City Gets Ready for Largest ‘Eclectic’ Ever

Ozomatli Headlines Free 9th Anniversary Event Featuring 60 Bands Across 15 Stages throughout the City of South Pasadena


The Eclectic, South Pasadena’s Music Festival and Art Walk, returns for its ninth year on Saturday, May 6, with Grammy-winning band Ozomatli headlining.

The band will open the festival at 3 p.m. on the Gold Line Stage under their Ozokidz formation, playing original children’s music, and will close the event as the main-stage headliners playing songs from their upcoming album Nonstop: Mexico → Jamaica, due out May 5.

The band is celebrating its 22nd anniversary and will perform a series of shows throughout Los Angeles before culminating their album release celebrations at The Eclectic.

Other musical acts taking part include indie rock band Thorcraft Cobra, which released the critically acclaimed album “The Distance” in January, rock veteran Tony Gilkyson formerly of X and Lone Justice, local favorites Shelby Gogreve and Taylor Plenn and more. See the complete lineup on page 7 at TheEclectic.Rocks/Lineup/.

“We are so excited to celebrate The Eclectic’s 9th anniversary and are thrilled at the diversity of this year’s lineup,” said Laurie Wheeler, president of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. “South Pasadena is a multicultural community that supports the arts in every form. We have had the privilege of supporting a variety of truly eclectic artists throughout the years and this year’s lineup allows us to bring Ozomatli and their incredible music to the community while introducing our favorite emerging artists like Thorcraft Cobra, Shelby Gogreve, and Taylor Plenn, to a wider audience. We hope that everyone who joins us is able to check out the five main stages, several other participating music venues, our artists and galleries, our food and drink vendors, as well as discovering everything that the heart of South Pasadena has to offer. As always, The Eclectic is free and open to the public. We encourage everyone to take the Metro Gold Line and join us for a fun, family-friendly day. Most everything is within walking distance.”

In addition to the five main stages (Gold Line, Eclectic, Carnegie, Emerging, SPARC), musical acts will also take over a variety of venues throughout the city, including Crossings, Griffins of Kinsale, Grassroots Natural Market, Canoe House, Craft Hill, Old Focals, South Pasadena Theatre Workshop, Mix N’ Munch, and the South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory. Other bands may be confirmed closer to event date, so see the festival website (www.TheEclectic.Rocks) for the latest updates. With top performances, a variety of shops, restaurants, artisans and vendors, The Eclectic is a can’t-miss tradition for music and art enthusiasts in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

The Eclectic is produced by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce in partnership with DeepMix Entertainment and the City of South Pasadena, and is supported by Eclectic Friends of the Arts, a nonprofit organization.


South Pasadena’s Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk will again bring music and art to the streets of the City on Saturday, May 6, from 3 to 10 p.m.

The Eclectic features a diverse musical line up with over 40 acts performing on multiple stages around town.

The 9th annual Eclectic is a free festival produced by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce in partnership with and Deepmix Entertainment.

Headlining the Eclectic this year is Ozomatli, a Grammy-winning band known for their keen mashup of musical styles like salsa, hip-hop, funk, and rock. Their songs are notable for their exploration of serious issues as well as educational music written and performed by OzoKidz.

The afternoon kicks off at 3 p.m. at the Gold Line Stage with OzoKidz performing their original children’s’ music. There will be other music and activities just for kids throughout the festival..

A complete line up of music and art events is available at www.TheEclectic.Rocks.


(Mission St. and Meridian Ave.)

  • Ozokidz: 3 – 3:45 p.m.; Ozomatli Kids Show.
  • New Caribbean feat. Einstein Brown: 4 – 4:45 p.m.
  • South Pasadena Transit Authority: 5:15- 6 p.m.
  • The Ploughboys: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m
  • Lisa Haley & the Zydekats: 7:45 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Ozomatli: 9 – 10 p.m


(Fairview Ave., between Mission St. and El Centro St.)

  • Ricky Parish & the Rockabilly Rebels: 3:30- 4:15 p.m.
  • Thorcraft Cobra: 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Hammers & Belles: 6 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Tony Gilkyson: 7:15 – 8 p.m Irene Diaz: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.



  • (El Centro St., between Meridian Ave. and Fairview Ave.)
  • Calvin Joe & the Orange Grove Rangers: 5 p.m. – 5:45 pm
  • Elliott Caine Quintet: 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Rick Shea: 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.
  • Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project: 8:45 – 9:45 p.m.



(Mission St. and Grand Ave.)

  • Charlie Hickey: 3 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Liv Kennedy: 4 – 4:45 pm
  • BrowderSister: 5-5:45 p.m.
  • Ralphy: 6 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Welfair: 7 – 7:45 p.m.
  • Shelby Gogreve & Taylor
  • Plenn: 8 – 9 p.m.



(Fremont St.,between El Centro St. and Mound Ave.)

  • Kids & Family by Theatre Americana: 4 p.m.
  • Marcel Camargo Trio: 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Daniel Szabo Trio: 7-8 p.m.
  • Jaz Sawyer Quarter: 8:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Additional Bands:

  • Bill Burnett
  • Tom’s Kids
  • Cassia DeMayo
  • Complicated Animals
  • Eric Chase
  • David Margolis
  • Powdercoat
  • Chauncey Bowers
  • Grondle
  • Day Job
  • The Buzzrites
  • Emma Schou
  • Dave Plenn & Friends
  • Drive
  • Corrina Carter
  • Minorities
  • Dale LaDuke
  • Kate Brown
  • Harmonious Tantrum
  • Mad Ambitions
  • Mark Hatch & Group5
  • Jeanne Newhall
  • Danette Christine
  • The Dave Clausen Continuum
  • The lover the keeper
  • Anny Celsi
  • Mikael Pederson
  • James Hurley
  • Heartbeat Brazil

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