Late Summer Concerts in the Greater Pasadena Area


Summer concerts at the Pasadena Senior Center (Photo – WK)

The end of summer is in less than a month! So don’t miss some of the great local concert series still on show in the area.

By Jerry Friedman

As the days (hopefully) get colder and shorter, many of these programs are coming to their season closings. Some of them take place outside in the open air and it’s always a great way to enjoy live music!

Below are six venues with 19 very diverse presentations of musical tastes. You are bound to find something there; you may even have to make very difficult choices.

Prices vary, many are free and all are very local and very enjoyable.

Vroman Summer Concert Series

Vroman’s Court, Pasadena

  • August 27, 5:00 p.m. – The Brazilian Music Trio (multi-percussionist Clarice Cast joined by friends) performing various styles of Brazilian music.
  • September 3, 5:00 p.m. – Mariachi Ensemble with PCM faculty and friends coming together to perform Mariachi standards.

Adams Hill Arts Festival

Adams Square Mini-Park
1020 E. Palmer Ave, Glendale

  • August 27, 3:00 p.m. – First annual festival featuring original artwork by Adams Hill residents including painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry and musical performances. (Details here).
people on the bleachers

Altadena’s summer concerts resume in July 2021 (File photo – ©

Altadena Summer Concerts

Farnsworth Park, Altadena

  • August 13 – Upstream
  • August 20 – Past Action Heroes
  • August 27 – Summer Boys
  • September 10 – The Who Experience

A Summer Concert in Colorado

A Colorado yardPasadena

  • August 27 – Late summer evening: Includes: carnival games, garden games, balloon animals, 360° photo booth, craft bubble tea, beer garden.

Summer Concerts – Pasadena Senior Center

Pasadena Senior Center, Pasadena

  • August 29 – Joy
  • September 5– The Great American Swing Band
A crowd at an outdoor concert

A concert at the Arboretum (File Photo – LA County)

Pasadena POPS Summer Concert Series

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Arcadia

  • August 27 – Michael Cavanaugh sings Billy Joel & Elton John
  • September 10 – Broadway on Film
a group of people dancing

KCRW Summer Nights at One Colorado (File Photo – Robin-Laananen).

KCRW Summer Nights

A Colorado yard, Pasadena

  • Saturday September 10
    • 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe
    • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tolliver
    • 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe
  • Sunday September 11
    • 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs
    • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Mark de Clive-Lowe
    • 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs
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