Los Angeles, Sunday May 20th, 2011. The Hudson Los Angeles is one of the most popular bar in one of the trendiest more outgoing areas in Los Angeles: West Hollywood. This second year The Hudson & The Churchill joined forces to have 4 full bars (21+ event) & lots of eats. This year, the Block Party more than doubled in capacity by taking over the Bank of America lot next door, and several entrances were added to ensure fast admission. Yet the entire space was packed at pick hours!
Owners Beau Laughlin, Brett Cranston, and Mike Jay went above and beyond for everyone to have a blast, bringing the community and over 30 local retail vendors/businesses together, and raise funds for SOVA Community Food and Resource Program. The large area included a photobooth and many restroom facilities to accommodate the thousands of people that poured in to party around 2 stages with Djs and bands going on for 12 straight hours. Mayor Jeffrey Prang made a short appearance to welcome the audience.
The incredible lineup included some of the local favorite bands and DJs: White Rabbits, of Montreal (DJ Set), LP, Skeet Skeet, Saint Motel, Chris Kennedy, Adam 12, Haim, Little Hurricane, The Neighbourhood, Will Crimes, DWNTWN, Yellow Alex & The Feelings, Keith 2.0, Steven Lira, Adventure Galley, Max 8 the Moon, Just Jack, Animals of Kin, Miss Aubrey, Marcelle Voomz, Lola Langusta.
Food & Beverage: The Hudson, The Churchill served both Short Rib & Fish Tacos, Chicken Sliders, Garlic Parmesan Fries, Grilled Corn on a Stick (with chili, lime and cotija cheese), Grilled Housemade Sausage, Fresh Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches and a selection of Pizzas. Four bars were also be available.
About The Hudson. A neighborhood staple and destination hot-spot, The Hudson has drawn a loyal and friendly mix of community, music, film and fashion types since opening. With a train car-like design, the low-key yet energetic vibe draws a young and hip crowd who come to catch up with friends, as well as make new ones through casual “six degrees of separation” conversations. Bare Edison bulbs and dark rustic furniture set a pre-prohibition atmosphere, trees growing straight through the building and out the roof add eclectic style, and the popular photo booth is a highlight for socializing.
For more information: http://www.thehudsonla.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/225064024275067
Photo credits: Colin Young-Wolff, http://www.colinyoung-wolff.com