Thursday, May 25, 2017

Arroyo Seco Weekend update: Great Music, Chef-Curated Picnic Baskets, Kidspace, more!

Arroyo Seco is only a month away and the news just keeps getting better and better...

Mike Campbell and Tom Petty of the Heartbreakers perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
in October 2010. Photo: Kelly A. Swift 


JUNE 24 & 25, 2017



Arroyo Seco Weekend Announces Chef-Curated Picnic Baskets; Kidspace Programmed Family Jam; Magic Giant & Rachel Platten Added To Lineup

Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs at Pacific
Amphitheatre in August 2011.
Photo: Kelly A. Swift
Goldenvoice's inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival, coming June 24th and 25th to the shady oaks and parkland of Brookside next to the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium, has announced its chef-curated picnic basket program from celebrated local restaurants Crossroads KitchenRépubliqueBarrel & AshesRose Cafe and Redbird.  A modern take on the classic picnic, each basket is packed with a full three-course meal for two, beverage vouchers, snacks and unique festival necessities. Order your picnic basket now to secure preferred pricing. Available for pre-order from Thursday, June 1 at 10 a.m. via the festival site. Deadline for orders is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Tom Petty is Arroyo Seco bound.
Photo: Kelly A. Swift
The festival, headlined by Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersMumford & SonsAlabama ShakesWeezerThe Meters and The Shins, has now added two further artists to the line up: Magic Giant and Rachel Platten.

Arroyo Seco Weekend can also reveal details of its unique Kidspace Family Jam created by Pasadena's renowned Kidspace Children's Museum. The museum will be closed for the weekend as its staff joins Arroyo Seco Weekend to create a program of entertainment and interactive activities for families attending the festival. From noon - 7 p.m. each day Family Jam will feature an array of activations, including make your own instruments, jam with drummers, rock star photo booth, instrument petting zoo and create your own concert buttons. More information on the Kidspace event page.

Arroyo Seco Weekend is a world class culture event featuring three stages of live music along with the most sought-after dishes and award-winning restaurants the Los Angeles and Pasadena communities have to offer. The selection offers a wide range of cuisine, from classic Italian dishes, authentic Mexican, to Korean BBQ and gluten-free and vegan options celebrating Los Angeles' melting pot of a food scene.  With an extensive line-up of craft beers by Beer Belly and an incredible raw and natural wine list, participating chefs and restaurants include:

Bruce Kalman | Union
Dakota Weiss | Sweetfin Poke
Ilan Hall | Ramen Hood
Jason Neroni | Rose Cafe
Neal Fraser | Red Bird
Marcel Vigneron | Wolf
Phillip Frankland Lee | Frankland Crab & Co
Ray Garcia | Broken Spanish
Rory Herrmann | Barrel & Ashes
Steve Samson | Sotto
Walter Matzke | République
Beer Belly
Dog Haus
Fat Dragon
Fritzi Coop
Genghis Cohen
Kettle Black
Petty Cash
Sumo Dog

The festival will include performances by:


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Alabama Shakes

The Meters

Broken Social Scene
Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
Roy Ayers
William Bell
John Mayall
The Bennie Maupin Ensemble
Mumford & Sons
The Shins
Fitz & the Tantrums
Andrew Bird
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
The Revivalists
Andy Grammar
ZZ Ward
Jamtown (ft.. G. Love, Donavon Frankenreiter & Cisco Adler)
Alice Smith
The Mowgli's
David Lindley
Con Brio
NK Band
Rachel Platten
Magic Giant

Mumford & Sons during on the opening night of
U2's North American tour on May 12, 2017.
Photo: Kim Kinsler
Pass Prices
Single day GA:  $125 + fees
Weekend GA:  $225 + fees
Weekend Preferred parking:  $50

Picnic Basket Pricing & Options:

Chef curated basket (available for purchase in advance)  $100 - $120  
Festival basket (available for purchase in advance and on site) $80

Baskets Include: Entree for two, salad for two, 2 side dishes, dessert, snack and two drink vouchers. Comes with utensils.

Restaurant curated baskets (available as pre-order only):

Crossroads' Mediterranean Basket  - Chef Tal Ronnen / Crossroads Kitchen - $120
Classic French Bistro Basket -  Chefs Walter Manzke & Margarita Manzke / Republique - $120
Barrel's Best BBQ Basket - Chef Rory Herrmann / Barrel & Ashes - $100
Beachside Basket  - Chef Jason Neroni  / Rose Cafe - $110
Angeleno Picnic Basket - Chef Neal Fraser / Redbird - $110

Arroyo Seco Weekend is truly Pasadena taking its name from The Arroyo Seco stream, meaning "dry stream" in Spanish, that passes through Brookside Golf Course and Pasadena from the San Gabriel Mountains.

Arroyo Seco Weekend:

About Goldenvoice:  Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, also operates successful Los Angeles music venues including the Fonda Theatre, El Rey Theatre, and Shrine Auditorium.  Beginning as an independent punk rock promoter in the early 1980s, Goldenvoice grew to be the preeminent alternative promoter in Southern California by forging strong relationships with both bands and music fans.  Goldenvoice promotes over 1400 concerts a year in California, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii and Canada.

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