LA Leather Pride to Culminate with 10th Annual Off Sunset Festival

The 10th Annual Off Sunset Festival returns to Santa Monica Boulevard in Silver Lake on Sunday, March 24th as the culmination of Los Angeles Leather Pride. This leather street fair serves as a celebration of Silver Lake’s abundant LGBTQIA+ history, culture and diversity. Headlining this year’s event is Kenny Metcalf as ELTON with appearances from bear artists Homer Marrs and Tom Goss taking place throughout the day.

Spanning more than a half mile of Santa Monica Boulevard, the festival will feature live music, gourmet food trucks, beer/beverage booths, and vendors representing local organizations, handcrafted novelty items, and specialty leather goods. Expected to be the festival’s biggest year, organizers are anticipating up to 10,000 attendees.

The Off Sunset Association, who put on the Festival, is comprised of local business owners and committed individuals who live, work, and play in the Silver Lake area. They believe in fun with a purpose as the Festival itself is utilized as a fundraising event. The Off Sunset Festival Community Grant Program rewards select local nonprofit organizations that offer community services and beneficial programs in Silver Lake and surrounding areas.  In addition, a portion of festival proceeds are directed toward non-profit organizations that support area beautification, art projects, LGBTQIA+ and youth programs. Recent recipients include Silverlake Conservatory of Music, TransCanWork Inc., and Los Angeles Rebellion.

The fun begins this Sunday at noon and goes on until 7 PM on Santa Monica Blvd. between N. Hoover St. and Sunset Blvd. This is a 21 and over event. General and VIP tickets are available for purchase here. The following is a list of performers and their scheduled appearance times:

HOMER MARRS  — 12:20pm

  • L.A.-based rock artist whose sound swings from pop/punk to singer/songwriter with bite and a rainbow flair. He has had five songs reach #1 on the AltQ Radio Alternative Top Twenty and two, including his newest song, “He’s a Bitch,” reach #1 on the Q32 LGBTQ Music Chart.


  • Rising from the vibrant tapestry of the queer indie rock scene, Django James is an artist who embodies the spirit of storytelling with a depth the resonates across the human experience. With influences ranging from The War on Drug, Mazzy Star, and Jeff Buckley.

TOM GOSS — 2:20pm

  • LA-based singer-songwriter known for his expertly crafted songs about the joys and struggles of modern love. He has been compared to Ed Sheeran, Mat Kearney, David Gray, and Wye Oak — but with a distinct perspective shaped by his unusual history as a college wrestler turned Catholic seminarian turned gay musician.

THE COCKS — 3:20pm

  • Loud. Fast. GAY. Blasting out of Los Angeles, THE COCKS are on a mission to see America with face-melting, anthemic punk rock that celebrates the “D” through the power of RNR!


  • Award-winning Art Rock meets Dark Pop artist from Los Angeles. Named Best Rock Performer by LA Weekly and one of this generation’s Top Video Artists by Yahoo! Entertainment. She’s known for her vocally, lyrically and visually mind-bending work.


  • Fans who love Elton John will adore Kenny Metcalf! It’s not just the sequins and the big glasses; it’s not just the smiles – when Kenny sings, he takes the audience to a real live Elton John performance.

For more information head over to the Off Sunset Festival official website.

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