Summer of Fun Venues heat up with performances | Feature Articles

IIf there’s anything we’ve learned from the pandemic, it’s that artists are passionate. They continued to play for us, but in a new area: livestreaming.

Now that the pandemic is subsiding, artists are returning to the stages.

Welcome to Pasadena Weekly’s summer guide. Take a look here and buy tickets to support the people who lifted our spirits during the pandemic. Here is an excerpt of upcoming shows in the region.

626 Night Market

VARIOUS DATES

Santa Anita Park

285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

626nightmarket.com

The 626 flagship night markets are back at Santa Anita Park. The iconic California festival features over 250 food, merchandise, craft, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions all in one place. The dates for this summer are July 1 to July 3; July 8 to July 10; From August 26 to August 28 and from September 3 to September 5.

Pasadena Pops

LA County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia

VARIOUS DATES

pasadenasymphony-pops.org

Pops Principal Bandleader Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops recently expanded the Pops Summer Concert Series to six concerts at the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

The six-concert series will run from June 25 to September 10, with a lineup of several award-winning guest artists, including Grammy-winning singer Melissa Manchester, SAG Award winner LaChanze (“The Help”), Tony Tony nominees Yazbeck and Michael Cavanaugh and Tony Award winner Lillias White, plus Michael Feinstein in concert.

“Sway With Me: Latin rhythms and swing!”

JUNE 25

Michel Feinstein, conductor

Mauricio Martinez, soloist

Margo Rey, soloist

“Michael Feinstein sings Gershwin”

JULY 9TH

Larry Blank, conductor

Michael Feinstein, soloist

“Aretha: A Tribute”

JULY 23

Larry Blank, conductor

Capathia Jenkins, soloist

Matthew Johnson, soloist

“American Icons: Judy Garland and Friends”

AUGUST 13

Michel Feinstein, conductor

Melissa Manchester, soloist

Nicole Henry, soloist

Maddie Baillio, soloist

“Michael Cavanaugh sings Billy Joel and Elton John”

AUGUST 27

Larry Blank, conductor

Michael Cavanaugh, soloist

“Broadway at the Movies”

SEVEN. ten

Michel Feinstein, conductor

LaChanze, soloist

Lillias White, soloist

Tony Yazbeck, soloist

The Rose Bowl/Brookside at

pink bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena

rosebowlstadium.com

Foodie Land Los Angeles

JUNE 3 TO JUNE 5

FoodieLand is inspired by the night markets of Asia, with light nighttime sounds, tastes and scents. This festival serves authentic multicultural street food, drinks and desserts. On the grounds, you can also enjoy carnival games, live musical performances and artisans.

AmericaFest

4TH JULY

Rose Bowl Stadium hosts its 96th annual AmericaFest celebration. The event celebrates the country’s birthday with patriotic festivities beginning at 7 p.m.

palomino

JULY 9TH

Brookside at the Rose Bowl

The team behind Stagecoach, Goldenvoice presents its first Palomino Festival with Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson & Family and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit headlining. The alt-country festival pushes the boundaries of country, folk, pop and bluegrass.

Rose Bowl Party of the Century

AUGUST 13

Rose Bowl Stadium

Rose Bowl Stadium, in coordination with the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, is hosting its 100th anniversary celebration. Alongside the August 13 festivities, it will feature international soccer games, the first major non-soccer event at Rose Bowl Stadium since before the pandemic. The Rose Bowl Party of the Century is expected to be sold out, with a red carpet, live entertainment, fireworks, flyover and celebrity appearances while celebrating America’s Stadium’s generational moments – all under the lights of the emblematic lawn of the place.

Head in the clouds

AUGUST 20 AND AUGUST. 21

Brookside at the Rose Bowl

Global Asian music and media company, 88rising, in partnership with Goldenvoice, presents Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival with a lineup of selected talents like Jackson Wang (Magic Man Experience), NIKI, Rich Brian, Yebi Labs (Joji DJ Set), BIBI, Jay Park and CHUNG HA. This year’s festival also includes live performances from mxmtoon, the first joint project by Audrey Nuna + Deb Never, eaJ, ATARASHII GAKKO! and MILL.

It’s not a picnic

AUGUST 27 AND AUGUST. 28

Brookside at the Rose Bowl

Goldenvoice brings together six artist stages spanning the genres of indie, hip-hop, dance and underground. August 27 features the title LCD Soundsystem plus a performance by Le Tigre, who reunites after a 12-year hiatus, with a host of others including Jorja Smith, Kaytranada, JUNGLE, Courtney Barnett, Honey Dijon, Yves Tumor, Genesis Owusu and Hana Vu. The Strokes, Pasadena’s Phoebe Bridgers and the much-hyped Wet Leg are among those set to take the stage on August 28.

Pasadena Chalk Festival

JUNE 18 TO JUNE 19

300 E. Green Street, Pasadena

pasadenachalkfestival.org

The annual Pasadena Chalk Festival at the Paseo features over 600 skilled chalk artists from around the world who will come together to celebrate this unique art form. The festival offers visitors the opportunity to experience art for free in the famous Paseo Square.

Pasadena International Film Festival

FROM JUNE 23 TO JUNE 30

Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

pasadenafilmfestival.org

The festival brings together filmmakers, artists, businesses and the public for nine days filled with entertainment and education. Panels and workshops provide the general public with knowledge and culture, screenings provide entertainment and business is generated as people mingle and mingle after each screening, stopping at boutiques and shops, restaurants and lounges.

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