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Grand Performances' 2017 Gala

Saturday, September 23, 2017
California Plaza Watercourt


Join us for our biggest celebration to close out this milestone year…and help support access to the arts for all!  

Grand Performances believes that access to free, quality, diverse performing arts contribute to the health and growth of individuals and communities. Each summer the outdoor stages at California Plaza host local and touring artists for live performances and related workshops, master classes, and audience discussions. Our mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts.


This year we honor Michael Alexander, our Executive Director Emeritus, who for the last 27 years helped shape our organization and the arts in our city and state.


Celebrate Fela! : A Tribute to the Music of Fela Kuti


6:00PM - Hosted Cocktails
7:00PM - Dinner and Honoree Presentations
8:30PM - Benefit Concert

$195 per person / $175 for members
Sponsorships available from $750 -$10,000

Price includes VIP concert seating, cocktails, dinner and validated parking


City National Bank
Omni Hotel Los Angeles


Denco Family
Dickerson Employee Benefits
Gilmore Associates
Greenberg Glusker LLP
Union Bank
United Airlines
US Bank


Evi & David Meyer and
  Heidi Duckler & Dan Rosenfeld
The Glusker Family
Los Angeles World Airports
Sidley Austin LLP
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Peggy Adams & Joel Edstrom
Celeste Billeci
Danielle Brazell
Joanna Elliott
Tom Gilmore
Joel Jacinto
Vicki Kirsch
Evi & David Meyer
Alison Morgan & Parke Skelton
Terry & Jeffrey Paule
Alice Platt
Linda Potts
Mari Riddle
Heidi Duckler & Dan Rosenfeld
Tony Scudellari & Doug Dawson
Helen Simmons
Gary Stewart
Francine & Michael Tansey
Karim Teymourtache
Renae and Greg Niles
Amy Yeager


Sponsor and Host Committee list as of September 7, 2017