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  • LA Phil Releases Details for Celebrate LA!: LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia
  • Sep. 17, 2018
  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic Releases Performance
    Schedule, Details of Family-Friendly Activities, and
    Companion App for

    Celebrate L.A.!
    LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia
    Sunday, September 30, 2018

    Massive, Free, Eight-Mile Street Festival from
    Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Hollywood Bowl
    in Celebration of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s
    100th Anniversary

    Celebrate LA! is generously supported by Target
    Media Partners: 94.7 The Wave, Classical KUSC, KCRW, K-LOVE 107.5,
    KPFK 90.7 fm, and Univision Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA (September 17, 2018) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic released today the performance schedule, details of family-friendly activities, and a companion app for Celebrate LA!: LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia, a free, daylong street festival connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 starting at 9AM. This unprecedented community event, presented in partnership with CicLAvia and Community Arts Resources (CARS), brings the LA Phil out of its venues and into the streets, as a gift to the city and as a showcase of Los Angeles’ creative spirit. The eight-mile long street party will feature 1,800 performers – musician, dancers, and visual artists, the vast majority of which are from L.A. – with live shows, and fun-filled activities throughout the entire route.

    There will be six hubs along the route featuring performance stages, art installations, food trucks, activities for all ages, dancing, and live music. The six hubs are located at:

    • Walt Disney Concert Hall (Grand Avenue between 1st Street and Hope Place)
    • MacArthur Park (Park View Street between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street)
    • Koreatown (Liberty Park – Wilshire Boulevard between Serrano Avenue and Oxford Avenue)
    • Melrose (Melrose Avenue at Windsor Boulevard)
    • Hollywood (Vine Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Street)
    • Hollywood Bowl (Monique and Jonathan Kagan Patio Stage)

    A special Celebrate LA! app has been created to help navigate the event: create a personalized schedule, set reminders for artist performances, find activities and performances along the route, and listen to the LA Phil’s specially curated playlist. The app is available now at:



    Celebrate LA!: LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia family-friendly activities include:

    • Arts and crafts including – woodworking, Korean origami making, puppet making, drawing, creating a giant LA Phil 100 birthday cake, and making paper flowers to deck out your bike
    • Bike rodeo – a mini bike obstacle course, designed to build biking skills
    • Helmet giveaways
    • Face painting
    • Carnival games, interactive art machines and science- and engineering-inspired games
    • Instrument petting zoo – the opportunity to pick up and play a variety of instruments
    • Interactive art installation on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall by artist Kiel Johnson, who will create sculptures of every musical instrument traditionally used in an orchestra for guests to pick up and “play”
    • Yoga class accompanied by live music
    • Live screen printing – each hub will have a unique design, created in collaboration with local artists
    • Charlie the Unicorn Art Car – dance on board one of Burning Man’s most cheerful art cars with live DJs
    • Drumming circle workshops – learn the basics of drumming and keep in rhythm with a group
    • Ukulele workshop – 20-minute group classes designed to teach the basics of playing the ukulele (instruments provided)
    • Silent disco with two dueling DJs
    • Photo booth and selfie station
    • Visit the Target Pitstop at MacArthur Park featuring free giveaways, bike customization, and relaxation lounge

    Celebrate LA!: LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia will transform eight miles of city streets into an auto-free zone, where all are welcome to walk, run, skate, scoot, bike, and wander. It has no starting or ending point, and participants can join in anywhere they like. Any form of non-motorized transportation can be utilized, which includes walking, biking, wheelchairs, skateboards, and strollers. All ages are encouraged to attend.



    Street closures for Celebrate LA!: LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia:

    • Grand Avenue between 1st Street and Wilshire Boulevard
    • 2nd Street between Hope Street and Olive Street
    • Wilshire Boulevard between Grand Avenue and Western Avenue
    • Park View Street between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street
    • Western Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
    • Melrose Avenue between Western Boulevard and Vine Street
    • Vine Street between Melrose Avenue and Yucca Street

    There will be no closure of Highland Avenue. Shuttles between the Hollywood Hub and the Hollywood Bowl will run every 10-15 minutes: Hollywood Hub to the Bowl from 9am to 2pm, and the Bowl to the Hollywood Hub from 9am to 2:45pm.

    For more information, including how to travel to the event via Metro, please visit:

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    LA Phil 100:
    In its Centennial year (September 2018 through October 2019), the LA Phil is inviting people from Los Angeles and around the world to join them in envisioning a future that music can help create. Major initiatives include presenting the orchestra’s most ambitious artistic season to date, featuring over 50 commissioned works and the LA Phil’s largest roster of artistic collaborations; investing in the future of young people by creating a permanent YOLA center, The Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center @ Inglewood, designed by Frank Gehry; establishing the LA Phil Resident Fellows Program, which will provide musicians representing or serving historically underrepresented populations opportunities for professional advancement; welcoming all of Los Angeles to Celebrate LA!: LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia, a free, massive, street festival, featuring performances by 1,800 musicians, dancers and visual artists, stretching from Grand Avenue in front of Walt Disney Concert Hall all the way to the Hollywood Bowl, and concluding with LA Phil 100 at the Bowl, a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl; the “100 for the 100th: Be Our Guest” free ticket initiative, which will invite thousands of new listeners into Walt Disney Concert Hall; and a $500 Million Centennial Campaign to fund the future.

    LA Phil:
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs.

    CicLAvia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. CicLAvia is an innovative model for creating new public space and enriching civic life.

    Community Arts Resources (CARS):
    Founded in Los Angeles in 1989, Community Arts Resources creates unique experiences where arts, culture, and community and civic life collide. CARS has created, produced, and promoted some of Los Angeles’ most innovative cultural programs and events in public space including CicLAvia, Chinatown Summer Nights, Go Little Tokyo, The Broad’s Family Weekends, GLOW, and the Getty Museum Family Festivals. CARS has also been instrumental in planning, designing, and programming some of Los Angeles’ most popular cultural and community spaces, such as Grand Park and Grand Performances at California Plaza.


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