ECHO PARK — Will there be more musicians than fans during this year’s Echo Park Rising? The line-up for the four-day music festival, which kicks off today, Aug. 17, has ballooned to 460 acts at last count, say festival organizers.
Most of the acts are relatively unknown and some will only play 20-minute sets in venues ranging from a large outdoor stage on Liberty Street to clubs like The Echo and Lot 1 as well as bars, cafes and shops. Organizers expect at least 5,000 visitors a day to listen to live music and attend other events across the neighborhood.
The updated lineup released this week includes headliners like Indie-electronic trio Hundred Waters and the influential jazz collective the West Coast Get Down Festival.
- Echo Park Rising
- Aug. 17 – 20
- Numerous venues
- Cost: Free except for VIP passes
In addition to live music, Echo Park Rising will also include comedy, activities and entertainment for kids, “hipster crafts” and art displays and opening receptions. Many neighborhood shops and businesses will also be hosting special events and offering discounts.
New venues this year include the Blank City Records Stage located on Portia Street and the “Lost Lot” stage in the parking lot across at the northwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Laveta Street.
With the exception of some VIP tickets, festival events are free.
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