The City of West Hollywood, through WeHo Arts, marks the 50th anniversary of one of the pivotal moments of music and protest of the 1960s — the Sunset Strip Curfew Riots. The City will host a talk by Domenic Priore, author of Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood (2015 Jawbone Press, London), who will explore the specific moment between 1965 and 1966 that the Sunset Strip became the epicenter of the folk music scene, which had previously been harbored in Greenwich Village, New York City. That turning point began when Bob Dylan first took the stage with The Byrds at Ciro’s and the scene flourished as musicians and bands such as Frank Zappa, Love, and Buffalo Springfield became world-famous. For more history and information about upcoming events, a downloadable brochure, a historical map, and links to music, books, and film, please visit www.weho.org/residents/sunsetstrip1966.
About the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts — From walkable urban collections such as murals at the West Hollywood Library created by street artists Shepard Fairey, Retna, and Kenny Scharf, to iconic design institutions such as MOCA Pacific Design Center and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, the City of West Hollywood is a cultural destination to be explored inside and out. The City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts supports an expansive array of programming including Art on the Outside, Summer Sounds, Winter Sounds, WeHo Reads, and the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, as well as theatre, exhibitions, poetry, and more. For more information, visit www.weho.org/arts.
For additional information, please contact Mike Che, the City of West Hollywood’s Economic Development and Cultural Affairs Coordinator, at (323) 848-6377 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.
When you RSVP you will be automatically added to the bimonthly WeHo Arts newsletter.
Free validated parking will be provided in the 5-story parking structure of the West Hollywood Library.