Sunset Junction Street Fair

Sunset Junction Street Fair CaliforniaSunset Junction Street Fair takes place at Santa Monica & Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California

Sunset Junction Street Fair 2011 dates – 27th to 28th August

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The History of the Sunset Junction Street Fair

Formed in December of 1979, the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance was created to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity that exists in the neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park and Los Feliz. This area of Los Angeles has long been recognized as an area where Artists, Gen X, Gen Y, Latinos, Gays, Lesbians, Students and entertainment moguls strive to live in harmony through mutual acceptance and respect for each others way of life.

In 2002, Sunset Junction was ranked Fourth Best Big Event in Los Angeles (behind the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Academy Awards, and the West Hollywood Halloween Parade) by Los Angeles Citysearch, Best of LA 2001. This year, attendance is expected to be at an all time high due to the landmark success of last years event and the exceptional talent that is scheduled to perform. Attendance: 75,000-100,000 daily.

All proceeds benefit Sunset Junction area youth programs.

Sunset Junction’s youth program was created as a result of the community being pulled apart. People want their communities to be livable again, free of gangs, drugs, and violence. The Youth Program has been a success getting neighborhood youth involved in taking action in the community.

Organized by the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance, the program involves youth from the community who are under-served and at risk. They work in a summer six-week program learning horticulture, ecology, mural painting, and environmental beautification while strengthening work values. Year round the alliance provides tutoring and computer skills training, art classes, the summer program and support service to the community, job training and after school programs.

Check out some of the past line ups:

Sunset Junction line up – 2009
Mary Wilson, Conor Oberst & The Mistic Valley Band, Sly and Robbie, Built to Spill, Les Nubians
Nortec Collective, Arrested Development, Chris Clark, The Sonics, Islands, Jason Bentley

Sunset Junction line up – 2008
San Moore, Kinky, Black Keys, Cold War Kids, Antibalas, Billy Paul, Broken Social Scene
Stephanie Mills, Notch, (Chk Chk Chk)!!!, The Germs, Jeffrey Osborne, Sister Nancy, Gram Rabbit

Sunset Junction line up – 2007

Ben Harper, Morris Day & the Time, Blonde Redhead, Deniece Williams, Breakestra, Medusa, Autolux
She Wants Revenge, The O’ Jays, Millie Jackson, Buzzcocks, Hot Hot Heat, Chebi Sabbah, Rocky Dawuni

Sunset Junction line up – 2006
Ashford and Simpson, Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club, Millie Jackson, The Eels, Redd Kross
Richard Street, Nona Hendryx, The Cramps, Drive By Truckers, Dave Alvin, Candye Kane

Sunset Junction line up – 2005
The New York Dolls, Rilo Kiley, Chaka Khan, John Cale, The Walkmen, Suicide Girls, Freda Payne
Eagles of Death Metal, Jason Falkner, Richard Street, Former Ladies of the Supremes, Arthur Adams

Sunset Junction line up – 2004
X, The Donnas, Ashford & Simpson, Stephanie Mills, Danial, Former Ladies of the Supremes, Arthur Adams, Justin Early, Eddie X, Camper Van Beethoven, Thelonious Monster, Love With Arthur Lee, Ben Kweller, Ima Robot, The Unicorns, Blow Up, Verey Be Carful

Sunset Junction line up – 2003
Guided by Voices, The Dandy Warhols, Phantom Planet, Circle Jerks, The Muffs, Moving Units, Rilo Kiley, Earlimart, Brian Jonestown, Massacre

Sunset Junction line up – 2002
Sonic Youth, Chaka Khan, Sleater-Kinney, Mary Wilson, Mudhoney, Juan Atkins, Pansy Division, Mondo Generator, DJ Irene, Richard Humpty Vision, DJ Colette

Sunset Junction line up – 2001
Elliot Smith, Imperial Teen, Beachwood Sparks, Nona Hendryx, Scherrie Payne, Dee Dee Sharp, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Candy Kane, Mike Watt, Bell Ray

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