EPIC MAS Band “EPICMAS”isacarnivaltroupe/bandhostedbyinternationalrecordingartisteand King of Soca music, Machel Montano. In 2014, EPIC MAS was established to support the Los Angeles Culture Festival (LACF) in their mission to promote the culture of the West Indian community in California. Since then, our brand has also expanded to include other Carnivals globally; Barbados Cropover 2015, ScotiaBank Caribana 2015, and Trinidad and Tobago 2016.
You can join EPIC MAS Band by simply purchasing your favorite costume from our shop.
Early Bird registration will begin on March 1st, where we offer special down payment pricing of just $100 for any costume. Official Registration (offering the 50% downpayment option) will begin at 12am (midnight) March 25 (the night of Band Launch, March 24).
● Ladies: Bra Size (34A, B, C,), Hipband Size (in inches), Bottom Piece Size (S,M,L)
● Ladies: Bra Option (Bra, Wholepiece, Tankini)
● Ladies: Bottom Piece option (Bikini, Thong, Hot Shorts, Tankini-Cut Bottom)
● Men: Waist Size (in inches)
1. Early Bird Down Payment
○ Date: March 1-24
○ Amount: $100 to secure any costume
2. Regular Down Payment
○ Date: March 25 – June 1
○ Amount: 50% of total costume amount
3. Payment in Full
○ If you pay in full you get (x promotion)
4. Forms of payment accepted:
We believe in giving our masqueraders special “add-on” options, for the purpose of both working with your budget, as well as allowing you to really get creative and make your costume your own! You can choose from many different “add-on” options such as larger headpieces, backpacks, large foot pieces, and other embellishments at an additional cost. These options will be detailed on the shopping page for each costume.
EPIC’s masquerader package includes your costume, EPIC Road Ready Goody Bag, non-alcoholic drinks on the road, security, on-site paramedics, mobile restrooms, the EPIC Cool Down Zone in the Cultural Village.
You will collect your costume at our EPIC Mas Camp. The costume collection schedule and location will be emailed to all masqueraders and posted to our website, Instagram, and Facebook.
Yes, however, you must provide the person collecting your costume with a signed letter of authorization in order to collect the costume on your behalf, accompanied by a copy of the original owner’s ID.
All of our costumes are made to order, using the exact sizing you provided in your registration form, when you purchased your costume. Unfortunately, if these measurements are not accurate, the costume will not be either, and there is nothing we can do to alter your costume once it has been made.
Costumes can be viewed for the first time at the Hollywood Carnival Band Launch on March 24th a the Bellasco Theatre. After that, they can be viewed at any EPIC MAS Band promotional event, which will be communicated to masqueraders through email, IG, Facebook, and the EPIC MAS Band website.
The band departs at 11am and ends at 3pm at the Carnival Cultural Village on the cor. Of Hollywood and Highland Ave.
The starting point is located on the corner Of Vermont and Hollywood Boulevard. Updates will be provided via email, Instagram, Facebook, and the EPIC MAS Band website.
The Carnival Cultural Village is the after party / concert featuring many popular international artists where the Hollywood Carnival Parade ends. This event gives our masqueraders access to food, alcohol, and merchandise vendors, as well as many other cultural experiences. All masquerader packages include free entry into this event.
We welcome any feedback from our masqueraders, as our goal is to create the best carnival experience possible. Please contact us by phone at (323) 229-2231 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EPIC MAS Band is proud to be a part of the Los Angeles Culture Festival and Hollywood Carnival Parade – a world culture festival – expressing the colors of culture and freedom of the world as one people, and transforming Los Angeles’ Hollywood Boulevard into a Grand Carnival & Street Extravaganza with parade-goers and masqueraders dressed in vibrant, breathtaking costumes dancing to pulsating rhythms of the world. It is the largest multicultural festival on the West Coast of the United States, now in its 6th year of existence, celebrating traditions, featuring colorful costumes, dances, food, arts & crafts, and music from around the world.
