Pasadena Pops Features Stellar Guests This Summer

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Conductor Michael Feinstein will lead the Pasadena Pops for its star-studded Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, “Hair Spray Live’s” Madelyn Baillio, “Beautiful’s” Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, “Grey Garden’s” Rachel York, “Phantom of the Opera’s” Jordan Donica and the Midtown Men. The 2017 Pops season commences June 17-Sept 9 with a five-concert series.
The 2017 Sierra Summer Concert Series starts with the “Broadway: The Golden Age” on June 17, with Liza Minnelli, Alan Cuming Joel Grey and Storm Large. On July 15, “Music From Jersey Boys and Beyond” is performed by the Midtown Men, four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys.”
“Feinstein Sings Swing” on July 29 features favorite songs from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Sammy David Jr., and more. On Aug. 19, Feinstein delivers treasures from his personal archives with “Gershwin & Friends” and, in quintessential Feinstein fashion, he’s planned a spectacular season finale on Sept. 9 with Universal Studios Favorites, which will feature the songs and scores from the iconic Universal Studios.
All concerts are held at the Los Angeles County 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, concertgoers can enjoy pre-ordered gourmet dining packages for on-site pickup from Julienne, Marston’s, and Claud & Co. The food court hosts food trucks plus specialty ice creams by Choctál. Two beverage centers serve fine wines, beer, coffee and soft drinks.
Audiences get the outdoor concert experience with large LED video screens to see the artists and orchestra up close. Patrons may also visit the Pasadena Humane Society’s Mobile Adoption Unit, which will be on-site before each concert with deserving animals in need of a forever home as part of the Pups for Pops program. For those who want to make a night of it, exclusive hotel packages are available for Pops patrons at Pasadena’s landmark Hotel Constance.
The Arboretum is located at 301 N. Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia. Subscribers may pre-purchase parking on-site at the Arboretum, or park for free at the adjacent Westfield Santa Anita shopping center with complimentary nonstop shuttle service to the Arboretum’s main entrance.
Single tickets start at $25. Season subscriptions and single tickets are available by calling the box office at (626) 793-7172, at PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or at the Arboretum on the day of the concerts.

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