Tarfest 2016 | Art & Music Festival

La Brea Tar Pits

Sep. 24, 2016, 12:00 am

5801 Wilshire Blvd


LAUNCH LA, with tremendous support from its sponsors and the community, presents the 14th annual music and art festival, TARFEST 2016, which returns to the La Brea Tar Pits Park on Saturday, September 24th (4-10PM). Open to ALL AGES and FREE to the public, TARFEST celebrates local artists, musicians and culture with performances by headliners Dear Boy and opening acts Durand Jones & The Indications, Brit Manor and BRAEVES. The event is once again curated by the non-profit arts organization LAUNCH LA and Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la.

The celebrated music and arts festival will also feature special DJ sets by Ale, Mitchell Brown, T-Kay, Slayron and Sleano of dublab, dance performances by Move The World Dance Activism in collaboration with The DIAVOLO Institute and Clairobscur Dance Company, a silent auction of original artwork and limited edition prints from notable artists in an outdoor art pavilion hosted by KP Projects, incredible light artistry by Light Riders, live projections by CLOAKING, and outdoor art installations by Meeson Pae Yang and Ryan McCann.

Catering to all ages and families, TARFEST offers FREE kids art-making activities with The Japan Foundation Los Angeles, Petersen Automotive Museum and more. The 21+ crowd can enjoy the Lagunitas Biergarten & Wine Bar that will also feature refreshing cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. A selection of Los Angeles’ hottest gourmet food trucks will also be on site, including Baby’s Badass Burgers, Made in Brooklyn NY Pizza, Meat the Greek, and Rice Balls of Fire.


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