Music will be in the air on Sunday afternoons throughout July as the City of South Pasadena presents its annual concerts in the park series.
Stone Soul, performing Motown and soul, kicked off the series last Sunday as, according to city officials, about 1,100 concertgoers attended the lively event.
“This is a good sized crowd for our first concert (of the summer),” said Anthony Kim, the city’s community services coordinator, surveying the crowd.
Matt Grey, lead singer for Stone Soul, made a surprise announcement during Sunday’s performance, telling the large crowd, “Let me be the first to let you know that LeBron James is going to be a Los Angeles Laker,” he yelled into the microphone on the stage, talking about the NBA all-star, who agreed to a $154 million, four-year deal to leave Cleveland, where he delivered on a promise to bring the city a title, accomplishing that task in 2016.
Among the songs performed by Stone Soul during the concert were: “Love Train” by the O’Jays, “I Heard Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye and “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” by Steve Wonder.
Four additional concerts are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. in Garfield Park on the following Sunday afternoons:
July 8 – Upstream (Caribbean)
July 15 – Phat Cat Swinger (Swing)
July 22 – Hard Day’s Night (Beatles Tribute)
July 29 – The Answer (Classic Rock)
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, beach chairs, a picnic dinner and enjoy the music and fun. Food is also available for sale.
The South Pasadena Community Services Department and the Parks & Recreation Commission are organizing the concerts made possible through the generous financial support of local businesses and individuals:
For more information, call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.