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21st Annual “TarFest – A Day in the Park” Music & Art Festival

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrating LA culture at Pan Pacific Park

Please join us as Angelenos Gather For Live Music with BOOMYARD, Artisan Booths & Family Fun at FREE One-Day-Only Festival

LAUNCH LA­ is proud to present the 21st annual TARFEST – A Day in the Park, music and arts festival, held in partnership with Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 2pm-8pm. The one-day-only festival is produced by the non-profit arts organization LAUNCH LA and is Free + All Ages.

TARFEST celebrates LA’s cultural diversity with musical performances by Mariachi Quinto Sol, KCRW DJ Novena Carmel and LA’s premier reggae and afrobeat party BOOMYARD presented by Delicious Vinyl Island. BOOMYARD will feature Jamaican DJ Mysta Crooks followed by South Florida-born, Belizean/Haitian multi-genre artist Kaylan Arnold blending reggae, jazz and hip-hop. Headliner Jamaican artist BLVK H3RO, (pronounced Black Hero), will perform his modern reggae sound blending dancehall and afrobeats with touches of soul and R&B.

Catering to all ages, TARFEST offers Free Art-Making and Cultural Activities throughout the day with local partners like the Korean Cultural Center, the Japan Foundation, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, The Holocaust Museum LA, Gloria Molina Grand Park, and others. KP Projects Gallery will manage the live painting salon as local artists paint beautiful and inspiring images before your eyes. Local artist Ricky Sencion shepherds his iconic sheep throughout the park and much more.

New this year, Artisan Booths, curated by Runway Boutique, will feature handcrafted jewelry, specialty goods and wares for purchase. Some of the best food trucks in LA will offer nourishment along with innovative and refreshing soft drinks and mocktails served up by Bar Nuda. Television City Studio’s Kids Creativity Lab will offer face painters, balloon artists and other surprises. Intergenerational hip-hop and breakdancing collective JUiCE (Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy) will conduct dance workshops as well. Petersen Automotive Museum and WAYMO will provide state of the art vehicles and related activities to complete the celebration.

“TARFEST has been part of the LA community for over twenty years, remaining an annual free event through massive changes that have transformed the city and our neighborhood,” says LAUNCH LA & TARFEST founder James Panozzo. “This festival is about holding a mirror to our large, diverse community and by honoring what’s best about our city in the Creative Core of Los Angeles.”

*Overflow Parking is available at The Grove (enter on Grove Dr. next to the park).

TARFEST 2023 sponsors and supporters include the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky, CD 5, Pan Pacific Park, the California Arts Council, the LA Department of Recreation and Parks, Mid City West Neighborhood Council, the Beverly Connection, Walter M. Marks Realtors, ARBA, Regency Centers, Holland Partner Group, WAYMO among many others.

About Boomyard
Los Angeles’ premier reggae dancehall and afrobeat party is a celebration of Caribbean and African music, food, and culture. Boomyard brings together a fusion of local and international DJs, dancers, and artists alongside the diverse community of LA.

TARFEST and LAUNCH LA provide important performance and exhibition opportunities to some of the region’s finest emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators in the Miracle Mile District of Los Angeles and beyond. LAUNCH LA is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit social enterprise that believes exposure to the arts enhances quality of life and strengthens community. Passionate about promoting all contemporary art forms and their hybrids, LAUNCH LA recognizes the need for exemplary productions that create important cultural happenings with the assistance of commercial partners, cultural institutions and like-minded individuals and organizations.

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June 15
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center
7600 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles,90036United States
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