MUSACK announces its eight annual Rock n’ Roll Carnival, a one-of-a-kind mini music festival to raise money for music education, in the private backyard of Hollywood executive, Donick Cary. The 10 hour family-friendly event features DJ sets from Questlove and Flavor Flav, music from Mexican Institute of Sound, The Aquabats!, and Tim Armstrong (from Rancid), among others during a full day of entertainment along with plenty of food, activities for the kids, and a silent auction of art and music memorabilia. Proceeds provide musical instruments and instruction to kids in need from Haiti to Appalachia and Compton to Native American Reservations.
The event is on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 11:30am – 10:30pm, in the sprawling backyard of founder Donick Cary’s home in Hancock Park. Various ticket packages are available including General Admission at $175, VIP (includes a gift, dinner, and VIP bar) at $400, and Kids (under 12) Tickets for $40. Anyone who cannot attend but would like to make a donation to support Musack’s efforts towards music education can visit www.musack.org/donate. This year’s lineup is below.
Mexican Institute of Sound
The Curse (featuring Lol from the Cure)
Mike Krol and Allison Crutchfield
Double Helix with Gerald Casale of Devo
Harvey Sid Fisher’s Astrology Songs
Lou Man Group
The Faux Fighters
L7’s Donita Sparks DJ Set
In conversation with Shel Talmy
Plus Musack Kids and music teachers from LA, The East Bay and the Navajo Reservation
+ Special surprise guests TBA
Along with the performer lineup, guests can choose food from Chisme Tortilleria, Salud Juice, and Collage Coffee, along with custom Musack beer from Fall Brewing Company, wine, specialty cocktails, and Musack sundaes from Jeni’s Ice Cream. Along with guitar lessons and jams in the kids’s section, Art Grist will be leading crafts for the family, including a photo booth, a “Draw the Band” contest, and homemade buttons featuring bands from the lineup.
Attendees can expect surprise performers and activities. Past event performers include Weird Al, Yo La Tengo, Rancid, Fishbone, X, Polyphonic Spree, She & Him, Childish Gambino, Billy Bragg, The English beat, Shepard Fairey, Jonathan Richman, Bird and the Bee, Patton Oswalt, Superchunk, The Interrupters, Colin Hay, Tim Heidecker, Ted Leo, and Aimee Mann, to name a few.
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