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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Eagle Rock Music Festival prepares to upstage Sunset Junction

Bands at Eagle Rock Music Festival (left) & Sunset Junction/Photos by Audelisng & ValiMark/Flickr

The abrupt cancellation of this year’s Sunset Junction festival in Silver Lake left a big hole in the Eastside music scene.  The future of the Sunset Junction is not clear but there are other music events – such as the Silver Lake Jubilee and the upcoming Culture Collide Festival in Echo Park – that are chasing after some of the same bands and music fans. But, according to the L.A. Times’ Pop & Hiss blog,  it’s the Eagle Rock Music Festival, which will be held this Saturday, that is likely to emerge as a “must-see” event for music fans looking for an easy-going and low-priced music festival:

The Eagle Rock Music Festival may be moving to grab that audience. Since moving out into the streets in 2006, the festival has doubled in attendance annually, last year attracting around 100,000 fans over one day of surprisingly experimental local music. This year’s lineup may be its strongest yet. And even with the solid bookings of Make Music Pasadena, the Silver Lake Jubilee and the Abbot Kinney Festival, this may be the year Eagle Rock codifies its reputation as the must-see local festival. And it asks only for a $5 donation.

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  1. Really looking forward to this!

  2. Anyone know the dates for the festival?

  3. @ Jesus is here: It is this Saturday – Oct. 1st.

  4. Thank u rizzo..

  5. ER music fest > sunset junction

  6. Get VAN HALEN to play m/ ;[ – the Dude

  7. Low end theory stage

  8. I totally disagree that this will be a “must see” music event for local music fans. I am a musician, I live in Highland Park, I run a Rock N Roll related business in Highland Park. I know recording studio owners in Highland Park, Music stores owners & many musician’s from established bands. There are very few “acts” on the bill from Eagle Rock/Highland Park. The line-up is very heavily filled with Hip Hop acts & DJ’s some coming from as far away as St. Louis. How is this celebrating the local music scene? The promoters of the event took $35 non refundable admission fees from many local bands that had no chance of performing in the festival. Most of the acts, if not all, are very well connected with the sponsors of the designated stages.

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