More than 50 Southern California labor organizations gathered on Monday to celebrate Labor Day with Snoop Dogg, Los Lonely Boys and other music artists at the Working Californians: Fifth Annual Labor Day Music Festival.
The festival, held every year in Exposition Park, benefits working men, women and families. Snoop Dogg told KTLA he wanted to give fans a special acknowledgment and celebration for their hard work.
"When you put in those hours and you just work so hard and you never get a chance to celebrate or have fun," said the famed West Coast rapper. "To be able to have us come out here and celebrate with you guys and give you a great performance and let you guys know that we love you, that's beautiful, that's what holidays are about."
Some excited Snoop fans arrived at the music festival early and waited for nearly six hours to see him perform. The 44-year-old rapper was scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m.
"That's why I'm here all day," said Connie Slaughter, who arrived at the festival around 11 p.m. "I'm sitting here right here waiting for Snoop Dogg to come on."
The event also recognizes and commemorates labor victories made in Los Angeles throughout the year.
"We work hard, we play hard and we celebrate hard," said Frank Lima, President of the United Firefighters of L.A. "This celebration is for all the workers out there, doing their jobs everyday."
This year’s superstar line-up also featured Latin-Jazz musician Poncho Sanchez; The New Orleans All-Star Band featuring Dr. John, James Andrews, Herlin Riley and Detroit Brooks and many other artists.