So much fun and it's all FREE! The event organizers will provide you with your choice of drums, bells, tamborines and or a variety of percussion instruments to make music with. There will be a drum master who conducts the entire group and it is a BLAST! Watch the below video to get a sense of the fun! This event is for all ages, singles or families alike! You might want to wear comfortable shoes cause you might feel compelled to dance to the rhythms and music we all create together. Bring a bottle of water is a good idea. We should be in a covered pavillion near the fountain.
AFTER PARTY ~ After the musical beat, we'll have drummed up an appetite and we can walk, drive or ride a bike about 5 blocks to Chinatown for some dim sum. I'm bringing my bike which avoids all parking and traffic hassles.
After the event, if a group congregates, there's Chinatown Dim Sum, Little Tokyo sushi/ramen/yakitori or any number of DTLA eateries.
There's also Grand Central Market 3-5 blocks away with a bunch of food vendors and some great bargains on produce. There's some new food stalls there definitely worth checking out.
I love these type of events. LACMA free Jazz concerts. Dance Downtown. Drum Downtown. Los Angeles during the summer gives us lots of great reasons to enjoy living in L.A. There is so much to see and do and all right here in the heart of the city.
SUMMER 2014 FREE!
Saturday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
July 12 - Afro-Brazilian: Explore the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian drumming
August 9 - Middle Eastern: Discover the sounds and techniques of Middle Eastern percussion
September 6 - West African: Make the drums talk with West African beats and medleys
Fountain Overlook, GRAND PARK
Public Transit: Grand Park is located in Downtown Los Angeles. It is right next to the Civic Center Metro Station! From the NoHo or Universal City Stations it is a $1.50 each way and plenty of free parking at those stations. If you have a bicycle bring it on the train with you along with a bike lock.
Grand Park stretches from The Music Center on the west to City Hall on the east between First and Temple streets. With close proximity to major freeways and major public transportation hubs, Grand Park is an easy and fun destination for all!
Parking for Grand Park is available in Lot 10 on N Broadway between First Street and Temple Street. The Lot 10 parking rate is $10.00 per day for weekends, evenings and special events.