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Irvine Spectrum Center steps up back-to-school with World of Dance Live! and Young Americans

The three-day annual event is hotter than ever Aug. 11-13

IRVINE, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2017) — Irvine Spectrum Center’s 2017 Back to School Endless Summer Fest is set to smolder with headliners World of Dance Live! and acclaimed choral group Young Americans. Throughout Irvine Spectrum Center, the stage will be set with DJs, festive in-store events, whimsical D.I.Y. stations, giveaways and a vintage Volkswagen Bus photo booth to capture the action, which starts on Friday, Aug. 11.

“It’s an annual rite of passage for the Irvine community as the last hoorah before school is back in session,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer, Irvine Company Retail Properties. “Each year, we up the cool quotient and this Endless Summer Fest has all the makings to be marquee.”

Fresh off its hit NBC dance competition show of the same name, World of Dance Live! will kick off this year’s Back to School Endless Summer Fest fun with a Friday night concert featuring all-star members, industry icons and top-tier performers. Front and center: phenom Diana Pombo; superstar Nick Daniels; hip-hop crew The Lab; YouTube sensations Nonstop and Fuego; and Orange County dance crews Str8jacket and The Mob. For modern ballroom fans, DNA and Jennalyn & Luka show off some seriously fancy footwork.

Meanwhile, OC native Hanna Eyre, who was in the top 14 finalists of “The Voice” on Adam Levine’s team, will perform Saturday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m., opening for The Young Americans.

The Irvine Spectrum Center Endless Summer Fest also gets crafty, tapping into the D.I.Y. craze with interactive stations at buzzworthy social hubs, where a roster of a DJs provides the soundtrack. Create whimsical dreamcatchers. Distress and tie-dye your denim with tips from the pros. Meanwhile, go for bold with henna tattoos, vibrant hair chalk, and a lash-and-stash station for stylish selfies at the 1970 Volkswagen beach bus, decked out with props.

A dozen in-store shopping parties will take place Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug.13 from 4-8 p.m., featuring entertainment, light bites and specials. Keep an eye out for special offers from Irvine Spectrum Center retailers, including Nordstrom, Quicksilver, Hurly, Tilly’s, Lucky Brand, Irene’s Story, Garage, Cotton On, Old Navy, Levi’s and Buckle.

Please find the calendar of events: 

Friday, Aug. 11

  • 5 p.m. – DJs kick off Irvine Spectrum Center’s Back to School Endless Summer Fest
  • 6:45p.m. – KIIS FM morning show’s Sisanie co-hosts with World of Dance Live! for the 7 p.m. performance
  • 7 p.m. – World of Dance Live! performance

 Saturday, Aug. 12

  • 4- 8 p.m. – In-store parties begin; expect live activations and DJs throughout Irvine Spectrum Center and a special Volkswagen Bus photo booth and selfie station in Carousel Courtyard
  • 5 p.m. – Giant Wheel Court: DJ and prize spin wheel
  • 6-8 p.m. – KIIS FM 102.7 street team gets the evening in gear
  • 6 p.m. – Hanna Eyre, a finalist from “The Voice,” opens for The Young Americans
  • 7 p.m. – A special performance by The Young Americans

Sunday, Aug. 13

  • 4- 8 p.m. – In-store parties begin, including live activations and DJs throughout Irvine Spectrum Center; Volkswagen photo booth and selfie station in Carousel Courtyard
  • 5 p.m. – Giant Wheel Court: DJ and prize spin wheel
  • 7 p.m. – DJ Class

About Irvine Spectrum Center
Irvine Spectrum Center is one of Southern California’s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment lifestyle destinations, visited by more than 17 million people annually. The center features Nordstrom and Target, along with more than 150 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, including the country’s most successful Improv Comedy Club, as well as Orange County’s most popular movie theater, a 6,400-seat, 21-screen movie theater with an IMAX screen. Recent additions include: Reflections, ALEX AND ANI, Kona Grill, Pressed Juicery, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Del Frisco’s Grille, Umami Burger and TLT Food. For more information, please visit

About World of Dance Live!
The World of Dance Live! touring platform, includes engaging and interactive 90-minute dance showcases which include the hottest stars and dance icons from Youtube and television.  WOD Live! brings the World of Dance to life, attracting some of the most celebrated dancers and fans from across the globe, crossing boundaries and bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together through the universal language of dance.  Showcases include dance troupes, soloists, duets and youth groups with multiple genre performances which include hip hop, ballet, contemporary and ballroom. For  WODLive! Performances, visit