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Make Music Pasadena returns with How To Dress Well...

Make Music Pasadena returns with How To Dress Well, Sir Sly!

Arguably one of the best summer festivals in the greater Los Angeles area (and free to boot), Make Music Pasadena has announced its return on June 6 with a massive-but-still-growing lineup, which includes headliners like How To Dress Well and Sir Sly.

Going strong in its eighth year, the music festival will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout downtown Pasadena, including Old Town and the Playhouse District. With over 150 musical acts spanning a variety of genres like indie rock, Latin, and jazz, performing on five main stages and 30 smaller stages scattered throughout the streets at cool spots like parks, libraries, museums, rooftops and churches–it’s the one festival you can’t afford to miss; and with free admission, your wallet can take it too.

Last year’s headliners like Saint Motel, Surfer Blood, and Yuna, have made recent appearances at larger music festivals such as Coachella–this might just be your last chance to catch the artists on the bill before they blow up.

The full lineup can be viewed below, but more acts will be revealed in the coming weeks.

How to Dress Well
Sir Sly
Kishi Bashi
Hundred Waters
Nick Waterhouse
Kaleo
Caroline Smith
Lydia Ainsworth
Avid Dancer
Making Movies
Dark Waves
Hidden Charms
The Moth & the Flame
Opus Orange
Mudbug Brass Band
Belmont Lights
Boroughs
Raspin Stuwart
Sanglorians
LA Takedown
Professor Possessor
Emby Alexander (Phoenix)
Sugar Candy Mountain (Oakland)
Big Wild Wings (Salt Lake City)
Bon Wrath (Cambodia)
Brendan Eder Ensemble
Crystales
MrK
Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Make Music Pasadena is a non-profit, so they are also asking for donations here, where you can get you some cool stuff from buttons to backstage and VIP passes with $5 to $200 donations. Help keep Pasadena’s only free music festival free.


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