5 PM: Beer Garden & Games
6 PM: DJ Set
7 PM: Opener
8 PM: Headliner
9 PM: DJ Set
Celebrating its sixth year as one of DTLA’s completely free music series, the FIGat7th Downtown Festival (also known as FIGFest) will energize the city this June with eclectic sounds and fun summer nights. Presented by Arts Brookfield, the festival kicks off June 1 and runs four consecutive Friday nights at Downtown LA’s premier shopping destination, FIGat7th. This year, Spaceland Presents, LA’s leading concert promotion firm, has collaborated with Arts Brookfield to curate the lineup. The outdoor plaza at FIGat7th will be transformed into an urban concert venue and dance floor brought to life with performances by leading R&B, hip-hop, pop, soul, dance, and electronic artists.
Kicking off the festival June 1 is Poolside, the dreamy “Daytime Disco” project of California duo, Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise. They are sure to put your mind at ease while your body slinks into a smooth sway. Opening for Poolside is 19-year old Australian pop/rap/electro artist Mallrat, who is releasing her “In The Sky” EP that same day! June 8 will deliver an electric performance by fresh-from-Coachella, sexy New York R&B duo, Lion Babe. Their sound is seductive and eclectic, promoting messages of empowerment supported by clanging percussion, a thumping synth bass, and notes of soul, dance, hip-hop and pop. Dave B opens for Lion Babe, blending elements of hip-hop, R&B, jazz and funk over conscious-driven lyrics coupled with soulful melodies and harmonies.
On June 15, Gabriel Garzón-Montano takes the stage with layer upon layer of his characteristically thoughtful, sultry, saturated soundscapes that oscillate between new soul, electronic, funk and R&B. Creative visionary Jarina De Marco takes the stage prior, whose unique blend of global rhythms and defiant resistance embody the sound and color of a multi-ethnic future. The festival closes with the indie-pop-punk band Wavves, bringing their bold, raw, stumbling-through-life synergy to the FIGFest stage. See them crank it up a notch on June 22 when they are joined by the LA-based funk-rock ensemble, Thumpasaurus.
FIGFest’s unique lineup reflects the vibrant cultural center that Downtown LA has become. Past festivals have featured The Internet, Anderson .Paak, KING, Superhumanoids, Soulection, Tuxedo, Hanni El Khatib, and The Belle Brigade. FIGFest is free and open to the public as part of Arts Brookfield’s continued effort to bring Brookfield Properties’ public spaces to life through music, film, interactive experiences, and visual arts.
FIGFest is one of the only free concert experiences in Los Angeles where music lovers can dine, drink, and shop all in one downtown L.A. location. Summer Happens Here!
June 1: POOLSIDE with Mallrat
June 8: LION BABE with Dave B
June 22: WAVVES with Thumpasaurus