Echo Park Rising has announced its 2017 lineup. Surf Curse, The Buttertones, Dungen, CRX (featuring Nick Valensi from The Strokes), Moon Honey, Alice Bag, Freedom Fry, Meatbodies, Plague Vendor, Frankie & the Witch Fingers, Boogaloo Assassins, Ethio Cali Ensemble and Ex Stains – featuring Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile), Greg Foreman (Cat Power) are among dozens of bands playing the seventh annual Echo Park Rising, Aug. 17-20. In addition, to live music, there will be comedy from Comedy Garage, kid’s music programming, hipster crafts, storytelling, art openings at the Subliminal Projects gallery and Iam8bit plus discounts from neighborhood businesses.
The Echo and Echoplex will kick off Echo Park Rising on Thursday with the Super Tight Variety Show, Swedish rock band Dungen and DJ Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap & Dance Off. Local music blog influencer Buzzbands returns to the Taix Champagne Room on Saturday; New Professor Records will book Sunday and SESAC takes on the Friday night.
New additions to 2017 are the Blank City Records Stage located on Portia and the “Lost Lot” stage which is the parking lot across from the Lost Knight Pub.
Dub Club, Funky Sole, Part Time Punks, Baby Girl, Bananas, Cretin Hop, Green Slime and others will provide dance parties throughout the neighborhood. You can view the confirmed line up on epr.la.
Friday and Saturday of the festival continue its large outdoor Liberty Stage at the intersection of Liberty and Reservoir, transforming it into a destination with a craft beer garden, vendors, and food trucks. 2-Day VIP tickets are available and include shade seating, beer, and mezcal tastings.
The weekend of Echo Park Rising is, for most businesses in the area, the busiest weekend of the year, with 5,000 guests per day and growing in popularity each year. In addition to the lineup of artists performing, shops, galleries, restaurants come together to celebrate the vibrancy of this eclectic neighborhood.
2017 Neighborhood Participants
Echo Park Rising takes place at multiple Echo Park Chamber of Commerce member venues and shops over four days. Participants include 826LA Time Travel Mart, A Little Thunder, Ballard’s Artwork Framing, Bar Bandini, Bedrock.LA, Blue Bottle Coffee, BlueCollar Working Dog, BRE Investment, Bride Boutique, Button Mash, City Council, The Collective Reality, Delikt, District 13, Collection, Comedy Pop-Up, Cosmic Vinyl, Dream & Destroy, The Echo & Echoplex, Echo Park Farmers Market, Echo Park Wellness Fair, Eightfold Coffee, El Centro Del Pueblo, El Prado Bar, Esqueleto, Gingerly Witty, Glowing Juices, Gold Room, The Holloway, Honey Hi, I, Echopark, iam8bit, Infrasonic Mastering, InsideOut Church, Into the Light Organizing Service, The LA Home Girl, Lassens Natural Foods and Vitamins, Laura Ann’s Jams, Law Offices of Trish Newman, Lemon Frog Shop Vintage Bazaar, Little Joy Cocktails, Los Feliz Ledger, The Lost Knight, Lot 1 Cafe, Manly and Sons Barber Co., Masa of Echo Park, Memento Mori, Mohawk Bend, MOSE, The New California Barbershop, Ostrich Farm, Palisades, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), POP-AUT, Reggie’s Deli & Cafe, Samarasa, Sembly, The Semi-Tropic, Sky Properties, The Short Stop, Spacedust, Stories Books & Cafe, Studio Has, Studio Number One, Subliminal Projects, Sunday’s Best Thrift Apparel, Sunset Beer Company, TAIX French Restaurant, Taza Cafe, Tiao Properties, Tore Up Clothing, Trencher, Two Boots, The Volstead Act Company, Vintage King Audio, Vons, Winsome, Woodcat Coffee Bar, Worship, XFlow Holdings, Xoia Vietnamese Eats, and Zyanya Aromatherapy. An up to date list of participants can be found here.
The free-for-all-spirit wouldn’t be possible without the Echo Park Rising 2017 proud supporting Sponsors which include Bedrock.LA, CD1 (Gil Cedillo), CD13 (Mitch O’Farrell), Community Partners, Department of Cultural Affairs, DoLA, Echo Park Chamber of Commerce, The Echo + Echoplex, Golden Road Brewing, Espolon Tequila, iam8Bit, Lassen’s Natural Food & Vitamins, Mohawk Bend, QSC, Sched, SESAC, Spaceland Presents, Studio Number One, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and Taix. Golden Road Brewery is the official beer, Espolon is the official tequila, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters is the official coffee of Echo Park Rising.
About Echo Park Rising
Echo Park Rising was created by the Echo Park community as a pop-up impromptu street fair after the 3-decade-old Sunset Junction was shuttered by city officials. The result was a new kind of celebration, one that participants said better mirrored the spirit of the community by creating an open environment for the enjoyment of live music, independent art, and good times. Echo Park Rising is neighborhood festival and is presented by the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce and produced by Spaceland Presents.
View Echo Park Rising Photos here.
ECHO PARK RISING 2017
Thursday, August 17- Sunday, August 20
Various Venues In Echo Park
Music. Art. Food. Fun.
Always Free and All Ages Welcome