Delicious Vinyl, Dreamhaus, West Adams Family, Elevate Culture, Embrace LA and Herb Wesson‘s Office (District 10) and Fusicology proudly present THE 3RD ANNUAL WEST ADAMS BLOCK PARTY.
The West Adams Block Party is a one of a kind community block party. For the third year in a row on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend the entire West Adams neighborhood comes together in unity, love, life and culture. This free family block party takes place in front of Delicious Pizza, and will feature…
- 6 stages of live music and DJ performances
- 40+ performers ranging from Hip Hop, Reggae, Soul, Afrobeat, and Cumbia
- 50+ vendors including food, beverages, clothing, vinyl, jewelry, art and health/body products
2019 West Adams Block Party performers include:
Big Daddy Kane, Mr. Vegas, Lila Iké, Yaadcore, Mia Carucci, The World Famous Beat Junkies w/ special guest T3 of Slum Village, Ill Camille, DJ Tiara Monique, Foreigner, Shacia Payne, Amplify Africa x NNEOMA, DJ R-Tistic, Chris “The Glove” Taylor, DJ Kiilu Grand, DJ CeeBrown, Lady X, Budamunk, Nordic Soul, Glenniest and many more TBA. Hosted by DJ QwessCoast and Cece Valencia.
A limited number of V.I.P. TICKETS (premier seating, 2 drink tickets, poster) are also available for sale.
Much more TBA, so stay tuned!
We’d like to offer our sincerest gratitude to the 2019 WEST ADAMS FAMILY COMMUNITY/NON-PROFIT PARTNERS who’s support is vital to this year’s program
ABOUT DELICIOUS VINYL In the summer of 1987, two Los Angeles DJs — Matt Dike and Michael Ross — converted a tiny L.A. apartment into a recording studio and started a record label called Delicious Vinyl. Championing artists from the streets and delivering music to dance floors and living rooms worldwide, the upstart label quickly made hip hop history with releases by Tone Loc, Young MC, Def Jef, Body & Soul, The Brand New Heavies, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Born Jamericans, The Whoridas, Fatlip, Mr. Vegas & many more.
ABOUT DREAMHAUS LA Dreamhaus was developed to serve as a catalyst for social change through the arts and be a home for innovation, education and creativity. We hope to be pioneers in South Los Angeles by hosting programs, workshops and events that involve our youth and fellow artists within our community.
ABOUT LETS.GIVE Lets.Give is a federally recognized 501(c)3 grassroots nonprofit, created by high school students across Los Angeles. Joined to GIVE via community, culture & global initiatives. We provide monthly volunteer opportunities to young adults, to empower and maintain a movement of love, compassion & support. Lets.Give’s mission is to connect independent minds and deliver change. We unite students and young adults across Los Angeles to create a community family to mobilize & create change.
ABOUT WEST ADAMS FAMILY West Adams Family strives to CONNECT COMMUNITY THROUGH CULTURE in the West Adams neighborhood. They do so through highlighting local artists, restaurants, educators, shops, galleries, musicians, concerts, festivals and through their own West Adams Family Function events.
ABOUT ELEVATE CULTURE PRESENTS Elevate Culture Presents was founded in 2002 by Los Angeles’ premier dj, host, producer and cultural curator DJ QwessCoast. QwessCoast has toured with Stevie Wonder, Nas, Damian Marley, Omarion, and Jasmine V. QwessCoast hosted Dom Kennedy’s debut mixtape “The 25th Hour”. Also, QwessCoast co-created the G Funk all stars with DJ BattleCat and DJ FM. He serves as the official tour DJ for Premier Boxing Champions on Showtime and Fox networks. QwessCoast is a consultant and production partner of the Miracle Theater in the City of Inglewood. Elevate Culture is associate producer, curator and host of the West Adams block party for the 3rd year in a row.
ABOUT EMBRACE LA Unifying Angelenos and empowering communities through a citywide conversation about race and racism to challenge and change inequities.
ABOUT HERB WESSON’S OFFICE (DISTRICT 10) Herb J. Wesson, Jr. has served as the President of the Los Angeles City Council since November 2011 and has represented Council District 10 since 2005. Wesson is the first African-American to hold the position of Council President in the city’s history and has been re-elected three times to lead the city’s legislative body. During his tenure as Council President, Wesson has presided over monumental policy initiatives making Los Angeles a better place to live, work and raise a family. Not only have local policy initiatives —which include raising the minimum wage, pension reform and consolidating city elections to increase voter turnout— positively affected local residents, but in many cases the city’s actions have spurred state and national response and served as a model for similar policies.
ABOUT DELICIOUS PIZZA Delicious Pizza is a hop-hop pizza shop founded in 2015 by father-son duo Fred and Travis Sutherland and Delicious Vinyl founder Michael Ross and brother Rick Ross. Located in L.A.’s West Adams neighborhood and on iconic Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, the restaurant’s high-quality pies and golden-era hip-hop memorabilia has made it a destination for local residents, music fans, pizza lovers & travelers from around the globe.
This is an all ages event.