Exclusive: Levitt Pavilions Announce Summer Lineups

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Fri, May 25, 2012 at 8:26 AM

click to enlarge Maria del Pilar performs Aug. 4 at MacArthur Park - KEVIN SCANLON
  • Kevin Scanlon
  • Maria del Pilar performs Aug. 4 at MacArthur Park
In an exclusive to West Coast Sound, the Levitt Pavilions in Pasadena and MacArthur Park have revealed the lineups to their massive, free summer concert series -- almost 100 shows between the two venues.

This year features everything from Latin alternative to folk, indie and world music. Highlights include former Los Abandoned frontwoman Maria del Pilar (aka Pilar Diaz), noisy garage rocker Hanni El Khatib, cacophonic big band Killsonic, Sara Watkins of contemporary folk trio Nickel Creek and Mexico City-based electronic outfit Mexican Institute of Sound. The full list is below.

click to enlarge Mexican Institute of Sound performs June 17 in Pasadena
  • Mexican Institute of Sound performs June 17 in Pasadena
JUNE in Pasadena

16 - Dam Funk

17 - BMI Summer Nights presents: Mexican Institute of Sound and Mr. Vallenato

20 - Kids show: Bob Baker Marionettes

21 - Dustbowl Revival

22 - Fishtank Ensemble

23 - Yuna

24 - Barbara Morrison

27 - Kids show: Birdie's Playhouse

28 - The Watson Twins

29 - Locos Por Juana

30 - Fools Gold

JULY in Pasadena

click to enlarge Allah-Las perform July 14 at MacArthur Park - JENNIE WARREN
  • Jennie Warren
  • Allah-Las perform July 14 at MacArthur Park
1 - Van Hunt

5 - Red Baraat

6 - Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek

7 - Sergent Garcia

8 - Kamasi Washington

11 - Kids show: Kiddle Karoo's Silly Monsters

12 - Allensworth

13 - M.A.K.U. SoundSystem

14 - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

15 - Dublab presents: Tribe Records 40th Anniversary Celebration with Phil Ranelin and special guests, with DJ set by Carlos Nino

18 - Kids show: Jose-Luis Orozco

19 - Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto

20 - Border Radio

21 - Sola Rosa

22 - USC Jazz Quintet

25 - Kids show: Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band

26 - Wake Up Madagascar

27 - Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

28 - Mariachi Divas

29 - Luisa Maita

JULY in MacArthur Park

5 - Rumbankete

6 - Ethio-Cali

7 - BMI Summer Nights presents: Il Abanico and Enjambre

8 - Kids show: Ballet Folklorico ASOSOL

8 - ON Ensemble

12 - M.A.K.U. SoundSystem

13 - String Theory

14 - Spaceland presents: Allah-Las and Sony and the Sunsets

15 - Pupusa Power Music and Food Festival feat. Grupo Briza

19 - Criolo

20 - Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto

21 - DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: Pick-Up Basketball NYC, a film by Bobbito Garcia & Kevin Couliau, with guest DJ Anthony Valadez of KCRW

22 - Kids show: Kiddle Karoo's Silly Monsters

22 - Sola Rosa

26 - Nosaj Thing

27 - The Expanders

28 - Dublab presents: Arabian Prince, Egyptian Lover, and Javelin, with DJ set by Frosty

29 - Kids show: Cesar Castro and Cambalache

29 - uKanDanZ

August schedule below

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