YOU'RE INVITED to the Grand Opening on October 28 of the newest gathering place in Orange County: the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza and Center for Dance and Innovation at Segerstrom Center for the Arts!  FREE family fun, such as trick-or-treating, face painting, and caricature artists, will add to the festivities. Activities and participating artists include:




Grand Opening Dedication




The Patriot Brass Ensemble
"The Art Project" with Orange County Museum of Art



South Coast Repertory Theatre Conservatory




Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents South Coast Brass
Observe American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School



Darden Sisters Band



Pacific Chorale




Ane Thanh Lion Dance
Observe American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School



Los 440’s Band



Vybration a cappella sextet



Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble



Puppets and Players Little Theatre



MenAlive chorus



Observe School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities






Learn "Thriller" choreography with Culture Shock Los Angeles



Learn "Poppin" with Culture Shock Los Angeles



Puppets and Players Little Theatre



Learn "Breakin" with Culture Shock Los Angeles



BANDALOOP vertical dance troupe



Orgōne band
9:00pm Monophonics band


Stop by the Information Table, located at the entrance of Segerstrom Center,
when you arrive for a full schedule of the day’s events!



This vertical dance troupe seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOP’s work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen. The company honors nature, community and the human spirit by bringing dance to new audiences, activating public and natural spaces, and re-imagining what dance can be.

 Now and always, Orgōne delivers California soul with heart; music that grabs audiences by the collar, pulls them to their feet and shoves them wantingly onto the dance floor. It all started with two kids from the San Fernando Valley, whose shared affinity for gritty soul records of the ‘60s and ‘70s collided with the colorful music cultures brewing in Los Angeles during the late ‘90s. That friendship sparked a movement, and Orgōne has been delivering nothing but gold to the funk faithful ever since. “We intend our music to have an inhibition canceling effect,” founding guitarist Sergio Rios explains. “It speaks to those who may have wallflower tendencies encouraging everyone to own the freakiness that lives inside them, and enjoy the spotlight for a little while. Sometimes it takes a nudge to let go and get on the dance floor. And sometimes it takes a big 'ol push... a love shove, if you will. And we're well versed in those."

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics plays its own brand of music known as “Psychedelic Soul.” The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling influences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone, and The Temptations’ Norman Whitfield produced records. With Sound of Sinning, the band started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those soul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Bands such as The Zombies, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. Touching on Northern soul, doo-wop, rock and roll, Psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to their roots.

For info. on future free Argyros Plaza performances and events, CLICK HERE.