Downtown Music Festival

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Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to bring a big music festival curated by Jay Z to downtown L.A. this summer. But critics say “not so fast.” City Councilmember Jose Huizar says street and sidewalk closures would create a traffic nightmares and that community members need to be engaged in the planning process. We take a look at the bigger question: is L.A. ready to host a big outdoor music festival? And if not, why not?


David Sloane - University of Southern California

Madeleine Brand

Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott