With 460 bands and performers, Echo Park Rising will be taking over the weekend and the neighborhood

Photo by Carl Pocket | Courtesy Echo Park Rising

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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  1. Is there a map of the venues? I can’t find one on their website. I need to know what areas to avoid this weekend.

    • I’ve also attempted to find this information but sites just highlight the performers without details such as where and when.

    • There are set times and locations on their Facebook page under Echo Park Rising 2017. I did not see a map, but you probably know most of the locations already.

    • download their app from google play or itunes.. it has all sorts of ways to filter the schedule and has an interactive map

  2. Year 1 of this festival was great. It was a local event with local bands. It’s not like that anymore.

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