Liberty Hill Celebrates 40th in a Grand Way July 23

by Crystal Shaw on July 19, 2016

In the yearlong celebration of Liberty Hill Foundation's 40th anniversary, we're partnering with Grand Performances for one incredible night-- this Saturday, July 23. The  "Our Nation Awakens" concert, sponsored by Liberty Hill, features an all-star ensemble celebrating the soundtrack that has fueled social and political movements over the decades. A carefully curated list of indie artists will perform music that will aim to bring people together in the heart of downtown L.A. during a time in our country when we need it most.  

Music has long since been the sonic partner in protest and activism throughout the years and Liberty Hill recognizes its power to unite, heal and embolden fighters on the frontlines of change.  Join us this Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m. for this not-to-be-missed concert. 

The line-up of artists hitting the stage perform in a variety of styles, and they'll interpret songs originally performed by such artists as Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley and others. 

Barbara Morrison

Morrison is a staple on the Southern California jazz scene, performing frequently with her duo and trio, she also tours extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.



Cary Brothers

Brothers is an independent artist, who has toured worldwide, released two full-length records, and become one of the most-licensed artists in film and television.



Cody ChesnuTT

Cody is an American R&B and neo soul musician from Atlanta,Georgia.  Having since relocated to L.A., his music blends elements of rock, funk, soul, hip hop, and blues.


Jimetta Rose

Jimetta has been a constant influential presence in R&B over the last decade. 



Joey Dosik

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joey continues to be a part of the recent musical renaissance in the City of Angels.




Maya Jupiter

Maya has been refered to as the "Chicana from down under." She's journeyed from the indie hip hop scene in Australia to her ventures in what she calls "Artivism" in Los Angeles. She's married to musician and activist Aloe Blacc. 


Mia Doi Todd

Mia is a singer and songwriter whose music embraces a rich variety of cultural and creative influences.



Rachel Fannan

Rachel is an American singer, songwriter and musician from L.A. From the stage to the studio, her voice and musical prowess have earned her a special place in the hearts of audiences around the world.  



Liberty Hill's President and CEO, Shane Goldsmith and Board Chair Amelia Williamson will say a few words at the Our Nation Awakens intermission. Please check in at the Liberty Hill information table located on the Plaza level to receive your special recognition as part our community.  

Whet your appetite with this video, which will put you in the perfect mood for the show. 

Grand Performances: Our Nation Awakens takes place this Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.

California Plaza - Watercourt Stage
350 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(open seating)

351 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(special rate of $8, cash only)



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