Monday, August 13, 2012

AWW YEAH, Here Comes Echo Park Rising on August 25!

On a stoked scale of 1-10 we're at a 450!

Last year a bunch of Echo Park shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, and venues got together in the 11th hour to salvage what had been known as Sunset Junction. Within 4 days we all got together and decided to have a community party, have bands and DJs play in a bunch of different places on Sunset Blvd, Echo Park Ave, and Alvarado. It was pretty awesome to see it all come together so quickly and witness our neighborhood embracing each other.  

After the event a bunch of us got together and decided we should try do this annually. Give it a proper amount of planning and see what would happen. So back in March we started with outreach and received positive support from all aspects of the community. Over 65 different businesses and non-profits have elected to be involved. We also have over 60 bands, performers, comedians, and DJ's performing within many of these different businesses. There will be a main stage setup on the parking lot of TAIX French Restaurant, A movie screening of a classic horror film on the roof of the citibank building, and a fair of sorts solely dedicated to those who press and print their own zines, books, albums, t-shirts, etc that will take over the entire Echoplex called the Press 'n' Play fest! Shops, restaurants, and bars will also be doing sales, specials, and such. 

It's gonna be awesome!  Best of all this thing is entirely free!

It all goes down on AUGUST 25th from noon 'til 2am!  So be sure to save the date!

Here's a list of all participating businesses:
 - 826LA/Time Travel Mart
 - Allston Yacht Club
 - American Apparel 
 - Anejo Duddery
 - Backside
 - Ballard's Artwork Framing
 - Barragan's Mexican Restaurant
 - Bedrock Studios
 - Blue Collar Working Dog
 - Brite Spot
 - Chango Coffee
 - City Sip 
 - Cookbook
 - Dekor
 - Delilah's Bakery
 - Downbeat Cafe
 - Echo/Echoplex
 - Echo Country Outpost
 - Echo Park Film Center
 - Echo Park Independent Co-Op
 - El Centro Del Pueblo
 - El Clasico Tattoo
 - El Compadre Mexican Restaurant
 - El Prado
 - Elf Cafe 
 - Feeding Birds
 - Fix Coffee
 - Flounce Vintage
 - The Fretted Frog
 - The Gold Room
 - iam8Bit Gallery
 - Kelly Green
 - Keystone Row
 - Little Joy
 - Lot 1 Cafe
 - Lucas Salon
 - Luxe De Ville 
 - Masa
 - Mishka
 - Mohawk Bend
 - Mono Records
 - Origami Vinyl
 - Out of the Closet
 - The Park
 - Red Hill
 - Rewind Audio
 - Sage/Kind Kreme
 - Sancho Gallery
 - Senor Fish
 - The Shortstop
 - Stories Books & Cafe
 - Sunset Beer Company
 - Taix French Restaurant
 - Tavin
 - Two Boots
 - Villainy
 - The Warehouse
 - Xoia

We'll announce our plans and a bunch of the bands that are playing in next week's newsletter so stay tuned!

Until then check out more details here: 

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