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.
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.
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.