Free Music & Picnic - "Bachaco" - Latin Roots Rock @ Levitt Pavillion Pasadena


Levitt Pavillion in Pasadena and Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park each host 50 free concerts every summer - let's catch a few of them, and include a picnic before the show.  We'll keep it casual - I'll bring plenty of plates, napkins, and utensils, everyone can bring their own drinks and a dish to share (or just your own dinner if you prefer).  Although they don't officially allow alcohol, wine or cocktails in a discrete container is likely to be unnoticed.  They also sell food @ each venue, and each year it seems they have a more extensive choice of food.  So you can just get your own dinner if you wish, or bring food to share, it's a weeknight so don't go to any trouble.

This night we will be hearing "Bachaco" - check them out on YouTube. A featured Artist of the Month on MTVTr3s, this Afro-Caribbean Roots Rock band offers the perfect mix of reggae, ska, rock, hip-hop & Cumbia. Good vibes all around!

I will stake out some space with blankets, will probably arrive around 6:30.  Although this is casual, and I know things come up at the last minute, just PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE be courteous and call if you find you can't make it that night.  It is very aggravating and distracting to wait for people who don't show and don't bother to call, and it seems to happen with this type of free event, so, just asking that you be considerate and let me know if you change your mind so I'm not looking for you, holding space for you, and concerned that something happened to you - THANKS!

If you don't see me and my pink & black plaid blankets when you get there - call me -[masked]-0717.

You may find free parking a couple of blocks away.  BUT WATCH THE SIGNS!  There is parking in the garage on Raymond right across from the park for $5.  For mapping/GPS purposes, the park address is 170 N. Raymond; parking garage is across the street at 171.


IMPORTANT:  You can only bring low chairs, no full height folding chairs, you will be asked to move to the side.


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  • Carol

    Really energetic and talented group, they had us up dancing

    July 26, 2013

  • Lupe O.

    Like always great music & beautiful MSK

    July 25, 2013

  • Maria E.

    Hey. We got there after 8 and everyone was dancing, so we didn't see you guys. It was a fun band, thanks for the MeetUp!

    July 25, 2013

  • Tammy

    Thanks Carol!! went to the class only to find out it was canceled - So Im on my way now :)

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was hoping that I'd feel better by now, but I've had a migraine since yesterday. Sorry ladies : (
    I hope to see you at another event soon.

    July 25, 2013

  • Tammy

    I have a class in Woodland Hills that doesn't get out till 7:30. Still hope to make it - I will be Late

    July 25, 2013

    • Carol

      Hope you make it! If you zoom right here and traffic isn't bad, you'll only miss a little, they don't play until 8:00. I'll save you a margarita.

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will be 2 (hopefully) this time!
    I'll see you later. Can't wait to dance a little bit ;)

    July 25, 2013

    • Carol

      Great! See you guys soon.

      July 25, 2013

  • Delia

    Sorry I can't make it. I am behind on pacing gear for big camping trip.

    July 25, 2013

  • Carol

    See everyone tomorrow! I'm bringing margaritas, madeleine/brownies, dried veggie chips, and pita chips with spicy hummus. Don't forget to call or text if you're not going to make it, 626/644-5854. Thanks.

    July 24, 2013

  • Erika

    Forgot I have a wedding this day ;(

    July 22, 2013

    • Carol

      oh too bad! (well, congrats to the happy couple of course), sorry you'll miss it.

      July 23, 2013

  • Carol

    FYI - here's some more info on what vendors will be there, as well as the opening band on the side stage, and kids' events:

    Elaine Faye and the Big Bang is a neo-soul band performing in our Musician's Institute Series.

    KIDZONE, 6:30 - 7:45pm

    The KidZone features child and family-focused vendors and nonprofit community partners presenting interactive fun and games! On any given night, a child may get their face-painted, grab a balloon, and color to their heart's content.

    Parents will be happy to connect with local family-friendly businesses and nonprofits. Parents can find out more about local playgrounds or services for their children.

    FOOD COURT Don Chow Taco Truck


    BitieBitez Mini Donuts & Shaved Ice


    Survivors' Truths

    AIDS Service Center

    Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association


    KCRW La Opinion


    Fresh & Easy

    July 23, 2013

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