Beginning today, the Sunset Strip Music Festival is launching Fan Appreciation Day and offering loyal SSMF fans the chance to buy general admission tickets for the Saturday, August 20 street festival at a discounted price of $45, with no additional fees. The special SSMF fan pre-sale will expire soon and once sold-out will no longer be available. Tickets can be purchased here: http://tktwb.tw/SSMFpre or through SSMF.com.
If this limited opportunity is missed, music lovers can still take advantage of no fee tickets when they officially go on sale Wednesday, April 6 through TicketWeb. General admission August 20 street festival tickets will be available for $55 (advance, online sales), and $70 at the door the day of the event. A limited number of VIP street festival tickets, which include access to a VIP rooftop lounge and priority access to the venues, will be available for $120 in advance. A very limited number of three-day VIP Passes (which include access to all the venues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, plus the Aug. 18 tribute to MÖTLEY CRÜE and VIP access to the Aug. 20 street festival) will be available for $250.
The three-day SSMF 2011 kicks off August 18 with a tribute event honoring Sunset Strip icons MÖTLEY CRÜE with the “Elmer Valentine Award,” for their contributions to the history of the world-famous Strip. In 2010, SSMF honored legendary guitarist Slash. Other previous honorees have included rock icon Ozzy Osbourne (2009) and Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and Elmer Valentine (2008)–all of whom helped create the vibrant music scene on The Sunset Strip. SSMF continues Friday and Saturday with dozens of musical artists of different genres performing at venues including The Roxy Theatre, Key Club, Viper Room, Whisky A Go-Go, Cat Club and House of Blues Sunset Strip.
SSMF 2011 will conclude with the all-day street festival on Saturday, August 20 between San Vicente Boulevard and Doheny Drive. The street festival includes performances by more than 70 artists on outdoor stages and in the venues, a beer garden, a VIP rooftop lounge for VIP ticketholders, vendors and interactive experiences throughout the day and into the night.