On Saturday September 27th, the We the People Festival 2008 is scheduled to take place over in that stretch of park between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights.Â And guess what? We have a few tickets to give away! Click ahead for the exciting details!
UPDATE: The Winners Are In!
In the tradition of fusing music with the politics of social awareness, the organizers have put together a long lineup of musicians (click on the flyer above for the details) and speakers, including Anti-War activist Cindy Sheehan and Tezozomoc from the late South Central Farms. Plus food booths, an Art exhibit, Danza, and even a Kids Corner. Oh yeah, and they’ll even have a beer garden! Now we’re talking.
We’ve been promised a few pairs of tickets so if you want to try and win a pair, join the random drawing by submitting your response to the following question in the comments section below:
What is your favorite song that deals with politics and positive social change?
Pretty easy, eh? Just leave your response using a valid email address and cross your fingers. And maybe if you win you’ll send us a review of the event? We’ll announce the winners on Monday, so you have all weekend to come up with an easy answer. Hop to it!
Or if you don’t win, purchase your tickets from the organizers at http://wethepeoplefestival.com
UPDATE: Congratulations to P-3000, Sarah Grace, Omerino, Pitbull Girl, and human; you all won a pair of tickets! I’ll be writing you all shortly to get your info or you can just send me your mailing address using the contact page. Thanks everyone for participating.
Here’s more details:
Project Sweatshop in association with Grass Roots productions presents the 3rd annual:
â€œWe the Peopleâ€ Music, Arts & Cultural Festival 2008 â€“ Saturday September 27th, 2008.
-Americaâ€™s premier socially conscious entertainment & music festival-
LES CLAYPOOL of PRIMUS, TOM MORELLO of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE / THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, the RZA aka BOBBY DIGITAL of the WU TANG CLAN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Z TRIP, EPMD, and BARRINGTON LEVY
SHAVO ODADJIAN,(System of a Down), DILATED PEOPLES, BASSNECTAR, EEK A MOUSE, MURS(Living Legends/Felt/3MG), FISHBONE, ILL BILL, B SIDE PLAYERS, FLYING LOTUS, LOOK DAGGERS, FREE THE ROBOTS, QUINTO SOL, BUSDRIVER, SCARUB (Living Legends/3MG), ELIGH (Living Legends/3MG),Janelle MonÃ¡e, NHI, ROOTS OF CREATION, MAETAR, SEAN PRICE (Boot Camp Clik/Heltah Skeltah), MARKUS JAMES, WEST INDIAN GIRL, and more…
Green party presidential nominee CYNTHIA MCKINNEY, Congressional candidate CINDY SHEEHAN, International radio personality JACK BLOOD, and South Central Farm organizer TEZOZOMOC, have been confirmed as speakers with more to be announced.
FIDEL RODRIGUEZ (KPFK) and GARTH TRINIDAD (KCRW)
LOS ANGELES STATE HISTORIC PARK 1245 N. Spring St. Los Angeles 90012 www.parks.ca.gov
3 Stages, Art Exhibit, 21 + Beer Garden, Martial Arts, Danza Mexica, Tribal Dancing, B Boys and B Girls, Non-Profit Quad, International Food Court, Kids Corner, Children 9 years and under FREE, and much more. ALL AGES welcome.