Additional reporting by Liz Ohanesian

Sunset Junction's cancellation — and the organizers' seeming subsequent disappearance — has had folks scrambling to get their tickets refunded. Now, a week later, there has been some progress.

We reported earlier today that those who bought discounted $10 ticket holders at the Silver Lake Farmer's Market can get a refund there Saturday and Tuesday. Now, ticket vendor Origami Vinyl has announced that they'll begin refunding tickets as well, following a surprising visit from festival director Michael McKinley.

According to their post, ticket holders will be refunded for both the ticket price and their service fee. Refunds will be provided in-store in exchange for the ticket and the receipt.

Store Manager Sean Stentz tells us that McKinley came into the store personally earlier today, bringing with him the funds that the festival owed. Stentz was shocked. “We had no idea we were going to get the money back, until today,” he says. “We weren't interested in hearing [his excuses], we just wanted to sort who would be responsible for exchanging the tickets.”

Refunds will apply only to the 100 or so tickets purchased through Origami. Tickets from other retailers will not be accepted, and there's no word yet on how others will be made right. Stay tuned to West Coast Sound for more updates.

Oragami Vinyl's full report below:

No news is always bad news, right? We know you've been patiently waiting for some info on refunds. We've been waiting too. Now, at long last, everything has been ironed out and we are happy to announce that refunds will be issued.

If you purchased your Sunset Junction ticket from Origami Vinyl then all you need to do is bring your tickets in along with your receipt and we'll refund you the ticket price AND our service fee.


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