South Pasadena will be jammin’ with people and music on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Indy folk rocker Eliza Gilkyson and brother Tony Gilkyson, long-time LA favorite, will both perform at the Carnegie Stage. New and emerging artists will once again liven up BurkeTriolo Studios. And more than a dozen acts will play on the Main Stage at the Gold Line, Mission Station. Outstanding community acts will resound inside the South Pasadena Music Center. Throughout the city many more musicians will play as singer-songwriters, trios and quartets – and all performances are open to the public and free. The festival has become a hallmark of the emerging arts scene in the City of South Pasadena.
The Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk emerged from the vibrant creative community in South Pasadena. The small town in the heart of LA captures the feeling of a bygone era with an intriguing mix of modern amenities from excellent bistros and cafes, art galleries and boutiques. Part of its appeal is accessibility from the Metro Gold Line – step off at Mission Station.
The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce produced the first Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk in 2009 with Stan Ridgway and a host of other amazing musicians. It emerged from the success of Downtown SouthPas LIVE! – a concert in a parking lot that awoke a sleepy town with all the energy and enthusiasm of an active arts community and a whole bunch of visitors from nearby. Now in our sixth year, we’re proud to have featured many noted performers, including Chris Hillman, Billy Childs, Quetzal, David Lindley, The Young Dubliners, Don Preston, Mark Isham, String Theory and hundreds of others, many of whom hail from South Pasadena.
The South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk is staged by and for the local businesses as a celebration of the arts. Check back soon for the complete line-up and list of galleries.