We’re Playing The 2010 Lotus Festival, Saturday July 10!
ESB Performing “Brand New Thing” at the 2008 Lotus Festival
Just got confirmation today — We’ll be playing the 2010 Lotus Festival in Los Angeles’ Echo Park on Saturday, July 10 at 5 p.m.!
The Lotus Festival is where Elson and the Soul Barkada (back then just known as “Elson”) had its first-ever gig in 2004, so we’re glad to play this event.
Last year, due to the City of Los Angeles’ budget woes, the Festival was put on hiatus (the City ran the festival for a number of years). This time, a nonprofit organization now organizes the festival (in conjunction with the City) and the Festival is back on! It’s been a Los Angeles summer tradition since 1972, and although its meant to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, it attracts Angelenos of all colors and walks of life to Echo Park for a weekend. Now, as for the absence of lotus plants in the lake for the past few years…that’s another story entirely.