Echo Park Rising, L.A's Free Music Weekend, Announces 2016 Line Up, August 18 - 21


(July 21, 2016 - Los Angeles)  Echo Park Rising has announced its 2016 lineup. Chicano Batman, La Luz, the Weirdos are among the dozens of bands playing the sixth annual Echo Park Rising, which expands to more venues and features (for the first time) a family stage on its four-day run Aug. 18-21.  Other local L.A favorites performing are The Frights, Harriet Brown, Meatbodies, Mind Meld, Part Time and L.A. Drones. You can check out the full line-up here.

The outdoor main stage at the intersection of Liberty and Reservoir will transform into a street festival destination with viewing areas, craft beer gardens, vendors and food trucks. This year’s festival welcomes two new performance venues, The Semi-Tropic and The Whisperer, both will host hand-picked lineups.

"In addition to adding a family stage for kids, I felt that it was time that a festival genuinely puts 'Girls to The Front' with women-fronted bands, La Luz, Dorothy, Feels, Sex Stains, Shannon Lay and Jaime Wyatt. It's rare that any festival showcases female musicians and DJ's so this year I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the talented women who rock the music industry and Echo Park Rising," says Elizabeth Garo VP of Talent for Spaceland Presents.

Elizabeth Garo, VP of Talent for Spaceland Presents.

The weekend of Echo Park Rising is, for most businesses in the area, the busiest weekend of the year, with 10,000 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 boulevard.

Dozens of 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, Ballard’s Artwork Framing, Bedrock.LA, Blue Bottle Coffee, BlueCollar Working Dog, Button Mash, Cosmic Vinyl, The Echo & Echoplex, El Centro Del Pubelo, City Council District 13, Esqueleto, Echo Park Farmers Market, The Holloway, Goldroom, iam8bit, I Echo Park, iam8bit, Infrasonic Mastering, Lassens Natural Foods and Vitamins, Law Offices of Trish Newman, Lemon Frog Shop Vintage Bazaar, Little Joy Cocktails, The Lost Knight, Lot 1 Cafe, Masa of Echo Park, Memento Mori, Mohawk Bend, The New California Barbershop, Ostrich Farm, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), El Prado Bar, The Semi-Tropic, Sembly, The Short Stop, Spacedust, Stories Books & Cafe, Studio Number One, Sunset Beer Company, TAIX French Restaurant, Taza cafe, Trencher, Vintage King, Vons, Woodcat, Worship, and Xoia Vietnamese Eats. An up to date list of participants can be found here .

“The festival has always been stellar for our local businesses and with the proceeds of the festival going to our forth-coming Business Improvement District, we are especially excited that Echo Park Rising tangibly gives back to Echo Park in so many positive ways.” says KamranV, Echo Park Chamber of Commerce President.


The free-for-all spirit wouldn’t be possible without the Echo Park Rising 2016  proud supporting Sponsors which include Wild Turkey, Golden Road Brewing, Espolon, Red Bull, Bedrock.LA, CD13 (Mitch O’Farrell), CD1 (Gil Cedillo), Community Partners, Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles, DoLA, The Echo + Echoplex, I Echo Park, Lassen’s Natural Food & Vitamins, Sched, Sembly, SESAC, Studio Number One, Taix French Restaurant, Golden Road Brewery is the official beer Sponsor of Echo Park Rising - currently available around Echo Park and throughout the festival.

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 to build upon a thriving community celebrating the efforts of the innovative businesses, local eateries, artists and musicians that call Echo Park home.

Echo Park Rising neighborhood festival is presented  by the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce and produced by Spaceland Presents.

Echo Park Rising Media Kit here

Past Echo Park Rising Photos here

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August 18 - 21

Always Free and All Ages Welcome


Source: Spaceland Presents

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