Grammy nominated, multi-platinum-selling BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, the kings of swing, will headline The Eclectic – South Pasadena’s Music Festival and Art Walk on Saturday, April 28. The popular free music and art festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and has been touring in support of their new album, “Louie, Louie, Louie” (Savoy Jazz), an electrifying celebration of jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima. On their eleventh album, the band pays homage to their jazz heroes. BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY’s lineup includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen “The Kid” Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger).
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the festival’s 10-year anniversary with BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY,” said Laurie Wheeler, president of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. “The Eclectic is South Pasadena’s biggest event and the festival’s success is indicative of the city’s unwavering support of the arts. The Eclectic is free, all-ages and run exclusively through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. In our decade-long history, we’ve been fortunate to have extraordinary musicians be part of the festival’s line-up and BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY continues the trend. With their catchy swing music and loyal followers, the band is sure to make this year’s festival the most memorable one yet.”
The Eclectic’s full line-up is still being confirmed; please check the festival website (www.TheEclectic.Rocks) for the latest updates and/or volunteer opportunities.
The Eclectic is produced by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Deepmix Entertainment and the City of South Pasadena, and is supported by Eclectic Friends of the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to The Eclectic Friends of the Arts in South Pasadena help keep the festival free.
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