Grand Park pays homage to Valentine’s Day with its annual Grand Park’s Lovers Rock running from Friday, February 12 through February 28, 2021.
For 2021, Grand Park, powered by The Music Center, is expanding its annual fête into a two-week digital festival with a focus on music and food. Rooted in the Reggae sounds of the 1970s and in Caribbean nightclubs in London, Lovers Rock is more than a music genre—it serves as a space of love and identity within the nuanced intersection of gender and expression. Viewers can celebrate the “month of love” with on-demand entertainment as well as recipes to make at home for Valentine’s Day by logging onto Grand Park’s digital channels
Music and food will also be part of this year’s virtual Grand Park’s Lovers Rock celebration. Highlights include a youtube tutorial by Chef Angela Means Kaaya, founder of Jackfruit Café, who will guide viewers through easy-to-follow of a full vegan meal: Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes; Garlic Cauliflower, Red Potato Mash; Meatless Meatloaf; and Key lime Cheesecake Bites. All of her plant-based recipes will be posted at grandparkla.org.
A longtime community partner with Grand Park’s à la Park Food Trucks program, Kaaya recently opened a permanent storefront in West Los Angeles within COLONY, an innovative dining experience featuring pick-up and delivery options from 25+ restaurant brands.
Another special event takes place an IG Live on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 4:00pm. Enjoy an interview with GRAMMY®-winning producer Aston Barrett Jr., band leader of The Wailers (@GrandPark_LA on Instagram). Hailing from Reggae royalty, Barrett will discuss the importance of love in the sound and music of The Wailers and Barrett’s 2021 GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album (One World) as well as his favorite Lovers Rock tracks.
Be sure to check the website, as there are lots more incredible events. Lovers Rock runs from Friday, February 12 through February 28, 2021. CLICK HERE to see the full calendar for all events
What: Lovers Rock
When: February 12 – February 28, 2021