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Pasadena's FREE 'Make Music' Festival Lineup Announced, Over 150 Bands Performing

Make Music Pasadena performance (Photo by RobeRt Vega via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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While not everyone can afford to shell out hard-earned cash to go to Coachella, it's nice to know that there's a huge and FREE Pasadena music festival just around the bend. Yes, Make Music Pasadena is coming our way on June 6 with a long list of musical acts, including How To Dress Well headlining.

The 8th annual music festival will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout downtown Pasadena, which includes Old Town and the Playhouse District. They'll have over 150 musical acts—from indie rock to Latin and jazz—performing on five main stages and 30 smaller stages scattered throughout the streets at cool spots like parks, libraries, museums, rooftops and churches. They also expect over 50,000 people to attend.

Besides the experimental alt R&B tunes from How to Dress Well, some of Make Music Pasadena's other top billers include electronic-pop from Sir Sly, Icelandic indie folk outfit Kaleo, and experimental indie pop artist Kishi Bashi.

They've announced some of the musical acts and will continue to reveal more in the coming months. Here's what they have so far:

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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

Since Make Music Pasadena is a non-profit, they are also asking for donations here, where you can get you some cool stuff from buttons to backstage and VIP passes with $5 to $200 donations.

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