SSMF Celebrates The Doors
The fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival kicks off with a VIP event celebrating the music and legacy of THE DOORS. This invitation-only event will feature stories from friends of the band and an all-star band celebrating THE DOORS.
THE DOORS–organist RAY MANZAREK, guitarist ROBBY KRIEGER, drummer JOHN DENSMORE and late singer JIM MORRISON–have earned worldwide notoriety for being one of the most influential rock groups of all time. With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison’s poetry and presence, THE DOORS had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture. The band was formed in Venice, Calif., and remains a vital piece to the legacy and history of The Sunset Strip. It was on The Strip that THE DOORS got their start at the London Fog before moving down the street to perform as the house band at the Whisky A Go-Go. A show at the Whisky in August 1966 helped them land a deal with Elektra Records, which would propel the band into international music icons.
A very limited number of three-day VIP passes are available and include access to this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A portion of ticket proceeds from ticket sales will benefit IMPACT DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTER in Pasadena, Calif., which has been treating individuals struggling with the powerful force of addiction since 1969. Impact is a residential treatment community for men and women from all walks of life and has outpatient clinics, transitional housing and in-custody programs throughout L.A. County. Impact offers programs to everyone from the roadie to the rock star, with their simple and effective no-nonsense approach to substance abuse treatment. For more information, go to http://www.impacthouse.com.
SSMF is honored to celebrate the music and legacy of THE DOORS.