Goldenvoice Presents Arroyo Seco Weekend: A Music Extravaganza You Won’t Want to Miss


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The 2-day Arroyo Seco food and music festival made its debut just last year, but it is already one of the hottest events in Southern California. Goldenvoice is the same team that is behind Coachella and the FYF Festival, so obviously these guys know what they’re doing.

The lineup is a music lovers dream. On Saturday, June 23, 2018, classic rocker Neil Young plus Promise of the Real, the Kid catcher of the 21st century, Jack White, The Pretenders, Belle and Sebastian, Kamasi Washington, ska pioneers The Specials, Jeff Goldblum, who just received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Seu George, who sang Bowie songs in Portuguese for The Life Aquatic soundtrack, are among the fantastic musical acts that will be performing.

Sunday brings us another amazing lineup of musical guests including Robert Plant and the Sensational Shapeshifters, whose set is about one-third Led Zeppelin, the Kings of Leon, the fabulously jilted Alanis Morissette, Third Eye Blind, pop punkers the Violent Femmes, The Bangles, New Orleans crooner Aaron Neville, Los Lobos, The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas and Prince’s band, the Revolution.

Now, music is not the only thing this awesome weekend event has to offer. Arroyo Seco Weekend is almost as much of a food festival as it is a music one. The weekend will feature an eclectic mix of bites and beverages courtesy of some of the most popular restaurants and food trucks from around Los Angeles.

Chef Brooke Williamson’s Playa Provisions, Jon and Vinny’s, BBQ masters Barrel & Ashes, Block Party, Chef Kyle Johnson’s Bourbon Steak, the classic Burritos La Palma, Donna Jean, Chef Neal Fraser’s Fritzi’s Coop, one of my favorites – Cena Vegan, perhaps the best burger in LA, Cassell’s Hamburgers, and Chef Chris Oh’s Hanjip Korean BBQ are just a few of the places offering delicious culinary treats.

Also on site will be Pasadena’s acclaimed Kidspace Museum with a tent of activities to keep children happy. Also on hand will be the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory with an exclusive Intergalactic Travel Lounge. In other words, there is something for everyone. This is a perfect event for families, friends, and people of all ages. Personally, I can’t think of a more perfect way to kick off the summer. The festival runs Saturday, June 23, 2018, and Sunday, June 24, 2018, from noon to 6:00 p.m.

TICKET PRICES: Single day General Admission:$149+fees; Weekend General Admission:$249+fees; Single day VIP $349+fees; Single day VIP $349+Fees; Weekend VIP $449+FEES and Weekend Clubhouse VIP $999+Fees. Weekend preferred parking is $65.

To purchase tickets or for any questions, call 855-273-4481.  For more information about the festival, please go to Arroyo Seco is taking place at Brookside at the Rose Bowl, 1133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena CA 91103.

Joan Alperin

About Joan Alperin

Joan was born in Brooklyn and spent many years working as an actress in New York City. Even though she traveled extensively, Joan couldn't imagine living anywhere else.. Well one day, she met someone at a party who regaled her with stories about living in L. A. specifically Topanga Canyon. A few weeks later she found herself on an airplane bound for Los Angeles. Joan immediately fell in love with the town and has been living here for the last twenty years and yes, she even made it to Topanga Canyon, where she now resides, surrounded by nature, deer, owls and all kinds of extraordinary alien creatures.. Joan continued acting, but for the last several years (besides reviewing plays and film) she has been writing screenplays. Joan was married to a filmmaker who created the cult classic films, (way before she knew him) Faces of Death. As a result of his huge following, they created a funny movie review show entitled Two Jews on Film, where Joan and her husband, John would review movies and rate them with bagels You can see their reviews by going to Although it's now only one Jew - Joan is occasionally joined by her beautiful Pekingnese and Japanese Chin.
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