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Climate Day LA brings Neon Indian, Moby and Mayor Garcetti to the Ace for a day of positive action

Michael Juliano

We don't know about you, but more triple-digit temperature days and a flooded coastline don't sound like much fun. Indeed, climate change poses serious but surmountable challenges for Los Angeles. To spark action now, one organization is holding an entire day of discussions with some of the region's foremost figures, topped off with a benefit concert.

Climate Day LA, a three-part program of positive climate action, arrives at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 27, with a slew of keynote speakers and performances from the likes of Moby, Neon Indian and Weyes Blood.

The afternoon starts with a climate-centric conference that features discussions from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, NextGen Climate founder Tom Steyer, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, UCLA), former Heal the Bay president Dr. Mark Gold, KCRW producer Avishay Artsy and more.

If you're willing to splurge a little bit, the event moves into Ace Hotel's Segovia Hall for a cocktail reception with a DJ set from Moby—we'll keep our fingers crossed for a guest spot from Garcetti on the keys—in support of the emission-reducing Path to Positive Los Angeles initiative.

Back in the theater, the event wraps up with performances from one-man electronic band Neon Indian, melancholy singer-songwriter Weyes Blood and more special guests to-be-announced.

Ticket prices for the event, which was originally scheduled for late April, vary by program. The daytime conference is free with an RSVP, the benefit gala costs $150 and tickets for the concert will run you $35. You can also pick up a combined benefit gala and concert ticket for $185.

The entire day comes from local non-profit Climate Resolve, with support from ecoAmerica, FORM, IHEARTCOMIX and Ace Hotel, all to raise money and awareness for Path To Positive Los Angeles.

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