The Parade takes place on June 25, 2016
The Parade takes place on Hollywood Blvd, starting on Vermont Ave. and ends on N. Highland Ave. at the main entrance to the Carnival Culture Village (three (3) miles).
Please visit http://hollywoodcarnival.com/events/ for more information on Hollywood Carnival events schedule and pricing.
Hollywood Carnival, LLC produces special events to celebrate the culture and music of the world. They embrace and encourage diversity in our society by promoting events and fundraisers to increase cultural awareness and unity. One of which is the Hollywood Carnival Parade
Los Angeles Culture Festival is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, organized solely for charitable, educational, cultural, and entertainment purposes
Los Angeles Culture Festival is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and Hollywood Carnival, LLC is a joint venture. Together, we are proud to present the 6th Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival – a world culture festival – expressing the colors of culture and freedom of the world as one people. This is a celebration of our cultures and traditions, featuring colorful costumes, dances, food, arts & crafts, and music from around the world. On Saturday, June 24, 2017, see how Hollywood Carnival and Los Angeles Culture Festival will miraculously transform Los Angeles’ Hollywood Boulevard into a Grand Carnival & Street Extravaganza with parade-goers and masqueraders dressed in vibrant, breathtaking costumes dancing to pulsating rhythms of the world.
There are various events leading up to the week of Hollywood Carnival, which begins on Thursday, June 22rd and ends on Sunday, June 25th. Please click here for more information about each of the official events.
Hollywood Carnival events take place at various hotspots in the Greater Los Angeles area
The Parade of the Bands produced with Los Angeles Culture Festival is welcome to all ages. All of the other Hollywood Carnival events are strictly 21+. You must bring a valid, government issued ID to each of the event venues to be admitted
After entry to one of our venues, ins and outs will not be permitted. Your ticket will not be valid after entry
Individual tickets may be purchased from our event calendar listing. Our Festival Pass offers the best deal if you are planning on going to multiple events.
You may purchase tickets in advance for a discounted price or at the door. You do not need a ticket for the Parade of the Bands, which is free to the general public
EARLY BIRD Package 1: GA- $170, VIP- $375 ● Friday March 24th- The Launch ● Saturday June 10th- Hollywood Carnival’s Silent Party ● Thursday June 22nd- Welcome to Hollywood ● Friday June 23rd- The Main Event ● Saturday June 24th- Carnival Village ● Saturday June 24th- The After Party ● Sunday June 25th- Shine Hollywood EARLY BIRD Package 2: GA- $130, VIP- $270 ● Thursday June 22nd- Welcome to Hollywood ● Friday June 23rd- The Main Event ● Saturday June 24th- Carnival Village ● Saturday June 24th- The After Party ● Sunday June 25th- Shine Hollywood NB: VIP includes entry in to ALL events , BUT there is NO VIP Access at the Carnival Village. There’s absolutely NO REFUNDS !!! To purchase a Festival Pass, click here.
The VIP Ticket gives you front of the line access, a separate and sometimes elevated sectioned off area.
Tickets and Festival Passes are non-refundable.
By purchasing a costume from one of our Mas Bands, you have officially registered with the band and are eligible to participate with them in the Parade of the Bands. For a complete list of participating Bands, please click here.
We encourage you to wear your costumes out to the Parade of the Bands & Carnival Cultural Village. For all other events, please note that it is up to the venue’s discretion on dress code and admittance for costumes. Please contact the venue directly with any questions.
– Mas Band registration has ended. Participation fees are due by Wednesday, May 31st. Packages will be available soon for download. For individual registration, please check with the Mas Bands directly, as registration deadlines may vary by each Band. By purchasing a costume with a Mas Band, your individual registration & participation fees will be taken care of. Cultural Groups-
Registration ends on Monday, May 30th. Participation fees are due by Wednesday, June 15th. Vendors-
Registration & Participation Fees are due by Monday, May 30th. Volunteers-
We are always accepting volunteers! Please register online