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Lyrics to Life

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2138 Violet St

Los Angeles, CA 90021

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Lyrics to Life is a Los Angeles-based pop-up art exhibit inspired by song lyrics. In partnership with Dropbox, Genius is collaborating with creative artists to transform iconic lyrics into physical art that music fans can see, touch, and experience.


There is a limit of two tickets per guest to Lyrics to Life. Guests who select more than 2 tickets risk being turned away at the door!

2-hour timed tickets are free and are available at the following times:

Friday 3/2/18 SOLD OUT

  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm SOLD OUT

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm SOLD OUT

  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm SOLD OUT

Saturday 3/3/18 SOLD OUT

  • 11:00am-1:00pm SOLD OUT

  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm SOLD OUT

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm SOLD OUT

  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm SOLD OUT

Sunday 3/4/18 SOLD OUT

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm SOLD OUT

  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm SOLD OUT

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm SOLD OUT

Monday 3/5/18

  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm SOLD OUT

Please make sure to confirm the exact date and time of your tickets on the PDF ticket in your confirmation email. The ticket buyer name must match the ID of one of the guests at the door.

For more information on Lyrics to Life, visit


What is Lyrics to Life?
Lyrics to Life is a pop-up art exhibition inspired by song lyrics. Through collaborating with visual artists who have deep personal relationships to music, Genius and Dropbox have set out to unleash the creative dialogue between visual art and song lyrics. The visual artists in Lyrics to Life come from all over the US and work across a variety of mediums. The inaugural exhibition will be open from Friday March 2nd until Monday March 5th in Downtown LA.

How can I attend?

Lyrics to Life is free, but tickets are required. Only people who have registered for a ticket will be allowed entry and only during their registered time slot. If a time slot is sold out, please register for a different day or time.

Ticket holders will be asked to present their tickets either printed or on their phone at the gate.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The event is all ages. However guests under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

When should I show up?

You will have access to the space during the 2 hour period listed on your ticket. You can enter or exit at any time during that slot, but not before or after. For maximum time at the exhibit we recommend showing up ten minutes before your registered slot start time.

What should I leave at home?

There is no coat check at Lyrics to Life! Please do not bring any outside food or beverages, weapons of any kind, pets unless they’re service animals, oversized bags, drones, skateboards, or illegal drugs or substances.

What if I get hungry?

There will be a rotating selection of food trucks at the venue with food and drink for purchase!

Can I bring a plus one?

All guests must have tickets, but you can register for up to two tickets. The name on the ticket must match the ID of one of the guests present.

What is the best way to get to Lyrics to Life?

By Car: From the I-10, take Exit 16A for Santa Fe Ave, or take US-101 exit 1A to E 7th St. Parking for Lyrics to Life guests is located next to the venue at 2143 Violet Street.

By Public Transportation: Take the Line 60 Downtown Bus to the Santa Fe / Violet Street stop (Stop ID: 5541).

By Car Service: Drop off at Lyrics to Life: 2138 Violet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Can I leave and come back?

Unfortunately there is no re-entry once you leave the exhibit.

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About Genius:

Genius is the world's biggest encyclopedia of music. Powered by its community, in-house creative team, and the artists themselves, Genius serves music knowledge to over 100 million people each month on and everywhere music fans connect across the internet. Founded in 2009, Genius began as a platform for annotating rap lyrics. Over the years, it has expanded its mission to include more than hip-hop, and more than just lyrics. Every song has a story that needs to be told, and the biggest names in music—including Frank Ocean, Lorde, and Lin-Manuel Miranda—come to Genius to give the world insight into their art.

About Dropbox:

Dropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that's transforming the way people work together, from the smallest business to the largest enterprise. With more than 500 million registered users across more than 180 countries, our products are designed to help unleash the world’s creative energy and establish a more enlightened way of working. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Dropbox has 12 offices around the world. For more information on our mission and products, visit

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