The public is advised of the following parking, road closures and other event information for Make Music Pasadena on Saturday, June 6.
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 www.makemusicpasadena.org.
The Old Pasadena stage will feature entertainment from noon to 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 noon to 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 to 9 p.m. Saturday – 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.
Festival 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 on the city’s website.
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 911.
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 www.makemusicpasadena.org and www.cityofpasadena.net.
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 at the event’s website.