Bad news for LA music lovers. The January 2019 Night on Broadway music festival in LA’s Historic Broadway Theatre District has been cancelled.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the popular music festival was most likely cancelled due to mounting legal pressures faced by Councilman Jose Huizar. We won’t elaborate on those here.
The Bringing Back Broadway initiative has met many of its goals and now showcases Broadway’s renewed glamour once a year in a free street festival: Night on Broadway. The festival began in 2015 with 35,000 attendees. It saw 60,000 in 2016 and 75,000 in 2017 and even more in 2018.
The Los Angeles Broadway Theatre District holds a very special place in the hearts of generations of Angelenos and evokes the time at and before the Golden Age of Hollywood better than any area of the city.
The Broadway Theatre District in Los Angeles features the largest concentration of historic theatres and movie palaces on one street in the nation, most of which date back to the 1920s and 1930s. The revitalization of Broadway is considered on of LA’s most important projects due to the cultural significance of the street.
It’s sad to learn that the city’s largest free music festival won’t be happening in 2019, but according to their website, it will return for the year 2020. Though we suspect that will depend on the outcome of investigations into Councilman Huizar turn out.
Click here for more information about the previous Night on Broadway.