The Silver Lake Jubilee, an indie music and street festival, had set itself apart from the much larger and controversial Sunset Junction Street Fair – which was cancelled last year – by keeping it simple and cheap; admission had been only $5. But the third annual Jubilee, scheduled for May 26-27, will cost a lot more to attend: $20, which equals Sunset Junction’s much criticized pricing. In an interview with Buzz Bands, Jubilee Executive Director Mark Martinez said he expects complaints:
“That’s something that going to happen naturally,” he says. “But all the complaints people had about Sunset Junction — I feel like we’ve stepped up and addressed them. We’re a very transparent organization as far as where the money goes, and what we contribute to the community. We’re really proud of that.”
Martinez said the price hike is necessary to make sure the festival The group provided a break down of where that $20 will go. In addition to the higher ticket prices, Martinez said the festival, once located on Myra Street, will move to Santa Monica Boulevard.
* Correction: A previous version of this story said the Jubilee announced this year’s musical line up. That’s wrong. The musical acts won’t be announced until March.