Eagle Rock’s biggest—and most festive—night is just a little more than six weeks away. On Saturday, Oct. 5, the 15th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival will get underway on Colorado Boulevard, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Northeast L.A.’s premier venue for the arts whose role in providing innovative, multidisciplinary arts education and a rich variety of low-cost community services is well known.
Here’s are the line-up highlights for the festival:
At the heart of the festival will be The Main Stage, which will feature internationally renowned artists such as Bosnian Rainbows, Kingdom b2b Nguzunguzu, Dub Club, Young Adults, Boardwalk, Skin Town and Little Red Lung.
The Family Stage, located at Eagle Rock City Hall, will feature family-friendly programming and exclusive previews of upcoming CFAER arts workshops. Musical performances will include Bonne Musique Zydeco, NINE, toddler rock band Matt and Ellen, as well as a special performance by Bob Baker Marionettes. Children's activities, plus interactive and innovative performances and play structures by CFAER's teaching faculty, are expected once again to provide a festival oasis for the entire family.
The Experimental Stage, located inside the Los Angeles Pilipino American Church, will feature artists String Theory, Team Supreme, Carmen Rizzo, and the Indian orchestra Arohi. Museum of Traffic, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will create a multimedia installation that employs video-mapping technology that creates atmospheric visuals.
None of the past festivals have been complete with wild dancing in the streets, and the 15th ERMF will surely not be an exception. The RANTZ Automotive Stage will keep festivalgoers dancing, with Sub-Tropical and Global Bass beats. Artists will include Subsuelo, Conjunto Nueva Ola, cumbia act Quitapenas, the Eagle Rock High School Latin Band, and Tijuana-based Ibi Ego.
The Americana Stage, stationed in the historic Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock, will feature the Echo Park band Triple Chicken Foot, who will once again headline the stage and make just about anyone break out into the do-si-do, with their signature Square Dance Party. Other acts will include Jessica Fichot, Big Search and The Tennessee Walker.
Colombo's Italian Restaurant, which has built a steady festival following over the years, will help with the event’s 15th anniversary honors by hosting a steady line-up of blues, jazz, rock, and oldies. Featuring both outdoor and indoor stages in equally intimate settings, Colombo's will be the perfect venue to relish the soulful act of JR Black, the first performer to translate and sing the songs of Johnny Cash in French, and Restless Blues Band, a local favorite.
The Punk/Metal/Hard rock Stage, at Bateman Water and Heating Engineering, Inc., will highlight local talent such as Foli, The Chalon Ford Band, Loup Garou MF, Legion Underworld (featuring the town's Rock'n'Roll mailman), as well as a special guest from our collaborative partner IMAC in Tijuana, San Pedro El Cortez.
A free shuttle service from the City of Los Angeles will be located at Eagle Rock Plaza, where free parking will be provided for all festivalgoers. A bike valet will be available as a free service to the public.
For more information about the festival as well as to view the complete line-up of bands, which will be posted shortly, visit: www.CFAER.org or visit the festival’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eaglerockmusicfestival.