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Arroyo Seco Weekend reveals food lineup, installations + more!

JUNE 23 & 24, 2018 BROOKSIDE AT ROSE BOWL // PASADENA, CA Arroyo Seco Weekend Reveals Kidspace Programmed Stage, Huntington Gardens Installation, Jet Propulsion Lab’s Intergalactic Travel Lounge + Return of Little Libraries by Vroman’s + more! Plus Additional Food & Drink Vendors: Burritos La Palma, Chilola’s Filipino Tacos & Freedman’s

Following a hugely successful, sold out inaugural year in 2017, Goldenvoice’s Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival has revealed more details on this year’s festival. Arroyo Seco Weekend is a world class cultural affair, with a stellar music line up that includes Saturday headliners Neil Young + The Promise Of The Real and Jack White with Sunday headliners Kings Of Leon and Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, as well as a food lovers’ paradise.

Festival goers can find an array of sought-after dishes and award-winning restaurants from Los Angeles and Pasadena’s impressive culinary communities. The selection offers a wide range of cuisine, from classic Italian dishes; authentic Mexican; Korean BBQ; to gluten-free and vegan options celebrating Los Angeles’ melting pot of a food scene. Newest additions to the food and beverage program include Los Angeles staples Wexler’s Deli and Barrel & Ashes, along with the beloved Burritos La Palma, and the new and exciting Chilola's Fine Filipino Tacos by Chef Michael Hung, and Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare, and more.

Pasadena’s acclaimed Kidspace Museum returns to the festival with a tent of activities to keep children entertained. This year make your own box guitar, jam with the interactive drum circle lead by Rhythm Child, add to the collaborative art project and create your own crafts and concert buttons at the Kidspace Family Jam. And, for the first time, Arroyo Seco Weekend welcomes Pasadena’s The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens with an interactive installation of plant and flower biology and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be on site with an exclusive Intergalactic Travel Lounge. This year also sees the return of Vroman’s Bookstore-curated Little Libraries, scattered around the festival site. Attendees will be able to peruse books relating to Pasadena’s long history as a cultural center. Children 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult.

The festival will include performances by (in ABC order by day):


Belle & Sebastian

Dwight Twilley


Hurray for the Riff Raff

Jack White

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

Kamasi Washington

Margo Price

Maxim Ludwig

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real

North Mississippi Allstars

Pharoah Sanders


Seu Jorge

Shakey Graves

The Milk Carton Kids

The Specials



Aaron Neville

Alanis Morrissette

Allen Stone

Capital Cities


Fantastic Negrito

Gary Clark Jr.

Irma Thomas

Kings Of Leon

Los Lobos

Margaret Glaspy

Robert Plant & the Sensational Shape Shifters

The Bangles

The Revolution

Third Eye Blind

Tracksuit Wedding

Trampled By Turtles

Violent Femmes

Cassell's Hamburgers



Jon & Vinny's Donna Jean STRFSH The Ponte Bourbon Steak Hatchet Hall La Esquina House of Machines Playa Provisions Burritos La Palma Ms Chi Wexler's Deli                          

Fritzi Coop Cena Vegan Yoga-Urt Sage Plant Based Bistro Cassell's Hamburgers Hanjip Korean BBQ Top Round The Spare Room Block Party Cal Mare Chilola's Fine Filipino Tacos Kogi Barrel & Ashes

Pass Prices Single day GA: $149 + fees Weekend GA: $249 + fees Single day VIP: $349 + fees Weekend VIP: $449 + fees Weekend Clubhouse VIP: $999 + fees Weekend Preferred parking: $65

Free day parking will be available at the festival, plus easy access from surrounding areas by Metro Gold Line, or rideshare/taxi to a pick-up and drop-off lot. Festival venue is accessible to pedestrians, and a Bike Valet will be offered. Festival amenities include plenty of shade, water filling stations, lockers, bicycle parking and phone charging stations. Arroyo Seco Weekend is truly Pasadena taking its name from The Arroyo Seco stream, meaning “dry stream” in Spanish, that passes through Brookside Golf Course and Pasadena from the San Gabriel Mountains.

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About Goldenvoice: Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival, also operates successful Los Angeles music venues including the Fonda Theatre, El Rey Theatre, and Shrine Auditorium. Beginning as an independent punk rock promoter in the early 1980s, Goldenvoice grew to be the preeminent alternative promoter in Southern California by forging strong relationships with both bands and music fans. Goldenvoice promotes over 1400 concerts a year in California, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii and Canada.


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