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Arts and Entertainment

Our Favorite Photos from the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival

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The Sunset Strip was shut down on Saturday (Aug. 3) for the climax to the sixth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF). We hear that diehard fans of headliners Linkin Park rushed through the gates when they opened at 11 am to stake their spots nearest the main stage. It was probably a wise decision with the crowd that gathered en mass for the finale.

The temperatures were a little cooler outdoors, making the festival-going bearable during the daytime hours for crowds to see acts like the Street Drum Corps, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh and Asher Roth, among numerous other musicians and bands. We can't say the temps were cooler inside the clubs like the Viper Room, the Roxy or the Whisky, though, where acts like Wale, Scott Weiland and Warren G brought lit up the stages.

Check out some of our favorite photos from the three-day festival, which for the first time honored a woman—Joan Jett—as the SSMF 2013 honoree.