Festival M.A.R.S. Takes Over DTLA With Music & Art For 10 Days

If you’re not road tripping out to Palm Springs for Coachella, there’s plenty of live music action here at home in Los Angeles.

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Festival M.A.R.S. (Music & Arts ReSound) kicks off today and will run for 10 days featuring performances from over 35 local and internationally established contemporary musicians (ensembles, composers, and experimental bands) and artists (performance and visual).

Taking place in Downtown Los Angeles at Art Share L.A. and Angel City Brewery, headliners include the Los Angeles-based Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble (making their only local appearance of the year), composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse, and the newly-formed M.A.R.S. Collective (a fluid ensemble consisting of local contemporary musicians showcasing a style of new music specific to Los Angeles and the festival).

In addition, the festival will feature M.A.R.S. Arts Week, offering eight-days of free events, featuring daily installations and activities curated by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot. For the day-by-day programming and list of artists participating, visit:

Join the MARS action on social media @festivalmars


Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra

M.A.R.S. Collective

International Contemporary Ensemble

Ensemble Pamplemousse



Jorge Sánchez Chiong

Katharina Rosenberger

Saad Haddad

Charles Peck

Alyssa Weinberg

Clemens Gadenstätter

Chaya Czernowin

Salvatore Sciarrino

Ashley Fure

Stefan Prins

Alexander Schubert

Natacha Diels

David Broome

Andrew Greenwald

Jessie Marino

Wen Liu


Performance/Visual Artists

Tiffany Trenda

Victor Wilde

Jay Mark Johnson

Amy Kaps

Daniel Leighton


Jennifer Vanderpool

Jesse Gilbert

Joe Rubinstein

Kio Griffith

Kristine Schomaker

Ned&Shiva Productions

Osceola Refetoff

Pearl C. Hsiung

Bryan Jacobs

Thomas Sturm


Experimental Bands



Individual show passes with complimentary parking are available for $30 per person ($10 for students). In addition, a variety of ticketing and VIP packages are available — ranging from $50-$250 per person — that include perks, such as access to artist rehearsals, participation in exclusive artist gatherings and after parties, VIP Meet & Greets, and personalized gifts from the M.A.R.S. team and artists.

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