Arroyo Seco: Day Two Closes Music Festival Out on a High Note

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The Arroyo Seco festival came to a close yesterday. The two-day event, which had its inauguration last year looks to become a regular on the California summer music festival scene. And for good reason. The performances yesterday were epic from start to finish. Legendary acts like The Bangles, Third Eye Blind, Alanis Morissette and Robert Plant all performed on time and in a remarkable fashion that must’ve brought back fond memories for all those in attendance that lived through the 80s and 90s.

The event took place on the grounds of the beautiful Arroyo Seco Golf Course

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect in Pasadena over the weekend, giving concert attendees a beautiful scene to enjoy all that it had to offer. Booths were lined up and down the famous golf course of Arroyo Seco with plenty of food options ranging from Pad Thai, to gourmet burgers but also catering to vegan and vegetarian sensitivities. Also on the agenda were fun activities for all to enjoy including arts and crafts for all ages as well as other lighthearted games for all to enjoy.

The festival brought out music fans of all ages

The scene at Arroyo Seco is a little different from other festivals like Outside Lands or Coachella, which are targeted towards a younger demographic. The hipster scene that is usually so prevalent at summer music fests was refreshingly non-existent, making way for a generally older crowd that preferred the experience of lounging on blankets and lawn chairs while sipping on a glass of a microbrew.

This was a typical scene of concert-goers laying out on blankets and tents enjoying the sunny weather of Pasadena

Check out a full photo gallery of the event including photos from some of the bands that graced the three stages of this wonderful new festival below.

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Photos by Louis Raphael and courtesy of Arroyo Seco/Goldenvoice

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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