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June 26th, 2014 by Temple City Tribune
This year’s annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) is set for Saturday, September 20, 2014 and Sunday, September 21, 2014 on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Nederlander Concerts and Sunset Strip Music Festival organizers have announced the 2014 line-up, which includes legendary alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction and popular Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun.
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, Jane’s Addiction will headline the first day of SSMF and play Nothing’s Shocking in its entirety. The day will be packed full of performances by Failure, Cold War Kids, ††† (Crosses), Minus the Bear, Kaiser Chiefs, The Birds of Satan, Nightmare and the Cat, Beware of Darkness and Say Say.
On Sunday, September 21, 2014, Empire of the Sun will headline the second day of the festival bringing their spectacular lighting, visuals, and sound. Mayer Hawthorne, Iration, Big Data, Tove Lo, Big Freedia, We Came as Romans, Nostalghia, and Fenech-Soler will round out the festival – and more will be announced.
The two-day street festival will include three outdoor stages, interactive experiences, food, beverages, and much more. Sunset Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard from Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 3 a.m.
until Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6 a.m. Iconic venues on the Sunset Strip including Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy, and Viper Room will host live performances for ticketed attendees throughout the day and into the night.
Jane’s Addiction has been named the 2014 SSMF honoree. The band will be honored with the “Elmer Valentine Award,” which celebrates the music and icons that have made an impact on the legacy of The Strip, at an invitation-only honoree event to be hosted at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip on Friday, September 19, 2014. This marks the seventh installment of the award ceremony, where Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri, and Elmer Valentine, founders of cornerstone Sunset Strip venues Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy, and Rainbow Bar & Grill were first honored in 2008.
Tickets for the 2014 SSMF street festival are on sale now via the official ticketing provider, Eventbrite, athttps://SSMF2014.eventbrite.com. Ticket options include: one-day general admission for $75 or a two-day festival pass for $125. VIP tickets range from $149 to $499 per ticket and include in-and-out privileges from the festival, access to a rooftop VIP area with views of the West stage, plus additional amenities that vary per level.
For more information about the Sunset Strip Music Festival, please visit www.SSMF.com, www.facebook.com/sunsetstripmusicfestival, and www.twitter.com/SSMF.
For additional information, please contact Vanessa Kromer at Nederlander Concerts at (323) 817-6108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.