Boyle Heights Beat: “Eastside Sol is first solar-powered festival in Boyle Heights”

July 31, 2015

It will be bright and sunny this Saturday in Boyle Heights, regardless the weather forecast. That’s because the neighborhood will host Eastside Sol, the community’s first ever 100% solar-powered festival.

Put together by a coalition of Eastside community, labor and non-profit groups, the free and open event slated for Aug. 1 from 2-5 p.m. at Mariachi Plaza will highlight the need for solar power for area Latino residents.

The festival will feature a solar-powered DJ stage featuring music by Buyepongo. Self-Help Graphics will offer screen-printing demonstrations and will engage participants in the creation of two mobile murals.

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