100+ bands and acts to perform at Echo Park Rising

Photo by Carl Pocket | Courtesy Echo Park Rising

ECHO PARK — The organizers of Echo Park Rising today announced the lineup of next month’s three-day festival that will include more than 100 acts — including Alice Bag, Boogaloo Assassins and Surf Curse — as well as some new venues. Festival organizers expect at least 5,000 visitors a day to listen to live music and attend other events across the neighborhood.

The huge line up — “Too Many Bands to List,”  says an event flyer —  features bands and performers that primarily hail from the Eastside, say organizers. 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.

  • Echo Park Rising
  • Aug. 17 – 20
  • Numerous venues
  • Cost: Free except for VIP passes

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. This concert is so disrupting to the families in this neighborhood. Its insanely loud and goes late into the night. Why not just keep this indoors?

    Not only is the noise an issue, but it pushes the homeless encampments at Reservoir and Liberty up into the residential areas causing crime instances to go up.

  2. How come they can’t get one band anybody has heard of at echo park rising

  3. This used to be the Sunset Junction, but spread out to any available space to accommodate booked bands who were left without a venue at the last minute. This is three days a year. Breathe, it doesn’t help you to get riled about it. It is such an amazing event. It doesn’t matter what is posted in this town, there will be someone who isn’t happy about it. A friend once said you can have the most beautiful, sweetest peach and someone will hate peaches. Go without expectation, I have for the past two years and had an amazing time. Apologies to anyone who is disturbed by the noise.
    The festival is free, with sponsors. Big names do cost $. I saw that Alice Bag is on the list. I hope there are people who know who she is. I try to look at the list of bands and do some research, but ultimately it’s that one unknown band that melts my soul. If you look back, lots of up-and-coming bands played, ie. Chicano Batman, Adult Books, Sex Stains, Lovely Bad Things, etc. This is a chance to discover a band that you’ll remember having seen play in a cafe for free when they are playing the El Rey and beyond in the future.

  4. Where is the Portia Street stage going to be located? I don’t see stage info on the EPR website.

    • The Portia stage is on Portia (obviously) located next to Trencher and across from the United Oil. It’s a new art/recording space.

  5. This was so cool last year. Really looking forward to seeing some performances this year

  6. Love EPR and look forward every year. Can hear music from my back yard all weekend.

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