Crowds exceeding 50,000 music fans are expected to attend
Make Music Pasadena, the West Coast’s largest free music festival, on Saturday, June 6, from
11:00am until 11:00pm. This year’s festival lineup features performances by How to Dress
Well, Sir Sly, Kishi Bashi, Hundred Waters, Nick Waterhouse, Kaleo, Caroline Smith,
Lydia Ainsworth, Avid Dancer, and many more. The all-day, all-ages music festival takes
place on 5 main stages, with an additional 30+ stages and performance venues throughout
Downtown Pasadena. The final Make Music Pasadena lineup will total more than 150 bands,
featuring an eclectic mix of diverse music, including seasoned performers and emerging
homegrown talent, coming together for one day to celebrate the spirit of music.
Twelve hours of unparalleled musical programming showcase almost every genre including
indie and alternative rock, world, folk, Latin, funk, jazz, and classical, among others. Pasadena’s
largest summer event hosts performances in parks, alleys, churches, libraries, museums,
rooftops, and other improvised public spaces. Highlighting the Old Pasadena and Playhouse
Districts, this event invites you to walk and explore the hundreds of area restaurants and
boutiques. The Pasadena ARTS buses that link the main stages run free all day, as well as
hosting live music on board.
This year’s diverse lineup presents a selection of popular, as well as up and coming acts from
across the nation, including experimental lo-fi by Tom Krell AKA How to Dress Well (Chicago),
orchestral pop outfit Kishi Bashi (Athens, GA), electronic art-rock quartet Hundred Waters
(Gainesville, FL), R&B / neo-soul singer Caroline Smith (Minneapolis, MN), and AfroCaribbean
Indie ensemble Making Movies (Kansas City, MO). Artists from even farther abroad
include the indie folk group Kaleo (Iceland), experimental pop songstress Lydia Ainsworth
(Canada), and gritty R&B darlings Hidden Charms (London). Home grown talent will be well
represented this year with electronic-tinged pop trio Sir Sly, R&B prodigy Nick Waterhouse,
atmospheric psych-pop from Avid Dancer, and moody indie-pop from Dark Waves, and more.
The Pasadena Symphony and POPS is joining the lineup this year with a performance at the
Centennial Square in front of City Hall. The 2015 Music under the Stars concert will be a
tribute to Ladies of the Great American Songbook celebrating the iconic music from film,
Broadway and beyond. Guest artists include Broadway sensations, with the Tony awardwinning
star Debbie Gravitte, plus Meredith Patterson and Christina Saffran. Resident
Conductor Larry Blank will emcee and lead the ensemble in musical selections from Rodgers
and Hart, Marvin Hamlisch, Jule Styne, Steven Sondheim, George Gershwin, and much more.

Confirmed Acts at Make Music Pasadena Include:
How to Dress Well
Sir Sly
Kishi Bashi
Hundred Waters
Nick Waterhouse
Caroline Smith
Lydia Ainsworth
Avid Dancer
Making Movies
Dark Waves
Hidden Charms
The Moth & the Flame
Opus Orange
Mudbug Brass Band
Belmont Lights
Raspin Stuwart
LA Takedown
Professor Possessor
Emby Alexander (Phoenix)
Sugar Candy Mountain (Oakland)
Big Wild Wings (Salt Lake City)
Bon Wrath (Cambodia)
Brendan Eder Ensemble

Pasadena Symphony and POPS
+ surprise guests and more to be announced