytelling for Families
|Friday, July 20 and Saturday July 21 at 8 p.m. Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance
*With a Preview Performance for Media & VIP Only
on Thursday, July 19. Not open to the public.
|Friday, July 6 at 8 p.m.
Ginkgoa | The Vignes Rooftop Revival
|Sunday, July 22 at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater
Tale of the Mouth
|Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m.
|Sunday, July 22 at 8 p.m.
HanHan | Gingee
|Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m.
Now More Than Ever: Protest Song Sing-along
|Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m.
Roger Guenveur Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now | Lula Washington
|Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Urban Badlands: Gemma Castro | The Altons | The Steady 45s
|Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé: The Grand Concourse with Special Guest Candi Sosa
|Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m.
Alphabet Soup: LGBTTQQIAAP*
Storytelling for *lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual families and allies.
|Sunday, July 29 at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Goldilocks & Nom, Nom, Nom
|AUGUST 2018 GRAND PERFORMANCES|
|Friday, August 3 at 8 p.m.
When Moons Become Stars
|Sunday August 12 at 8 p.m.
Supernova | LACO String Quartet
|Saturday, August 4 at 8 p.m.
Fuzön | Disco Fuzön
|Friday, August 17 at 8 p.m.
La Marisoul curates: The California Feetwarmers & Hermanos Herrera
|Friday, August 10 at 8 p.m.
Hip Hop/Electronic: Indigenous Music & Dance
|Saturday, August 18 at 8 p.m.
|Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m.
El Vez & Phranc
ABOUT GRAND PERFORMANCES:Celebrating its 32nd year, Grand Performances aims to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public… democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more during the summer at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of Downtown as well as at other venues throughout the year including the Los Angeles State Historic Park and Los Angeles World Airport. Follow @GrandPerformances on Facebook, @GrandPerfs on Twitter and Instagram and our YouTube Channel at youtube.com/grandperformances. For more information visit www.Grandperformances.org