Relief is on the way for all of the music fans devastated by the cancellation of this year’s Sunset Junction Street Fair. The third annual East Hollywood ArtCycle is bringing live music back to the streets of Los Angeles in an event that is free of barricades, wristbands, thuggish security, and high ticket prices.
The third annual East Hollywood ArtCycle happens Saturday, September 17, 2 to 10 p.m., on Santa Monica Blvd. between Vermont Ave. and Virgil Ave. The street will be closed to traffic and opened to artists, musicians, bicyclists, and the whole community. The event is free and open to all ages.
Music styles on the ArtCycle music stage, curated by Gorillajedi‘s Megan Healy, range from rockabilly to electro pop to indie rock. Bands scheduled to perform are Handshakes, 2 p.m.; Omar Romero, 3 p.m.; Luis and the Wildfires, 4 p.m.; Don Juan y Los Blancos, 5 p.m.; Les Blanks, 6 p.m.; Gold Fields, 7 p.m.; Robert DeLong, 8 p.m.; and The Neighborhood, 9 p.m. DJs on the roster are Seraphina L (Buzzbands.LA, Wild Tonic), Big Chuy, Maydoubt, and Paul Tao & BJ DeHut (IAMSOUND).
At the first two ArtCycle events in 2009 and 2010, bands and DJs set up and performed right on the street. This year, thanks to funds provided by the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council, ArtCycle bands will perform on an actual elevated stage with professional sound and lighting.
“ArtCycle has an amazing line-up of musicians and performers this year on a stage that is worthy of their talents,” said East Hollywood ArtCycle co-producer Jen Moran. “For anyone who laments the absence of live music on the streets of Los Angeles this summer, ArtCycle has an answer.”
The third annual East Hollywood ArtCycle is a free street festival to bring together artists, bicyclists, musicians, performers, puppeteers, dramatists and culture lovers in a celebration of the arts, livable streets, and sustainability in the heart of Los Angeles. The event offers artists showing their creations, vendors, gourmet food trucks, bicyclist resources, an art contest, activities for kids, and, of course, a full day of live bands and DJs. To learn more, visit www.ArtCycleLA.com.