Make Music Pasadena is a free, all-ages event that showcases a diverse lineup of music in eclectic urban settings. Head to Downtown Pasadena on June 6 to see 150 performers during the one-day festival

Make Music Pasadena 2015

Jun 06 2015

Explore a dynamic selection of live performances spread across 35 different stages at Make Music Pasadena. This free, all-ages festival takes place on Saturday, June 6 all across Downtown Pasadena, Old Town and the Playhouse District. Along with five main stages, you can see shows on the city's rooftops, in parks, at churches and out-of-the-ordinary venues all over. This year's headliner is alt R&B singer How To Dress Well.

Designed to deliver a diverse array of live music performances to the public – for free – Make Music Pasadena is a one-day festival that takes over the streets of Downtown Pasadena. You'll find five main stages hosting a huge variety of bands and performers, playing everything from indie rock and alternative R&B to jazz, Latin fusion and experimental electro. Along with the five main stages, there will be 30 additional venues spread across 20 blocks of Downtown Pasadena, including Old Town and the Playhouse District. The city's parks, churches, museums, libraries, bars, restaurants and rooftops all provide an eclectic setting for the festival, and a uniquely urban vibe. Best of all – it's completely free to attend. This year's event is the 8th Annual Make Music Pasadena festival, and it takes place from 11AM to 11PM on Saturday, June 6. Expect to hear award-winning artists with celebrated careers, along with up-and-coming local musicians looking for their place in the sun. Heading up the lineup is How To Dress Well, a Chicago-born singer-songwriter known for lo-fi R&B, and alternative electronics. Other notable acts include Sir Sly, Kaleo, Kishi Bashi, Hundred Waters, Nick Waterhouse, Caroline Smith, Lydia Ainsworth, Avid Dance, Making Movies, LA Takedown and the Mudbug Brass Band. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend this dynamic city festival. While you're there, you'll find plenty of places to eat, drink and be merry in Pasadena. Sidewalk cafes, cool lounges, casual restaurants and ethnic eateries abound. Make a day of it at Make Music Pasadena.

Make Music Pasadena is a non-profit festival that is free for everyone to attend, but you can also donate $5 to $200 and receive cool ish, from buttons and stickers to backstage passes and VIP experiences.

Skip the parking hassles and take public transportation to the party. Downtown Pasadena can be reached on the Metro Gold Line with three convenient stations. Pasadena ARTS busses will also be providing free shuttle service between stages during the event.