The Venice Music Crawl returned to Lincoln Blvd this Saturday, September 21, with more than 70 bands and DJs bringing live music to pop-up venues along Venice's strip of Highway 1.
The second crawl carried a more mellow tone this time around with World Peace Day in the air. Between sets at the Venice Love Shack, everyone was invited to join in a moment of meditation. Crowds were also drawn to the beach for the annual Venice Beach Music Festival and The Beach Ball Soul & Reggae Festival at the Santa Monica Pier, all happening at the same time.
The mood at Witzend was especially somber with the recent passing of Jeb Milne, the owner and founder of the live music venue at 1717 Lincoln Blvd. and WitAnimation. Milne passed away on September 11. He was 59. A garland of flowers draped the grand piano on stage as an image of Milne looked out upon the audience enjoying live performances.
New to the scene this time around were The Quest by Hayley Starr with an all-girls lineup of DJs for the day, and next-door neighbor The Shop by H. Bleu attracted guests with Street Kings food truck. The Boys & Girls Club of Venice also featured live music and art.
The next Venice Music Crawl is planned for February 2014.