The three-day West Hollywood rock ‘n’ roll party begins with an exclusive VIP event honoring The Doors Aug. 16 featuring an all-star band.
After playing Sunset Strip’s London Fog in the mid-‘60s, The Doors became the house band at the Whisky A Go-Go. A show at the nightclub in August 1966 helped Jim Morrison & Co. land their deal with Elektra Records.
As Doors guitarist Robby Krieger puts it, “Venice was our home, but The Doors lived and came of age on the Sunset Strip. It’s exciting to see that the legacy we helped create is still alive and thriving today!”
Fans can expect many of the acts during the festival to celebrate The Doors by putting their own spin on some of the band’s legendary tunes.
Marilyn Manson tops the lineup of the all-day outdoor street fest Aug. 18, in which Sunset Boulevard is turned into a festival location with traffic closed between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard. The boulevard will feature two outdoor stages, beer gardens, an artist autograph tent, an outdoor VIP rooftop lounge, silent disco, a VIP Lounge at On The Rox, food trucks and interactive experiences.
In addition to Steve Aoki, The Offpsring and Bad Religion, the outdoor street fest will also host performances from Black Label Society, Far East Movement, De La Soul, Dead Sara, Das Racis, The Mowgli’s and more.
During the day you can check out more than 50 bands playing Sunset Strip’s The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club.
Look out for further lineup announcements in the coming weeks.
Tickets are on sale now via TicketWeb. Three-day passes are $250. General admission to the Aug. 18 street festival is $75 and VIP street fest admission is $135.
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Impact Drug And Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena, Calif.
For more information visit SunsetStripMusicFestival.com.