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MJ Tribute sets new attendance record

An estimated 4,600 people came out to celebrate the music of Michael Jackson at the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena on the 14th of August 2009. The band “Soul Funk” did MJ well as thousands of people were on their feet dancing the entire night.

Check out some of the music from the night, with a little help from some kids on this video!


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Pasadena’s Tribute to Michael Jackson – August 14

The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena will present a special Michael Jackson tribute as part of the free summer concert series on Friday, August 14 at 8PM. Pasadena based musician, Ryan Cross and his group “Soul Funk, will perform hits from the ‘King of Pop’ with special guest singers.

This group of talented musicians have performed and recorded alongside artists such as Alicia Keys, John Legend, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Yolanda Adams, BeBe Winans, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Macy Gray and more. 


The Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena is a non-profit organization presenting its 7th annual 50 free outdoor summer concert at Memorial Park in Old Pasadena.

MJ Tribute – Friday, August 14 at 8PM. At the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, Pasadena.


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Michael Jackson Tribute Announced!!!

Due to a recent artist cancellation, the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena announced today that the date will be replaced with a special Michael Jackson tribute. The tribute will be Friday, August 14 at 8PM. As always, this is a FREE show!

Come celebrate the music of the King of Pop, Pasadena style!

Help spread the word!!!

MJ Tribute

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Thank you to Daily Candy Los Angeles for featuring the Levitt’s Children’s Hour, including tonights show of Aaron Nigel Smith and the FUNdamentals Band at 7PM. The Children’s Hour is every Wednesday at 7PM and presents concerts, puppet shows and storytellers for kids!

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Make Music Pasadena at the Levitt on June 21st

Make Music Pasadena: presented by Old Pasadena Management District and Levitt Pavilion

Celebrate the opening of the Levitt Pavilion’s 7th annual concret series at Make Music Pasadena on Sunday, June 21. This free all-day festival features an international lineup of artists on the event’s main stages – Levitt Pavilion and One Colorado. Featured performers include Juana Molina, Mirah, Quetzal, Red Molly, Whispertown 2000, Tete, Eric John Kaiser and Chase Allen. Come early and enjoy the special Father’s Day family program with children’s reggae band Asheba, face painting clowns, roaming magicians, balloon artists and more.

The lineup for the afternoon at the Levitt Pavilion stage  is as follows:

Asheba – 1pm

Chase Allen – 2:30 pm

Eric John Kaiser – 3:30pm

Tete – 4:15pm

Red Molly – 5:15pm

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Welcome to our blog!

     Welcome to the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena’s blog page. We’ve got an incredibly packed summer for everyone this year with some great artists lined up for you. Opening day is Sunday, June 21st and the first concert of the series is on Wednesday, June 24th with shows running until Sunday, August 30th.

    Join us every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm for Children’s Hour. Artists for this evening include Bob Bakers Marionettes, The FUNdamentals Band, Ferdinand the Bull, Sara Hickman, Leslie Perry, Joanie Bartel, Silly Monsters, Putumayo Kids, Choo Choo Soul and Habla Blah. Join us early at 6:30pm for Levitt Loves Kids when the Pavilion showcases the unique talents of local area youth by enabling them to perform as the opening act, featuring performers 12 and under.

     Thursday evenings at 8pm come join the Levitt for Patchwork of America an evening with artists from the genres of folk, indie, rock, soul bluegrass and others. Artist joining the Levitt for this evening include: Amanda Shaw, Delgado Brothers, Lovell Sisters, Spring Standards, The Blasters, Leroy Bell, Betty Soo, Baskery, Chris Pierce and the Duhks.

    Friday evenings at 8pm are filled with sounds from all over the globe in our World Rhythms night. The rhythms for these evenings include Armenian, Persian, Chinese and even Celtic sounds. Artists include; Element (Armenian), Emilie Simon (French), Viver Brasil, West African Highlife, Salsa Celtica, Pharaoh’s Daughter, Mamak Khadem (Persian), Hanngai (Chinese), Night in Mumbai (Indian) and ON Ensemble (Japanese).

     Put some spice in your life and join the Levitt every Saturday evening at 8pm for our Musica Latina night. From Afro-Cuban to Mariachi to Latin Rock the Levitt has the sound for you. Performers for this evening include; Del Castillo, Boogaloo Assassins, Louie Cruz Beltran, Pistolera, Ronnie Gutierrez, Mariachi Divas, Incendio, Cava and Cordero.

     To complete every week on Sunday evenings at 7:30pm we host tru Jazz nu Jazz night, an evening of modern, smooth and straight-ahead jazz. Performers for these nights include; Cross Hart, Barbara Morrison, Pan Afrikan Arkestra, Harper/Evans Project, Billy Mitchell, Claudia Villela, KJ Denhart, Louise Van Taylor, The Gathering and Meg Okura. You can again join us earlier at 6:30pm that evening for another installment of Levitt Loves Kids this evening with performers ages 13-18.

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