Valentine’s Day is coming, riders! One of many options to celebrate is Lovers Rock at Grand Park on Friday, February 14, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Rooted in the reggae sounds of the 1970s and in Caribbean nightclubs in London, Lovers Rock is more than a music genre—it serves as a space of love, identity and resistance, fostering a nuanced intersection of gender and expression. Grand Park celebrates Lovers Rock and transforms the 12-acre urban oasis with mood lighting and curated music into the premier date spot for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget. Angelenos can bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a romantic evening at tables for two around Grand Park’s iconic Arthur J. Will Memorial fountain followed by a moonlit walk throughout the park’s Olive Court amidst the historic views of Los Angeles City Hall. Guests will experience special music curated to enhance the park’s beautiful surroundings.
DJ Linafornia will serve as the evening’s selector to help get Angelenos in the mood with sweets and treats available for purchase from various food trucks, including Cerda Vega serving their specialty, Birria de Res. Couples can capture their romantic moments while friends snap their groupfies with a complimentary photo booth. Guests and their pets are encouraged to take a moonlit walk through the park’s Olive Court amidst the historic views of Los Angeles City Hall surrounded by mood lighting and a Lovers Rock playlist featuring past and present artists, including Gregory Isaacs, Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Chronixx, Aaliyah, Erykah Badu, Wayne Wonder and The Internet.
Metrolink riders can attend this event by taking the train to L.A. Union Station. From there, transfer for free onto Metro B Line – Red or D Line – Purple. Exit the train at Civic Center/Grand Park Station (1 stop). Grand Park is just outside the station exit.