May 2 2013
MAKE MUSIC PASADENA – West Coast’s Largest Free Music Festival returns Saturday, June 1, 2013


–       West Coast’s Largest Free Music Festival returns Saturday, June 1 with multiple outdoor stages hosting more than 150 free concerts –  

PASADENA, CA (April  2013) – Crowds of 35,000 music fans are expected to attend Make Music Pasadena, West Coast’s largest free music festival Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s festival lineup features performances by Tanlines, Yacht, Robert DeLong, Hunter Hunted, We are Scientists, Las Cafeteras, Tobrreblanca, Superhumanoids, Dom la Nena, Soko and many more including a very special guest headliner to be announced at the end of May. The all-day, all-ages music festival takes place on Saturday, June 1 from 11 am until 11 pm throughout Downtown Pasadena. A list of confirmed acts follows. The final Make Music Pasadena lineup will total over 100 bands and include more than 150 free concerts throughout Pasadena with a mixture of Grammy-award nominees, platinum recording artists, and emerging homegrown talent crisscrossing in one day to celebrate the spirit of music.


The twelve-hours of unparalleled musical programming will feature every kind of genre including classical, rock, indie rock, Latin, funk, folk and jazz, among others. Pasadena’s largest summer event will host performances in alleys, buses, churches, libraries, museums, rooftops, and other impromptu public spaces throughout Downtown Pasadena.

Unique performances will take place throughout the day including a 15 piece ukulele orchestra, a special evening performance from rising Brazilian chanteuse Dom La Nena and Sleeping at Last accompanied by strings.  Pop-up stages will be scattered throughout the city including outdoor mini-recitals in parks, museums, restaurants, schools, and other unconventional spaces.  The Pasadena Arts Buses will be running free all day linking main stages as well as host live music on board.


In addition to thirty smaller performance areas, Make Music Pasadena will feature an eclectic five main stage lineup featuring popular bands from around the world.  The diverse lineup includes such acts as indie rock band Tanlines, Yacht, Robert DeLong, Hunter Hunted, We are Scientists, Taken by Trees, Las Cafeteras, Superhumanoids, Torreblanca, Soko among others.  


Make Music Pasadena is modeled on the Fete De La Musique event that started in Paris in 1982 as a way to celebrate music. Fete De La Musique has now spread to over 350 countries participating in World Music Day which falls on June 21st yearly. The aim of Make Music Pasadena is to promote 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.

Make Music Pasadena is produced by Old Pasadena Management District and Playhouse District Association. For more information on Make Music Pasadena, visit


Confirmed Acts Include

Special headliner guest (TBA)
The Peach Kings
Robert DeLong
Taken by Trees
Hunter Hunted
KCRW DJ Valida

Tashaki Myaki
We are Scientists
Dom la Nena
High Places
Sleeping at Last
Las Cafeteras
The New Limb
A House of Lions
The Record Company
Yellow Red Sparks
Simone White
Amanda Jo Williams
The Dustbowl Revival
Radar Bros.
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Haunted Summer
Salt Petal
The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere
Freedom Fry
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
Jessica Fichot
Kid Cadaver
Amanda Jo Williams
Will Courtney
White Dove

+ over 150 free concerts




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