Upcoming Music And Film Festivals In Los Angeles
There are a lot of great upcoming events to attend. Music festival’s that are geared towards the K-Pop music industry and there’s also an upcoming film festival. If you’re planning a trip to Los Angeles, C.A. or live nearby here are the upcoming events to attend to see you’re favorite K-pop musical groups, actors, and or actresses.
The Korean Times Music Festival
The Korean Times Music Festival coins it’s concert as an “ A Concert For All Generations.” The festival is coined as such because of the broad age range and different genres of music that will be available during the festival. The Festival has been around for 16 years and is currently held at the Hollywood Bowl. Fingers crossed for great California weather and don’t forget to pack snacks as the venue is held outdoors.
The event will be held on April 28, 2018, and is located at 2301 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068. The ticket prices range from $30 dollars to $300 dollars for front row seats.
This year’s featured artists include NCT 127, EXID, BTOB, John Park and Baek Ji-Young. If you’ve watched the Korean dramas Gu Family Book, Secret Garden or Arang and the Magistrate, Baek is known for singing the slow tempo OST (soundtracks) that make you want to cry.
Check out the Hollywood Bowl website for parking, shuttle service and dining options near the venue.
If you’re interested in supporting emerging filmmakers you won’t want to miss the next event.
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Last year featured documentary winner titled “Save My Seoul” by Jason Lee, shines a light on young prostitution workers hardships and abuse occurring within South Korea’s red light district.
The festival presents several awards in genres of Excellence of Short Film, Innovation of Short Film Narrative, Documentary and International Narrative Grand Jury Award. Additionally, there are emerging artist feature-length films who are featured with special screenings.
The film festival will be held May 03rd through May 12th, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. If you have extra time they are always looking for volunteers to assist with the festival organization. The website should be updated soon with the 2018 lineup of short films, feature-length films, and documentaries that will be highlighted this year.
Have you ever thought about traveling to South Korea, but you don’t want to plan your itinerary? Let the Korean Cultural Center handle all your travel plans.
K-Pop Tour in Korea – This group tour will be held for 8 days and 6 Nights. The trip will take place from June 17th -24th, 2018. The tour package includes hotel stay (twin rooms), meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and ground transportation with an English speaking guide. The tour will include trips to MBC World, FNC Entertainment (Artist include: FTIsland, CNBlue, AOA Cream), SM Town, and visit popular tourist areas such as Hongdae and a Korean Folk Village.
There are two different packages available for purchase, one that meets in Seoul, South Korea and another group trip that leaves out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). For more details check out the attached document here K-pop Tour In Korea or contact KCCLA Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you’re into dancing check out the current promotion for the K-pop cover dance festival that will be held on April 21st at 3:00 p.m. at the KCCLA location. The top teams who win will be awarded the K-pop Tour package above and will be able to compete in South Korea. For more information on the dance cover check out the link here K-Pop Cover Dance.*
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KCON (Los Angeles & N.Y.)
The first KCON (Slogan *All Things Hallyu*) I ever went to was held two years ago in 2016. The event host two nights of concerts with some of the hottest K-pop musical artist performing. In addition, there are several seminars and guest panels that are held by popular Youtube reaction video creators such as JRE and Courtney & Jasmin (these are just some of my favorites), Korean chefs and tv/film directors and writers.
Overall, it’s a great place to meet other Kpop music fans, see your favorite artist in concert, purchase your favorite merchandise and enjoy the variety of food trucks special menus created for the event.
This year’s event will be held on August 10th – 12th, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Currently, the musical artist and panel guests have yet to be announced. However, on their Facebook page, there are survey polls circulating surrounding which artist you want to see at this year’s event. Don’t forget to cast your votes.
I can’t wait to see everyone at the upcoming events in Los Angeles. Are there any events that I have missed in the Los Angeles area you feel deserves a mention? Leave the information in the comments below.
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