VOTED THE #1 LIVE MUSIC NIGHT IN LOS ANGELES
Every Monday night at The Viper Room, The Sunset Jam brings together top touring musicians in a completely unrehearsed night of live music with a house band made up of touring pros, and a showcase of locals artists and guest performers.
Next Monday is AC/DC Night and will feature Doug Aldrich of THE DEAD DAISIES, DIO and WHITESNAKE, Simon Wright of AC/DC and DIO, Toshi Yanagi of THE JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE HOUSE BAND, Bonfire- tribute to AC/DC featured on The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands on AXS TV, and many more top artists.
There will also be a guitar pedal giveaway for the evening (Must be present to win):
To be eligible, submit an entry.
All giveaway winners will be announced during The Sunset Jam — you must be in attendance to claim the prize or another winner will be selected — 1 entry per person, per item.
The Sunset Jam was created in January 2016 by guitarist Erik Himel to fill a void in the LA music scene. The concept of the night was to provide not only an over the top show for a non-musician crowd but to also create an environment where musicians could network, connect and be showcased. The Sunset Jam is unique in the sense that on a night to night basis musicians could be performing in front of record labels, A&R scouts, producers, songwriters, musical directors and bands seeking musicians by accepting new musicians to perform through an online submission process which allows players without major credits, but with the musicianship, an opportunity to share the stage at a legacy venue alongside top touring/session players.
Since our inception in January 2016, we’ve featured over 1000 unique musicians including A-List touring/session musicians for acts including Beyoncé, Imagine Dragons, Cee Lo Green, Robby Krieger of The Doors, The Doobie Brothers, Rod Stewart, Mumiy Troll, JES, Sabrina Carpenter, Selena Gomez, Alice Cooper, Christina Aguilera, Lifehouse, Leon, Alan Parsons, Scott Weiland, Linda Perry, Kings X, Cher Lloyd, Sweet, 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, The Voice UK, The Voice Australia, The Voice Greece, The Voice Israel, Thriller Live, Sheryl Crow and Alicia Keys.
THE VIPER ROOM & ERIK HIMEL PRESENT THE SUNSET JAM EVERY MONDAY
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 7:30 p.m. with opening acts at 8 and 9 p.m. and The Sunset Jam begins at 10 p.m. Admission is always free (21 and over with ID.) Those interested in performing can visit TheSunsetJam.net for more information and to submit on-line. 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.