Love Street Festival honors The Doors on 50th anniversary

The music that made the Canyon famous will help save it

Now in its sixth year, the Love Street Festival will honor The Doors on the 50th Anniversary of the release of their No. 1 song “Love Street.” A dedication ceremony and special performances will take place on Sunday, July 22nd at 2100 Laurel Canyon Blvd, above and below the Canyon Country Store. The event is a fundraiser to preserve Laurel Canyon’s open space and wildlife corridor.

Artists that helped define the spirit of Laurel Canyon and place it on the map as a hotbed of cultural influence will appear throughout the day. Confirmed appearances include Robby Krieger and John Densmore of The Doors; The Mamas & The Papas’ Michelle Phillips; Micky Dolenz of The Monkees; Love co-founder Jonny Echols; Wilson Phillips; Bijou Phillips; Chris Stills; local musicians influenced by the sounds of Laurel Canyon, and some very special guests to be announced! Special tribute planned for album art director Gary Burden. Rock photographer Henry Diltz to be honored.

Love Street Festival co-founders Greg Cipes (Teen Titan’s Beast Boy) and Chef Sandy Gendel (Pace) first set out to celebrate Laurel Canyon’s spirit and protect and preserve the Canyon, its cultural history and its way of life when they launched their inaugural festival. Proceeds from this year’s sixth anniversary festival will benefit We Are Laurel Canyon, a non profit 501(c)(3) organization for the purchase of land at risk of development on Laurel Canyon Blvd.

On July 13, 1968 The Doors’ “Love Street” was released as the B-side to “Hello, I Love You.” To commemorate the street’s significance to popular culture and to Laurel Canyon’s deep music roots, Council Member David Ryu (CD4) is sponsoring an ordinance to officially change the name of a portion of Rothdell Trail to Love Street. The Laurel Canyon Community has been coming together at Love Street Festival to celebrate the Canyon’s spirit, the arts and its beautiful open spaces since 2012.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.