Get ready for Made in America – here's how to get there

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Made in America comes to Grand Park in Los Angeles August 30 and 31 with some big names in music–Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and Iggy Azalea, just to name a few. If you’re heading to this two-day festival, why not go Metro? Taking the bus or train makes it easy to leave the hassle of traffic and parking behind.

If your ticket has you entering from the North Gates: take the Red, Purple, Silver or Gold Line to Union Station. Exit towards Alameda Street, then walk north up Los Angeles Street to Temple Street.

If your ticket has you entering from the South Gates: take the Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station and exit towards 4th Street, walk two blocks north on Hill Street. You can also take the Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and walk west on 1st Street towards City Hall.

Transit pro-tip: load your TAP card with round-trip cash fare or a Day Pass before heading out. A Day Pass is good from first tap until 3 a.m. the next day. For those who want to park and ride on the Expo Line, parking will be extremely limited at Culver City Station and La Cienega/Jefferson Station due to the USC football game on Saturday, August 30. Consider parking at Expo/Crenshaw Station on Saturday only. Parking is not permitted at Expo/Crenshaw Station on Sunday.

Please note: Civic Center/Grand Park Station will be closed during Made in America. Trains will not stop at the station. ADA access will be provided from Union Station; details will be posted closer to the date of the event. Proposed Made in America street closures and bus detours will be updated here.

18 replies

  1. Why are you telling us to Go Metro if the one stop that would take us directly to it is being shut down during the concert?

    • From Made in America:

      If you’re going to […] Made in America music festival, L.A. Metro is the best way to get to your destination. Go Metro Rail to avoid the hassles of detours, street closures, and crowds on surface streets.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • Hi Dion,

      The station is closed due to security as one of the station entrances leads into a restricted area that requires check-in.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

      • Wait, why can’t the 1st & Hill entrance remain open at the Civic Center/Grand Park/Thomas J. “Tom” Bradley Subway Station? How is it that many other stations are able to operate with only one entrance/headhouse?

    • They’re just being stupid and it’s the second time this has happened with an event in Grand Park. There’s no convincing reason why the Grand Park station is being closed — all of the reasons listed could be overcome with planning and staffing. Moreover, folks who are going somewhere other than “Made in America” — e.g., those going to the Pavilion for Operalia on Saturday night — are basically forced to drive unless they want to play mountain goat and hike several blocks uphill. Short-sighted planning by all concerned!

  2. So… why not require the promoters to staff Civic Center Station so it can be used as a gate? It’s hard not to be snarky about the simple concept of using the Grand Park station for a Grand Park event.

  3. Anna,

    Since it is “Just like Rail, only Cheaper”, may we have an indication as to what will happen to the Silver Li(n)e, and the Silver Streak on those days the closures are in place?

    • Hi Erik,

      We can’t answer for Foothill Transit, but the Silver Line will be detouring in parts of downtown due to the street closures. We will have the advisory posted at soon. The Silver Line will also run enhanced service for both the concert and the USC Football game.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  4. if i ride in to union station for the north entrance how late will trains run to get me home as im sure the concert goes late into the evening and there will be crowds for the trains

  5. If I bought a North entrance ticket, can I still enter through the south gate? I’m going with friends and don’t want to get split up. HELP!