Live Nation TV Documentary On National Mall Previews This Weekend's Landmark Music Festival In D.C.
September 25, 2015 at 12:52 PM (PT)
Leading into this weekend's inaugural LANDMARK MUSIC FESTIVAL in WASHINGTON, D.C., LIVE NATION TV will debut "AMERICA's Stage: LANDMARK MUSIC FESTIVAL," a new documentary on the storied musical history of the NATIONAL MALL.
Premiering at APPLE MUSIC, the documentary features interviews with D.C. natives WALE and DISMEMBERMENT PLAN's TRAVIS MORRISON, DAN DEACON, SON LITTLE and the festival organizers. In the short film, civil rights activist GINA BELAFONTE describes the MALL's legacy as space for musical protest, while MIKE LOVE recounts a failed attempt to ban THE BEACH BOYS from playing the MALL during the REAGAN Administration. The documentary also traces AMERICA's shared musical history at the NATIONAL MALL from MARIAN ANDERSON's historic first performance to FUGAZI's guerrilla sets there in the late '80s
Watch the full documentary here.
Created in partnership with the NATIONAL PARKS SERVE and THE TRUST FOR THE NATIONAL MALL, the first LANDMARK MUSIC FESTIVAL kicks off this weekend (September 26-27th) and features performances from DRAKE, THE STROKES, TV ON THE RADIO, ALT-J, CHOROMEO, MIGUEL, THE WAR ON DRUGS, CHVRCHES, and more.
LIVE NATION TV will be covering the festival throughout the weekend.