RSVP for your all-access "Loss, Life & Love 3-Day Festival Pass" to attend any of the festival's virtual experiences from Thursday evening through Saturday, including the events listed below. If you've already registered, you're in! Spots are limited.
Your sliding-scale donation supports a reciprocal relationship with the Leimert Park community, helping make the in-person experience free for local residents, whose wisdom is being shared prominently throughout the festival.
12:00-6:00 PT / 3:00 - 9:00 ET | MAIN STAGE: FACING LOSS, CELEBRATING LIFE, EMBRACING LOVE
This outdoor concert on the People Street Stage, from 12-6pm, will both expand your mind and your sense of shared humanity.
The first half of the show is focused on the Leimert Park neighborhood using music to connect to those who have come before, exploring how we are all tied together through the generations. The second half of the show, Leimert Park’s black musical history continues to weave a tapestry that brings together themes of loss, life, and love through song.
The all female S.H.I.N.E Muwasi drum circle and a Native American blessing surrounds the Loss, Life & Love festival altar.
Crouch Plays Crouch: Saving Grace For Us All
Notable pianist and musical director Kenneth Crouch, of South LA, will pay tribute to his late uncle, the gospel legend Andraé Crouch, by bringing a choir together to channel Andraé's soulful songs into the present day.
Roots to Stems: Say Their Names & Play Their Music so Their Spirits May Live Among Us
Four generations of jazz in Leimert Park, ranging from Billy Higgins to Terrace Martin, will be represented during this set and will be led by Harold “Stemsy” Hunter, who will serve as the bridge connecting the groups of musicians. Stemsy has been part of the area's music scene since the 1980s, when he performed regularly with drummer Billy Higgins, who was a co-founder of The World Stage. He will be teaming up with Terrace Martin, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and record producer, who has worked with musicians who include, among others, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Raphael Saadiq. The Loss, Life & Love performance marks Stemsy’s return to performing in Leimert Park in close to two decades.
House of Vibe Allstars Collective: Black Loss, Life, Love & Abundant Joy
Coming together for this unique engagement, an all-star band of local talents, led by Anthony Brewster, and featuring Supernatural MC, Medusa, I Khan, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Phillip Fisher, will join as one to explore loss, life and love through song, expressing what these concepts mean to them and the community.
The music components of this unique festival are produced by Leimert Park’s Phillip “Fish” Fisher, who initially gained recognition as the anchor of the band Fishbone in the 1980s, and long-time LA event producer Leigh Ann Hahn.
12:00-6:00 PT / 3:00 - 9:00 ET | COMMUNITY-LED EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
Between 12-6 PM PT, there will be seven exciting community-led workshops, all featuring important and creative ways to explore loss, life, and love.
1:00-2:15 PT / 4:00-5:15 ET | WORLD PREMIERE OF HONORING CHOICES | A GRIEF DIALOGUES FILM
Hosted by filmmaker Elizabeth Coplan, join a World Premiere film screening and conversation with the Honoring Choices filmmaker herself. This film explores what it means to honor choices and persuade families to consider planning now, when there’s still time. read more >
3:00-4:30 PT / 6:00-7:30 ET | CREATING A FAMILY DYNAMIC FOR A LOVED ONE’S END OF LIFE CARE
This workshop is hosted by Dr. Seth E. Francois who has over 40 years of management and leadership experience and will share his expertise on how to establish a care team, day to day care development, medication management, how to locate resources, modifying home to accommodate care, financial management and planning, family dynamics, self care and support, keeping focused, and thinking ahead to support care. read more >
4:00-5:00 PT / 7:00-8:00 ET | SUDDEN LOSS DUE TO GANG VIOLENCE: HOW A COMMUNITY HEALS
After his first born daughter–who was a peace activist and conflict resolution meditator– was murdered at the age of 16 in a shooting, Donald Lacy founded the LoveLife Foundation to honor her life and legacy, with a core mission of offering anti-violence youth advocacy and training. In this workshop, Donald will share his experience of healing from devastating grief and how we can all move towards forgiveness and restorative justice. read more >