The Sunset Strip Music Festival

July 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

The Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) is a not for profit festival created to promote, preserve, and perpetuate the legendary Sunset Strip music experience. Now in its sixth year, the festival has featured performances by established and rising artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash featuring Fergie, The Offspring, Public Enemy, Bad Religion, Kid Cudi, LMFAO, Neon Trees, Matt & Kim, among many others. The festival has also raised significant charitable funds through ticket proceeds and sponsor partnerships that have benefitted music education programs, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and children’s cancer foundations.


The festival takes over the legendary boulevard with over 50 bands! Two outdoor stages on Sunset between San Vicente and Doheny, performances in the venues, vendors, VIP rooftop lounge, VIP area in The Roxy, beer garden, autograph tent, and interactive experiences all day on The Strip.


SSMF also includes a tribute event honoring those who have made an impact on The Sunset Strip. Previous honorees have included Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri, and Elmer Valentine (2008), who were instrumental in creating the live music scene on The Strip with the creation of The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go, and Rainbow; iconic rocker Ozzy Osbourne (2009); legendary guitarist Slash (2010); bad-boys of the strip Motley Crüe (2011). This year the festival will honor Sunset Strip legends THE DOORS!

Linkin Park will headline the festival. Also performing:

  • Wale, Awolnation, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Logic, Asher Roth, Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh, Finch, Street Drum Corps, Warren G, Orgy, 7Lions, Hunter Valentine, Julien-K, Andy Clockwise, Egyptian Lover, Smile Empty Soul, Terraplane Sun, Stolen Babies, UpRooted,The Active Set, Sabrosa Purr, The Dreaming, Sad Robot, The Last Internationale, Battle Tapes, The Diamond Light, Girl on Fire, and Raheem Cohen.


The first ever Sunset Strip Music Festival took place in June 2008 on The Sunset Strip. Each year the festival has continues 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.


WHAT: The Sunset Strip Music Festival
WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |  2:00 – 11:00 pm
WHERE: Sunset Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069



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