August 5, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – LAUNCH LA and 88.5 FM KCSN present Los Angeles' 12th annual music & arts festival, TARFEST 2014, which will return to the La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday, September 20th. The FREE event will feature rising local artists, musicians and bands, with performances by Hunter Hunted, The Moth & The Flame, DWNTWN, Tapioca & The Flea and The Dead Ships.
 
The 12th annual festival, will also feature something for the whole family including food, drinks, art, activities and more.

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Local artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Nicola Velato and others will be live painting while popular food trucks, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Baby's Badass Burgers and Sky's Gourmet Tacos, will be on hand serving food. The festival will also include a Lagunitas Biergarten and wine bar, kids activities with The Japanese Foundation, Los Angeles, a special collaboration with LUCIE Foundation and a New Art Pavillion with silent auction items.
 
Excavating future culture on The Miracle Mile, the annual TARFEST festival utilizes Los Angeles' historic Tar Pits and green space to unite the local community in celebration of the city's burgeoning music and arts scene by showcasing some of the most talented up-and-coming bands and artists.  In past years, TARFEST has brought together thousands of Angelenos with performances from bands like Echosmith, Blondfire, The Steelwells, Nightmare Air, Saint Motel, Helena, Everest among others.
 
TARFEST 2014 is made possible in part by a grant from the city of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Art Commission.