The Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park will celebrate 15 years of free live music with a varied lineup

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (Levitt LA) is thrilled to announce its 15th summer show season at MacArthur Park which continues to reflect Los Angeles’ cultural mosaic with exceptional programming while enjoying an iconic LA outdoor setting.

2022’s electrifying lineup features international big names as well as LA superstar talent performing a wide variety of genres including cumbia, rock, soul, ska, salsa, electronic dance music, hip -hop, folk music from Mexico, Central and South America, and Suite. The Levitt LA concerts will once again transform MacArthur Park into a sound-laden urban oasis with free live music under the stars.

Levitt LA is pleased to announce that the concerts will be streamed live and available after the season on YouTube, expanding the accessibility of free, high-quality concerts for everyone.

“We’re coming back stronger than ever this summer,” says Matthew Himes, Levitt LA’s Director of Programming and Production, “with over 150 performances, 50 genres, and plenty of surprises, there’s something for everyone. We can’t wait to see everyone dancing, laughing and enjoying the amazing music under the stars with all their friends and families and building new relationships with each other.”

To kick off the season, Levitt LA is teaming up with LACMA’s Latin Sounds and La Banda Elástica to co-present the concert series’ opening night on June 18, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring El Gran Silencio, Buyepongo, Las Chikas , and the DJs of La Banda Elástica.

This season will also feature the oldie soul sounds of Joe Bataan, the Mexican sonidero sounds of Grupo Soñador, the neo-Perreo beats of Andrekza, dancing the night away with LA’s hottest DJs at a festival celebrating culture Filipino and beyond!!

With a long-established trust, Levitt LA partners with local heritage groups and music collectives who often serve as carriers of culture to celebrate the distinct communities that make LA so unique. Sunday concerts feature exciting new and traditional music for an immersive cross-cultural experience with food, dance and more! For more information on the 2022 Levitt LA Summer Season, please visit www.levittlosangeles.org.

Additionally, Levitt LA is proud to join the WE RISE initiative for Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout May, community partners will provide access to mental health resources and connection opportunities through cultural experiences and pop-up concerts through Levitt LA Collaborations. For more information on WE RISE events in May, see the following (https://werise.la).

Finally, join Levitt LA for our 15th Anniversary Season Announcement Party on Sunday, May 8 (2-8pm) in conjunction with the monthly Biscuits and Jams DJ Party at Thunderbolt Café in historic Filipinotown. Sets from DJ Phatrick, DJ Bonds, Matthew Himes and KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic’s Novena Carmél and Anthony Valadez and food, libations and a photo booth will be available. Come dance with us and celebrate the magic of music! Free event for all ages!

Levitt LA 2022 Season Lineup:

JUNE:
• 6, 5pm-10pm – LACMA Latin Sounds and La Banda Elastica Present – El Gran Silencio, Buyepongo, Las Chikas, La Banda Elastica Dj’s
• 19, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Marikel International Presents – Caribbean Kaleidoscope Ft. Upstream, Prince Bernard, Hummingbird Village, Chacombo, Jonkonnu Performers, Dj Adé Neff
• 24, 6:00-10:00 p.m. – Stage of the Arts Inc and Generation Hip-Hop Global Present – ​​39th Annual Radiotron Ft. Toddy Tee, Las Brujas Brew, Mc Lelann, Host Toquon Tha Mc, Bgirl Deya Deyis, Bboy Ali, Bboy Wilpower, Tha Union Station, Dj Phantom G, Reo Del Tempo, Popper Nikko, Mix Master D
• 25, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Nance Arte Productions presents – Boogaloo Assassins, Bobby Soul
• 26, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – The Music Center presents – INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble, TAIKOPROJECT plus Yola At HOLA, HOLA Music Studios

