Featuring performances by Orgone, Dengue Fever, Jungle Fire, Tutu Sweeney and the Brothers Band, La Chamba, Low Leaf and the Ascension Crew, Boogaloo Assassins, Sin Color and new this year, the Locals Only stage where new talents will make their debut.
On Saturday, August 20th, 2016, from 4-10 p.m., Los Angeles Councilmember José Huizar and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock proudly present the 17th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival (ERMF). This ‘by locals, for locals’ street festival celebrates the diverse communities of Northeast Los Angeles by transforming six blocks of historic Colorado Boulevard into a vibrant celebration of music and culture, featuring eclectic local artists, emerging talents, and genre-defying producers and DJs. While the festival's footprint (Colorado Boulevard from Eagle Rock Boulevard to Argus Drive) is the same as in year's past, the focus this year is on a more streamlined lineup featuring Northeast Los Angeles' top musical talent.
“The Eagle Rock Music Festival is an opportunity to highlight a great community and the importance of supporting our local musicians and artists,” said Councilmember Huizar who has worked with Center for the Arts Eagle Rock to make the festival one of the City's most popular musical events. “This year’s Eagle Rock Music Festival will emphasize and promote our local talent and we welcome all to come out and experience the best that Northeast Los Angeles has to offer.”
Your donation supports the arts in our community. Donate $10 through Ticketfly, and you receive fast track entrance and a digital download of the 17th Annual ERMF mix. Donate $20 through Ticketfly, and you receive fast track entrance, 17th Annual ERMF mix, access to the VIP area, and a limited edition ERMF 2016 t-shirt.
THE ERMF 2016 LINEUP
The Center Stage, at the heart of the Festival route, brings the irresistible talents of Orgone, Dengue Fever, Jungle Fire, Tutu Sweeney and the Brothers Band, Swarvy, Brazilian drum collective Batala and beats from DJ Phatrick.
The Subtropical Stage at Rantz Auto Center, features a sonic spectrum of global beats courtesy of La Chamba, Boogaloo Assassins, Cuicani, Kotolan, Entre Mujeres and La Junta Sound System.
The Experimental Stage, located in the back patio of Colombo’s Italian Restaurant and Jazz Club, features video projections by Travis Flournoy and showcases a transcendent mix of world sounds with local flavor from Mark de Clive-Lowe, Low Leaf and the Ascension Crew, Dhara World Music, GENR8R, Sin Color, and DJ Seano.
The Americana Stage housed in the historic Women’s Twentieth Century Club, will showcase folk, swing and bluegrass with Reverend Tall Tree, Leftover Cuties, We the Folk, Harrison, Lipka, & Winsor, and Mostly Kosher.
The Family Stage, at Eagle Rock City Hall, presents a variety of craft activities with Center for the Arts Eagle Rock teaching artists and performances from friends and neighbors Suzy MacReady and the Book She Likes to Ready from Eastside Theater Works, Noches de Trova, Tim Griffin and the Dahli Mamas and Dahli Papas.
Colombo’s Italian Restaurant & Jazz Club becomes a classic blues & jazz speakeasy featuring the sound stylings of Strangers on a Saturday Night, Edith Crash, Fernanda Ulibarri, Dan Olivo, and Jones.
This year features the debut of two new stages, the Locals Stage which features a program of emerging artists selected solely from the Eagle Rock Music Festival’s band application process. The featured acts include WeAreTheBigBang, Sugar Rum Tantrum, Paper Pilots, Salt Petal, The V.U. with beats from DJ Expo and the Comedy Stage at the Coffee Table featuring NELA’s own Erik Escobar, Adam Cozens, Helen Hong, Lou Dimaggio, Greg Santos, Amanda Cohen, Joe Sib, Stephanie Clark and Justin Wood.
This year’s generous supporters include: Councilmember Josê Huizar, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Eastside Arts Initiative, Donut Friend, Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Eric and Karen Warren in memory of Eric Hood, Hyacinth Press, Kiwanis of Eagle Rock, Kaiser Permanente, Occidental College, Bloom School of Music, California Dental Group, Casa Bianca, Children's Dental Funzone, Comfort Inn of Eagle Rock, Curves Gym of Eagle Rock, LADWP, LYFT, Liquitex, M Shop, Macy’s, OBEYGIANT, Planned Parenthood, Redcar Properties LTD., Simply Artrageous, Sir Michael’s, Solar City, Super Cop, Thai Coconut, Tracy King Realty, Tritch Hardware,, Wells Fargo, Leanna Lin’s Wonderland.
With delicious support from our foodie friends & neighbors: Cena Vegan, Eagle Rock Kitchen, Homeboy Industries, CVT Softserve, The Deli Doctor, GTS Kombucha, India Jones, Rice Balls of Fire, Savory ‘Sicles, Twoheys Food Truck, Mandoline Grill Truck, RawRev, Thai Coconut, Tommy’s Burgers, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Yogurt Haven
Media partners: Brooklyn & Boyle, Boulevard Sentinel, Enclave.LA, Fusicology, KPCC, LA Art News, LA Weekly, Pasadena Weekly, Yelp
Preferred ride-share partner: LYFT
ABOUT CENTER FOR THE ARTS EAGLE ROCK
As the producers of the Eagle Rock Music Festival, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is honored to celebrate this marquee event in its 17th year. Through our Imagine Studio program, we provide free after school arts enrichment to elementary and middle school students throughout Northeast Los Angeles. Our mission is to present transformative arts experiences to our Northeast Los Angeles Community, especially to children, families and individuals who are underserved.