Photo: Mayor Garcetti Jumps For Joy Over Free Steve Aoki Concert In DTLA
Mayor Eric Garcetti may be the hippest mayor we know. He's jammed on the keyboard with Moby on stage and sold his Silver Lake house to the M83 frontman. But now he's taking it a step further, by throwing a free outdoor concert in downtown L.A. on May 16 with EDM artist Steve Aoki headlining.
The show, dubbed "LAOKI," is scheduled to take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Broadway between 4th and 6th streets, according to Billboard. At this point it's not clear what the capacity is for the event yet, but the city is estimating that they'll be handing out 5,000 to 10,000 free tickets. All you have to do is RSVP online for free general admission tickets and sign up for more info about Garcetti's Volunteer Corps program here.You should probably do it quickly before they run out out tickets. Keep refreshing the site if you see that tickets are unavailable in case more pop up, which we've seen happen. There are also $100 VIP tickets available on the site to purchase.
Aoki is also planning on bringing on special guests. He hasn't divulged who those guests are, but he says told Billboard that he's contacting everyone he's worked with. And that's a lot of star power since he's collaborated with folks from the likes of Snoop Lion to Waka Flocka Flame and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo.
The concert, which is in collaboration with Aoki's Dim Mak Records label and the City of Los Angeles, coincides with Aoki's release of his third album, Neon Future II, which is slated to be released on May 12.
Garcetti hopes that this event will bring more awareness to his Volunteer Corps group he launched in October, and that folks will be spurred into action to volunteer for things like neighborhood clean-ups.
Here's the video announcement from Garcetti and Aoki:
And this is one of Aoki's biggest tracks: