Annual Celebration of Councilmember José Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway has become the fastest-growing one-day arts and music festival in North America - DTLA event expects to eclipse last year’s 60,000-person attendance
Councilmember José Huizar’s hugely successful Night On Broadway will take over Downtown Los Angeles for the third year in a row on Saturday, January 28th - the expansive and increasingly popular festival offers something for all Angelenos and is expected to eclipse last year’s attendance of more than 60,000 people.
A mile-long stretch of Broadway between 3rd St. and Olympic Blvd. will be closed off and transformed for the free event, offering music, games and activities for kids and adults, art installations and one-of-a-kind-experiences featuring hundreds of acts, including performances on 10 stages in the street and in six of Broadway’s historic theaters. Night on Broadway celebrates the 9 th Anniversary of Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway initiative, a 10-year plan that has spearheaded revitalization along the historic Broadway corridor in DTLA.
A long list of performers, acts and exhibits will highlight this year’s event including recording artists Mayer Hawthorne, Oingo Boingo Dance Party and Las Cafeteras performing outdoors – with virtual reality exhibits, adult dodgeball, chess boxing and a 12-story violin (Earth Harp) on display and played on the streets of Broadway by performer/inventor William Close. Night on Broadway runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., includes a Kids Zone, is free to all ages, and will be held rain or shine.
“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 thousands 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 debuted in 2015 with 35,000 people in attendance. In 2016, that number nearly doubled to 60,000.
Highlights of this year’s world-class lineup include longtime online radio station (and soon to be on the FM dial in L.A.) dublab's takeover of the Theatre at Ace Hotel (a.k.a. the 89-year old United Artist Theatre) with live electronic and experimental music alongside video art, featuring Tim Hecke, Losci, M. Geddes Gengra, Cat 50, and many more.