2017 Carnival


2017 Carnival

2017 Musack Rock n' Roll Carnival

When: October 7th 11:30am-10:00pm

Where: A backyard in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Address sent via email to ticketholders. 

What: Join us for another epic day full of music, comedy, and family friendly activities this fall to support Musack in giving kids a voice through music. Scroll down to see the lineup you won't want to miss... this is going to sell out! 

Poster by J. Filipow

Poster by J. Filipow


DJ Lance Rock

DJ Lol Tolhurst

Tim Heidecker

Celebrity Autobiography - White House Edition

Star studded salute to Star Wars 

50th anniversary performance of Sgt Peppers

45th anniversary performance of Ziggy Stardust

The Musack Carnival All Star House Band

Musack Kids Showcase


Nan Coffey will be painting guitars for the bands to play, plus some other cool auction items and our backdrop! Check out her work! She's collaborated with some of our favorite people - from The Specials to Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Here's a sneak peek of her Carnival work:

Brian Butler (Upper Hand Art) will be back with his popular portrait booth to draw you and your family and friends and to live draw some of the performances... check out some of his work from last year!


Hunt Emerson

We're so honored to welcome Hunt Emerson, cartoon artist and illustrator extraordinaire, this year, especially alongside the English Beat. Check him out! 

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Silent Auction

We'll have another epic Rock n' Roll silent auction for you this year... plus a live auction for some of Nan's guitars played by the bands! If you or your company are able to donate any silent auctions, please email! We'll take autographs, gift baskets, gift cards, or any creative ideas you have for items or experiences!

What to Expect

This video from 2016 should show you just how much fun this day can be. Watch it and then scroll down to see some photos of all of our past events.

Brought to you by:

Special thanks to the Musack Board (Donick Cary, Meg Ruley, Alex Stancioff, Dave Finkel, and Kevin Hockin) and the Musack Carnival 2017 Host Committee (Shepard Fairey, Jon Halperin, Brooke Black, Abigail Parsons, Nick Dierl, Duncan Will, and Kristin Gunnarson).

2017 Sponsors

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Past Carnivals

Past Carnivals

Past Carnivals (Scroll Down for Photos)

Set in a big park-like backyard in the middle of Los Angeles, the Rock n' Roll Carnival always features a full day of amazing bands, children’s activities, food, art, and comedy. Past Carnivals have featured Rancid, Fishbone, Weird Al, Lisa Loeb, The Interrupters, Tim Armstrong in a Tree (like performing in an ACTUAL tree), Yo La Tengo, Superchunk, She & Him, Childish Gambino, X, Jonathan Richman, The Polyphonic Spree, and too many more to mention but you get the idea. Check out our photos below if you don't believe how epic these Carnivals are. And, they're all to put instruments in the hands of kids in need and to empower them with a creative voice... and maybe to be the next Dylan or Hendrix (fingers crossed). 

2016 Rock n' Roll Carnival

2015 Rock n' Roll Carnival

2014 Rock n' Roll Carnival

2013 Rock n' Roll Carnival

2012 Rock n' Roll Carnival