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Kensington Presents Fantastic Negrito ~ The Viaduct

If you’ve ever dreamt of somehow being invited to the coolest secret party in all of Los Angeles, you’re in luck! Consider this your invitation. After eight long months of waiting, we’re thrilled to share the good news that Kensington is finally returning on May 19th, bringing LA’s best secret concert series back to The Viaduct!

We were fortunate enough to go to last year’s summer concert featuring The Dustbowl Revival and our minds were collectively blown. The whole experience feels like you’ve followed the White Rabbit to Party Town, sans any of the annoying things about parties or that huge not-to-be-named music festival that may have just happened in the desert (ahem!). Filled with genuine music lovers gathered together to celebrate live music, dance and just have a great time, Kensington at The Viaduct is a magical night out that just has to be experienced to be fully understood. It’s a feeling. It’s a peak music moment. And you should be there.

This year, they’re presenting Fantastic Negrito, last year’s winner of the NPR Tiny Desk Concert contest, whose debut album arrives this June. If you want to get a taste of the heart and soul that will be brought to the stage, you can take a listen below…

Tickets for this event are extremely limited and will sell out, so be sure to claim your spot now: HERE.

Read all about last year’s LA hootenanny under the stars with Kensington below. Only $20 for one of the best LA nights of your life! Do yourself a huge favor and R.S.V.P. “Yes” to getting your summer music season started off right!

See you at The Viaduct!  ~love, Sirens & Scoundrels

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Stepping into The Viaduct feels like unlocking the door to The Secret Garden—if that garden was a tiny park and entertainment venue hidden under Downtown’s Buena Vista Bridge beside the LA River with the MTA line zooming like a silver bullet overhead. If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like if Downtown LA itself invited you to it’s “closest friends only” living room party, this is it. Located deep in the far end of Los Angeles State Historic Park with the sweeping cityscape twinkling in the background, it really doesn’t get much cooler than this.

Kensington, the folks behind the Angeleno Heights free porch concert series, has teamed up with the California State Parks Department to bring completely unique one-of-a-kind nights to this intimate space. We checked out their summer concert event, featuring local Americana roots faves The Dustbowl Revival and openers The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers. Dustbowl had the crowd on its feet all night–stomping, jumping and dancing along in a full-blown LA hootenanny. We chowed down on BBQ ribs from Earlez Grille that were so buttery melt-in-your-mouth delicious, they had us thinking dirty thoughts. Couples snuggled on hay bails around a firepit sharing homemade vegan popsicles. The Haiku Guys brought the night’s poetry, creating personalized poems based on any one word of your choosing. The night ended with the band circling up down in the crowd for a group revival sing-a-long under the stars. The best night ever for a $10 suggested donation? We’ll be coming back for much much more. You can sign up for the invite list on the link below… See you at the next one!

Words by Christina Huntington // Photography by Sarah Prikryl

© 2016 Sirens and Scoundrels

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