Make Music Pasadena 2011

Jun 15, 2011

Emily Kokal from Warpaint performs for a packed hometown crowd on the Main Stage at last year's celebration. Photo courtesy of

Despite the June gloom, summer is heating up with the return of the free Make Music Pasadena festival, this year substantially bigger than last year’s. Music lovers will gather in the streets this Saturday all around Pasadena for a free, all-day, all-ages music festival that takes place during World Music weekend. (The tradition began a few decades ago in France, where it is called Fêtes de la Musique, and has more recently spread around the world.)

Make Music Pasadena is Southern California’s only free music festival that features Grammy-award winning and platinum-recording artists, along with up-and-coming talent. The event draws more than 20,000 diverse festival goers.

This year’s roster will perform more than 100 concerts at six main stages, including ones dedicated to world music, jazz, indie rock, Latin and emerging artists stage. Artists include Best Coast, an L.A.-based garage rock/surf pop band, Ra Ra Riot, an indie rock band, Seasons, an electronic indie rock band, Ben L’Oncle Soul, presented by the Consulate General of France, and Tita Lima, presented by the Consulate General of Brazil. The 20+ sponsored  sites are located around Old Town and throughout Pasadena, from Fair Oaks to Lake–for more details, check out the website.

Make Music Pasadena 2011

Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Central Pasadena
See venues here
FREE, for all-ages

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