The Music Center and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will celebrate the grand re-opening of The Music Center Plaza Wednesday with a dedication ceremony.
The plaza was closed for 20 months while a $41-million renovation took place of the outdoor space to turn it into an “accessible, welcoming outdoor urban space for all,” officials said. About a quarter of the funding came from donations.
“The redesign of The Music Center Plaza creates an inviting, wide-open space and provides Angelenos with an urban oasis,” said Rachel Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center. “We hope everyone will join us as we inaugurate this beautiful new outdoor venue with free community events over Labor Day weekend.”
Significant infrastructure improvements and improved ADA access were conducted during the closure, which included the construction of five new buildings, including the Lisa Specht Welcome Center, permanent public restrooms and three dining locations.
The Plaza will be home to free and low-cost events and activities that showcase the talents of the many artists and distinctive communities of Los Angeles, officials said.
During the ceremony, a Native American land acknowledgement will be presented by Anthony Morales, who’s also known as Chief Red Blood, the tribal chairman of the Gabrieleno band of Mission Indians. A drum circle of 120 local percussionists will be led by Gino Gamboa, Andrew Grueschow, Malik Sow and Bryan Yamami. The ceremony will also include the re-activation of plaza’s fountain, and there will be tours throughout the week of the center’s new food establishments: Abernethy’s, The Mullin Wine Bar, and Go Get `Em Tiger.
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