The Sunset Strip Music Festival is an annual non-profit event that takes place on one of the most famous streets in the world, the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The Strip has a long and rich musical heritage... ... read more
The Sunset Strip Music Festival is an annual non-profit event that takes place on one of the most famous streets in the world, the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
The Strip has a long and rich musical heritage, with bands such as the Doors, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Birds having jumpstarted their career at the various clubs in the area. Since 2008, the Sunset Strip Music Festival has aimed to promote and preserve the live music scene that the Sunset Strip is famous for cultivating.
The three-day festival features more than 70 diverse musical acts performing not only at some of the Sunset Strip’s most popular venues (the House of Blues, Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Key Club, and Whisky A Go-Go), but also in the streets, as the festival culminates with the closing of Sunset Boulevard for an all-day, outdoor celebration.
The two main stages on the street itself are called the West Stage, which is outside the Key Club and the East Stage, which is in front of the Whisky. Sunset Strip Music Festival tickets can be purchased from the festival website. There are two types of tickets at the Sunset Strip Music Festival: the first is general admission that generally costs $75+ per day, while the second is VIP that can be $135+ but includes better viewing vantage points and priority access to all venues and stages. There is also a 3-day VIP pass for around $250. All tickets provide access to all stages and venues.
Past performers at the Sunset Strip Music Festival include Matt & Kim, Kid Cudi, Cobra Starship, Felix Cartal, Public Enemy, Talib Kewli, and Mickey Avalon.