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Comedian Hannibal Buress Is Doing A FREE Show At Echo Park Rising

Hannibal Buress (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Grey Goose)
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Comedian Hannibal Buress, who we absolutely love in Comedy Central's Broad City, is going to perform for free this weekend at Echo Park Rising.

The free three-day music, arts and food block party in Echo Park takes place from August 14 to 16, and will feature some big name acts on stage, including Dengue Fever, Hanni El Khabib and Deap Valley. It's a good way to check out local and up-and-coming artists as there will be over 300 acts in total performing this weekend at different venues throughout Echo Park—from outdoor stages on the street to the Echoplex, restaurants, bars and record stores.

As for Buress, who is also known for being vocal about Bill Cosby's rape allegations, he'll be on the Liberty Main Stage, which will be right behind French restaurant Taix, from 4:20 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday.

It's an all-ages festival, though there will be some venues that require guests to be 21 and over. You won't need a ticket to go to the events, though if you buy a VIP pass for $25, you can get access to special viewing areas and skip the line for venues.

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You can also beat the heat with some cold brewskies in their beer gardens. The event even has its own beer called, "Echo Park Rising Blonde," that comes by way of Golden Road Brewing. There will be food vendors like Bling Bling Dumpling and Clean South, as well as plenty of nearby restaurants, including Two Boots, The Lost Knight and Masa that can keep you sated.

More info about Echo Park Rising can be found here.