Make Music Pasadena Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Pasadena, California USA
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Festival Description

89.9 KCRW presents Make Music Pasadena, Southern California’s largest free music festival. The events take place throughout Downtown Pasadena featuring over 100 bands and include more than 100 free concerts throughout Pasadena showcasing Grammy-award nominees, platinum record artists, and home-grown and emerging talent.

This free all-day, all-ages music festival will feature an adventurous mix of over 500 professional and amateur musicians performing in more than 30 impromptu public spaces including city buses, alleys, courtyards, churches, and libraries, etc. throughout Downtown Pasadena. The line up includes a dynamic offering of everything from indie rock, World, Latin, Jazz, Reggae, singer-songwriter, soul, and a lot more. The event hosts a variety of genres and musicians appealing to people of all ages. Bands from more all over the world will be playing in the crowned city to usher in the summer solstice.

Festival Dates June 1, 2013
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Festival Story:

Make Music Pasadena aims to popularize musical practices for all ages and from all cultural and social backgrounds. The festival creates an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of music and provide top quality programming at no cost to the audience.

About Make Music Pasadena, Los Angeles Times claimed “There’s Make Music Pasadena, an orgy of 300 shoes throughout the city at $0, the admission price can’t beat that. While NME hailed the line up “the diverse festival exemplifies what Southern California is all about.”

Make Music Pasadena is produced by Old Pasadena Management District, Playhouse District Association, and South Lake. The event is presented by 89.9 KCRW. For more information on Make Music Pasadena, visit


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