The spaceship is landing and everyone is invited to MISSY ELLIOTT PRESENTS PARTY ON THE PLAZA: AN OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE, hosted in partnership with The Music Center and Gloria Molina Grand Park, on Wednesday, July 10, in Downtown Los Angeles. Held on Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center, the FREE event is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. PST. Fans can RSVP here.
In advance celebration of her birthday (TODAY!), Elliott posted a big announcement across socials (see here) encouraging fans to participate in the OUT OF THIS WORLD Dance Challenge and tag her on their video posts (learn the dance)She also invited them to join her in person on July 10 for a galactic dance party featuring live DJs and Elliott’s tour dancers who will lead the Dance Challenge, plus a special spectacular surprise that will have all eyes on the sky! The event further amps anticipation for her back-to-back headline dates at Crypto.com Arena (July 11 and July 12).

“As a cultural destination in Los Angeles County where dancing and artistry thrive, The Music Center is proud to be a vital part of Missy Elliott’s OUT OF THIS WORLD Dance Challenge—it is an exciting opportunity to highlight L.A.’s vibrant dance community and encourage people to be creative and connect,” said Rachel S. Moore, President and CEO of The Music Center. “Bring on your best dance moves, Angelenos, and get ready to share them with the world!”





7:00 PMEvent begins

7:30 PMOnstage welcome from Missy Elliott

7:45 PMDance party with live DJs – Learn and perform the OUT OF THIS WORLD Dance Challenge with Missy Elliott’s tour dancers

9:00 PMA can’t-miss surprise to wrap the night!


Sponsored by adidasPATRÓN EL ALTO Tequila, and Monster EnergyMISSY ELLIOTT PRESENTS PARTY ON THE PLAZA: AN OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE is produced by Monami Entertainment and Wright Productions

The Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. Public parking will be available at the main Music Center Garage (cash only) at 135 N. Grand Avenue and in The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Garage (cash and credit cards) at 111 S. Grand Avenue for a flat rate of $10 per vehicle. Valet parking will not be available. Event attendees are highly encouraged to take public transportation. The Music Center is located across the street from Gloria Molina Grand Park, which is home to the Civic Center/Grand Park station along the Metro B Line (Red) and Metro D Line (Purple). Guests also can reach The Music Center easily by riding Metro’s new Regional Connector to the Grand Ave Arts/Bunker Hill stop.

This summer, Elliott continues to dominate the scene as one of the most significant artists in music as she headlines arenas across North America on her debut tour, OUT OF THIS WORLD — The Missy Elliott Experience, with Hip Hop legend Busta Rhymes, Multi-Platinum selling superstar Ciara, and mega producer Timbaland. With USA Today hailing, “It’s Missy’s World and we can dance in it,” OUT OF THIS WORLD — The Missy Elliott Experience is being named a must-see tour by BillboardUPROXXNYLONPitchforkNewsdayVIBE, and more, as this summer’s hottest ticket is produced by Live Nation in association with Mona Scott-Young, Elliott’s longtime manager and CEO of Monami Entertainment.

Tickets for the 30-date run are on sale at Missy-Elliott.com, with a variety of VIP packages offered on VIPNation.com.


