KCON and the Hammer Museum announced today a special K-pop fan concert to be held on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018, at 8pm, two days before the commencement of KCON 2018 LA.

The show will feature several artists on the KCON line-up including Ailee, Roy Kim, and Echae Kang and will give fans a sneak peek at what’s in store for the weekend. The show is free of charge and open to all ages.

The event was created to celebrate Korean pop art and the diversity of the culture and fandom that KCON brings to Los Angeles. KCON has traditionally taken place in downtown LA. KCON West is bringing some of that excitement to the Westside of Los Angeles.

The night after, Thursday, August 9th, at 6pm, the Hammer will also host a screening of The Fortress, the epic story of when the Chinese Qing Dynasty invaded Korea with 150,000 troops in 1936 and stars Lee Byung-hun (Magnificent Seven). A Q&A with director Hwang Dong-hyuk follows the screening.

Admission to all exhibitions and programs at the Hammer Museum is free. Visit hammer.ucla.edu for details or call 310-443-7000.