By Michael Aushenker
Hot on the heels of the Venice Art Crawl is the inaugural Venice Music Crawl, launching Saturday, June 22, with the promise of 47 different musical acts covering every musical genre and taking Dogtown by storm.
Venice Music Crawl is connected with the June 20 Venice Art Crawl via co-founder Mark Rojas, a co-founder of Venice Art Crawl.
Christina Chu, one of the Music Crawl’s organizers, told The Argonaut, “This event is part of an effort to elevate music culture on the Westside and also bring much-needed foot traffic to the Lincoln (Boulevard) corridor in Venice.
“We’ve partnered up with several fantastic venues and promoters, including The Do LaB, Deus Ex Machina, Floyd’s Barbershop, Wurstkuche and more to curate line-ups throughout the day. We’re also planning on launching a VMC app before the event that will include final line-ups, venues and our map.”
Event proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization Water, which works to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Participating venues along Lincoln Boulevard will include Deus Ex Machina, RG Club, Witzend, Venice Love Shack, Floyd’s, Venice Arts and more. Event presenters include The Do LaB, All Scene Eye, LAMP, Venice Love Shack, and Free Bike Valet: A Beach City Music Blog.
Among the artists scheduled to participate: Caught A Ghost, Fox Hollow, Gina Calderoni, Grassroots Iconica, Haunted Summer, Henry Pope, Hobart W Fink, Jesse Wright, jOBOT, Josh Boyd 3, LA Witch, Loomer, Manabu + Jaquiline, Mt Ossa, ORA, Patricio, Rainbow Jackson, Remi-Kabaka + King of Boys, Sammy Bliss, School of Rock Showcase, Shayn Alameda, Thee Rain Cats, Venice Philharmonic, You Me & Us, Young Lovers, Steffaloo, The Californian, Halfbluud and Jacqueline Caruso.