Highly melodic rock act Surfer Blood and Malaysian R&B artist Yuna will anchor this summer's edition of the free Make Music Pasadena festival. Returning for its seventh year, the day-long June 7 event will once again feature more than 150 largely independent artists throughout Old Town Pasadena.
Make Music Pasadena, one of the last remaining free neighborhood festivals in Southern California to draw name indie and rock acts, will also feature appearances from the breezy Tennis, light-stepping locals Saint Motel, evocative singer-songwriter Shelby Earle and the intimate, worldly electronic stylings of Moses Sumney.
Others on the bill include Andy Allo, Finish Ticket, Wild Ones, Run River North, the Record Company and Ester Rada. A list of confirmed artists is below. Organizers expect to add to the lineup in the coming days and weeks. Make Music Pasadena will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Attendance at past Make Music Pasadena events has exceeded 35,000, according to organizers, and the festivals have generally operated with a budget in the low six figures. Organizers are once again seeking to raise money via crowd-funding efforts, with various perks offered for different donation tiers (a button for $5, and VIP access for $150, for instance).
Confirmed acts are as follows: