Sound in Focus - Event Details

Sound in Focus

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, July 29 for a special evening filled with great music, photography, food and fun.

KCRW's José Galván gets the party started at 5:00pm. Live music begins with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade at 7:00pm, followed by international guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela.

The Annenberg Space for Photography will have extended hours for concert goers, so be sure to check out the latest exhibition, Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield.

Join us this year to spread kindness in our community by visiting our #hashtaglunchbag stations to decorate bags and write messages for meals that will be delivered to our community.

Important Event Details

The event is being held outside The Annenberg Space for Photography.

The entrance lines are at 2029 and 2049 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067

3pm: Guest line-up begins - No assembly allowed before 3pm
5pm: Doors open/KCRW DJ José Galván spins
Annenberg Space for Photography opens
7pm: Live music begins with Natalia Lafourcade
10pm: Concert ends
11pm: Annenberg Space for Photography closes
12am: Parking garage closes

You may begin lining up at 3pm. Doors open at 5pm. Prompt arrival is encouraged as entry is granted on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach capacity. RSVP does not guarantee entry.

On the day of the show, get real time updates on capacity the following ways:

  • Follow KCRW on Twitter.
  • Listen to KCRW 89.9.
  • Check your email inbox after 4pm. We will alert people via email when we hit capacity.

All attendees and personal items will be screened before entering the event. Travel light for faster check-in. For a complete list of prohibited items, click here.

Getting There

The Annenberg Space for Photoraphy

Due to the high volume of concert goers, please choose your transportation options carefully.

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A variety of bus lines service the area. For detailed information, use the Metro Trip Planner.


Due to congested streets around the Annenberg Space for Photography, please consider ride-sharing, carpooling or other transportation options.


After 2:30pm, self-parking in the underground garage at the Annenberg Space for Photography is a flat rate of $1 upon entry CASH ONLY. A ticket is required for exit. A lost ticket will be charged $15. The parking structure closes at midnight.

You can enter the parking lot through the following points:

  • Olympic Blvd. (just west of Century Park East.)
  • Century Park East (just north of Olympic Blvd.)
  • Constellation Blvd. (Access to Constellation Blvd. is from Avenue of the Stars only. Constellation will be closed at Century Park East.)

If the underground parking is closed when you arrive, then the event is at capacity and no other attendees will be admitted, therefore we strongly advise against finding alternate parking in the area.


Check-in points are at both 2029 and 2049 Century Park East. From the parking structure, follow the appropriate signs to street level check-in. One wristband per person will be distributed at check-in and there are no in and out privileges. If you decide to leave at any point during the event, your wristband will be cut by security.

Guest please note:

  • All bags and purses will be inspected prior to entry, while all patrons will go through a screening process, including the use of metal detectors.
  • NO CHAIRS, TENTS or other furniture
  • Picnic baskets and small coolers ONLY
  • No outside liquids are allowed except sealed water bottles
  • No glass containers, Plastic ONLY
  • No audio/video recording equipment
  • No professional cameras (cameras with detachable lenses), flash photography, camera stands or selfie sticks
  • For a complete list of prohibited items, please click here.
  • If you are carrying any prohibited items, you will be asked to return them to your car.

Food and Drink

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from on-site restaurants, food trucks. Please note there will be additional food options available on the upper deck outside the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Two beer gardens will be open for those who are 21+ with valid I.D.

Annenberg Space for Photoraphy

On concert dates, the Annenberg Space for Photography will be open for concert guests from 5pm-11pm.

Make sure to visit Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield. This exhibition examines the influence of affluence over the last 25 years, illustrating the globalization of materialism, celebrity culture and social status. This timely, thought-provoking collection explores how “keeping up with the Joneses” has become Keeping Up with the Kardashians, magnifying the aspirational gap between what we want and what we can afford. The exhibit is not about the rich, but the pervasive desire for more.


Questions, please go to our SOUND IN FOCUS FAQ or email