The inaugural We Are LA family music festival is designed to entertain families with music, dance and interactive activities at a day long celebration that benefits local child-focused charities. Please join us and explore a cool, new event for families in LA.
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Here’s how to participate in We Are LA, which will take place on Saturday, September 17 at the StubHub Center.
First, the fun:
MUSIC: Dance and sing with a bevy of terrific acts, including singer-songwriter and actress Lisa Loeb, Ozokidz, Rachel Platten (“Fight Song”), Jessica Sanchez, Cimorelli, Rhythm Child, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Other guests in the line-up include the Reluctant Apostles featuring Katey Segal, and Kevin Costner and the Modern West. Here’s a full list of the talent, which also includes YouTube star DJ Flula and Magician and Cupcake wars host, Justin Willman.
ACTIVITIES: The LA Galaxy will be on hand to help you play some soccer, surfing and yoga and rock-climbing are all on tap, and kids can also get creative at a bevy of booths with projects like face-painting and flower crowns. Click for the full line-up.
VENUE: The concourse at StubHub will reflect the city of Los Angeles with themed sections including Hollywood (with a book stage and song writing booth by Rock and Roll Camp for Girls), Sports (highlighting the LA Galaxy, LA Kings and LA Rams Cheerleaders, as well as plenty of field games and yoga). Our diverse natural environment of mountains and canyons will be represented by a booth from Happy Trails for Kids, a summer camp for foster youth, and the National Park Service that will stage a fishing demo and kayaking experience. Of course, we have a lovely coastline and our So Cal beaches will be represented with a sandy play area, micro kick boards, skateboarding, and a Ferris wheel.
BOOK STAGE: Common Sense Media will sponsor the Book Stage, which includes local authors Holly Goldberg Sloan (we love Holly!), along with other authors reading from their work.
Now, the Reason Why:
Lou Lucido and his wife Carolyn created We Are LA as a way to support charities that help kids in Los Angeles. LA has over 34,000 non-profit organizations, but with dwindling resources and a burgeoning population, kids issues can get pushed to the side. The Lucidos created We Are LA (and are underwriting the cost of the event) to support the good works being done specifically for kids in our community. As such, the event has been designed as an engaging and interactive experience for families.
“We want to create an environment where the Los Angeles community can enjoy a day of great music and get to know the incredible children’s charities that make a positive impact where we live, work and play,” said Charissa Gonzales, We Are LA Co-founder. “Those who come are familiar with the rock stars who will perform on stage, the goal is to get them to know about the rock stars working behind the scenes for at-risk and low income children and families,” added Gonzales.
A handful of local child-focused charities are the beneficiaries of the event, including 826LA, Junior League of California, The LA Galaxy Foundation, and CASA. As the Lucidos see it, “The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and these organizations are working to give Los Angeles children the access to resources that are outside of the classroom to create a better future and to help break the cycle of poverty and the cycle of violence”.
Time to Buy Tickets and Plan your Fun Festival Day!
Remember, you are supporting good local charities with your ticket purchase so give generously – bring a crew and enjoy the day. Take a look here for ticketing options!
Price: $20.00 – $110.00 Kids 2 and under are free – here is more information.
Directions: Click here for directions to the StubHub in Carson, with parking details.
Disclaimer: From time to time, The Family Savvy is approached with sponsorship opportunities. We consider the value of each one and choose to participate only when the project aligns with our core value of recommending high-quality experiences for your family. This is one such sponsored post.
We Are LA is partnering with local nonprofits, including Common Sense Media, where Sarah Bowman is the LA Regional Director. Sarah will be working at the Common Sense sponsored Book Stage on 9/17 so feel free to come say hello!