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Arts and Entertainment

Silver Lake is Getting a New 2-Day Music Festival

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No, the insanely popular Sunset Junction Festival is not going away (dates for this year are slated for August 21st and 22nd), but Silver Lake will soon be home to two major festivals with the introduction of the Silver Lake Jubilee come this May. And by what's been announced so far, it's looking like a killer event.

Although no line-up has been announced yet (companion monthly Wednesday night events called Serenade Sunset, however, do have line-ups announced), 20 local and national acts are expected to play. One should expect a buzz-worthy list of bands because in charge of booking is Mitchell Frank of Spaceland Productions, Neil Schield of Origami Vinyl and Kevin Bronson of Buzz Bands. When it comes to local bands, that team cannot be beat.

As for food, think of this as a taste of Silver Lake/Echo Park/Los Feliz, say organizers, with 40 food vendors and restaurants from the area. Add to that over 60 merchandise vendors selling hand-crafted, artisanal and locally-sourced goods.

The festival, located on Myra Avenue between Fountain and Santa Monica and cutting across Sunset, goes down the weekend of May 22 & 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days. It is organized by the Los Angeles Arts and Athletics Alliance (LAAAA), a community non-profit with the $5 entrance fee going towards the organization's mission, which is to local arts and athletics programs, community organizations and other non-profits.