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Eclectic Music Festival Livens Up Mission Street

The 13th annual Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl was held in South Pasadena on April 23 on Mission Street. The event was organized and produced by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with DeepMix Entertainment and the city of South Pasadena. Started in a parking lot with a couple of local bands and a few dozen attendees, the Eclectic has grown into a signature event for the city, featuring dozens of diverse, local and regional musical acts, one-of-a-kind artisans and makers, interactive activities, open galleries, beer and wine gardens, and family-friendly fun. This year’s event featured musicians on stages and intimate venues all across South Pasadena The Artisans’ Alley was also held, an outdoor marketplace featuring unique, handmade and vintage items, which brought together makers of handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories, art, home goods and specialty items. There were also interactive art activities, food trucks, photo ops and more. South Pas Vintage Village once again brought an eclectic array of vintage sellers to South Pasadena. More than 20 local businesses participated in special activities inside or out front of their stores.

The Eclectic is supported by Eclectic Friends of the Arts, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is a collaborative effort by local organizations including Friends of the South Pasadena Library, SPARC — South Pasadena Arts Council. Donations to the Eclectic Friends of the Arts in South Pasadena help keep the festival free for all attendees.

EVENT PHOTOS | Photos by Susan Bradforth

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