18,000 Fifth Graders Take Over The Music Center!

Every spring, we Southern Californians have certain events that mark the changing of the season – the poppies blooming, the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano…Coachella.  And of course, The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival at The Music Center! (Trust us, if you’re a 5th grade teacher in LA, this event definitely marks the coming of spring!)Blue Ribbon Children's Festival 5

For the next three days, The Music Center welcomes 18,000 fifth graders along with their teachers and parent volunteers, to come and celebrate dance, perform on the plaza, and see a live performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  This year, the lucky kids get to see a preview of Paul Taylor Dance Company, before their public performances begin this weekend.  Celebrating it’s 44th year, you can see how this annual festival has become a highlight of the spring season for all of here at 135 Grand Avenue….

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Stay tuned to our Instagram and Twitter for more updates on the festival over the next couple days!