Arroyo Seco Weekend, the family-friendly music festival that debuted at the Rose Bowl last summer, will be returning for a second year on June 23 and 24. This year’s lineup has an eclectic mix of performers sure to appeal to cool dads everywhere, headlined by Neil Young and the Promise of the Real, Jack White, Kings of Leon, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Belle and Sebastian, and Gary Clark Jr.
Strong 1990’s nostalgia vibes will be in effect on Sunday, thanks to sets from Alanis Morissette, Third Eye Blind, and Violent Femmes. Saturday lures the jazz cats with appearances by Kamasi Washington and Pharoah Sanders. A strong thread of Americana and folky-leaning acts runs throughout, including Margo Price, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Trampled by Turtles.
Setting Arroyo Seco Weekend apart from many music festivals is the attention paid to the food and drink on offer. With vendors including Freedman’s, Jon & Vinny’s, The Spare Room, Bourbon Steak, XO on Beverly, and Fritzi Coop (to name only a few), there’s practically a whole food fest tucked inside the music fest. Attendees at the all-ages event will also find spaces for kid activities by Kidspace Children’s Museum and Los Angeles River Rover, pop-up reading spots by Little Libraries, and sustainable floral decor created by students in John Muir High School’s urban farming program.
Day and weekend passes to the festival go on sale March 9 at 10 a.m. Prices range from single-day general admission tickets for $149, to a luxurious two-day pass including access to the air-conditioned Clubhouse VIP Lounge with private chefs, complimentary drinks, and other amenities, for $999.
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