Michael Feinstein & The Pasadena POPS Summer Concert Series With Big Band Swing

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS open their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with vocalists Marilyn Maye and Michael Andrew in BIG BAND SWING on Saturday June 20th in a show sure to get all ages dancing in the aisles at the Los Angeles Arboretum.
In quintessential Feinstein fashion, the show will feature the sizzling and sultry big brass sounds that defined feel of the era with hits such as Glenn Miller’s Pennsylvania 6-500, Benny Goodman’s Sing Sing Sing, Duke Ellington’s Harlem Nocturne and Sophisticated Ladies along with rare gems made fresh like Jimmy Dorsey’s Green Eyes, Les Brown’s Leap Frog and Harry James’ Trumpet Blues and Cantabile.
The timeless and moving songs of the era spring to life with Marilyn Maye, who brings over 80-years of talent to the POPS stage [Ella Fitzgerald proclaimed her as the “greatest white female singer in the world”] with award-winning vocalist Michael Andrew [praised by Larry King Live “as one of the great singers of all time.”] This collaboration will mesmerize audiences with “Mack the Knife,” “As Time Goes By,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Too Late Now” “Over the Rainbow” and so much more.
“At the POPS, you’ll enjoy definitive performances of music that personify the Great American Songbook in so many ways,” says Feinstein adding “ I’ve chosen the guest artists because they are master entertainers who will add exciting panache to the show – it’s a rare chance to experience music performed this way at one of the most beautiful outdoor venues anywhere.”
All concerts are held at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Grounds open for picnicking and dining at 5:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Among many venue amenities, audiences can enjoy per-ordered gourmet dining packages for on-site pickup just steps from your table from Julienne, Marston’s, and Claud & Co.; the food court will host mouth-watering food trucks plus specialty ice creams by Choctál. The concert experience is effortless with two full beverage centers serving fine wines, beer, coffee and soft drinks plus exclusive hotel packages for POPS patrons at Pasadena’s landmark Hotel Constance. Patrons may also visit the Pasadena Humane Society’s Mobile Adoption Unit, which will be on-site prior to each concert with deserving animals in need of a forever home as part of the Pups for POPS program.
All concertgoers enjoy free parking at the adjacent Westfield Santa Anita shopping center with complimentary non-stop shuttle service to the Arboretum’s main entrance. Audiences get the ultimate outdoor concert experience: large LED video screens to see the artists and orchestra up close, superior sound quality and the high-quality production value that is a signature of the Pasadena POPS.
Don’t miss the best outdoor dinner party in town with spacious circular table seating with fine linens, or lawn seating for those who want to bring a blanket – each option carries on the tradition of picnic-dining with your family and friends with Michael Feinstein and Pasadena’s premier POPS orchestra! The Arboretum is located at 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. Single tickets and season subscriptions are now on sale and are available by calling the box office at (626)-793-7172, online at PasadenaSymphony-POPS.org or at the Arboretum on the day of the concerts.

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