The Sunset Strip Music Festival

August 13, 2012 — Leave a comment


The first ever Sunset Strip Music Festival took place in June 2008 on The Sunset Strip. The festival was created by the Sunset Strip Business Association, music venues, and member businesses to promote, preserve, and perpetuate the live music scene on The Sunset Strip. Each year the festival has continued to grow – expanding from performances in the venues to an all-day street festival featuring outdoor stages and performances from more than 70 artists in the venues.

Thursday,  August 16

The SSMF kicks-off with a special event honoring Sunset Strip artists who have made an impact on the boulevard. This year SSMF celebrates the music and legacy of The Doors at the House of Blues.

The night will also feature performances in these venues:

Peter Murphy with Ours at The Roxy Theatre
Jack Russell’s Great White at the Whisky A Go-Go
Quiet Riot at the Key Club
Lady Sinatra at the Viper Room

Friday, August 17

Six legendary venues, one full night of music.

Hank III at the House of Blues
X with special guest Ray Manzarek performing “Los Angeles” at The Roxy
RZA at the Key Club
Unwritten Law and Mickey Avalon at the Viper Room
James Ingram, Teddy Campbell Band at the Whisky A Go-Go

Saturday, August 18

Street festival! Two outdoor stages on Sunset between San Vicente and Doheny, performances in the venues, vendors, VIP rooftop lounge, VIP areas in The Roxy and Key Club, beer garden, autograph tent, and interactive experiences all day on The Strip.

MARILY MANSON, THE OFFSPRING, STEVE AOKI, BAD RELIGION, BLACK LABLE SOCIETY, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, DE LA SOUL, T. MILLS, DEAD SARA, THE MOWGLI’S, DAS RACIST, MATT SKIBA, WALLPAPER, STREET DRUM CORPS, THE UNTOUCHABLES, PEACETREATY, CLOCKWORK, YUNG SKEETER, FILLIGAR plus many, many more on outdoor stages and in the venues! After the outdoor stages close, enjoy access to the Dim Mak after party at The Roxy, after party at the Key Club, and Whisky A Go-Go.

Additionally, the Viper Room and House of Blues will host separate, ticketed events the night of August 18.

Watch a video on the festival here.

WHAT: The Sunset Strip Music Festival
WHERE: West Hollywood
WHEN: August 16 – 18

CONTACT INFO: (310) 659-7368 or 


  • Parking: Many Sunset Strip parking operators are happy to provide set rates for SSMF attendees. Click here for more info.
  • SSMF offers three ticket options for attendees: a VIP three-day pass that allows access to all shows and venue events Aug. 16, 17 and 18, as well as VIP entrance to the Aug. 18 street festival; GA street festival ticket; and VIP street festival ticket. Click here for more info.

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