Sunset Strip Music Festival: Public Parking and Transportation

Several parking structures, shuttle and public transportation options are available for the music festival attendees.

The fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival is taking place this weekend. The festival kicks off today at various venues on the Sunset Strip with the street fest taking place on Aug. 20.

Music fans heading to the Sunset Strip Music Festival may be wondering where to park or how commute to the event. Many Sunset Strip parking operators are happy to provide set rates for SSMF attendees.

Parking Options:

  • 8687 Melrose: Pacific Design Center (FREE Shuttle Service provided to main festival entrance) – $10
  • West Hollywood Library Parking lot (Northwest corner of San Vicente and Melrose. Enter parking lot on Robertson Blvd. at El Tovar Place. FREE Shuttle Service Provided to main festival entrance.) – $10
  • 8755 W. Sunset Blvd., City Public Parking – $1/hour until 5 p.m. Flat rate $6 after 5 p.m.
  • 8800 Sunset (entrance off Palm) – $10
  • 8590 Sunset: Millennium Building – $12
  • 9255 Sunset – $10
  • 8490 Sunset Blvd. (Sunset at La Cienega) $10

Street Closures/Limited Street Access:

Saturday, Aug. 20 will be the Sunset Strip Street Fest, when Sunset Boulevard, between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard, will be closed to traffic so artists can perform on two outdoor stages and in the venues throughout the day.

Access to the Sunset Strip Music Festival from Sunset Boulevard will be limited to residents only, though there will be no additional closures to these two streets past Sunset Boulevard. All traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard will be re-routed to Santa Monica Boulevard. 

Public Transportation: 

Use of public transportation is encouraged – mainly bus routes 2/302 (running from Pacific Coast Highway/Sunset to Broadway/Venice) and Bus 4 (2nd/Santa Monica to Venice/Broadway). Those coming from out-of-town can get public transit directions at http://www.metro.net. The ride is free with an MTA bus pass or 25 cents per ride. As an alternative, you may also pick up MTA schedules at City Hall 8300 Santa Monica Blvd or by calling 323-848-6375.

Bus Lines:

  • Bus 2 – Sunset Boulevard
  • Bus 302 – Sunset Boulevard Limited
  • Bus 4 – Santa Monica Boulevard

Public Restrooms:

There will be 36 portable toilets, mostly located near Sunset Boulevard/Hilldale Avenue and Sunset Boulevard/Hammond Street.  Also keep in mind, restrooms will be available at clubs and restaurants within the SSMF closure such as the Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy, the Cat Club, the Key Club, and the Rainbow Bar & Grill.

For information about the , to view the entire lineup, or to purchase tickets, please click here.


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