WHAT: The Off Sunset Association will host the second annual Off Sunset Festival, a celebration of Silverlake’s landmark place in LGBT history, which spans over half a mile and is expected to bring over 8,000 residents and visitors together for a day of live bands and DJs, art and novelty vendors, gourmet food trucks and beer and liquor trailers at an outdoor street festival in the center of Silverlake. www.
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WHO: Entertainment line up is as follows:
- Coors Light
- The Precinct Bar
- Folsom Street Fair
- Eagle Los Angeles
- Dr. Tony Mills
- The Fight Magazine
- Frontiers Magazine
- Ox Balls
- La Rebellion Rugby
WHEN:Tickets $20 at the gate, 21 and over.
WHERE: The Off Sunset Festival will take place on Santa Monica Boulevard from Hoover Street to Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Silverlake, 90029.
WHY: The Off Sunset Festival is much more than a leather-clad, booze-soaked, rock ‘n’ roll bacchanal. And it is no accident that the Off Sunset Festival takes place at Sunset Junction, once home to the Black Cat gay bar and site of the historic New Year’s Eve 1967 riots against the LAPD.
Inspired to give back to the neighborhood in thanks to Silverlake's vital place in LGBT history, the spirit of philanthropy is at the core of the festival's mission. Said OSA member Hunter Fox, “There is so much history in the Silverlake area with music and the LGBT community. From the neighborhood-uniting mission that inspired Sunset Junction to the Black Cat being declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, we have seen much strife turn to progress in our community. We want this to be a celebration of who we are, where we live and how far we’ve all come together.”
ABOUT THE OFF SUNSET ASSOCIATION
The Off Sunset Association was formed by a group of individuals who live, work and play in the Silverlake area. It is with great affection for this diverse community that we created the Off Sunset Festival. We own businesses here. We frequent the local restaurants and bars. We spend time in this incredible section of Los Angeles and are committed to enriching the neighborhoods that have given each and every one of us so very much.
The Off-Sunset Festival Community Grant Program awards a series of grants to selected nonprofit organizations that offer services and programs in the Silverlake and surrounding areas. Festival proceeds enable us to provide financial support toward beautification, art, and youth programs with an emphasis on the LGBT community. Grant applications and guidelines are available at www.offsunsetfestival.com.