Night On Broadway, A Free Event Headlined By The B-52’s And War On January 27th
Do you want another proof that Los Angeles never stops partying? There is another fantastic musical lineup at the corner. Night on Broadway will be happening on January 27th, occupying one mile from 1st street to Olympic Boulevard, from 3 pm to midnight! Headlined by legendary groups such as the B-52’s and War, the lineup also includes new comers La Santa Cecilia and Raul Pacheco (of Ozomatli fame) and his band The Immaculate Conception. The entire lineup is very impressive and is a mix of Latin culture bands such as Antonio Aguilar Jr. and Buyepongo, with plenty of indie bands I am already familiar with, such as Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Dead Meadow, JJUUJJUU, Prettiest Eyes, The Entire Universe…However, there are enough unfamiliar names to leave plenty of room for new discoveries.
The festival will have 10 stages, and it seems that the indie stage will be at the Orpheum theater, whereas the Viva! Stage will gather a lot of interesting bands to check out with my favorit,e Prettiest Eyes.
The best part of this Arts and Music festival is that it is totally free, while being produced to celebrate the current economic development that Broadway is experiencing, thanks to Councilmember José Huizar’s initiative. Broadway is the site of many beautiful historic theaters, and the birthplace of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, and the rebirth that the district is currently undergoing is a great success.
Night on Broadway was first produced in 2015, and 2018 promises to be a blast with emerging musical acts, national stars, artists, acrobats, fashion designers, games and activities for kids, art installations, and of course plenty of food trucks.
‘Night on Broadway has been described as ‘a love letter to Los Angeles’ and that is exactly what it is,’ said Councilmember Huizar. ‘Opening up a mile of Broadway to pedestrians and inviting tens of housands of people into six historic theaters on the same night is our way of reminding Angelenos about Broadway’s past as the City’s entertainment and retail mecca, and to see firsthand that its present and future are bright. Broadway – like all Angelenos – is uniquely Los Angeles, and that is what we’re celebrating.’
Night on Broadway will be Saturday, January 27th and they expect to eclipse last year’s attendance of more than 60,000 people.