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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

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July 4, 2017: Grand Park and The Music Center Celebrate the 4th!

Head downtown to the largest July 4th party - Grand Park + The Music Center's 4th of July Block Party takes place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 2:00pm – 9:30pm. Angelenos will enjoy entertainment that highlights the sounds of America featuring Jazz, Funk, Blues and Classical artists with DJ sets inspired by these musical genres. The day's festivities include a kids' play area; live music performances; L.A.'s best food trucks; a mobile vendor and activity area; and a fireworks show, which will be shot from the roof of The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, set to Pop and Classic hits along with patriotic music, and visible throughout Downtown L.A. and the surrounding neighborhoods. 
Photo courtesy of the Music Center

L.A.'s favorite July 4th block party will cover more than five city blocks from Spring Street to Grand Avenue and from Temple Street to 2nd Street.The annual event will feature two high-profile stages. The Front Yard Stage on Grand Park's Performance Lawn between Grand Avenue and Hill Street will feature DJs spinning funky Soul and Motown hits for the ultimate American dance party. The Backyard Stage, on Grand Park's Event Lawn between Broadway and Spring Street, will treat guests to the patriotic sounds of traditional American favorites from local DJs, a brass band and youth orchestra. Families will delight in a dedicated play area on the Event Lawn, where children ages 5-12 can enjoy free games, such as themed tag, soccer and parachute play. New to the festivities this year is a mobile vendor and activity area with art making, face painting and video games for kids of all ages. Grand Park + The Music Center's 4th of July Block Party will offer a multitude of dining options with more than 45 gourmet food trucks, including tacos, burgers, ice cream, sweets and more. Vegetarian options will also be available.

Rachel Moore, The Music Center's president and CEO, said "Grand Park + The Music Center's 4th of July Block Party is now a Los Angeles tradition. For the fifth year, Angelenos from all over the county will join together in downtown to celebrate our nation's birthday, enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday and honor the diversity that makes Los Angeles a great place to live." Moore continued, "The July 4th holiday is a wonderful opportunity to check out what makes Grand Park so popular. From the fountain and splash pad, to the free performances and music, Grand Park is truly the park for everyone."
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The Frontyard stage will feature acts: Music Man Miles, Monalisa, C-Minus, and DJ JEDI.
While the Backyard stage includes: DJ Akiko Luv, DJ Gingee, DJ Seano, Angel City All-Star Brass Band, and Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the event.

What: Grand Park + The Music Center's 4th of July Block Party
Where: The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Website: https://www.musiccenter.org/ http://grandparkla.org/