Sunset Strip Music Festival

House of Blues Sunset Strip
8430 Sunset Blvd.,
West Hollywood, CA 90069

August 1 – 3

The SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) set for Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 3 commemorates The Sunset Strip’s rich music history and influence, launching with a special tribute to the 2013 SSMF Festival Honoree JOAN JETT.  As with previous SSMF honorees, JETT will be celebrated at an exclusive VIP event Thursday, August 1 at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, kicking off the three-day music festival. There she will be presented with the coveted “Elmer Valentine Award” followed by a full live performance by JOAN JETT & the Blackhearts. In addition, the City of West Hollywood will honor JETT by officially proclaiming Thursday, August 1 “Joan Jett Day.”

Multi-platinum selling, iconic rock goddess JOAN JETT has continued to be an originator, innovator, visionary–and a pivotal figure in the history of The Sunset Strip. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, JETT has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You” and “Crimson and Clover.” She rose to fame in the late ‘70s, performing on The Sunset Strip as part of The Runaways. JETT was able to see her story told in The Runaways, a film based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie’s book Neon Angel and starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and Dakota Fanning as Currie. JETT was close to the project, serving as an Executive Producer.  Additionally, JETT sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records, produces various music projects for others, and has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in the Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as “Oprah” (the last season) and “Law and Order.”

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