Put on by ISGOODMUSIC, EVFA and LARABA; Downtown LA Bloomfest is an outdoor festival in honor of Joel Bloom, "a responsible force for bringing the arts district much needed recognition".

The event is free and takes place from 11am to 11pm on July 18 (a Saturday) in the Arts District, Downtown. According to the flier 14 bands will also be playing; and from our music research, it looks like the festival will be playing our kind of music starting around 3:50, with the French Semester. The bands to follow are also definitely ones to show up for.

We went ahead and created links to their myspace pages and websites for ya; so give each one a click and a listen, and we'll see your punk asses there!

The lineup is as follows:
Noon: Christopher Dallman
12:40: Dudley Saunders
1:20: Amiena
2:10: Garland
3:00: Firebug
3:50: The French Semester
4:40: Seasons
5:20: Spirit Vine
6:30: Black Kites
7:20: Tawny Ellis
8:10: Robotanists
9:00: AM
9:50: boxViolet
10:40: Healamonster and Tarsier

Side note: We couldnt help but notice one of our favorite blogs, just happens to be one of their sponsors; Hawkeye. From our experience, If Hawkeye is planning on attending; you better believe its atleast worth checking out.

Festival is located @

716 Traction Ave Los Angeles, CA 90013

And of course, a little history on Bloom before you attend:


Bloom, a legit actor/playwright and longtime activist in the gentrification of downtown Los Angeles --- whose achievements resulted in the L.A. City Council naming a section of Los Angeles after him --- died mid-morning on July 13th in Los Angeles following a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 59.

Bloom, who owned and operated Bloom's General Store since 1994 in the Arts District of Los Angeles, was one of the forces responsible for bringing the Arts District much needed recognition. A sampling of his numerous achievements included bringing the community a bus route, 30 street lights, 75 trees, plus being active in the naming of the area known now known as the Arts District.

On July 3rd 2009, the Los Angeles City Council honored Bloom by officially approving the Motion to rename Third and Traction in Downtown Los Angeles Joel Bloom Square.

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