I’m always attracted to events that help cultivate the local arts scene in Los Angeles, which is why I’m so excited about TarFest 2015, the annual music and culture festival hosted by KCSN-FM 88.5 and LAUNCH LA. This free, all ages event features an impressive roster of rising local artists and musicians, a Lagunitas Biergarten and wine bar, as well as popular food trucks Baby’s Badass Burgers, Cousin’s Maine Lobster and Meat The Greek.
Presented By: Kevin Bronson of Buzz Bands LA and 88.5 KCSN:
2PM – Salt Petal
3PM – Babes
4PM – Jessica Childress
5PM – The Shelters
6PM – Gavin Turek
Presented By: KP Projects/MKG
New to the festival this year is Move The World (MTW) – Dance Activism, an organization dedicated to moving today’s “youth toward social and environmental activism through the powerful expression of visual and performing arts.” MTW will perform a piece on Ocean Preservation entitled “More Ocean, Less Plastic” between band performances at 2:45 and 4:45.
If all this activity isn’t enough for you, LACMA is right next door, where you can catch the new Frank Gehry exhibition, or take in one of the other three shows currently on view. Alternately, if you’re curious about what scientists have found in the tar pits, stop by the La Brea Tar Pits Museum (formerly known as The Page Museum) to learn about the incredible Ice Age fossils recovered right in the middle of the city.
When: Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1 to 8pm
Where: La Brea Tar Pits (Hancock Park), located at 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles