This past weekend, Emo Nite LA celebrated their 3-Year Anniversary with a full-day event, Emo Nite Day.
Artists like Demi Lovato, The Chainsmokers, Machine Gun Kelly, From First to Last, The Used, Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost), Tigers Jaw, members of Gothboiclique, Frank Zummo of Sum 41 and more performed live sets and spun their favorite emo-rock hits during DJ sets at the Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds in Los Angeles, CA.
Highlights of the event included Demi Lovato performing a “punk rock” version of her No.1 single “Sorry Not Sorry,” From First to Last debuting a new song, “Surrender,” the second track after their reunion with lead singer Sonny Moore (Skrillex), Travis Mills using his set to pay tribute to Lil’ Peep, The Chainsmokers joining Captain Cuts for a surprise performance of hits like “Closer,” Tigers Jaw reuniting with ex-member Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Craig Owens (BadXChannels, Chiodos) delivering a special vocal performance backed by a string quartet and piano, Drummer Frank Zummo (Sum 41, Street Drum Corps) giving a high-energy live drum-along, Machine Gun Kelly covering “Adams Song” by Blink 182, The Used giving fans a special stripped down acoustic performance, DALES rocking his harmonica for a shoe-stomping set and more.
On the monumental anniversary and incredibly successful event, the Emo Nite LA founders shared the following note to fans and members of the larger Emo Nite Family: “The last three years have been a wild, wild ride. Never in our wildest dreams when we decided to invite a few of our friends on a Tuesday nite to a dive bar in Echo Park to listen to emo and pop punk music, that it would turn into something like this. Thank you guys for building and fostering such a special community. Thank you for growing with us and supporting this thing through all of the different stages this party has gone through. Yesterday only made us more excited for the future of Emo Nite and we couldn’t ask for a better family to be on this journey with us.”
Emo Nite LA is an event started by three friends (Babs Szabo, T.J. Petracca and Morgan Freed) that brings together people who share the love of emo rock music from the 90’s, 2000’s, and today. Different musicians from all genres, actors and celebrities that have been inspired by emo and pop punk music like Demi Lovato, Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Debby Ryan, Post Malone, Kristen Stewart, Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Cole Sprouse and more have either DJ’d or performed at the events, which happen monthly in Los Angeles and regularly across the country in cities like New York City, San Francisco, Dallas, San Diego, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Austin, Las Vegas, Seattle, Orlando and Portland.