Bon Iver at Sunrise in Hollywood Cemetery

Photo credit to Ryan Muir on Flickr

Though I bought tickets for this event the day they went on sale, out of curiosity I checked today to see if there were more available. To my shock, they’re not even sold out! I think of any artist in any environment - music heard in this setting is an especially remarkable combination. I may be a bit biased here in loyalties of origin and place (a Wisconsin musician in Hollywood, hello?) but to get the opportunity to enjoy a performance of such poignant music at sunrise is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence that I can not pass up. At Midnight on Sunday, September 27th, the doors to Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge (inside the cemetery) will open for a 6 AM, sunrise performance by Bon Iver. Indeed, that is a 6-hour start on the set time, but plan to make it a magical night resting amongst the notorious dead. According to The Scenestar (from whom I got the dish first):

Along with Bon Iver’s performance, there will be entertainment presented throughout the night. Free coffee and pastries will be provided in the morning [sic] the show will start at 6am Sunday morning.

So grab your honey or buddy, some sleeping bags, food and join me for a night of absolutely beautiful, reflective music in a cemetery theatre. I’m looking forward to it.

Flume - Bon Iver

Saturday PM/Sunday AM, September 27, 2009

Doors at 12AM (midnight) Performance at 6AM


Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038

Further Reading & Listening:

For Emma, Forever Ago Review - Guardian

Blood Bank EP Review - Paste

Blood Bank EP Review - Pitchfork