Downtown LA’s free annual summer music festival FIGFest—an important stop on the launch pad of top artists including The Internet and Anderson .Paak—returns to FIGat7th to energize the city this June with fun summer nights and eclectic sounds. In partnership with Spaceland Presents, LA’s leading concert promotion firm, the festival kicks off June 7 and runs four consecutive Friday nights at Downtown LA’s premier shopping destination, FIGat7th.
The plaza at FIGat7th will be transformed into DTLA’s outdoor stage brought to life with performances by leading R&B, hip-hop, pop, soul, dance, and electronic artists. Kicking off the series is LA’s very own explosive and honest rock act Cherry Glazerr (June 7), followed by the inspired and infectious hip-hop soul of rapper and live band Oddisee & Good Compny (June 14), then the sensual fusion of funk, pop, Latin, and electronic sounds by experimental duo Buscabulla (June 21) and concluding with the energetic and playful, synth- infused, indie-electronic-rock of STRFKR (June 28).
Each Friday, the bar opens and a DJ kicks off the night at 6:00pm, followed by a 7:00pm opener, 8:00pm DJ set, 8:30pm headliner, and wrapping the night with a 10:00pm DJ set. Make sure to grab dinner, drinks and snacks before the show at TASTE Food Hall on FIGat7th’s lower level.
FIGFest’s unique lineup reflects the vibrant cultural center that Downtown LA has become. Past festivals have featured The Internet, Superhumanoids, Soulection, Wavves, Tuxedo, Hanni El Khatib, Poolside, and Anderson .Paak. FIGFest is one of the only free concert experiences open to the public in Los Angeles where music lovers can dine, drink, and shop all in one spot.
An experimental duo whose music is a witty yet sensual fusion of funk, pop, R&B, Latin, and electronic influences, Buscabulla were formed by Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo Del Valle, a pair of Puerto Rican émigrés living in Brooklyn, New York. The two first met in 2011, both of an artistic bent – she was a designer, songwriter, DJ, while he was a multi-instrumentalist — and before long they began working on music together. They adopted the group name Buscabulla, a Puerto Rican phrase meaning “Troublemaker.”
In 2014 they released their first self-titled EP produced by Dev Hynes of Blood Orange while their second EP II was self-produced and released independently in January 2017. After 10 years living in NYC, the couple decided to relocate to Puerto Rico to work on their first LP set to be released in 2019 through Ribbon Music. After the passing of Hurricane Maria in 2017, they co-founded Puerto Rico Independent Musicians and Artists (PRIMA), a grass roots organization supporting independent musicians and artists in Puerto Rico .The band performed the world renowned Coachella Music Festival in 2018.
ABOUT REYNA TROPICAL
Reyna Tropical formed after Portland-based guitarist and She Shreds founder Fabi Reyna and LA-based producer Sumohair met during a Redbull Music Academy camp at Bonnaroo. Although they live in different cities, they continued to produce music filled with influences from their Mexican heritage. By layering Afro-Mexican melodies with folky guitar riffs, reggaeton beats, and Reyna’s soothing voice, Reyna Tropical has created the unique tropical sound suggested by their moniker.
ABOUT ANTHONY VALADEZ
Anthony Valadez is a Los Angeles radio personality with dj residencies,, including First Fridays at The Natural History Museum. He hosted Cratediggers on FUSEtv for 3 seasons. His latest musical projects include official remixes for David Bowie, Local Natives and Ozomatli in addition to 2 LP releases on Plug Research. He can be found hosting his program on Monday nights on KCRW which has been championed by the likes of Julian Casablanca (The Strokes), Ty Dolla Sign and Childish Gambino. He also hosts Indie on Tune In.
RUN OF SHOW:
6:00 pm Beer Garden Opens & DJ Set
7:00 pm Opener
8:00 pm DJ Set
8:30 pm Headliner
10:00 pm DJ Set & Closing Remarks