I moved to Woodland hills in the late 80's and one of the first discoveries I made was the VCC Concerts in the Park. I was blown away that such big names would come out on a hot Valley Sunday to perform a free show for the community. I applaud the Valley Cultural Center for bringing us great shows year after year.
Pack a picnic basket or visit one of the food court vendors, bring a big blanket and enjoy the company of your valley neighbors. The 4th of July fireworks event is one of the best shows in all of Los Angeles and should not be missed!
A brief history...
Since 1975, Valley Cultural Center has presented free Concerts in the Park. Initially presented in Shadow Ranch, by year two, Concerts in the Park moved to its current home in Warner Center Park, the 20-acre plot of land on Topanga Canyon Boulevard donated to the City of Los Angeles by the Harry Warner family. In 1993, the stage facility was dedicated as the Lou Bredlow Pavilion in honor of Valley Cultural Center's founder. A focal point for the Valley's summer entertainment, Concerts in the Park features rock, classical, jazz, R&B, Latino pop, country, cowboy, Dixieland, folk and more, entertains more than 140,000 Valley residents and visitors each year.
This year The Auto Gallery Porsche in association with Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is proud to sponsor the 2008 Concerts in the Park.
In addition to the outstanding talent, VCC has upgraded the Food Court to include sixteen vendors serving a variety of food and beverage to satisfy everyone in the crowd. The Children's Play Zone will also be upgraded to include bounce rides, clowns, face painting and balloon artists.
Parking is available for a $8 donation in three nearby parking structures; Califa street between Topanga and Owensmouth and Owensmouth Avenue between Oxnard and Califa. Proceeds help offset the cost of the concerts.
For more information or to become a member, park for FREE and receive incentives, contact VCC at (818) 704-1358 or visit www.valleycultural.org.
This is the best summer bargain in the valley. Imagine a free concert (with sufficient acoustics) in a huge park surrounded by a playgound, inflatable slide, food stands, and plenty of picnic and frisbee space with stroller and wheelchair access. People camp out for hours on these evenings. Arrive early to get a close parking space or pay to park across the street. Or live down the street and walk like I do :-)
This is a fabulous idea. I love that they have concerts outside. This is a great family outing or date night. To sit under the stars on a blanket and listen to some great music. They have the very often, they are free, and a great selection of artists.
PROS: Free, outdoors
I have loved the Warner Center Park Concerts-In-The-Park summer events since I was little, and I remember when they built the bandstand (my mom and I bought a brick with our names on it!). Anyhow, every Sunday in the Summer, there is a free concert. You can bring a picnic and sit in the setting sun while listening to fun music. Plus, you can rollerblad around the park or buy ice cream from the ice cream truck. It is very cool.