The USA's premiere music festival celebrating all things surf guitar



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Surf Guitar 101 Convention 13



The historic Hollywood American Legion Post 43. 2035 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90068.


Admission cost $30 and MUST be purchased at the door on the day of the event. EVERYONE entering the building on July 31, 2022 will be checked at the door. Sorry, no exceptions. This is a limited capacity venue and everyone needs to respect the rules. Please plan in advance. Arrive early to guarantee admission. Doors open at 10AM.

where do i park?

There is a parking lot on-site behind the building, but it has very limited capacity. Spaces will only be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Enter through the driveway to the left of the building. Once all the spaces are full, ample additional parking can be found at Hollywood and Highland for a fee. Typically the day rate is $18 (this could be different and is out of our control). Please be prepared to pay for parking. It is an approximate 8 minute walk from Hollywood & Highland to The American Legion Post 43.

is the event all ages/family friendly?

Yes, all ages of surf music fans are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please be aware that the music can get loud at times and protective ear wear/plugs are encouraged for those with sensitivities.

will there be food at the event?

Yes, we will be bringing in outside catering to the venue kitchen facilities that will offer several options of sustenance (including vegan) available for purchase.

will there be alcohol at the event?

Yes, the venue offers two full bars with beer, wine and mixed drinks available for purchase.

what is the closest/most convenient airport?

The closest airport is Hollywood Burbank, which is approximately a 20 minute drive from/to the Hollywood American Legion Post 43. However, it is generally more expensive than LAX, which is much larger, but approximately an hour drive.

is it possible to take public transportation to the venue?

Yes! There is a Metro (subway) B (Red) Line stop at Hollywood and Highland that is a 9 minute walk. This particular line connects North Hollywood, Universal/Studio City, Hollywood/Vine, Hollywood/Western, Vermont/Sunset, Vermont/Santa Monica, Vermont/Beverly, Wilshire/Vermont. Regular fare is $1.75 per 2 hour ride in one direction. Incidentally, it is possible to connect via public transportation all the way to Santa Monica, Long Beach and across the valley.

are there places to stay nearby?

Many. Here are the closest:

  • Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn-Hollywood (1 min. walk)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood (1 min. walk)
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hollywood Walk Of Fame (2 min. walk)
  • Lexen Hotel-Hollywood Walk Of Fame (3 min. walk)
  • BLVD Hotel & Suites (3 min. walk)

where does the incredible backline come from?

The array of authentic vintage Fender Blonde Brownface and similar amplifiers and outboard reverb units gracing the back of the stage are generously provided by longtime Convention friend and colleague Ran Mosessco, much respected in the international surf music scene for his work with The Astroglides, The Sand Devils and now, with his newest project, The Scimitars. Additional bass gear is provided by Jonpaul Balak.

do the marketplace vendors accept debit/credit cards?

Some might, but we cannot guarantee that they all will. If you intend to purchase items, it might be a good idea to bring cash as a failsafe.