August 18 – 20, 2011 brings the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, which celebrates the music and icons that have made an impact on the legacy of The Strip. The event debuted in 2008 .
MÖTLEY CRÜE is the 2011 recipient of the “Elmer Valentine Award” for their contributions to the history of The Sunset Strip. The Thursday, Aug. 18 award ceremony at House of Blues Sunset Strip will kick off the fourth annual event.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Sunset Strip Music Festival,” said MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee. “It means a lot to us that we are recognized for our contribution to this historic place.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE got their start on The Sunset Strip, as they performed many nights at the Whisky A Go-Go and The Roxy Theatre. The band also filmed their “Kickstart My Heart” video at the Whisky and for a while lived just up the street from the venue on Clark Street, making The Sunset Strip their official home.
For complete information – SSMF
The third annual Sunset Strip Musical Festival kicks off on Thursday, August 26 and continues through Saturday, August 28th.
Slash, Fergie, Common, the Smashing Pumpkins and WeHo favorites, Steel Panther are all participating in this years festival.
Check out the web site for all of the details.
WeHo City Councilmember John Heilman has taken a bold step and is publicly calling to task the business practices of the historic House of Blues on Sunset. From September 2007 through September 2008 there have been over 100 Sheriff’s radio dispatches (law enforcement calling for additional assistance) and 44 arrests at the location. In early September the Sunset Strip had to be shut down for several hours due to a fight that included over 100 patrons both inside and outside of the venue. Over the past 6 months fights and injuries have increased. City staff has met with HOB managment on numerous occasions but no significant changes have been made. Public Safety and Neighborhood Livability are among the top reasons why people choose to live, and why people choose to play, in West Hollywood. Businesses with complete disregard for safety and community should be held accountable. The move could result in the HOB eventually losing their business license. Stay tuned, I will keep you posted on the outcome.