Open Call To L.A. County-based Artists for Auditions and Video Submissions For L.A. County Holiday Celebration

Online portal for applications now open for artists interested in performing at 62nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration | Local Performing Artists and Cultural Groups Encouraged to Apply Now Through August 1, 2021

PHOTO: The Music Center | South Pasadena News | Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles make their LA County Holiday Celebration debut in 2020 performing at The Music Center

WHAT:   Local talent can now apply to perform in the 62nd annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, presented by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and produced by The Music Center.

WHO: L.A. County-based cultural and performing arts groups interested in representing the talent and traditions found in communities across the region are encouraged to apply.

WHY: Selected artists will perform in this long-standing, multicultural tradition in Los Angeles, which will be broadcast on local television to a large audience. The three-hour televised production is a holiday celebration showcasing the best bands, orchestras, choirs and dance companies the County has to offer.*

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WHEN: The performance is scheduled to air on December 24, 2021, from 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.


  1. Artists must belong to one of the following performance categories: vocal ensemble, music ensemble or dance, and performances must be suitable for an all-ages crowd.
  2. Complete online application form.
  3. Submit a high-quality three-minute video (max length). Video must:
    1. Show a continuous performance; no edited pieces or montages;
    2. Video must be a recent recording (within the past 2-3 years):
      1. If artists do not have a performance recording at this time, they can start the application and submit the video portion any time before the August 1, 2021 deadline.
        1. Note: Recorded Zoom video calls (or similar program) will be accepted as performance video if existing material is not readily available before the deadline.
PHOTO: The Music Center | South Pasadena News | Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts performs at the 61st LA County Holiday Celebration

DEADLINE:  Sunday, August  1, 2021 (at 11:59 p.m.)

VIDEO ADVICE:  The Music Center provides applicants with a YouTube webinar explaining the application process. Click to watch:


*Pending County public health guidelines, a live performance at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is TBD.