The popular Eagle Rock Music Festival is postponed for 2015 but will we see it return in 2016
Eagle Rock, nestled in between Glendale and Pasadena, is home to many new aged hipsters who enjoy the townâ€™s delicious vegan pho, espresso, and rich cultural scene including the annual Eagle Rock Music Festival. Every year in October, a nonprofit organization, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock produces one of the most unique and diverse music festivals Los Angeles has to offer.
There are usually seven stages all with their own genre of music; which means there is literally a stage for everyone. The Punk/Metal/Hardcore stage features local bands such as The Chalon Ford Band; Colomboâ€™s Italian Steakhouse features a steady lineup of jazz, blues, rock, and oldies with outdoor and indoor stages; The Americana Stage includes swing dancing with a wholesome family vibe that is held in the historical Womenâ€™s 20th Century Club; The Experimental Stage located inside the LA Philipino American Church features mixed/multimedia installations and projections; The Family Stage, which of course is for the whole family. And lastly, The Main Stage which hosts vibrant performances from internationally renowned artists. In 2013, The Main Stage hosted Bosnian Rainbows and Kingdom b2b Nguzungu, while in 2014 Aloe Blacc and Quetzal were the highlighted acts.
For this yearâ€™s highly anticipated festival, it was a startling surprise to learn that the Eagle Rock Music Festival was postponed until spring 2016. Colorado Boulevard looked sad and lonely without the hipster chatter that usually parades downtown Eagle Rock. The reason is still unknown as to exactly why Center for the Arts Eagle Rock decided to have the festival in Spring instead of in the Fall per usual. Maybe they are hopping on the Spring festival season bandwagon that has been increasingly trending the past few years. Aligning targeted audiences to be of similar members to Coachella, Sasquatch, Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival might not be such a bad idea. However, the Fall music festival always seemed like a beautiful way to say goodbye to summer, and hello to the new season by gathering the Los Angeles community together to celebrate the art of local artists.
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock must be combining the two together: a spring Coachella inspired festival aimed for the local LA artist. Genius! Â The Eagle Rock Music Festival 2016 will be predicted to be its most eclectic mix yet.