Make Music Pasadena
The largest free music festival in Southern California, the annual Make Music Pasadena sees the streets of Old Pasadena taken over by multiple live-music stages. Featuring a diverse array of genres, the June 18 event offers more than 100 bands on Colorado Boulevard and surrounding areas. A very fun time to be had, nothing but a plethora of musical wonder. Get some great info of Pasadena on a private tour of LA. Confirmed names include Ra Ra Riot, Hello Seahorse!, the Morning Benders, Jenny O and Ben L’Oncle Soul, plus well-known local acts such as Best Coast, Saint Motel and DJ Jason Bentley of KCRW.
The major stages are the Old Pasadena Indie Rock Stage (Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue, Old Pasadena), Luckman World Music Stage (16 S. El Molino Ave.), One Colorado Emerging Artists Stage at One Colorado shopping center, South Lake Stage (345 S. Lake Ave.), Levitt Pavillion Reggae Pasadena (85 E. Holly St.) and Vroman’s Jazz Stage (695 E. Colorado Blvd.).