South Pasadena Goes Eclectic

Apr 28, 2014

eliza_gilkyson2Over three dozen musical performances will be conducted during the afternoon and evening on the streets of downtown (okay, three or four streets worth) of South Pasadena for the 5th Annual Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk.

On stage at the Gold Line Metro stop, at the South Pas Music Center, in galleries, and even the local video store, music will fill the spring air, mixing with the blooming jasmine, wafting down the street, greeting strollers, enthusiasts, and the passerby. Along with bands like Loafer’s Glory, Mexico68, Shadowlands, and the South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory Chamber Music Consortium, muralists, painters, printmakers, assemblage artists, and photographers will exhibit their works for viewing (and purchase).

The Art Experience will allow guests to make “hands-on” art, led by artist and designer Marie Miller. Art/Work/Place and the Green Brooms Academy will host a community art mural. South Pasadena Mercantile is having a “Singles Only Party & Portrait Painting.”

Eliza Gilkyson, daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, will be performing at the South Pas Public Library. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush, and Rosanne Cash. Her CD Land of Milk and Honey was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. She’ll be playing with her brother and fellow musician Tony Gilkyson.



And don’t miss Miss Phoebe Bridgers. She’s known to us as a Sequoyah School alum who serenaded the students, teachers, and parents for years as she learned her craft and honed her talents. She’s performed at the Troubadour, El Rey, the Roxy, Genghis Cohen, the Grand Ole Echo, and is currently everywhere on TV in Apple’s iPhone 5S commercial.

Phoebe Bridgers


Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk
Saturday, May 3rd, approx. 3-11 p.m.
PDF of schedule here
Mission, Hope, & El Centro Streets; Fremont & Meridian Avenues
South Pasadena 91030
Free event
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