The grand marshal of this years Sunset Strip Music Festival this year, the killer Joan Jett. Taking place August 1st – 3rd in West Hollywood California.
Jett will be celebrated at an exclusive VIP event Thursday, August 1st at the House Of Blues Sunset Strip, kicking off the three-day music festival. There Jett will be presented with the ”Elmer Valentine Award” and, immediately following the tribute ceremony, lucky attendees will enjoy a full live performance by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. In addition to the VIP reception, the City of West Hollywood will honor Jett by officially proclaiming Thursday, August 1st Joan Jett Day.
“I actually lived on the Strip, right across the street from the Whisky,” said Joan Jett. “The Sunset Strip is a piece of rock ‘n roll history. I never thought all of those insane times would turn into an award, but I’m very honored, and inspired to keep making music.”
Maybe our own Alyson Camus will fill us in on the details when the event occurs!
Jett has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics ‘Bad Reputation’, ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’, ‘I Hate Myself For Loving You’, and ‘Crimson And Clover’. She rose to fame in the late ‘70s, performing on The Sunset Strip as part of the all-girl band The Runaways