Arroyo Seco Weekend

Photo courtesy of the artist Charles Bradley


Sun., June 25, 12 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA  91103
Like a smaller version of the Grand Canyon, the Arroyo Seco literally separates Pasadena from the sprawl of Los Angeles below, functioning as a glorified (albeit dry) moat that makes the two cities feel more like separate worlds. Those worlds come together for the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend, a two-day gathering that eschews the glitz and electronica-pumped atmosphere of other festivals in favor of a more decidedly rootsy and down-home celebration of alt-country, R&B, jazz and classic rock. Tom Petty and his longtime Gainesville, Florida, homies the Heartbreakers headline on Saturday, although they’ll have to step up their game following the raw-throated blues intensity of Alabama Shakes. Dozy British folk revivalists Mumford & Sons and pop wise guys Weezer close on Sunday, but the weekend’s bigger jolts will come from funk aristocrats The Meters, Galactic and Charles Bradley. Also Saturday, June 24.

With Mumford & Sons, Weezer, The Shins, Fitz & the Tantrums, Andrew Bird, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Galactic, The Revivalists, Andy Grammer, ZZ Ward, Lettuce, Jamtown, Alice Smith, The Mowglis, David Lindley, Con Brio, NK Band and others.
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