Steve Aoki Partners With Los Angeles Mayor To Throw Free Concert

To celebrate the release of his studio album, Neon Future II, producer, DJ, and Dim Mak front-man Steve Aoki is planning to throw a party on the streets of Los Angeles… for free. The show has been dubbed LAokiand has the endorsement of city mayor, Eric Garcetti. The party will be held on Saturday, May 16th, between 4th and 6th. Up to as many as 10,000 fans are expected to attend the free event.

In partnership with the city, Aoki and Garcetti hope to raise volunteerism awareness in L.A. In order for fans to attend the event, they must first sign up for more information at the Volunteer Corps. Garcetti spoke to Billboard about the event:

What we are going to get out of this is volunteerism and we know that we’ll be able to cover our costs because of the economic activity this event will generate. If people sign up for Volunteer Corps and we conservatively get ten percent of those who sign up helping us out in a given year, that’s worth millions of dollars of city resources we spend on things like neighborhood clean-ups and improving our community.

Steve Aoki’s management is reporting that he will front the cost of the show. For more information visit the event’s official website

LA, I love you. With my album coming out next month, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Neon Future II and thank the city I love than with a FREE concert on the streets of my hometown on May 16th!! Get tickets by simply signing up to learn more about community service from Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Volunteer Corps 🙂 #LAoki

Posted by Steve Aoki on Thursday, April 16, 2015