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Your Complete Guide to Getting In and Around DTLA's Made in America Festival This Weekend

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Downtown's roads are probably going to be a little (a lot) more chaotic than usual, thanks to Made In America, a two-day music festival (Saturday and Sunday) that will bring three stages and an "exhibition skate park" to Grand Park, plus Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, John Mayer, and Kendrick Lamar, among many others. The event's expected to attract 50,000 people; the park's incredibly popular New Year's Eve celebration this year brought 25,000 people, so it'll basically be double that, for two days in a row. The festival will take up the entire park, and as such will result in a lot of street closures, altered bus routes, and even a closed Metro stop. But take a deep breath, we've got everything you need to know to get to the festival or to get around it:

This is by far the biggest event that the park has hosted so far. (Concert promoters Live Nation are paying LA County $600,000 to rent the park and cover related services, and they're paying the city of Los Angeles $500,000 for the services it contributes.) Construction on the stages started last weekend and has already been affecting streets and sidewalks with closures since then.

If you're going by Metro—which, after looking at the below maps of lane closures, you will probably decide to do—keep in mind that the Civic Center/Grand Park Red and Purple Line stop will not be open this weekend, so it's suggested that concert-goers walk from Pershing Square or Union Station. That might sound like a hike, but there will be three different entrance gates:
· North Gate: Broadway at Temple (.55 miles from Union Station)
· South Gate: Second Street between Broadway and Hill (0.35 miles from Pershing Square)
· West Gate: First Street at Grand (.7 miles from Pershing Square)

There will also be three stages: the main stage is on the Spring Street steps of City Hall, and there will also be a stage at First and Main, and one at the west end of the park.

Lost? Ask a cop: there will be 250 officers watching over festival-goers.

Street closures are an altogether more elaborate affair. On Friday, Spring between Temple and First Streets will be closed all day, and the following streets will be closed after 7 pm:
· Olive St between First and Second
· Hill between Temple and Second
· Broadway between Temple and Second
· Spring between First and Second
· First between Grand and Main
(There will be single lane closures along First and Grand streets for the day; see the map below.)

Saturday and Sunday's all-day closures will be:
· Grand between Temple and First
· Olive between First and Second
· Hill between Temple and Second
· Broadway between Temple and Second
· Spring between Temple and Second
· Main between Temple and Second
· First between Grand and Los Angeles

Additional closures will be in effect on Monday:
· Grand between Temple and First
· Olive between First and Second
· Hill between Temple and Second
· Broadway between Temple and Second
· Spring between Temple and Second
· Main between Temple and First
· First between Grand and Main

Next Tuesday, Spring will be shut down between Temple and First; Wednesday, some but not all lanes will be closed along Main between Temple and First. And then it's over. Maps with additional details can be found below or here.


· How to Survive the Made in America Festival [LADN]
· Downtown residents express frustrations with Made in America [LAT]
· Road Impact Set [PDF]
· Go Metro to Made in America this Labor Day Weekend [Metro]

Grand Park

S. Grand Ave. & W. First St., Los Angeles, CA