After the shut-down of Sunset Junction, Liz Garo (Spaceland Productions) and other community members decided to fill the void, offering bands and other artists a place to perform at different venues. Thus was born Echo Park Rising.
Returning for its second year (and with a little more time to get organized), the festival has now become a grass roots neighborhood effort focusing on Echo Park’s arts, culture, music and small businesses.
So far, there will be music and/or DJs at: iam8bit, Fretted Frog, Raffa’s Lounge, Echo, Origami Vinyl, El Prado, Stories Books & Cafe, Sancho Gallery, Fix Cafe and Short Stop.
There will be a main stage in the Taix parking lot, and inside the restaurant. Lineup for the main stage includes Youngblood Hawke, NO, Dante Vs Zombies, Gothic Tropic, Hott MT, Robert Delong and Lavender Diamond.
The Echoplex will have a record fair, book fair, on site t-shirt silkscreening, and workshops on creating a fanzine plus more.
Business that wish to participate should email firstname.lastname@example.org with information about what you’re doing (store discounts, music, etc.).
For more information, visit echoparkrising.com