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South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce President Laurie Wheeler shows Eclectic poster to City Council to promote one of city’s biggest events on April 28 along Mission Street

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | The South Pasadena City Council was shown a poster Wednesday night by Chamber of Commerce President Laurie Wheeler that highlights the April 28 Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk.

The Eclectic, South Pasadena’s Music Festival and Art Walk, returns for it’s 10th year on Saturday, April 28, with Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy” headlining the event. BBVD, the incomparable kings of swing, recently released their 11th album, “Louie, Louie, Louie,” dedicated to jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima.

Laurie Wheeler, the president of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, promoted the event on Wednesday night by showing the Eclectic poster to the local City Council.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Tommy Ross, who performed the National Anthem on saxophone at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, will perform on the Carnegie Stage at the South Pasadena Library Community Room during the Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk on April 28 with the Calvin Joe Jazz Roots Experience.

Following her announcement, musician Tommy Ross asked the council to stand as he performed the National Anthem on saxophone. He will be performing at the Eclectic during a 3 p.m. performance in the South Pasadena Library Community Room Carnegie Stage with the Calvin Joe Jazz Roots Experience.

The Eclectic is family-friendly and free. This year’s Eclectic features a new, more walkable footprint – for the first time directly on Mission Street in South Pasadena. The event begins at 3pm, with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy taking the stage at 8:30pm.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Tommy Ross played the National Anthem during Wednesday’s South Pasadena City Council meeting while promoting the 10th annual Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk on April 28th in the city.

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.

The stages and art events are all within easy walking distance of the South Pasadena Metro Station, a convenient way for many to travel to the festival.