Smashing Pumpkins to headline the Sunset Strip Music Festival
Excepting a Lohan domestic spat at Chateau Marmont, it takes a lot to shut down the Sunset Strip for a weekend. But the Smashing Pumpkins will have a go of it when they headline this year’s installment of the Sunset Strip Music Festival on Aug. 28.
The Pumpkins, currently touring on their sprawling “Teargarden By Kaleidyscope” project, will wrap up a full day of live music between San Vicente Boulevard and Doheny Drive in West Hollywood. In the lead-up to the festival, dozens of bands will perform at various clubs along the Strip, including a tribute to the Strip’s ne’er-do-well emeritus, the guitarist Slash, at the House of Blues on Aug. 26. Last year’s fest pulled more than 10,000 music fans to the Strip, giving hope to neighborhood club owners who want to reclaim some of the live music mojo lost to Eastside venues in recent years.
Advance tickets are $49.50, $65 the day of the show, with a portion donated to youth homeless advocacy group Los Angeles Youth Network. For lineup updates, visit www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com.
-- August Brown
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