The Broad is excited to announce the return of their Summer Happenings concerts series in Downtown, L.A., live and in the flesh on June 18, July 21, Aug. 27 and Sep. 24. Summer Happenings will take place from 8pm-11pm and includes a wide range of live performers from around the world and access to the museum’s special exhibitions after-hours. Performances will take place throughout the museum and in the Broad’s East West Bank Plaza.
From pop to electronic music, rap and hip hop, and even neo-Sufi jazz minimalism — artists in the Now We’re Here series reflect on the special exhibition This Is Not America’s Flag. Taking place June 18, August 27, and September 24 — through music and performance, the exhibit explores and questions the multifaceted meanings and symbolism of the American flag, citizenship, and national identity.
The Broad will kick off their Summer Happenings series on Saturday, June 18. Performances includes DJ Cocteautwinks, Niña Dioz, féi Hernandez, Xandra Ibarra, Rubby, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, and more. Tickets are priced at $25.
L.A.s very own Thundercat, a two-time Grammy-winning musician, and self-described Japanophile, will perform a live set on July 21 in conjunction with Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, a special exhibition honoring Takashi Murakami. Ginger Root will perform as the opening act for Thundercat. Tickets are priced at $40. and the event is open to those 21 years of age or older.
Closing the concert series on Sept. 24, the lineup includes: Arooj Aftab, Felukah, Haig Papazian’s Space Time Tuning Machine, Arshia Fatima Haq, and Miho Hatori’s Salon Mondialité. Tickets are on sale for $25. There is no age limit, though you require an ID to get access to Cash Bar.
Note: After-hours admission to the Broad and special exhibits are included in the price of the ticket.