Save the date: The Los Angeles Philharmonic is throwing a huge open-streets festival on September 30—and the entire city is invited.
The supersized block party will feature concerts, art installations, and food trucks at six “hubs” along an 8-mile route that will stretch from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.
The route—which will pass through Downtown, MacArthur Park, Koreatown, and Hollywood—will be closed to cars and dedicated to people on foot, bikes, scooters, skates, and wheelchairs. (All forms of non-motorized transportation are welcome.)
The entertainment line-up is extensive, with some 1,800 performers slated to croon and dance. Among them are a slew of Los Angeles musicians, including Dustbowl Revival, DāM-FunK, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Las Cafeteras, Phoebe Bridgers, and Wayne White.
Co-hosted by CicLAvia, the event is a celebration of the philharmonic’s 100th anniversary and will culminate in a free concert at the bowl. Ticketing information for that show will be announced August 30.
Details, including street closures, for the festival are below. The complete performance schedule, hub by hub, will be announced September 17.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 30
Route (and hub locations)
The route runs between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, via Wilshire Boulevard, Western Avenue, Melrose Avenue, and Vine Street. There’s no start or end point, so join in anywhere.
Highland Avenue will remain open to traffic, so if you want to walk directly up the hill to the bowl via the open street route, you’ll have to share the road with cars on Franklin and Highland. You can also take a free shuttle from Hollywood and Yucca to the bowl.
- Grand Avenue between First Street and Wilshire Boulevard
- Wilshire Boulevard between Grand Avenue and Western Avenue
- Western Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
- Melrose Avenue between Western Boulevard and Vine Street
- Vine Street between Melrose Avenue and Yucca Street.