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TarFest 2013 is Sept. 21st ~ Miracle Mile

10:59 AM PDT on September 12, 2013

Los Angeles’ Free/All Ages Annual Music & Art Festival Returns to La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday, September 21st 2-8pm
LAUNCH LA AND 88.5 FM KCSN present Los Angeles’ 11th annual music and art festival TARFEST 2013, which will take place at the historic La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday, September 21st.  The FREE, ALL AGES festival will feature music, live painting, food, drinks and more.  Fun for the whole family!

with local indie-rock bandsSaint Motel, Nightmare Air, Echosmith, Irontom and Tapioca and the Flea and live artist painting  from Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins, AXIS andWilliam Wray and sculpture by David O. Johnson,.  The festival will include a Lagunitas Biergarten, California Wine Bar, Gourmet Food Trucks, outdoor sculptures, The Poem Store, Japanese Foundation Los Angeles tent with Calligraphy, Origami and Samurai Photos, interactive arts activities with the Petersen Automotive Museum, among other vendors and activities for adults and kids.

Excavating future culture on The Miracle Mile, the annual TARFEST festival utilizes Los Angeles’ historic Tar Pits and green space to unite the local community in celebration of the city’s burgeoning music and arts scene by showcasing some of the most talented up-and-coming bands and artists.  In past years, TARFEST has brought together thousands of Angelenos with performances from bands like Blondefire, The Steelwells, Helena, Everest among others.
TARFEST 2013 is made possible in part by a grant from the city of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Art Commission.  The festival is co-sponsored by Chevrolet, presenters of the 2013 Volt and 2014 Spark EV, with additional support from 88.5 FM KCSN, Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Olympia Medical Center, Lagunitas Brewery, Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce, The Grove, The Farmers Market, Beverly Connection, Arclight Cinemas, Wilshire LaBrea Apartments, Alliance Residential, Japan Foundation Los Angeles, Kramer Law Group, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, AQUAhydrate, Corner Bakery, Secret Service Publicity, Jarritos Soda, Tishman Speyer, 99¢ Only Stores and Hotel Wilshire among others.
About TARFEST/LAUNCH LA:  TARFEST, produced and managed by LAUNCH, provides important performance and exhibition opportunities to some of the regions finest emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators on the historic Miracle Mile of Los Angeles.  LAUNCH is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit social enterprise that produces, manages and directs events, programs and exhibitions with the purpose of developing artist - audience relationships throughout important Los Angeles communities. Passionate about promoting all contemporary art-forms and their hybrids, LAUNCH recognizes the need for exemplary productions that create important cultural happenings. With the assistance of commercial partners, cultural institutions and like-minded individuals and organizations, LAUNCH strives to engage a broad cross section of Angelenos in cultural events that foster mutual understanding and creative expression.
Saturday, September 21st, 2 - 8pm
LAUNCH LA and 88.5 FM KCSN present:
TARFEST Music and Art Festival
La Brea Tar Pits Park (Hancock Park)
5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
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