Enjoy Three Amazing Nights of Music + Dance at the Ford Theatres on Aug. 18-20

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This post is a sponsored collaboration between The Music Center and We Like L.A.

In 2017 The Music Center has embarked on a new initiative to expand programming outside its 22-acre Downtown campus, bringing distinctive artistic performances to the greater Los Angeles area at a variety of unique locations. On August 18-20 this vision comes to life in a three-night series of amazing music and dance, all at one of L.A.’s freshest venues.

The Music Center On Location, presented in partnership with the Ford Theatres, will offer performances by internationally acclaimed choreographer Aszure Barton; a double bill of contemporary dance by Jacob Jonas The Company followed by Tim Hecker with Kara-Lis Coverdale; and a concert under the stars by singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright.

All three performances will take place at the beautifully renovated Ford Amphitheater. Keep in mind that the third night also features a special offer for VIP tickets, which includes valet parking, gourmet boxed dinner, limited edition giveaway, an artist meet-and-greet along with a post-performance reception.

More information about each artist, along with the complete schedule, can be found below.

Photographed by Gennia Cui for the LA County Arts Commission

Friday August 18 at 8:30 p.m. – Aszure Barton’s Awáa

Experience the humanity of critically-acclaimed choreographer Aszure Barton’s Awáa; an intimate journey in movement and sound, celebrating femininity and life-giving forces. “An extraordinary work, full of fantasy and surprises,” according to The Washington Post

Get tickets starting at $25

Saturday, August 19 at 8:30 p.m. – Jacob Jonas The Company + Tim Hecker with Kara-Lis Coverdale

A double bill featuring groundbreaking artists in music and dance. Called the “Best New Force in LA Dance” by the LA Weekly, Jacob Jonas The Company will premiere a new work that uses dance and the music of Tim Hecker to explore the idiom, “to carry the weight of the world on one’s shoulders.” Lose yourself with Tim Hecker and Kara-Lis Coverdale in the hybrid aesthetic of electronic abstraction and pyschedelic American minimalism.

Get tickets starting at $35

Sunday, August 20 at 8 p.m. – Northern Stars, an evening with Rufus Wainwright

Share an intimate evening of curated songs with GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright for his only U.S. performance of Northern Stars. VIP tickets available that include valet parking, gourmet boxed dinner, limited edition giveaway, an artist meet-and-greet along with a post-performance reception.

Get tickets starting at $55

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