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Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Art & Music Festival

This Saturday, October 14th, the Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Art & Music Festival is back in the newly renovated LA State Historic Park in downtown LA.

This is the 13th year for the extravagant festival which was originally created as a way for the Burning Man community to “decompress” coming back from the desert event. It has also become a place where newcomers can take an inside look into a Burner experience.




The public can expect an unprecedented event. One of the guidelines of Burning Man is inclusiveness to everyone….so newcomers are welcomed. Participating artists will show unconventional and inventive art installations.




Producer and longtime Burner, Esquire Jauchem said, “After three years of waiting for the wonderful new DTLA Historic Park to be completed, LA Burning Man is thrilled to bring the Decom Art & Music Festival back to fiery, fantastic life.”


Photo by T-Bone; Destiny Lounge 2017 (featuring the art of Dave Taylor and Debi Cable; 3D (Man in the glowing UV suit on the couch is Dave Taylor!)

The public will enjoy four stages. One is called the Ignite Fire Stage and will feature fire performances. The second one is the Charlie the Unicorn stage. where the famed Diva Danielle will be spinning along with Todd Spero, Jacob Kalski, Fleetwood Smack, Erik Nelson, Somekindaweirdo, and Philip Evans.



The third stage is called the Art Car Bus Stop, and finally, Subtract Music runs the fourth stage featuring DJs, Anton Tumas, Brad Moontribe, Deltavox, Isaiah Martin, Joe P., Loboman, Massio, Patricio, Synchronometry, and Zach Walker.

Marialyce Pedersen will be hosting the Merry Mad Tea Party at this year’s Decom event. Her nickname is Merry M’Alyce in Burnerland. Serving hot and cold teas and engaging people is part of the fun. “I like the smallness and intimacy,” said Pedersen. I like that people can actually meet and interact and have meaningful exchanges. I like that people who don’t have time, money, or the inclination to travel all the way to Black Rock City can attend Decom and get a little annual taste of the thing.” This will be the Merry Mad Tea Party’s 5th appearance at LA Decom. It debuted at the 2012 event.

Photo by Wobsarazzi

Dave Taylor will collaborate with Debi Cable 3D to create Destiny Lounge 3D.Taylor said he loves how these events bring out such creative energy in people. “We can be as quirky or weird as we want, create characters, alter egos, whatever! Discovering the crazy things others have come up with is a completely magical experience, and I was hooked from my first Burn!”

In addition to artistic camps in which the public can participate, art cars and mutant vehicles will also be on view at the festival. Vehicles have been transformed into large animals, caterpillars, and alien type cars. Some are huge sculptures…each with its own special feature, such as fire, music, etc.  Jauchem added, “The LA Burning Man Decom Art & Music Festival is truly like a mini Burning Man (without the dust!).”


Mark your calendar for October 14th for a fantastic all day festival (from 1pm-11pm) at Los Angeles State Historic Park located at 1245 N. Spring St. 90012 Los Angeles, CA, US

Admission $20 (cash only at door – ATMs provided). Children under 12 free. No advance Sales. Cash Bar. Food Trucks.

The venue is next to the Chinatown Metro Stop. Ride-sharing and mobile car services are encouraged. Limited street parking, Garage parking is available at Union Station.

Metro Goldline Chinatown Station

There is on-site parking available for 1000 cars for $10.

Visit the LA Decompression 2017 FB Page for additional information. Find out about the newly renovated venue on the LA State Historic Park FB Page.

Visit the 2017 Decom website at