An Eclectic mix of Artists, Performers, A Public Farmer's Market, Late Night Happenings and more!
The festivities will take place under a traditional Big Top and include an intimate headlining performance in the round by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, a unique farmer’s market, beer gardens, late night happenings, and performances by an eclectic mix of musicians, vaudeville comedy, contortionists, acrobats, puppetry, and interactive performance art.
“These days a band is a fast machine, cramming in dates, cutting fat, making the most money it can. Far gone are the ancient days of the traveling troubadours, lingering in towns, meeting the people, entertaining for days,” said the band’s Alex Ebert. “If you tour, or you have been to a ‘professional’ show, you may have had the sense that something is missing from the experience...And so, here comes the idea of Big Top - a one-off experiment in reaching for a more colorful, soulful, way to tour.”
Big Top will continue the band’s tradition of curating a uniquely interactive experience for fans. Continuous entertainment and activities will transform a single location into distinct yet equally captivating environments by day and night. The outdoor space surrounding the tent will offer a carnival like setting with a farmer’s market, avant-garde performances, and games as well as local vendors, artisans, and charities. Within the tent, 360 degree tiered seating will allow for intimate performances in the round. During the day, selected films and visual art installations as chosen by the band will be highlighted. At night the tent will present an eclectic mix of featured artists to perform, entertain, and inspire. Ultimately, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will take the stage surrounded by fans on all sides to bring this fantastical adventure to fruition.
Big Top is an all ages event.
Thursday October 17th- Saturday 19th
Gates: 4 PM
BIG TOP will open at 7 PM
Sunday October 20th
Gates: 10 AM
BIG TOP (matinee) will open at 11 AM
BIG TOP (evening) will open at 7 PM
When parking on the street, please be sure to read signs carefully. There will be onsite parking for a fee.
Los Angeles State Historic Park: 1245 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA
METRO GOLD LINE (Pasadena – East LA): Attendees can take the Gold Line to Chinatown Station (901 N Spring St, Los Angeles 90012) and then walk across the street to the festival entrance.
METRO RED LINE (Downtown, Los Feliz, Hollywood, North Hollywood), PURPLE LINE (Downtown – Koreatown), BLUE LINE (Long Beach) & EXPO LINE (Culver City, USC): Attendees can take the Red or Purple Lines to Union Station, which is an 8 minute walk along Alameda to the festival entrance, or connect with the Gold Line to Chinatown Station for a closer walk. Attendees from the Blue or Expo Lines can connect with the Red or Purple Lines at 7th St/Metro Center to get to Union Station.
METRO GREEN LINE (Norwalk – Redondo Beach), ORANGE LINE (San Fernando Valley) & SILVER LINE (El Monte – South Bay): Attendees from the Green Line can connect with the Blue Line at Willowbrook to get to 7th St/Metro Center, then connect with the Red or Purple Lines to get to Union Station. Attendees from the Orange Line can connect with the Red Line at North Hollywood to get to Union Station. Attendees can also take the Silver Line to Union Station (El Monte Busway and Alameda).
The park is served by nearby Metro Bus lines 2, 4, 33, 40, 45, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 90, 91, 94, 96, 704, 733, 745, 770 & Silver Line.
Carpooling is encouraged. This greatly streamlines traffic and parking, not to mention reducing harmful exhaust emissions and saving money on gas.
Taxi Drop Off is located at the intersection of Alameda Street and Alpine Street in Chinatown.
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