Mackelmore at the Santa Monica Pier

Mackelmore and his daughter visited the Santa Monica Pier to shoot an Instagram video during his tour stop in Los Angeles. The video, posted Friday, shows Mackelmore walking down the iconic Pier Bridge onto the Santa Monica Pier boardwalk then into Pacific Park where his daughter rides Sea Planes and Frog Hopper. He then shows his awesome dad skills winning his young daughter a prize at Beach Bash in the midway. The video ends with Mackelmore at the Forum in Los Angeles where he played over the weekend with Kesha as part of his 2018 summer concert tour.

Check out the video on Mackelmore’s Instagram page here:

Family over everything ❤️

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Pacific Park is a popular filming location in Los Angeles for Instagrammers, YouTubers, and Hollywood productions alike. There is good reason that Pacific Park is the most Instagrammed location in Los Angeles, according to data released by Instagram in 2017. The sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean hemmed by the sandy Los Angeles beaches from Palos Verdes to Point Dume in Malibu; the iconic Ferris wheel spinning overhead; the bright colors and high energy of the Park’s authentic midway all make for an exciting and visually stunning locations to tell fun, heart-warming, and even thrilling stories on screens large and small.

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The Park allows amateur photographers to use their hand-held cameras in the Park as they enjoy their visit. However, advance notice is required for any filmmakers bringing in crew, specialized equipment like lights, boom mics and tripods. For larger productions with crew in need of space for base camps, parking, and other special arrangements, Pacific Park’s office of Filming and Locations can assist with making arrangements and acquiring appropriate permitting from the various departments in the City of Santa Monica and Film LA. If you are interested in filming at the Santa Monica Pier, drop us a note on our Location Shoots page.

Mackelmore, the stage name of Ben Haggerty, is an American singer and musical artist from Seattle, WA. He is most known for his collaborations with producer Ryan Lewis, notably the independently produced “Thrift Shop” which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 2013. Macklemore and Lewis are the first duo in the chart’s history to have their first two singles both reach the peak position. The pair won four Grammy Awards at the 2014 ceremony, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”). Their second album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, was released on February 26, 2016.

In June 2017, Mackelmore released “Glorious”, a single featuring Skylar Grey. This marked his return to the music industry, as well as his first major single produced without Lewis since his mainstream breakthrough. His second solo studio album, Gemini, was released on September 22, 2017. In the summer of 2018, Mackelmore toured with Kesha visiting all majors cities across the United States and Canada, including a June 8th stop at the Forum in Los Angeles featured in the video above.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is ideal for filming fun, family enjoyment with its sweeping ocean views, bright colors, and energetic outdoor amusement park setting. Pacific Park’s office of events and filming is available to meet all production needs and can assist with the various permitting requirements including those required by The City of Santa Monica and Film LA.

Pacific Park frequently serves as the backdrop for popular entertainment productions including television shows such as Modern Family, American Idol, Lucifer and New Girl; feature films such as Iron Man 2 and Pacific Rim; television commercials for the NFL, Honda, Nike and Xbox; and music videos for Keith Urban and Maroon 5.

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