7th Annual BROKE LA Music & Arts Festival
What: Seventh Annual Broke LA Music & Arts Festival.
When: Saturday April 8th, 2017 Doors 3:00pm.
Where: 4560 Worth St
Price: $25 Admission
The one-day extravaganza now in its 7th year celebrating the immense talent and diversity of LA’s art scene, will feature more than 50 musical acts across four stages, LA’s best up-and-coming comedians, festival-encompassing art installations, one-of-a-kind delicious street food, Lagunitas, Angel City Brewing, and a special Sangria from Zagat 30 Under 30 Mixologist Robin Chopra, photo booths, activism hubs featuring voter registration, petition signing, letters to congress and more, 30+ local business vendors, puppy adoption celebrating Los Angeles becoming an official No Kill city (plus: the fest is dog friendly til 7pm, just register your pup online!), Broke LA merchandise for sale for the first time ever, and more – all for less than a tank of gas.
Brasstracks, James Supercave, Bloodboy, La Bouquet, Kid Wave, Kolaj, Ugly Sweaters, BRAEVES, Thumpasaurus, Fellow Bohemian, Candy Cigarettes, CRNKN, sober rob, omniboi, PHAM, John Givez, Malcolm Anthony, Noah, Harris Cole, ARDENCY, Marko Penn, Devmo, Yung Skrrt, dylAn, FOFADI, Ta’East, Pusher, AWE, Grimecraft, R3LL, Fan Fiction, Neo Fresco, Hikeii, Honey, $yrup, DJ Clickbait, Boyo, Dream Machines, Zealyn, Tickle Torture, Raener, Velvet, Goosehappen, Emerson Star, Send Medicine, Iconique.
The theme of this year’s festival will be BROKE Playground, inviting attendees to play with us through festival-wide experiential installations. Guests can expect art and interactivity on a much larger scale than previous years, including each stage being marked by its own whimsical playground build-out.
Playing on the Jungle Gym stage, BROKE LA will host blissful psych-pop headliner and KCRW favorite James Supercave, alt-rock-pop Echo Park Rising stand out Bloodboy, post-punk-inspired pop duo featuring the former drummer of The Neighborhood and Olivver the Kid La Bouquet, melodic indie rock quartet currently touring with the Shins Kid Wave, K-Trop dance pop duo Kolaj, Caffeine Pop-Punk foursome Ugly Sweaters, Brooklyn based indie rock trio BRAEVES, the sonic airy world rhythms of Fellow Bohemian, USC reigning booty shakers and funk punk quintet, Thumpasaurus, and Portland based one man multi instrumentalist Candy Cigarettes.
Over at the Ball Pit stage, we’ll hear the lo-fi neo-psychedelia sounds of Boyo, soulful glittery synth group Dream Machines, hypnotic alternative electronic artist and former American Idol contender Zealyn, sex-pop experience Tickle Torture, Atmospheric rock quartet Raener, contemporary dream pop singer/songwriter Velvet (formerly Emily Gold), harsh-pop avant garde musician Goosehappen, harmony heavy indie pop band Emerson Star, freak folk surf rockers Send Medicine and Disco-Pop Trio Iconique.
Over at the Bounce House, we’ll find Mad Decent Block Party regular Neo Fresco, LA’s underground trap sweetheart Honey, the Energetic “Jersey Club” inspired Hikeii, eclectic internet-influenced beats from DJ Clickbait, NEST HQ and author of the New York Times Bestseller, Nightcore: A Beautiful Travesty collaboration FAN FICTION, the shiny, colorful music of the pixelated producer Pusher, member of TeamSupreme with incredible production skills AWE, Video game musician and VR DJ pioneer Grimecraft, Turnt up emerging trap producer $yrup, Dim Mak Records’ club maestro R3LL and more.
The Swings stage will showcase the likes of new wave DJ, well respected figure in the bass community CRNKN, Melodic supernatural experience PHAM, the Classical music inspired futurism of sober rob, electronic hip-hop pioneer Malcolm Anthony, Pop-jazz video game inspired pianist and producer omniboi, RnB and neo-soul singer/songwriter Noah, Pigs and Planes favorite and San Diego’s answer to Kendrick Lamar John Givez, the emotional and conceptual lyrics of dylAn, a refreshing new voice in hip-hop Ta’East, the animal friendly club-music of FOFOFADI, distorted emotional modern dance-synth duo ARDENCY, Usher and Ty Dolla Sign Collaborator Marko Penn, and more.
2017 will also see the return of our dedicated comedy stage, curated by local comedians Omid Singh, Robbie Kirkhuff and producer Chelsea Quinn. It will feature a lineup of the best comedians about to make a splash on the LA scene, including headliners Kyle Kinane (Netflix’s Love, TruTV’s Those Who Can’t, Conan), Marcella Arguello ( Seeso’s The UCB Show, TimeOut LA 2017 Comedian To Watch) and David Gborie (Comedy Central Comic to Watch, Vice’s Flophouse, Conan).
Bark LA: Rescue Playground
The 2017 festival will also feature BARK LA: Rescue Playground, in conjunction with returning partners No Kill Los Angeles (NKLA). The activation allows attendees to fest with their favorite furry friend (prior registration required), or fall in love with an adoptable animal onsite. BROKE LA has joined NKLA on its mission to make Los Angeles a no kill city by 2017. Currently, the city is at 89% of its goal, making activation points like the one at BROKE LA, integral in helping the organization reach 100%.
Same Sky @ BROKE LA
After making its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, the Same Sky activism hub will join BROKE LA’s Green Initiative. Emphasizing the importance of Making Your Voice Heard, the space will be home to such civic engagement points as Voter Registration, Congressional Letter-writing, Political Button Making, and more. Attendees can additionally join the #SameSkyProject community on Instagram prior to the festival, by sharing photos of their sky and a personal message with the project hashtag. Also part of our Green Initiative, a portion of the festival will be powered by solar technology via our sister property Sunstock.