If you have room on your summer dance card, add this event to your calender: On August 21, the Gourmet Music Carnival comes to Los Angeles State Historic Park with fun, food, music and shopping ops for all.
Nine local bands have been booked to keep the music moving. They include, The Hangmen, Francisco the Man, Number 2, The Country, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Walking Sleep, Sean and Zander, Mad Planet and the Broken Numbers Band. And to keep it going, DJ David Anthony will also spin some tunes.
Of course there will be food trucks–a rolling fleet of gourmet eateries catering to the diverse tastes of their devoted Southern California fans. For a variety of inventive treats and long-standing favorites, the Gourmet Music Carnival will feature a whopping 40 to 60 L.A. food trucks.
And for a retro flea market experience, about 250 vendors will be selling chic vintage items, antiques, accessories, and new designer fashion. Kids can get their kicks in a play area that includes a rock wall and bungee jump while the grown-ups shop.
Our picturesque l L.A. State Historic Park, developed on the site of the Cornfield, is less than a block from the Metro Gold Line at Chinatown Station and close to Dodger Stadium, with the iconic backdrop of Downtown L.A.
The event is teaming with the Veterans Art Show, to support U.S. Military active duty members and veterans. The exhibition will showcase the artwork of 20 to 50 veterans. All sales go directly to the individual artist. The Gourmet Music Carnival is also being staffed through Homeboy Industries, a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youth find employment.
The Gourmet Music Carnival debuts Sunday, August 21 from 11AM-7PM Tickets are $12 online at truckitfest.com or pay $16 at the door. There’s Free parking. VIP passes are available at an additional cost. The L.A. State Historic Park is located at 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles CA, 90012. The Gourmet Music Carnival can be followed on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates.
There are several routes into the park’s main entrance at 1245 North Spring Street. If you have access to the Metro Rail, the park is less than a block away from the Chinatown Station on the gold line. If you are traveling northbound or southbound on the 101F, exit Alameda Street, turn right at the off ramp and Alameda turns into North Spring Street. The park will be on your left. If you are traveling on the I-5 Freeway, exit Broadway, go west and stay in left lane. When Broadway splits in two directions, take North Spring Street to the left.