JULY:
• 8, 7:00pm-10:00pm – Nance Arte Productions and Sistah Q Present – Alika, Quinto Sol, Sistah Q
• 9, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. – Southern Soul Spinners Presents – Joe Bataan, Westside Crew, Ruben Molina
• 10, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Centro Cultural Techantit Presents – De Musica Ancestral, Tradicional Y Folklórica Salvadoreña Ft. Will Echegoyen, José Ortiz, Luis López, Gustavo Pineda, Patricia Obando, Margarita Guillen, Ana Patricia Silva Orellana, Gustavo Eduardo Pineda Nolasco
• 15, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Adee Roberson Presents – The Girls of Illighadad, Adee Roberson
• 16, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Boombox Presents – Peanut Butter Wolf, Dj Nu-Mark, Inka One, Ben Diggin, Dj Analog
• 5, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Sunset Eclectico and Consulate General of Guatemala in Los Angeles Present – ​​Guateama Ft. Ishto Jueves, El Gordo and more
• 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Lethal Amounts Presents – Lethal Amounts Summer Showcase
• 23, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. – La Junta LA Presents – Grupo Soñador, Los Malditos, La Junta Dj’s
• 24, 4:00-7:00 PM – Bangladesh Unity Federation of Los Angeles Presents – Bangladeshi Night Ft. Mohammed Zaman, Upama Saha, Rehana Mollick, Asif Islam, Shahnag Bulbul, Ronny Chowdhury, Shahid Mithu, Roshny Alam, Uttoron Cultural Organization, Nisha
• 29, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – The Latin Alternative 88.5fm HD3 Presents – Dante Elephante, Yungatita, Byron Gonzalez
• 30, 11:00-12:00 – 123 Con Andres and at 18:00-22:00 – Red Bull Batalla Regional Los Angeles
• 31, 4:00-10:00 p.m. – Footlong Development and Keistar Productions present – Wonder-Full In The Park: A Tribute to the Music of Stevie Wonder Ft. Dj’s Spinna, Monalisa, Cognito

AUGUST:
• 12, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and Subsuelo Present – Meridian Brothers, Subsuelo Dj’s
• 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – The Puppet Master 213 Presents – Thee Sacred Souls, Los Yesterdays, The Puppet Master, El Triste
• 2, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Presentation of the Mundo Maya Foundation – 5th Annual Mundo Maya Day Ft. Marimba Tropical, Jorge Gamboa & Trio Lazaro Milagros, Juan Mendoza “El Tariacuri”, La Flor De Yucatan, Jose Armando Ruiz, Jorge Gamboa & Trio Lazaro Milagros, California Ajupeme Mesoamerican Ball Game, Kalpulli Teotlalli Tepeyollotl, Hermano José Ajpu Muñoz, Tata Guillermo Hernández, Abuela Sara Z Mijares
• 19, 7:00pm-10:00pm – Late Night Laggers Presents – Ms. Nina, Andrekza, Late Night Laggers Dj’s
• 20, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – AAX Media Presents – AAX Fest Day 1
• 21, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – AAX Media Presents – AAX Fest Day 2
• 26, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Evoekore Media Presents – Evoekore Media Night Ft. La Resistance
• 27, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – Levitt National Tour Presents – The New Respects
• 28, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Miriam Estrada Productions presents – Fiesta Pinolera Ft. Armando Vásquez Orquestra Guatao, Juan Solórzano, Rommel Ocampo

SEPTEMBER:
• 2, 7:00-10:00 p.m. – United American Indian Involvement Inc., Present – ​​Digging Roots, Tia Wood
• 3, 4:00-10:00 p.m. – FilAm Arts Presents – Philippine Arts and Culture Festival Ft. Ruby Ibarra, Jayr, Kiana V, Mica Javier, Filosophy, Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, Rondalla Club Of Los Angeles, Kayamanan Ng Lahi, Malaya Dance Company, Dj Joel Quizon, Dj Les
• 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m. – Board Member Gil Cedillo Presents – La Sonora Dinamita

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Hours may vary. Please check the calendar for the exact schedule.

The concerts will be streamed live on the Levitt LA YouTube channel.

All programs are free:
Recommended RSVP for event updates: http://levittlosangeles.org
Car park:
Athena parking lot – 611, rue Carondelet
Or take the metro: red line (Wilshire/Alvarado-MacArthur Park stop), bus lines 18, 20, 51, 351, 603, 720

Members of the public are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available from local vendors. Please note that no alcoholic beverages from outside are allowed.

About Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles makes live music accessible to everyone, creating stronger, more connected communities while celebrating the diversity of our city and beyond. Each summer, FREE concerts are presented at the Levitt Pavilion, featuring acclaimed emerging talent and seasoned, award-winning artists in a wide range of musical genres. More than 60,000 people of all ages and walks of life gather on the lawn of historic MacArthur Park to listen to free live music under the stars. The programming is designed to appeal to all tastes, attracting people from all walks of life to come together for a shared evening of great music, cultural celebrations and a family atmosphere offered at the Levitt Pavilion!

About the Levitt National Network
The Levitt Pavilion in Los Angeles is part of a nationwide network of Levitt Outdoor Concert Venues and Levitt AMP Concert Sites dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of American communities through free live music in public spaces. Showcasing high-caliber talent and a wide range of musical genres and cultural programming, Levitt’s venues are welcoming and inclusive destinations where families, friends and neighbors of all ages and walks of life come together. Learn more about the Levitt Foundation: www.levitt.org

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