You are invited to enjoy the first “Sounds on South Lake” concert series, presented by the South Lake Business Association, which will be held every Friday in May from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This free outdoor music series, featuring some of Southern California’s most talented and acclaimed artists, will take place at various locations on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena and will feature a wide range of music including Americana, world, folk, indie rock and Latin.
The first Friday, May 6th, the concert will be held at 455 S. Lake Ave (next to Paul Martin’s American Grill) with indie-folk singer-songwriter Kyle Britton performing new music off of his new EP. Following his performance, Americana rock singer Laura Jean Anderson will present her mixed set of traditional soul and folk. Laura Jean Anderson’s new release has been reviewed by respected media outlets like CBS and NPR.
The free concerts will continue on Friday May 13th at 345 S. Lake Ave (next to Corner Bakery Café) with the Nick Valentini Collective. A critically acclaimed eight-piece, the Nick Valentini Collective fuses indie rock, jazz, and experimental soul. Los Angeles based musical collective Salt Petal, will round out the evening with their exciting cross-border combination of Argentinian folk, Brazilian Tropicalia, Cumbia and up-tempo indie rock.
On Friday May 20th, four-piece Givers & Takers will perform two sets of their up-tempo rock from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 345 S. Lake Ave (next to Corner Bakery Café). With a growing catalog of studio recordings, Givers & Takers have been featured on renowned music platforms including Indie Shuffle and All Things Go.
Wrapping up the series, Costa Rican turned Angelena singer-songwriter Meli Malavasi will play her unique blend of Latin pop and bluesy rock on Friday, May 27th, at the Corporate Center Pasadena (251 S. Lake Ave.). Meli Malavasi was recently dubbed the “Best Female Dance Artist” at the Indie Music Channel Awards.
“Sounds on South Lake” will be a family and pet-friendly event. All shows will be free and open to the public. You can learn more about this event at www.southlakeavenue.org
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