The Sunset Strip is a 1.3 mile stretch along Sunset Boulevard that runs through the heart of West Hollywood. From its beginning as an unregulated "strip" of land along Sunset Boulevard outside Los Angeles' city limits, The Sunset Strip has served as a notorious entertainment destination for celebrities, tourists and California residents. The Sunset Strip has birthed countless music and entertainment careers, and it continues to blaze its own path.
The Sunset Strip Music Festival was created in 2008 to preserve, promote and perpetuate the legendary Sunset Strip music experience. In 2009, The Sunset Strip was closed for the first time to feature The Strip as an outdoor music venue during the festival. The event included two outdoor stages with performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Pepper, Kottonmouth Kings, Shiny Toy Guns, Shwayze, LMFAO, The Donnas, Unwritten Law, Fishbone and 40 additional artists in the music venues.