Now in its 10th year, L.A.'s indie-centric music event FYF Fest features a well-selected lineup of international favorites alongside about-to-break local talent. Held in late August in Chinatown's lovely and convenient Los Angeles State Historic Park (see our “Best Massive Festival Venue That Isn't an Hour or More Away”), FYF often is highlighted by old-school punkers and big-name hipster headliners taken straight from the lineups of the biggest national fests. While some fans have been whining about this year's rise in ticket price, $99 for two days is still a steal, considering the depth of the lineup. A favorite among L.A. industry types and fans alike, FYF pulls a diverse, sophisticated crowd, making for people watching that's often as good as the music.
L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Chinatown. fyffest.com. —Katie Bain