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What to Expect From the 2012 Eagle Rock Music Festival (Video)

Mark your calendars—Northeast L.A.’s premier music event is October 6.

The 14th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. On Thursday, organizers of Eagle Rock’s biggest—and one of L.A.’s most famous—cultural events held a community outreach meeting aimed at informing the public about what to expect at this regional centerpiece of free arts programming that attracted an estimated 100,000 people last year.

The meeting, held Thursday evening at the , went surprisingly smoothly—“there was no opposition,” Director Julia Salazar told Patch, offering a glimpse of what it takes to put out one of the last remaining arts and cultural programming centers in Northeast Los Angeles.

Last year, the Center raised some $100,000 for the festival, although the total cost of the exercise, including city and state-related expenses negotiated by the office of Council Member Josè Huizar, was close to a $250,000, Salazar said. This year’s “cash” budget is likely to be $150,000—and the Center is actively looking for contributions.

This year's festival is expected to be a big improvement on last year's, not least in terms of logistics: The Center is working with Swing House, a company that organizes the Sunset Strip Music Festival as well as South by Southwest.

The deadline for bands to apply to play at the festival is July 6. Submissions may be mailed or dropped off at:

Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Attention: ERMF
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

To apply online, e-mail completed submissions to eaglerockmusicfestival@gmail.com

Type “Band Name ERMF Submission” in the e-mail’s subject header, and include any supporting materials.

E-mail all questions to eaglerockmusicfestival@gmail.com

Visit www.cfaer.org for further details.

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