Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips, Albert Lee, Barbara Morrison Headlining Eighth Annual Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk

If you're going to be anywhere near South Pasadena this Saturday, May 14, you may want to check out the Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk. Now in its eighth year, the festival spans six stages across the city and will feature such headliners As Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips, Grammy award-winning guitarist Albert Lee, and legendary jazz singer Barbara Morrison.

There are more than 30 musical acts confirmed to play. Additional bands are currently being confirmed, please check the festival website at www.TheEclectic.Rocks for the latest updates.

The centerpiece of the Art Walk will be a large scale kinetic sculpture titled “ A Huge Foolish Project.” Produced by SPACE – South Pasadena Art Center, it will be unveiled on Meridian St., right by the Metro Gold Line Station.  The sculpture resembles a giant spinning whirligig and was spearheaded by local artists and co-created with nearly 300 children, teens, and adults from the community. In addition, there will be events, exhibitions and open houses at Sugar Mynt Gallery, Laurie Hendricks Gallery, SPARC Gallery and numerous other venues around town.

“We are thrilled to bring the Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk to South Pasadena for its eighth year,” said Laurie Wheeler, CEO & President of South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce adding, “Our festival is incredibly diverse, with family-friendly acts earlier in the day to exciting headline entertainment at night. Businesses throughout South Pasadena will be open and celebrating with live music and art, which is so vital to our city. The Eclectic brings in over 5,000 visitors from all over Southern California and provides an opportunity to showcase the unique businesses in town. As always, the festival is free!”

The Eclectic is easy to get to – just take the Metro Gold Line to the Mission Street Station. There is plenty of free street parking available, too.  Experience unforgettable performances and discover the shops, restaurants, artisans, and vendors that make The Eclectic a can’t-miss tradition for music and art enthusiasts in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

Produced by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Levitt Pavilion – Los Angeles & Pasadena, The Eclectic is a collaboration with local organizations including DeepMix Entertainment, Friends of the South Pasadena Library, South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory, SPACE – South Pasadena Art Center, SPARC - South Pasadena Arts Council, and the City of South Pasadena. Donations to The Eclectic Friends of the Arts in South Pasadena, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, will help keep the festival free.

Follow The Eclectic on social media #Eclectic91030:

•    Glenn Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
•    Albert Lee
•    Don MacLeod
•    Barbara Morrison
•    John York and Carla Olson
•    Jubilo Drive
•    Whiskey Sunday
•    Tom Mason and The Blue Buccaneers
•    The Elliot Caine Quintet
•    David Plenn & Friends
•    Grondle
•    Disco Mechanic
•    Aaron Childs
•    Wilberta
•    Queen Cake
•    Shelby Gogreve
•    Laurie Jean Anderson
•    Artichoke
•    Mark Hatch and Group 5
•    Sam Hale
•    South Pasadena Transit Authority
•    Unpopable
•    Red Pony Clock
•    Party Animals
•    Tisa Adamson
•    Rebecca Stout
•    Wild Mountain Mystics
•    Podunk Poets
•    Brit Rodriguez
•    Dale LaDuke
•    Chauncey Bowers
•    Extra spooky
•    Joe Davis & Friends
•    Old Focals
•    Jeanne Newhall
•    Brad Colerick
•    Kait Dunton
•    Pieces of My Heart
•    Kara Grainger

*List is subject to change; other bands currently being confirmed