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Pop Up! Concert Series in Glendale

Glendale Arts is hosting Pop Up!, an outdoor concert series throughout the month of September.
Glendale Arts is hosting Pop Up!, an outdoor concert series throughout the month of September.

Downtown Glendale – Glendale keeps the summer month going strong by hosting the Glendale Art’s Pop Up! Concert series this month. Pop Up! is a month long event that brings in different musical talent every Thursday night during the month of September. The free outdoor concerts take place at the Glendale City Center and each week they bring out a different restaurant to provide appetizers, such as BJ’s, Olive Garden and California Pizza Kitchen.

The concerts kicked off on September 5th when crowds listened to some great music by Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat. This week, crowds gathered around to listen to Rock Bottom Betty play fantastic music. The series will continue on for the next two weeks, with the next concert taking place Thursday, September 19, featuring Shane Henry. The month long concerts will come to an end on September 26 with The Essentials playing for Glendale.

The event is absolutely free and has been a great way for the Glendale Arts to stay involved in the community as their current project is underway. The Glendale Arts have been behind the Alex Theatre renovation project that started earlier this summer. The expansion project is set to finish in November when they will have a grand re-opening.

Find more information about these concerts here: http://www.glendalearts.org/event/glendale-arts-presents-pop-up.

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Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl

Bruno Mars will be performing at the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Pepsi Halftime Show in February.
Bruno Mars will be performing at the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Pepsi Halftime Show in February.

The Super Bowl halftime show has been the performance to watch every year, and the 2014 show is no different. It was recently announced that the Grammy award-winning pop singer Bruno Mars will be delivering the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show next February. The Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most acclaimed musical performances, with both crazed football fans and non-fans alike tuning in to watch. Beyonce’s performance in 2013 was wildly popular, and had more than 110.5 million viewers watching. Other past performances have included Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and the controversial performance with Janet Jackson. The Super Bowl game is set to take place on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in New Jersey at the MetLife Stadium.

Bruno Mars is 27 years old and has been nominated for 14 Grammys and has sold over 115 million singles. His single, “Just The Way You Are” won him a Grammy for best male pop vocal performance in 2010, and in 2011 his hit single “Grenade” got him 3 Grammy nominations. Mars started his musical career as a writer and producer for other music artists, but in the past three years has succeeded in making a name for himself in the music industry.

The NFL season kicked off last week with the first match of the season between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos on Thursday. The season continued on with the first Sunday of football on September 8.

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The L.A. County Fair is in Town

The L.A. County Fair opened on Friday, August 30 and will continue through September until closing day on Sunday, September 29.
The L.A. County Fair opened on Friday, August 30 and will continue through September until closing day on Sunday, September 29.

Los Angeles experienced the L.A. County Fair opening weekend, with the festivities that started on Friday, August 30. The 31-day fair will go on throughout the month of September, until its closing day on Sunday, September 29. Adults, children and families will be flocking to the Fairplex in Pomona, just down the 10 freeway. The fair will include carnival rides, food, vendors, shopping and so much more!

A popular attraction this year will be the End of Summer Concert Series, which will take place 20 of the nights that the fair is going on. There is a huge concert lineup ready for all of the fans, and free concert tickets will be given away during the day-of the event at the fair each day. Some of the big names performing this year are: Ke$ha, Demi Lovato and Trace Adkins. Other special attractions at this year’s fair will be the exhibitions, which include ‘Star Trek: The Exhibition,’ ‘Pencil 2 Pixels – The Art of Animation,’ ‘Beneath the Sea: An Underwater Adventure’ and ‘Esmeralda’s Traveling Circus.’

The L.A. County Fair continues to bring in families to enjoy the day or an entire season of fun and entertainment, and it continues to grow every year. To find more information about the fair, please visit: www.lacountyfair.com

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CityWalk’s 20th Birthday Bash

CityWalk celebrates its birthday in true Hollywood fashion with events going on all summer.
CityWalk celebrates its birthday in true Hollywood fashion with events going on all summer.

Universal CityWalk is turning 20 and bringing it in with a bang. In true Hollywood fashion, CityWalk will be throwing a huge Birthday Bash that lasts all summer. CityWalk will be providing free live music all summer long at the 5 Towers through September 2nd. They are also offering $2 parking when you go to the nearby AMC to watch a movie, and with so many great summer blockbuster hits this is hard to resist.

The first summer concert kicked off on Saturday, June 29 and featured The Ready Set and Kelsi Luck. This Saturday, August 3, Hollywood is in for a treat with Chris Rene, and on Sunday, August 4 the long list of performers includes Angel & Khriz, Sensato, Henry Santos and Maffio. Saturday concerts start at 7PM and go until 10PM, while Sunday concerts can be enjoyed from 6PM to 9PM. The final performance will take place on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd and will feature The Summer Set and Echosmith.

For $2 summer movie parking, pay for general parking at the CityWalk toll booth, then present your parking stub at the AMC box office to receive your rebate on parking. This offer expires September 2nd. August’s movie releases include 2 Guns, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Kick Ass 2 and One Direction: This is Us.

City Walk is located at Universal Studios Hollywood at 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608. For more information, please visit http://www.citywalkhollywood.com.