The Lowdown_Event: Sept 8, 2012 Venice Beach Music Fest

Free Music and Arts Festival: Venice Beach Music Fest 7

On Saturday, September 8, 2012, the Venice Beach Music Fest is back for its biggest year yet, adding a foam dance party with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap in addition to the stellar lineups in music, art, and dance for which the festival has been known for the past seven years! This free-to-the-public, full day of entertainment will be in Windward Plaza Park from 11am – 7:00pm.

(Windward Plaza Park is at 1 Windward Avenue, beyond the west end of the street in the park between the boardwalk and the bike trail inVenice, CA 90291.)

VBMF7 is the sister festival to the Venice Spring Fling, both of which work to ensure that the historical creative spirit of Venice is kept vibrant. So, regardless of whether you are a festival veteran who welcomed summer at the Spring Fling or a first time visitor, please come celebrate the free music, art, and dance with Venice Beach Music Fest 7!

This year’s musical lineup features the broadest range of styles the Ocean Stage has ever seen. Music begins at 11:00 AM and kicks off with local hiphop fusion band CHAMPA 51, combining dance music with soulful rhythms and thought-provoking lyrics. At noon, Southern California’s premier Grateful Dead cover band, CUBENSIS, takes the stage, striving not to recreate a bygone experience but to create a wholly new, interactive experience that won’t leave anyone standing still. Rounding out the full afternoon of music are a mix of local and international acts that include the genre-bending swamp funk show band DANCE HALL PIMPS; Bay Area favorites DYLAN CHAMBERS & THE MIDNIGHT TRANSIT, son of legendary Lester Chambers; local sextet of electronic wizardry INSECTS VS ROBOTS; multitalented guitar virtuoso Michael Jost and multiplatinum drummer and producer Andy Kravitzin SPIDERS AND WITCHES; violinist and composer LILI HAYDN (who George linton has dubbed the “Jimi hendrix of the violin and  PLANET OF THE ABTS

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