Summer always brings some amazing concerts to the beautiful city of Los Angeles, and this summer is no exception! The first Saturday of August brings two renowned festivals to LA for you to choose from. The first will run on the iconic Sunset Strip and the other, the Los Angeles State Historic Park. If you’re in hotels near Sunset Strip around that time, then one of these might be the perfect event for you to enjoy some of LA’s great entertainment and be outdoors in the beautiful weather.
Sunset Strip Music Festival – August 3
The Sunset Strip Music Festival returns next month for its sixth year in West Hollywood. The event benefits Music for Relief, a charity that was actually founded by the night’s headliner, LinkinPark. The day-long festival takes place on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, where a portion of the street is entirely shut down and filled with thousands of attendees, bands, and other entertainment. This year’s honoree is Joan Jett, who will accept the Elmer Valentine award and give a special performance by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The festival is great because many of the classic West Hollywood music venues will open their doors for festival attendees, meaning you can check out many iconic venues across the strip! This year brings a solid lineup, with headliners including LinkinPark, Awolnation, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The lineup also includes Wale, Logic, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Asher Roth, Finch, and so many more acts that will play all day and night long. For more information and to purchase tickets for this amazing event that benefits a great cause, please visit the event website.
HARD Summer – August 3-4
LA’s State Historic Park downtown Los Angeles will be the place to be downtown Los Angeles the first weekend of August. The famous event is basically home to the opposite side of the music stream of Sunset Strip Music Festival – Hard features performances in electronic, techno, dubstep, and house music. The show will run both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 12am, and with over 32 acres of grassy lawns and pathways, it remains one of the best electronic music events for miles! For more information on Hard Summer and to purchase tickets, visit the Hard Summer website.
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