One of the most significant female artists in the annals of contemporary music, Missy Elliott is making history once again in 2024 with the OUT OF THIS WORLD — The Missy Elliott Experience – her first-ever headline tour, accompanied by her longtime co-stars Busta Rhymes, Ciara and special guest Timbaland. An avant-garde solo superstar, pioneering songwriter-producer, and across-the-board cultural icon, the four-time GRAMMY® Award winning Elliott has attained unprecedented success, including 22 GRAMMY® nominations spanning three decades, eight MTV Video Music Awards, and sales now exceeding 30M in the U.S. alone. All of Missy’s six studio albums have each been RIAA platinum certified or better, marking her among the only female rappers ever to achieve that remarkable accomplishment. Among her countless triumphs, 2023 saw Elliott named as the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, rightly declaring her “a true path breaker in a male-dominated genre.”
Elliott’s most recent work, 2019’s acclaimed EP, ICONOLOGY, drew instant applause upon its surprise release, with USA Today declaring it “a master class at the school of Missy Misdemeanor Elliott.” That same year saw the iconic star making history as the first female hip-hop artist ever to receive the MTV Video Music Awards’ prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. 2019 also saw her break new ground as the first female hip-hop artist and third-ever rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition, Elliott became the first female rapper to receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, celebrating her lasting contributions to music and popular culture. Further accolades followed in 2021, with Elliott named among the twelve inaugural inductees for the new Atlanta landmark, The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame, and later honored with her own star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2022, Elliott’s hometown of Portsmouth, VA celebrated its favorite daughter by presenting her with the Key to the City and renaming a portion of McLean Street to “Missy Elliott Boulevard” and declaring October 17 as Missy Elliott Day. What’s more, Virginia’s Norfolk State University awarded Elliott with the Presidential Commencement Medallion and an honorary degree at their fall 2022 commencement ceremony, acknowledging her “outstanding professional achievements and extraordinary contributions to public service.” 

In addition to her historic induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2023, the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective presented Elliott with its Recording Academy Global Impact Award, honoring her personal and professional achievements in the music industry. The 2023 GRAMMY® Awards saw Elliott among the superstars celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, joining such icons as LL Cool J, Ice-T, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, and Salt-N-Pepa for a landmark performance honoring the genre’s diverse history. Additional 2023 tributes include the Black Music Honors’ “Music Innovator Icon” award as well as a special ESSENCE cover story celebrating her headline performance at the 2023 ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans. Indeed, Missy Elliott deserves all the flowers and then some. Now, with her OUT OF THIS WORLD — The Missy Elliott Experience hitting arenas across North America with Ciara, Busta Rhymes and special guest Timbaland – and new music always on the horizon – Missy Elliott continues to stand tall over pop culture as a true creative architect and revolutionary artist, her prophetic sound and vision as groundbreaking and influential as ever before. 
The Music Center convenes artists, communities and ideas with the goal of deepening the cultural lives of every resident in Los Angeles County. Celebrating its 60th year in 2024, the $70 million non-profit performing arts organization has two divisions: TMC Arts and TMC Ops. TMC Arts, The Music Center’s programming engine, provides year-round programming inside The Music Center’s four theatres, on Jerry Moss Plaza, outside at Gloria Molina Grand Park—a 12-acre adjacent green space—in schools and other locations all over Los Angeles County. TMC Arts presents world-class dance with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, free and low-cost public concerts and events, as well as live and digital K–12 arts education programs, workshops, performances, interactive experiences and special events. TMC Ops manages the theatres, the Plaza and Gloria Molina Grand Park, which comprise $2 billion in county assets, on behalf of the County of Los Angeles. The Music Center is also home to four renowned resident companies—Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and LA Phil. For more information, visit musiccenter.org. Follow The Music Center on social media @MusicCenterLA.
A vibrant outdoor gathering place, Gloria Molina Grand Park is a beautiful public park for the entire community in Los Angeles County. With expansive green space for gatherings large and small, Gloria Molina Grand Park celebrates the county’s cultural vitality and is host to community events, cultural experiences, holiday celebrations and many other activities that engage and attract visitors from all communities. The 12-acre Gloria Molina Grand Park, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2022, stretches from The Music Center on the west to City Hall on the east and is easily accessible by Metro via the B/D (formerly Red/Purple) line to the Civic Center/Grand Park station. The park was named one of American Planning Association’s 10 “Great Public Spaces” in the U.S. for 2013. Working closely with the county, The Music Center is responsible for all operations and programming for the park. For more information, visit grandparkla.org. Follow Gloria Molina Grand Park on Instagram, X, Twitch, TikTok, Spotify and Mixcloud (@grandpark_la) as well as YouTube and Facebook (@grandparkLosAngeles).