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Sunset Junction Festival Isn't Going Down Without A Fight!

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As we reported yesterday, the Sunset Junction Festival — a very popular event for the Los Angeles community — has been shut down by the city due to unpaid fees.

But the festival's organizers and supporters are fighting to keep it alive.

Their plan is to raise over $141,978.57 by Wednesday morning. If they can accomplish this, the board that denied their permit will re-evaluate the situation.

In a statement released on their website, the organization tells supporters:

Our intention is to show the City that Sunset Junction is a committed and reliable partner, who continues to contribute to the Silverlake community year-round, along with being one of the most anticipated and historic fairs in Los Angeles for 31 years. We've received a very positive response from our sponsors and supporters, and we are optimistic that we will reach our goal of obtaining the $142,000 necessary to pay the city. We want fans to know no bands [Hanson, Butthole Surfers, Lil' Jon, Melvins, Bobby Womack, kd lang] have cancelled. We remain optimistic and we're diligently making every effort possible to move forward with Sunset Junction this weekend.

If you would like to support their cause, please click here.

This is a valuable time for the community, and we'd hate to see it die!

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2 comments to “Sunset Junction Festival Isn't Going Down Without A Fight!”

  1. Jaded says – reply to this


    I find it funny that once they start charging a ton to attend the Sunset Junction Street Fair they can no longer pay their bills. I remember when it was free or just a few bucks and great local bands played and it was all about Silverlake. The thing is now turning into Coachella. Soon there will be bottle service and VIP tents and the residents of Silverlake won't actually be able to afford to go.

  2. 2

    So how much are you contributing, Perez?