Bloomfest 2012

Alberto Miyares and Lightnin’ Woodcock at Al’s Bar (Dave Travis)

This year’s Bloomfest, named for late downtown local Joel Bloom, will be presented by KCRW. Bloomfest is a free celebration of the Downtown Arts District featuring indie music, food, great locally crafted brews by Angel City Brewery, and arts & crafts. This year there is also a KoolKidZone “where kids can sing, dance, and participate in nature crafts, gardening, face painting, mural making, and more.”

The Traction Stage is curated by KCRW host Chris Douridas & EVFA’s Edgar Varela and features bands like Superhumanoids, The Neighbourhood and Grace Woodroofe. Bloom’s Stage (also known as Al’s Bar Tribute Stage) is curated by artist Alberto Miyares and features bands like Mike Watt and the Missingmen, The Gears, Saccharine Trust with Joe Baiza and Carnage Asada. (See a complete band list after the jump).

Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 2 PM to 10 PM Downtown Arts District of Los Angeles 3rd Street and Traction Avenue ADMISSION: FREE

EVENT INFO: CONTACT: (213) 537-4483 •

(Gary Leonard)

KCRW presents….THE TRACTION STAGE (3rd at Traction Ave.)


The Neighbourhood

Grace Woodroofe




Light FM

Yellow Alex and the Feelings

THE BLOOM’S STAGE (Hewitt St at 4th Pl.)


Mike Watt and the Missingmen

Downtown Devil Dogs

The Gears

Saccharine Trust with Joe Baiza

Carnage Asada

Size Queen with Sharon, Blare and Mia from Betty Blowtorch

Lightnin’ Woodcock

Third Grade Teacher

Swords of Fatima

Tawny Ellis

+ The Jarritos/Angel City DJ STAGE

+ KoolKidZone Stage & Activities

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION: Available on surrounding streets and at nearby parking lots. Go Metro! Ride the train to the Little Tokyo Station. Ride the DASH! Take Route A. Be green! Consider biking, walking, carpooling, or driving electric, hybrid or alternative-fuel vehicles.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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