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Echo Park Rising


September 26, 2020 • 12:00 pm PDT

Improvisational polymath Reggie Watt’s and legendary DJ John Tejada’s Wajatta lead the tenth annual Echo Park Rising music, art and local business festival Saturday September 26th. KCRW joins to co-present the free cyber event as businesses struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic. The single day live broadcast of established and emerging local talent celebrates the creative residents and businesses of Echo Park.

Named Best Music Festival by LA Weekly, Echo Park Rising emerged as an impromptu street fair celebrating the creative residents and businesses of the Echo Park neighborhood. Due to the pandemic, Echo Park Rising will be hosted virtually. The event will still be FREE, however your direct support of businesses through take out and delivery as well as donations is greatly appreciated.

Additional Echo Park-raised performers also include psychedelic cumbia fusion specialists Tropa Magica, punk-folk artist Shannon Lay, multidimensionalist Girl God, impulsive punk rockers Trap Girl, virtuoso guitarist Naia Izumi, ambient layers of strings from Paul Sukenna & Mary Lattimore, DJ FLVLA (aka Flula Borg) with his time traveling friends Ivan and Peter, mood gem Skullcrusher, the Bob Baker Marionettes, space exploring musical weirdo Beatie Wolfe & Mark Mothersbaugh’s Postcards for Democracy project, with a slew of other artists.