Stones Throw Records Celebrates Their 20th Anniversay With A SUPERFEST OVERVIEW: Stones Throw Superfest @ Sycamore Grove Park 11/5/16
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Stones Throw Records took Day 5 of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA by storm, celebrating their 20th anniversary and leaving its indelible mark at Sycamore Grove Park with a free, all-ages event. Founded in 1996 by Chris Manak p/k/a Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw Records has released a plethora of critically acclaimed records, garnering a devoted following that came out in droves to celebrate.
As soon as you stepped foot onto the festival grounds, you could feel a sense of community bonded by the love of music. The vibe was extremely family freindly, with friends layed out on grassy patches and parents sharing the experience with their kids in tow. With perfect summer-like weather, and smiles were abound and there was a comforable sense that the events of the day would proceed smoothly without any hiccups. With positive vibes being felt throughout the park, Stones Throw Superfest did not disappoint. There was a great deal of food vendors that lined the streets with a variety of delicious food options that could satisfy any person’s needs, from tasty vegan options to the feel good cheat foods someone would love to enjoy during a weekend of fun.
With an incredible plethora of artists from genres of hip hop, soul, and indie music; it was definitely an event you wished you would’ve attended if you didn’t. The lineup this year consisted of Iman Omari, Sudan Archives, Koreatown Oddity, Chrome Canyon, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Mild High Club, Mndsgn, Karriem Riggins, Homeboy Sandman, Damn Funk, J Rocc & Peanut Butter Wolf, and last but certainly not least Common himself. Recaps and photo galleires of each fo the foregoing aritsts will be embeded in this post as soon as they are published, so make sure to keep it locked here for more of our coverage.
Just about mid-day is when things really began to pick up at the festival. Those lucky enough to arrive before the influx of patrons were lucky to score prime bench seating or spots up front at the stage railling, but from virtually any vantage point, there was a clear line of sight of the stage. By the end of the night, the park was overflowing with music fans excited to take part in a communal, musical experience. Needless to say, the buzz of the crowd excitment reached it’s apex when Common took the stage to deliver a high energy performance that emphasized positivity and community … those things that were so present throughout the day.
Stones Throw Superfest was a fun filled day of relaxation for all ages and anyone that went left feeling satisfied.
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Taylor Thibodaux is a young journalist born and raised in the valley of California. While enjoying writing she is also a radio/ talk show host that simultaneously balances achieving her goals and fulfilling her dreams while still attending college.