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Off-Ramp Recommends: Ballin' on a budget at Broke LA

Kid Bloom performing at Broke LA in 2016.
Kid Bloom performing at Broke LA in 2016.
KPCC/Jesus Ambrosio

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Coachella is next week. FYF single day tickets go on sale tomorrow. Outside Lands three-day passes went on sale today.  Music festival season is right around the corner. And the smell of burning wallets is in the air.  

Saturday, from 3-midnight, kick off the music festival season without driving to the desert and without breaking the bank. Broke LA - formerly known as Brokechella - sets you back a measly $25.  Try spending less than $25 for a snack at a major music fest.

Broke LA in 2016.
Broke LA in 2016.
Jesus Ambrosio/KPCC

“The festival features indie, hip-hop, DJ, and comedy acts culled from an open-submissions process. In our commitment to our community, ticket and drink prices have maintained competitively low despite a fluctuating economy, ” according to the Broke LA website.  

Broke LA 2017 Lineup
Broke LA 2017 Lineup
Broke LA

Don’t expect headliners like Lady Gaga or Radiohead … but prepare yourself to discover new favorites at the East LA festival.  The focus on local talent makes it possible to discover the next big LA artists. Many Broke LA alums have gone on to grace the stages of FYF, Coachella, and Outside Lands.

The event will highlight local food and vendors. A mini film fest showcase will take place in the evening. For the first time the fest will have a designated area to participate in yoga, meditation, and tea ceremonies. You can even bring your pets if you register them before the fest ... or adopt a puppy as part of Bark LA.

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