Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling  |   Document Shredding
Rocklin & Roseville Today Events
Celebrating Life...
HOME

Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena a Family Friendly Festival Experience




arroyo-seco.jpg

Pasadena, CA- The hot and humid weather in Pasadena this past weekend caught us a bit off guard as we strolled alongside the Rose Bowl headed for the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival.

Thankfully on Saturday, the heat dissipated as the sun ducked beneath the hills and the "chill" crowd and atmosphere offered the perfect antidote to the hot spell. The Arroyo Seco Weekend was getting underway.

The ever evolving concert festival scene had us once again trekking down to Southern California to experience a weekend of great music, scrumptious food and frosty, cool libations. In a twist, the festival took place adjacent to the Rose Bowl, spread across three stages at the sprawling Brookside Golf Course. The greens and sand traps were carefully fenced off while vendors were conveniently situated along the edge of fairways. The music stages were spread out perfectly to avoid overlap of sound.

The festival experience is much more enjoyable when there's room to roam and we suspect this model for festivals should only grow in popularity.

The setting provides a feel more akin to hanging out at your local park with friends and family but with the benefits of world class music and an endless array of gourmet food and beverage options.

Our only quibble was the fact that due to the crowd size, more than a fair amount of fans had very obstructed views due to the trees.  Perhaps next year, we'll see the addition of video screens and speakers to better reach the fans in the back.


Sitting in the middle of the golf course fairway, listening to great bands perform against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mts. while enjoying a drink and a bite as you gaze at the swirl of people around you is about as fun and relaxing as it gets.



Put on by concert and festival pros Goldenvoice, Arroyo Seco Weekend artfully blends a family friendly, county fair atmosphere with that of a concert and food festival. Hassle free parking and air-conditioned shuttle from the Parsons building was effortless even for those completely unfamiliar with their surroundings. Goldenvoice continues to set the bar for delivering a stress free festival experience by focusing on the needs of all age groups. The audience encompassed a mixture of every age group from young kids to 60's plus and they all seemed to be having a blast.


Done right, concert festivals no longer involve the chaos and hassles of a bygone era.


While Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Mumford & Sons headlined the two evenings, fans came out with equal excitement for the wide array of acts throughout the bill. It's refreshing to see the current generation of young music fans possessing a broader palate of appreciation for the different genres and styles of musicians than we've seen in quite some time. Festivals are a terrific way to discover bands to add to your repertoire of playlists and Arroyo Seco Weekend helped us add more than a few. Check out the diverse lineup of performers.

All in all, Arroyo Seco Weekend was a fun and entertaining experience for all ages in a beautiful Pasadena location.  The hassle free weekend was a worthy trek from our Northern California base.  Arroyo Seco Weekend will be back in 2018 and so will we!



About Travel and Entertainment


Authentic, insightful reviews filled with gratitude for this life's grand adventure.

Schedule a visit from our Travel & Entertainment editors.
Make It Happen!

VIEW MORE TRAVEL ARTICLES


Placer County News Headlines

Roseville Gas Prices Feel the HeatRoseville road warriors are once again all smiles as gas prices continue to fall in and around Placer County

Kia Sorento delivers considerable versatilityRoseville, CA- Last year's remodeling effort took the Kia Sorento to a higher level and gave it more credibility among a somewhat crowded group of midsize sport utility vehicles.

California Fire Updates (7.22.17)California Fire Updates 2017: 6,800+ firefighters Battling 8 large wildfires in California

Lake Tahoe's Most Stunning Beach is Sand Harbor State ParkIncline Village, NV - Destination: Sand Harbor State Park. Majestically set astride the California and Nevada borders, Lake Tahoe never fails to live up to its promise.

Off to the Races Food & Wine Tasting August 16thSACRAMENTO, CA - Celebrating 19 years, Race for the Arts' premiere event, Off to the Races Food & Wine Tasting, takes place on Saturday, August 16

Petaluma Music Festival set for August 5thPetaluma, California - This marks the tenth year for what has become one of the most highly regarded events on the West Coast summer music festival circuit

WINEderlust Renegade Wine Festival August 26thPLACERVILLE, CALIF. - El Dorado Winery Association is proud to present its first-annual celebration of renegades, rebels and rabble-rousers at the WINEderlust Renegade Wine Festival

Roseville Flash Crime Report (7.21.17)Digest summary update of Roseville police activity for the period covering July 6- 17, 2017.

John Adams Academy Expanding with Lincoln CampusLincoln, CA - Officials from John Adams Academy (JAA) charter school announced they have secured a site in Lincoln to house their public charter school program

WJU Athletics Sign Jaydon ClarkROCKLIN, Calif. - The Warriors men's basketball program led by head coach Lance Von Vogt welcome freshman Jaydon Clark to the 2017-18 recruiting class.

Santucci Memorial Golf Tournament slated for SeptemberRoseville, Calif., - The 14th annual Bill Santucci Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Friday, Sept. 29 at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville.

PlacerArts Presents the 24th Annual Auburn Art WalkAuburn, CA - The annual Auburn Art Walk presented by PlacerArts will take place on Friday, Aug. 4


NEWS: In Case You Missed It