Make Music Pasadena June 6, 2015 Road Closures & Event Info!

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The West Coast’s Largest Free Music Festival Returns on Saturday, June 6, with Six Main Stages and More Than 30 Supporting Venues

Make Music Pasadena 2015 logoPASADENA, CA (May 2015) – Make Music Pasadena is excited to announce the festival schedule for the six main stages and many of the 30+ supporting venues that will host more than 150 performances on Saturday, June 6, from 11:00am until 11:00pm. The West Coast’s largest free music festival has partnered with DoLA to bring our fans the interactive schedule now online at The mobile-friendly page can be used to create your own custom schedule, explore and pick your favorite artists, and see which of your friends are going.

Crowds exceeding 50,000 are expected to attend this all-ages all-day event. This year’s lineup features performances by How to Dress Well, Sir Sly, Kishi Bashi, Hundred Waters, Nick Waterhouse, Kaleo, Caroline Smith, Lydia Ainsworth, Avid Dancer, and many more. Newly announced main stage performers include local favorites Kera & the Lesbians, Little Wolves (formerly Tapioca & the Flea), and Juliet Piper & the Daydream, as well as Alexandria Maillot of Toronto.

The six main stages are located throughout Downtown Pasadena:

  • Old Pasadena Stage on historic Colorado Boulevard
  • Playhouse District Stage presented by Hotel Constance dusitD2 pasadena with talent presented by SESAC
  • Levitt Pavilion Stage at Memorial Park presented by Lincoln Property Company
  • Bank of America’s Music Under the Stars featuring the Pasadena Symphony and POPS in Centennial Square at City Hall
  • Vroman’s Jazz Stage hosted by the Los Angeles College of Music
  • Paseo Colorado Stage featuring up and coming artists in the courtyard

More than 30 supporting venues offer various urban experiences both indoors and out. Some examples are:

  • Armory Center for the Arts will offer family friendly music and kids free activities all day.
  • Old Towne Pub, in the same back alley location since 1973, is featuring more than 12 hours of music (presented by Sherpa Music MGMT, Delavie TV, One Question Sessions)
  • The 35er Bar, also a Pasadena institution, will present various bands all day (presented by THRUST Drums).
  • Club 54 brings back the Stars & Streetlamps Stage with an entire day of urban music (presented by Open Kanvas).
  • Monopole Wine also includes an afternoon full of intimate performances in their shop.
  • Fuller Seminary returns with various outdoor acts on their campus courtyard.
  • Burbank Music Academy sponsors a student and alumni stage in Mercantile Place.

More venues and stage schedules will be added in the days leading up to the event. Highlighting the Old Pasadena and Playhouse Districts, this event invites you to walk and explore the hundreds of area restaurants and boutiques. The Pasadena ARTS buses that link the main stages run free all day, as well as hosting live music on board.

Confirmed Acts at Make Music Pasadena Include:

How to Dress Well Cobi Mike
Sir Sly Kid Bloom
Kishi Bashi Tashaki Miyaki
Hundred Waters Vanish Valley
Nick Waterhouse Past Action Heroes
Kaleo Skip Heller
Caroline Smith Bing Bing
Lydia Ainsworth Timothy Rhyme
Avid Dancer The Decline
Making Movies Mad Temple
Dark Waves Sanglorians
Hidden Charms LA Takedown
The Moth & the Flame Professor Possessor
Opus Orange Emby Alexander
Little Wolves (formerly Tapioca & the Flea) Sugar Candy Mountain
Mudbug Brass Band Big Wild Wings
Kera and the Lesbians Bon Wrath
Belmont Lights Brendan Eder Ensemble
Raspin Stuwart Crystales
Juliet Piper & the Daydream MRK
Alexandria Maillot Jamie Shaheen
Boroughs JPL Chorus
Autumn in June Pasadena Symphony and POPS
David & Olivia And many more…

Make Music Pasadena is a 100% non-profit event, generously funded by our sponsors and donations from our supporters. Donating just became easier with a quick link on the website:

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

Please contact Janet Swartz at 626.356.9725 x11 or for further information and photographs.

Pasadena ARTS Route 10 for Make Music Pasadena 2015


PASADENA, Calif.—The public is advised of the following parking, road closures and other event information for Make Music Pasadena on Saturday, June 6, 2015.  Make Music Pasadena is the West Coast’s largest free music festival attended by an estimated 50,000 music fans.  The all-day, all-ages festival features more than 150 live performances from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on six main stages and 30-plus additional venues throughout Pasadena.

Headliners for this year’s event are lo-fi artist How to Dress Well, electronic-tinged pop trio Sir Sly, orchestral pop artist Kishi Bashi, electronic art-rock quartet Hundred Waters and rhythm and blues prodigy Nick Waterhouse.  Other acts include the Pasadena Symphony and POPS, Afro-Caribbean indie ensemble Making Movies, indie folk group Kaleo and indie pop artist Dark Waves. View the complete lineup at

Gold Line, Bus and Bike Travel Options
Attendees are encouraged to carpool, bicycle, walk or use public transportation.  Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to use extra caution while traveling through the event area.  Metro riders can take the Memorial Park Station exit on the Gold Line.  The Pasadena ARTS Route 10 buses that link the main stages will provide free, extended service for the event.  View the June 6 Route 10 schedule and map

All motorists are advised that they should expect to pay for parking at structures and at meters.  Please observe all posted and temporary “no parking” signs that will be fully enforced on event day.  Vehicles violating parking restrictions can be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense.

Pasadena’s Health and Public Safety Officials remind all attendees to celebrate responsibly.  Dress appropriately for the event—be sure to use plenty of sunscreen, wear brimmed hats for shade and stay hydrated by drinking water or other nutritious fluids.  Help keep all of us safe—If you see something, say something immediately to a uniformed officer on scene or call (626) 744-4241.  Be prepared to speak calmly, know the location where you are calling from and provide concise information.  For life-threatening emergencies, always call 9-1-1.

Let’s be social!  Tweet your favorite photos to Pasadena’s Twitter handle, @PasadenaGov.  Use the hashtags #Pasadena and #MMPasadena.  While here, help support Pasadena’s local merchants, shops, hotels and restaurants to provide you with a memorable experience during your visit to beautiful Pasadena.

For updated information, visit and

Road Closures
The Old Pasadena stage will feature entertainment from 12-7:30 p.m.  The following streets will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Colorado Boulevard between Fair Oaks Avenue and Arroyo Parkway
  • Raymond Avenue between Union and Green streets

The Playhouse District stage will feature entertainment from 12-7:30 p.m.  The following streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Madison Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and Green Street

The Pasadena Symphony and POPS Music Under the Stars stage will feature entertainment from 5:30-9 p.m.  The following streets will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday, June 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 6.

  • Garfield Avenue between Ramona and Union streets
  • Holly Street between Marengo and Garfield avenues

To expedite travel through downtown Pasadena, residents are encouraged to use Del Mar Boulevard and Walnut Street for eastbound and westbound travel.   For northbound and southbound travel, consider using Orange Grove Boulevard and Lake Avenue.

Make Music Pasadena is produced by the Old Pasadena Management District and Playhouse District Association.  The free event relies on public support and donations to help fund more than 150 eclectic musical performances in parks, alleys, churches, libraries, museums, rooftops and other public spaces in Pasadena.  Donations, starting at $5, include a broad range of perks, from branded wristbands to autographed CDs to VIP backstage passes to the main stages.  Find out more about Make Music Pasadena perks and how to donate

Download the Make Music Pasadena Program Map and Schedule


William H. Boyer
Pasadena Public Information Officer
City Manager’s Office
(626) 744-4755,

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