It’s a Bridge Party

Jul 9, 2014

ColoradoStreetBridge321After a rack of Big Mama’s pork ribs or Gourmet Grill Masters‘ chicken seekh kabob, cool yourself down with a Bulgarini gelato or enhance your waist line with one of Pam’s Sweet Shack’s funnel cakes. Don’t sweat the infusion of calories—you’ll be working it off dancing—as there will be three stages with live music at Pasadena Heritage’s Colorado Street Bridge Party on Saturday, July 12th.

The popular country-western, bluegrass, folk band Wreck ‘n Sow will be greeting folks with their music at the party entrance on Orange Grove Boulevard, while the stages will feature the likes of Pasadena staple Snotty Scotty and the Hankies, as well as the Donovan-Muradian quintet, nine Pasadena City College alum who enjoy classic rock and jazz and call themselves the FreeLancers, the local 60s, 70s, and 80s band Mercy and the Merkettes, and Stinky Felix with original members dating back to 1967.

Stinky Felix in 1971

Stinky Felix in 1971

After a round of socializing and dancing, it might be time for some sangria, gazpacho andaluz, and one of 5 paellas from Jesus Romero’s Social Paella. Or maybe a Bling Bling dumpling, one of Robin’s burgers, or pie in a cup from Memory Lane Cuisine.

If you are in need of something more potent than lemonade, then San Antonio Winery will be on hand, as will Craftsman Brewing and Eagle Rock Brewery. And, of course, there’s always the classic Bridge Party Rum Punch.

Get ready to create your own memories…

Colorado Street Bridge Party
Saturday, July 12th, 6-11:30 p.m.
Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena
Entrances: corner of Orange Grove & Colorado Blvds., near Colorado & San Rafael, and S. Grand Ave.
Cost: $16, general; $8 child. Day of event prices: $18, general; $9, kids
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From 6-10 p.m. there will be free activities and entertainment for the kids with police and fire vehicles, critters courtesy of the Pasadena Humane Society, face painting, cookie decorating, and craft and coloring tables.

Social Paella paella; photo courtesy of Juan Romero Corral at JRC Photograph

Social Paella; photo courtesy of Juan Romero Corral at JRC Photograph



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