Grand Park and The Music Center to Celebrate The Pride Of Los Angeles Through Music And Dance

Grand Park and The Music Center to Celebrate The Pride Of Los Angeles Through Music And Dance

The fifth annual Grand Park + The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A., is expected to draw more than 50,000 people to the grand-scale, highly popular, free event that put Downtown Los Angeles on the map as home to the West Coast's flagship New Year's Eve celebration.

The alcohol-free, family-friendly event will cover 90 acres, from Grand Avenue to City Hall (Spring Street) and from Temple Street to 2nd Street. The West Coast's flagship New Year's Eve event will present L.A.'s biggest dance party with music and dancing on two stages, on the dance floor and throughout Grand Park to some of L.A.'s top DJs and bands playing a variety of genres.

Adding digital imagery to personal style, the evening will include free interactive motion-graphic activations that audiences can bring to life with their own moves and a unique only-in-Los Angeles New Year's countdown, featuring 3-D digital video mapping on the side of the iconic City Hall.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 8:00 p.m. (gates open) - 1:00 a.m. on January 1, 2018

Countdown Stage (Grand Park's Event Lawn in front of City Hall): Host: D'Lo

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM DJ Francesca Harding
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM Raquel Rodriguez
9:30 PM - 10:00 PM DJ Francesca Harding
10:00 PM - 10:30 PM Raquel Rodriguez
10:45 PM - 11:30 PM Dexter Story All Star Band
11:30 PM - 11:45 PM DJ Francesca Harding
11:45 PM - 11:55 PM Dexter Story All Star Band w/Raquel Rodriguez
11:55 PM - 12:00 AM All eyes on City Hall for Countdown to 2018
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM Dexter Story All Star Band

Get Down Stage (Grand Park's Performance Lawn between Grand Avenue and Hill Street): Host: Mr. Choc

8:00 PM - 8:25 PM The County of Los Angeles Public Library's Compton Turns the Tables Youth DJs
8:30 PM - 11:55 PM The Beat Junkies featuring DJ Babu, Mr. Choc, and Shortkut
11:55 PM - 12:00 AM All eyes on City Hall for Countdown to 2018
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM The Beat Junkies

WHERE: Throughout all of Grand Park plus adjacent streets, with a footprint from Grand Avenue to Spring Street and from Temple Street to Second Street.

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  • Entrances to the Event - Please see attached map for event area. There are five entrances to the event: Temple Street and Hill Street, 1st Street and Main, 2nd Street and Broadway, 2nd Street and Hill, and 1st Street and Grand Ave.
  • Security - Safety at this event is the number one priority. All patrons who attend will be subject to mandatory bag checks and metal detector wands. Guests are asked to plan ahead, arrive early to avoid lines that may be longer than usual, and allow extra time to enter the event.
  • Parking - Parking is available in a number of public lots around the area. Recommended parking includes The Music Center / Enter on Grand Ave ($9) using Temple Street (garage access only on Grand Avenue), Walt Disney Concert Hall / Enter via Lower Grand Avenue or Kosciuszko Way ($9), Lot 17 / Enter Northbound on Olive and 2nd Streets ($9). NOTE: LOT 26 on Olive and LOT 10 underneath Grand Park will not be available. Visit pr for more information.
  • Metro Access - Visitors to the event can travel via Metro Red/Purple Lines to Civic Center/Grand Park station or the Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Note: The Temple Street portal at the Civic Center/Grand Park station will be closed until midnight. It will re-open at midnight to accommodate event exit only. The 1st Street portal will remain open during the event. Metro service runs 24 hours on New Year's Eve with free fares from 9:00 p.m. on December 31, 2017 to 2:00 a.m. on January 1, 2018. Details on
  • Bike Parking - Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition's free bike valet will be available at 2nd Street and Broadway.
  • Beverage Policy - This is an alcohol-free event; alcohol will not be sold onsite, and there is a no tolerance policy for alcohol brought to the event. Sealed or open beverage bottles with liquid including water are not permitted; sealed juice boxes and empty reusable non-glass water containers will be allowed. Free water fountains and water for purchase will be available.
  • Food/non-alcoholic beverages - Food and picnics in small totes or baskets and blankets are permitted. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold at the event.
  • Pets - All pets must be on a leash at all times. Pet owners should be mindful if a pet is sensitive to loud noises and crowds. The park's off-leash dog park will be closed from December 29, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. - January 1, 2018 at 5:30 a.m.
  • The following are prohibited items - Bags and backpacks measuring larger than standard backpack size (16.75" x 13" x 8.5"), coolers, chairs, outside alcoholic beverages, sealed or open beverage bottles with liquid including water, selfie sticks, glass, smartboards, projection devices, narcotics, tents, firecrackers, explosives, sparklers, firearms, weapons, drones, frowny faces, unleashed animals, identity-covering costumes, confetti cannons, generators, printed signs measuring larger than 8.5" x 11," props, flag poles, sticks, public intoxication, rollerblading, skateboarding, smoking, vaping, unauthorized vending, smart boarding, unleashed animals, outside solicitation, staking objects to the ground, drone operation, the use of amplified noise, and bicycles (bicycle valet available at 2nd and Broadway).
  • The following items are allowed: Snacks, food, sealed juice boxes, smiling faces, strollers, empty reusable non-glass water containers.
  • Street and freeway off-ramp closures
    -- December 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.: Spring Street between Temple and Second Street; N. Broadway between Temple and 2nd Streets; Hill Street between Temple and 2nd Streets; Olive between 1st and 2nd Streets; 1st Street between Grand Avenue and Main Street.
    -- Streets will re-open by noon on January 1, 2018.

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