Gibson Guitars and Sunset Strip Music Festival salutes 2011 honorees MOTLEY CRUE at an exclusive tribute event! 3 Day Concert and 10-Foot Gibson Guitars. Featuring ‘Dressed To Kill’, the 10-foot KISS Guitar by Visual Artist James Rutnam. (See The Guitar)
The oversized Gibson guitar sculptures were created by locally and nationally acclaimed visual artists and placed along the 1.6-mile Sunset Strip in front of the boulevard’s landmarks and businesses, including the Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy Theatre and Sunset Marquis.
Each guitar sculpture celebrates a musician, personality or artist unique to The Sunset Strip’s history and Gibson Guitar.
The Festival Schedule:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
This year SSMF salutes 2011 honorees MOTLEY CRUE – A limited number of 3-Day VIP tickets are available, which include entrance to this private event.
Live music in the venues:
The Veronicas, The Tender Box, Run Run Run @ Viper Room
The Faceless @ Whisky A Go-Go
Uriah Heep @ Key Club
*Previous honorees have included Slash (2010), Ozzy Osbourne (2009) and Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri & Elmer Valentine (2008).
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
Six legendary venues, one full night of music
Motion City Soundtrack @ House of Blues
dredg @ Key Club
Buckcherry @ The Roxy Theatre
Purple Melon, Lady Sinatra @ Viper Room
Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger of The Doors @ Whisky A Go-Go
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
Street festival! Two outdoor stages on Sunset between San Vicente and Doheny, performances in the venues, vendors, VIP rooftop lounge, VIP areas in The Roxy and Key Club, beer garden, autograph tent and interactive experiences all day on The Strip.
This year’s street fest will feature performances by:
MOTLEY CRUE, BUSH, PUBLIC ENEMY, MATT & KIM, ESCAPE THE FATE, THE DIRTY HEADS, COBRA STARSHIP, SHE WANTS REVENGE, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, TRIBAL SEEDS, Voxhaul Broadcast, Felix Cartal, Pigeon John, Letlive, The Limousines, Imagine Dragons, Motochrist, Divinity Roxx + 50 bands.
KISS Website: The Guitar on www.kissonline.com