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Not only is L.A. renaming Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard, but the city is also having a day long music festival on May 4th in honor of our former president, Barack Obama. Musical guests include, Doug E. Fresh, Yo-Yo, BJ the Chicago Kid, Battlecat, Kurrupt, and Young Gotti.
The L.A. City Council voted last August to rename the 3.5 mile long street, Rodeo Road, not to be confused with Rodeo Drive located in Beverly Hills.
The City Council President Herb Wesson said, “Our history is important, and this is one way that we will ensure that America’s 44thpresident’s legacy is shared for generations to come for Angelenos and visitors alike.”
Obama Boulevard will be located in Wesson’s council district and known as the home to “president’s row,” where streets are named after former presidents like, Jefferson Boulevard and Washington Boulevard.
The festival will be held where Obama Boulevard intersects with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. If you want to join the FREE festival, tickets are sold online at obamafest.eventbrite.com.