San Gabriel Valley’s largest culinary and music festival
Thousands are expected to attend the special 10 year anniversary celebration of Taste of South Lake in Pasadena on Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. Presented by Logix Federal Credit Union the popular culinary and music festival is back as Tastes & Sounds on South Lake and features mouth-watering offerings from over 20 South Lake Avenue restaurants, live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, music performances by internationally known bands, and family friendly activities around the district. The event is free, outdoors, and open to the public.
Tastes & Sounds on South Lake offers guests an opportunity to sample a diverse selection of culinary delights from popular South Lake Avenue restaurants located along Pasadena’s Restaurant Row. From Urbane Café to Mercado Restaurant Pasadena and SunLife Organics, the free celebration offers a variety of delicious and diverse options for any palate. A highlight of the festival is the live cooking demonstration stage with chefs such as Luisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa Foods, Ronald Russell, the renowned vegan and raw food chef, as well as Jose Acevedo, Mercado
Pasadena’s executive chef. RG Enriquez, the renowned chef and popular host of “Astig Vegan” cooking show, will also be participating with demonstrations of her healthy Filipino cuisine.
Festival-goers are invited to enjoy live music performances from local emerging bands and internationally known artists throughout the day. The stage begins with infectious feel-good indie rock musical four-piece Arms Akimbo who have been dubbed “a band on the rise” by many high -profile media outlets including Billboard. Southern California’s roots and Americana musical collective The Sound of Ghosts bring their explosive performance to Pasadena followed by acclaimed punk indie rock band The Regrettes. Indie pop songstress Verite brings her rich and ethereal vocals to the stage while acclaimed roots rock’n’roll sister duo Larkin Poe headline the festival at 4 p.m. DJ William Reed will spin throughout the day between sets, making sure to keep the crowd moving.
“Tastes & Sounds celebrates and showcases the South Lake Avenue District while providing the ideal community building experience. The event is also our way of welcoming guests and thanking them for being patrons of the South Lake Avenue District,” said Gina Tleel, executive director of the South Lake Business Association.
Participating restaurants and businesses include: Barrister Executive Suites, Breakthru Fitness, Contessa Collections, Corner Bakery Café, Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery, Facile Dermatology & Boutique, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Jersey Mike’s, LA Fitness, Logix Federal Credit Union, Macy’s, Mendocino Farms, Mercado Pasadena, Nekter Juice Bar, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Salad Farm, San Sai Japanese Grill, Sanrio Pasadena, SunLife Organics, Ten Thousand Villages, The Counter Custom Built Burgers, The Vitamin Shoppe, Urbane Cafe, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Woore Alternative Medical Group, Yogurtland and more.