Published : Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 8:10 PM
The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with DeepMix Entertainment and the City of South Pasadena presents The Eclectic, its family-friendly Music Festival and Art Walk, on Saturday, April 28, from 3-10 p.m., with Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling Big Bad Voodoo Daddy as headliners.
Other notable music acts will include retro-nouveau-rockabilly-jump-swing from Maureen and The Mercury 5, afrobeat vibes from Mexico68, flamenco, blues and Latin twang from Twanguero, the crowd-pleasing sounds of Chicago from The South Pasadena Transit Authority, a lineup of Americana singer-songwriters playing at the Fretted Frog Stage, jazz in two venues, and much more.
Stages include four outdoor venues, plus more including the Library Community Room, the Calvary Church, the South Pasadena Theatre Workshop and other nearby intimate locales.
Aside from open houses at South Pasadena art galleries and studios, there will also be food trucks, beer gardens, Artisans’ Alley vendors, community art activities, and merchants along Mission Street and Fair Oaks who will be opening up their doors with Eclectic promotions and activities.
The festival’s headline art event, The Art Experience, is an interactive art installation by Stephen Hsiao that features South Pasadena’s iconic “Astride Aside” sculpture — also known as “The Walking Man” — stopped in time through the magic of light and shadows.
Other art events include art openings at SugarMynt and SPARC (South Pasadena Art Council) galleries, family art activities, making collages, writing haikus and more. Artisans’ Alley, a unique South Pasadena marketplace, will feature at least 26 artists and makers selling unique art and handmade goods.
This year’s festival features a new, more walkable footprint—for the first time, it will be located directly on Mission Street. The stages and art events are all within a short walking distance of the South Pasadena Metro Station.
The Eclectic is free to attend and is supported by nonprofit Eclectic Friends of the Arts.
For updates on the lineup and art activities, visit www.TheEclectic.Rocks.