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Arroyo Seco Weekend: Pasadena’s New Music Foodie Festival

During summer’s first weekend in Pasadena, CA, Goldenvoice produced their first Arroyo Seco Weekend music festival at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. The two-day festival was hosted on grass in the surrounding area of the Rose Bowl where attendees could relax, enjoy amazing food and listen to some of their favorite bands from long ago, while also getting to hear some of today’s most celebrated acts.

Among the biggest names, the legendary Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers joined the likes of Mumford and Sons, Weezer, Alabama Shakes, Fitz and the Tantrums and many more.

The festival hosted 3 music stages with curated menus from some of Los Angeles’ favorite chefs and restaurants. I wish I had unlimited amounts of money because I am pretty sure everything there was actually worth the typical novelty festival price. I particularly was a fan of Ridge’s Churro Bar – a dessert truck – that makes churro sundaes. The Fruity Pebble Churro Sundae was a great choice. Many people did make it a family affair, bringing out the picnic blankets and lawn chairs to sit back and try to stay cool in the hot summer heat.


Attendees braving the summer sun traveling between stages, while other’s hang out in the shade.
Arroyo Seco’s big art, the ‘field house’.
A vintage art car at sunset.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers closing out Saturday night, as part of their 40th anniversary tour
Noelle Scaggs singing for Fitz and the Tantrums.
Michael Fitzpatrick from Fitz and the Tantrums.
Weezer dressed up as Guns n’ Roses for the introduction of their set.

It was a lovely weekend spent in Pasadena, CA, for Arroyo Seco Weekend.

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Arroyo Seco Weekend: Pasadena’s New Music Foodie Festival via @sacramentopress

About the author

Victoria Kobayashi

Victoria Kobayashi

Victoria is a music and arts contributor reporting on live events and festivals happening throughout California. She was born and raised in Sacramento and recently graduated from the University of California, Davis, majoring in Design and minoring in Professional Writing. Her hobbies include browsing through fashion blogs, photography, listening to new music, thrift store shopping and going on weekend road trips. She's always down for an adventure and meeting new people.

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