The Viper Room, in collaboration with acclaimed session and touring guitarist Erik Himel, presents The Sunset Jam, a free weekly live music series showcasing up-and-coming talent, touring and session professionals offering an opportunity for artists of all backgrounds to showcase their talents on the Viper Room stage alongside a professional house band.
Created to both produce an over-the-top show and allow musicians a place to network and connect, The Sunset Jam is a collaborative, accessible and free event that aims to eliminate common obstacles encountered when booking shows in areas of high demand. Since its launch in January, The Sunset Jam at Viper Room has featured more than 800 unique musicians including A-list touring and session musicians for acts such as Beyoncé, Imagine Dragons, Cee Lo Green, Rod Stewart, Mumiy Troll, JES, Sabrina Carpenter, Selena Gomez, Alice Cooper, Christina Aguilera, Lifehouse, Alan Parsons, Scott Weiland, Linda Perry, Kings X, Cher Lloyd, Gallant, Edgar Winter Band, Crazytown, Puddle Of Mudd, Matt Sorum, Bonham, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Chris Cornell, Shania Twain, Seal, Filter, Smashmouth, Montrose, Slash, Rooney, Air Supply, James Blunt, P!NK, Sheryl Crow and Alicia Keys.
The Sunset Jam performs Mondays with doors opening at 8:30 p.m. Opening act starts at 9 p.m. and The Sunset Jam begins at 10 p.m. Admission is free and those interested in performing can visit TheSunsetJam.net for more information and online submissions. After review, guest performers are selected and receive show set lists in advance and are allowed to choose the songs, primarily pop and rock covers, on which they play. All instruments are welcome and the more unique, the better. Artists may also submit to perform opening sets of original music prior to the Jam.
A legendary fixture of the iconic Sunset Strip, the lounge and music venue underwent a bit of a “revenomization” by longtime owner Darin Feinstein in 2015, emerging with a revved up look that brings the iconic venue a new face accented with deep red vinyl booths and entryway art by native L.A. artist Louis Carreon. Since its stellar opening in 1993, the world-famous Viper Room (also known as Johnny Depp’s joint) has hosted the likes of Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stone Temple Pilots, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, Queens of the Stone Age, Courtney Love, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Pete Yorn, Lenny Kravitz, Pearl Jam, the Strokes, Weezer, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Iggy Pop and Sheryl Crow, as well as an array of other internationally established artists and the cult favorites of America's underground. This intimate nightclub, situated in the heart of the world famous Sunset Strip, is styled in the fashion of Harlem's great jazz clubs of the 1920's and even recently launched a new clothing line sold at shopviperroom.com.
For more information and to submit to play, visit TheSunsetJam.net.