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Venice Music Crawl Returns To Lincoln Blvd

Venice Music Crawl dj set at Floyd's Barbershop. Photo by Angelina Atwell.

Venice Music Crawl dj set at Floyd's Barbershop. Photo by Angelina Atwell.

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Venice Beach will be lit up with free live music come Saturday. Places on Lincoln Blvd. will become makeshift stages for more than 60 bands and live acts at the Venice Music CrawlMeanwhile, over at the beach, even more musicians and artists will perform at the annual Venice Beach Music Fest.

But wait ... the Beach Ball Fest, featuring soul and reggae artists is also happening at the Santa Monica Pier, although this is a ticketed event. Fortunately, for those who are bewildered at the abundance of options and shortage of time, the Beach Ball Fest runs Sunday too.

Organizers of the Venice Music Crawl (VMC) say it's a happy coincidence that they planned the second Crawl on the same day as the annual Music Fest, and the two are unrelated, but whether you're at the beach or crawling Lincoln, everyone in town is going to have dozens of options within walking distance by noon.

This is exactly what VMC creator Mark Rojas envisioned when he organized the inaugural Music Crawl in June - live music aplenty. He wanted to spark a vibrant music scene on the Westside for locals to enjoy and in which local businesses could participate.

The main difference between VMC and music festivals is that each show is independently curated, produced and hosted by participating businesses. It's a way for them to open their doors and get involved with the community, and it comes at time when the busy thoroughfare is undergoing a dramatic transformation.  

So get your cruisers and cozies ready, Venice. This Saturday, also World Peace Day, is going to be one mega music free for all.

Venice Music Crawl
Saturday, Sept 21, 12pm-10pm

Music crawlers overlook Lincoln Blvd at the inaugural VMC in June 2013. Photo by Angelina Attwell.

Music crawlers overlook Lincoln Blvd at the inaugural VMC in June 2013. Photo by Angelina Attwell.

Lineup & Venues

Los Angeles Music Project | Floyd's Barbershop
2:00 - 1:00 P.M. - A DJ Named Gal
1:00 - 2:00 P.M. - Shark Faicol
2:00 - 2:45 P.M. - Planet Rock
2:45 - 3:30 P.M. - NiceFingers
4:30 - 5:30 P.M. - Special Guest
5:30 - 6:30 P.M. - Das Tapes
6:30 - 7:15 P.M. - Josh Brooks/DJ PZB
7:15 - 8:00 P.M. - Justin Cornwall

Venice Music Crawl. June 2013. Photo by Angelina Attwell.

Venice Music Crawl. June 2013. Photo by Angelina Attwell.

The Burning Ear x Free Bike Valet x blahblahblahscience | Wurstkuche
1:00 - 2:00 P.M. - Glow Morrow
2:00 - 3:00 P.M. - Stag
3:00 - 4:00 P.M. - Say Say
4:00 - 5:00 P.M. - Motion Cntrl
5:00 - 6:00 P.M. - Memoir
6:00 - 7:00 P.M. - Kid Cadaver
7:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Dead Times
8:00 - 9:00 P.M. - Omniflux
9:00 - 10:00 P.M. - Walla
10:00 - 11:00 P.M. - Gamble & Burke
11:00-12:00 A.M. - Story of the Running Wolf

SoFar Sounds | The Talking Stick Coffee Shop
Surprise Performances

 

Acoustic sets, hula hoops and craft tables at the Venice Love Shack. Photo by Angelina Attwell.

Acoustic sets, hula hoops and craft tables at the Venice Love Shack. Photo by Angelina Attwell.

WitzEnd Summer of Love | WitzEnd 

1:00 - 1:45 P.M. – TBA
2:00 - 2:45 P.M. - The Strands
3:00 - 3:45 P.M. - Amanda Dumas
4:00 - 4:45 P.M. - Joe Con
5:00 - 5:45 P.M. - Drew Ryan
6:00 - 6:45 P.M. - Karen Goh
7:00 - 7:45 P.M. - Julia Othmer
8:00 - 8:45 P.M. - Jenni Alpert
9:00 - 9:45 P.M. - Eddie Grey
10:00-10:45 - Kenton Chen
11:00-11:45 - Keaton Simons

Venice Love Shack
Remi Kabaka
Matthew Tembo and Afroroots
Flight 2da Light
Nichole Michelle Jones
Noa Belilti

Strita | The Quest by Hayley Starr
3:00 - 4:00 P.M. – Chau
4:00 - 5:00 P.M. – Valida
5:00 - 6:00 P.M. – Heidi
6:00 - 7:00 P.M. – Dot
7:00 - 8:00 P.M. – Alluxe
8:00 - 9:00 P.M. - Cathleen Cher
9:00 - 10:00 P.M. - So Super Sam

All Scene Eye x Lo Pie x Lolipop Records | Boys & Girls Club
12:45 - 1:15 P.M. - Cortaud & Bobtail
1:30 - 2:00 P.M. - Soft Shadows (PDX)
2:15 - 2:45 P.M. - Bixby Knolls
3:00 - 3:30 P.M. - LA Font
3:45 - 4:15 P.M. - MegaFauna
5:15 - 5:45 P.M. - Spaceships
6:00 - 6:30 P.M. – Yoya
6:45 - 7:15 P.M. - Decorator
7:30 - 8:00 P.M. - Sea Lions

Midnight Therapy | Boys & Girls Club of Venice, Balcony
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. - Crash Landon
3:00 - 4:45 P.M. – Jake
4:45 - 6:30 P.M. - Jimmy Maheras (Plastic Love/Culprit LA)
6:30 - 8:00 P.M. - Max Jack

Gotta Dance Dirty x Rolling Tuff | RG Club
1:00-2:00 P.M. - Amika AkayaSteffi Graf
2:00 - 3:30 P.M. - Tropicool
3:30 - 4:30 P.M. - Kedd Cook
4:30 - 6:00 P.M. - Shae B.
6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - Steffi Graff
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. - WarChild/Strange Love
8:45 - 9:30 P.M. - Ryan Lassi
9:30 - 11:00 P.M. - Kerry Wheeler
11:00 - 12:30 A.M. - Human Life
12:30 - 2:00 A.M. - Lauren Lane


 

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