Southern California music fans of all ages are counting down to Saturday, April 27, when the Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl returns to South Pasadena for its 11th year.
Hosted by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, the family-friendly event is offered again this year free of charge from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Grammy-nominated Gin Blossoms headlines the 2019 festival with their fusion of melodic rock, pop, folk and country elements that have helped pave the way for the modern rock music of today. The festival features a wide array of talent from the local area, including musicians offering jazz, rock, folk music and more.
An estimated 50 musical groups will appear on a dozen stages throughout an expanded festival area conveniently located by the METRO Gold Line station at Mission Street and Meridian Street. Mission Street will be closed this year between Meridian Street and Fair Oaks Avenue.
The Eclectic’s full lineup can be seen at www.TheEclectic.Rocks with the latest updates on performance schedules, free parking and street closures.
In addition to the diverse array of music, festival-goers can enjoy visiting local merchants and the booths of local artisans. Refreshments will be available in the festival’s beer and wine garden, at local restaurants and from participating food trucks.
In a new feature this year, a VIP Zone will allow access to a private reserved area at the corner of Mission Street and Fairview Street, in a location central to various stages and the Artisans’ Alley. VIP Zone ticketholders will receive wristbands enabling them to come and go from the reserved area throughout the festival. The special area will feature cocktail tables and chairs as well as bright orange Eclectic Music Festival goodie bags with tickets for beer and wine, among other gift items.
A limited number of VIP Zone tickets will be sold for $50 each online at www.TheElectic.Rocks. Online ticket sales will close when sold out or on Friday, April 26. Any remaining tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Diamond Avenue ticket booth when the festival opens at 3 p.m. on April 27.
Produced by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with DeepMix Entertainment as well as the City of South Pasadena, The Eclectic is a collaboration with local organizations including Friends of the South Pasadena Library, South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory, and SPARC – South Pasadena Arts Council. Dozens of volunteers generously contribute time and talent to staff several Information Centers, oversee the beer and wine garden, help with setup and much more.
Donations to The Eclectic Friends of the Arts in South Pasadena, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, will help keep the festival free to all attendees.
Information about making a donation is available online at www.TheEclectic.Rocks.