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Online Presale Tickets Have Concluded

Online Presale Tickets Have Concluded

Aug 15, 2013

The festival starts today! Online presale tickets have concluded and you can pick yours up at Will Call near the main entrance. You can still purchase your tickets at the festival’s main entrance. For more details on tickets and will call pickup,¬†click here.   We look forward to seeing you all today and the 52 Annual Watermelon Festival of...

Artwork Jamal Passes Away

Artwork Jamal Passes Away

Aug 6, 2013

Artwork Jamal passed away this morning, August 6th at 9:30 am in Los Angeles. This beloved So-Cal blues legend will be truly missed by his fans all over the country and especially here in LA by the Watermelon Festival among many. In addition to opening for B.B. King and other greats, Artwork had performed the last 7 consecutive Watermelon Festivals in a row. We...

We’ve Moved to the Rose Bowl!

We’ve Moved to the Rose Bowl!

May 8, 2013

This year's Watermelon Festival will be held at the World Famous Rose Bowl! While we are sad that the City of Los Angeles and Department...

Friday’s Headliner

Friday’s Headliner

Aug 10, 2012

The NK Band has opened for The Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer,Sublime, Ben Harper, Jason Mraz, The Roots, Erykah Badu and countless others.