KBS America and Korean American Federation of Los Angeles to Host a Free K-Pop Concert In L.A.

KBS America and Korean American Federation of Los Angeles to Host a Free K-Pop Concert In L.A.

KBS America and the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles will be joining together to host KBS’ music program, “Open Concert (L.A. K-Pop Festival)” to be held on April 12. It will be the biggest event in its history.

On February 10, KBS America and L.A. Korean Association held a press conference announcing the free “Open Concert” to be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on April 12.

The hosts announced the event will be held in celebration of the “111th Anniversary of Koreans in America L.A. K-Pop Festival.”

The concert will begin at 5:30 PM PST and last for about three hours. It will be broadcasted in 88 different countries making it the largest scale event in KBS history. There will be a total of 14 guests including top K-Pop idol groups and singers. So far 2PM, SHINee, Sistar, CNBlue, Dynamic Duo, Girl’s Day, Kim Taewoo, Sul Woondo and Song Sohee have confirmed their attendance to the event.

President Kim Kyung Hee of KBS America stated, “This year’s L.A festival will be held in tribute to the history of Korean immigrants in America. The event was planned to infuse pride to Korean Americans and to create a festival between Korea and the Korean society that is advancing to become mainstream in the world.”

The broadcast of the show will be aired two weeks after the event on April 27 at 5 PM KST on KBS.

The festival will begin at 11 AM PST with various events hosted by the Korean Association including a K-Pop contest. The event will offer a number of events and attractions. President of the L.A. Korean Association Bae Moo Han stated, “We will not be asking for donations from the Korean society for this event. Most of the funds for the event will be funded by KBS.”

KBS’ “Open Concert” hosted the “New York Korea Festival” back in 2011 in celebrating Korea’s 20 years as a member of the U.N. The show in L.A. will be its second show in the U.S.

The event venue, L.A. Memorial Coliseum, holds up to 10,000 people. It has hosted some big names in the past including, Black Sabbath, The Killers, Green Day, and Bruce Springsteen.

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122 comments
AshleyM
AshleyM

No word on tickets yet but im determined to go because SHINee will be there and I LOVE them.

IzzayM
IzzayM

IS THERE A RELEASE DATE FOR THE TICKETS YET?

AshW
AshW

this is rly awesome and i rly wanna go but would it be weird since i'm not korean and the purpose is to celebrate korean american pride? 

nayyicavves
nayyicavves

does anyone know where to get ticketss !! :o i need to go to this concert


IngridP
IngridP

Where can you get the tickets , or when will it be announced?

IngridP
IngridP

Where do you get tickets? Or when is it going to be announced?

JeanK
JeanK

OH. MY. GOD. I LIVE FREAKING CLOSE THERE!!! I really hope Girls' Generation and BTS are coming! I can't wait to get my hands on those tickets :) And I'd like to see EXO too, but.. I'm sort of scared that there's gonna be TOO MANY people there. I hate packed and noisy places, but I could handle it a bit.. At least I know that CNBlue, SISTAR, and Girl's Day is coming!!!~~~~ I LOVE YOU GUYS <3

jthor92
jthor92

where do go to get the tickets??

MarinaL
MarinaL

How do you get tickets

soomp
soomp moderator Benevolent Overlord

awesome lineup! LA peeps are lucky :D

R-an Tadifa
R-an Tadifa

Hope FtIsland will be on the list....

premierleague
premierleague

i am going! so many people from my school are going as well :D super excited

Athena Simon
Athena Simon

Did i miss something? How are tickets given?

RileyE
RileyE

I'm assuming tickets for this will be distributed online like that MVC google concert a few years back? I'll have to keep my eye on this, because nothing beats free. An oh my god SHINee ;3; 

Felice April Chen
Felice April Chen

Keke... I really want to and the biggest incentive is that it is FREE!!! Who would say no to something FREE!

Felice April Chen
Felice April Chen

Nina Yeh and Teresa Kwong want to go? It's Free!!!! For Nina, SHINee's going!!!!! I want to see 2PM, SHINee, SISTAR, etc.!!!

ToanNguyen
ToanNguyen

Woahhhhhhhhhhhhh this is like the KMF-that-could-never-be. None of my favorite group is on the confirmed list but that is still an amazing line-up. Finally get to see Girl's Day at least ^^

Nell Osoria
Nell Osoria

But I can't afford to travel across the country to watch a kpop concert :( They might as well be in another country. This particularly makes me sad because SHINee's my bias group. *sobs forever*

rectitude*
rectitude*

Omg, this sounds awesome.  It's too bad I already have plans for the following week when it's spring break.

Kath Gris
Kath Gris

Katia Dlc S porque tienen locales para realizar conciertos?? ._.

Palak Khatter
Palak Khatter

At least you guys have kpop concerts in your country T-T

MarinaL
MarinaL

How do you get tickets

AshW
AshW

this is awesome and i really wanna go but would it be disrespectful or anything since i'm not korean? and the whole purpose of the event is to celebrate korean american pride n stuff?

Anna Hendrick
Anna Hendrick

Although I don't live and not there, still I'm happy SHINee willll perform and meet Shawol there.. Fighting SHINee..!!

verossica
verossica

This is 20 minutes from where I live! SHINee I'm coming!!!! xD

SijingF
SijingF

hope to get the ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Ravs Kpop
Ravs Kpop

Ahahaha!!!! You wouldnt miss it.. You'd have VIP backstage passes haha!!

Veola Shenk
Veola Shenk

I would cry if the 2 days and 1 night guys came this way and I didn't get to see Taehyun!

Ravs Kpop
Ravs Kpop

Yep! Exactly like that!!!! I was just sitting in my room and saying "I wonder what song they're singine now?"

Veola Shenk
Veola Shenk

oh you missed Infinites?~! I bet you were so upset!!!!!! Like Krym would have felt if she missed KCon with EXO!

verossica
verossica

I know right! I want to get them as soon as possible I refuse to miss this opportunity!

verossica
verossica

@AshW  It doesn't matter I'm hispanic and I'm going! Well I want to go but I'm really confused about how to get the tickets.

maydayag
maydayag

@verossica  

have fun and enjoy. please cheer hard for our SHINee babes !!! 


- philippine shawol *u*