Here’s the Lineup for Make Music Pasadena 2016

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In the wake of Coachella, Make Music has got you covered with an eclectic array of musicians set to take over historic Pasadena.

Best part? It’s completely FREE.


The 9th annual music festival will take place Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout downtown Pasadena, which includes Old Town and the Playhouse District.

With some 50,000 people expected in be in attendance, Make Music Pasadena lays claim to being the largest free music festival on the west coast.

The all-day event will feature more than 150 musical acts set to perform on six main stages and 30 smaller stages set up throughout Downtown Pasadena.

In addition to local restaurants and boutiques  there will be food trucks available and the Pasadena Transit buses will run FREE all day to get you from one stage to the next and there will be live music on board.

The show runs the gamut as far as genres go from indie-folk to synth-pop to reggae and punk (see list below, more acts are set to be added).

Make Music Pasadena
Levitt Pavilion stage at Make Music Pasadena. Photo credit: Make Music Pasadena

This year’s show is headlined by Atlas Genius of “Trojans” fame, L.A.-based The Mowgli’s, punk quartet Bear Hands, reggae artists Nahko and Medicine for the People, and synth-pop band Small Black.

Other confirmed acts include:

James Supercave
The Dead Ships
Thee Commons
LA Girlfriend
The Americans
Hamish Anderson
Attic Empire
Feli and the LemonShakers
The Skylarks
Tall Tales & the Silver Lining
Zach + Bridget
Laura Jean Anderson
The Lemon Trees
Jose Galvez (OZMA)
Valley Queen
Oliver Riot
The Cold Shoulders
Snake the Deck
Steel Rod
Jonny Come Lately
My Own Holiday
Cadaver Pudding
Stink Eye
Delta 9 MCs & Cola Crew

More acts may still be added, and exact set times are still TBD.

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