For its 13th edition, the Summer Meltdown Festival has expanded to host three stages and thirty bands.
The Santa Clarita, California festival has been influential in the music community since the Summer Meltdown’s inception in 2004. The Summer Meltdown is produced by the Yes I Can “Unity Through Music & Education” non-profit organization along with students of all abilities enrolled in the elective class at Canyon High School and their “Yes I Can Alumni”.
The goal of Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art and Music Festival is to bring the public together to celebrate art and music in a positive socially inclusive setting.
The Summer Meltdown will feature musical artists on two main stages along with live painters, creating one of a kind art pieces inspired by the music they hear.
Over the years, the Summer Meltdown Festival has featured the likes of Matisyahu, Iration, Pepper, Fishbone, Stick Figure, Dirty Heads, The Expendables, Shwayze, Cisco Adler and countless others.
Now, for the 2016 edition, the festival will see Katchafire, Chali 2na, The Expanders, Through The Roots, Stranger, DJ Ztrip, Synrgy, Arise Roots, Janelle Phillips, and many more grace the stage.
This Saturday’s festival will also be the debut live performance of Unified Highway, a collaboration between Eric Rachmany of Rebelution and Amp Live of Zion I. Another special guest performer will be Wakrat, Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine‘s new project.
With the growth of the festival, the 13th annual Summer Meltdown will be hosted at a new venue, Central Park in Santa Clarita, CA.
The 13th annual Summer Meltdown will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Tickets for the Summer Meltdown Festival are currently available for $30 for single day tickets.
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Video: Summer Meltdown – “2016 Promo Video”