Once Again, the Sunset Strip Rocked Crowds with its Namesake Music Fest
In 2009 when West Hollywood gave Sunset Strip business owners the blessing to close it down for a rock festival, 10,000 people came shelling out $50 to access numerous stages and tons of music acts. It was a big step in the comeback of famous artery that once was the rock and roll mecca, and before that in the 30s and 40s, a Hollywood hangout.
In 2000s, L.A.'s noted music scene -- although a very different type of music -- moved eastward to Silver Lake and Echo Park and the Strip lost a lot of inertia. But where there's heart, hard work and community, there's going to be success.
This year the Sunset Strip Music Festival brought out 15,000 people to its one-day street festival and an additional 15,000 to various shows in the days leading up to it. Over 90 bands played and next year there's even more room to grow.