FREE Music in the Playhouse District

Posted July 5th, 2017

For the next two weeks, the Playhouse District will be full of free musical events for the community to enjoy. From the continuing regular, weekly music events to concert series, the Playhouse District is the place to be for free, top-notch music!

Music at Noon at Pasadena Presbyterian Church: 

Every Wednesday you can catch a free concert at PPC from 12:10 to 12:40 pm.  The style of music and type of musicians ranges from classical to contemporary and is a great and different way to enjoy your lunch break. Next week’s (July 12) performer will be pianist Junko Ueno.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church: 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Thursday Night Music at Zona Rosa Caffé:

Zona Rosa Caffé has already begun its 23rd season of Thursday Night Music.  The performances are outside every Thursday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm and will conclude in late November.  VJ and visual projections by Juxli – Subsuelo, plus, FOOD TRUCKS!  This week’s (July 6) performers are Gonzo and next week’s (July 13) will be Coffee Pot.

Zona Rosa Caffé: 15 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena

Free Shows at The Battery:

The Battery Books & Music hosts many different kinds of events on a monthly basis, and this month is no different.  Along with poetry reading and storytelling events, The Battery will be hosting two nights of free music on Friday nights at 8:00 pm.  This week’s (July 7) performers are Sound Underground – an explorative, acoustic chamber jazz band.  Next week’s (July 14) performers are the electronic jazz group, the Ted Taforo Quintet and progressive jazz musician Logan Hone.

The Battery Books & Music: 26 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

Spanish Boys’ Choir at Pasadena Presbyterian Church:

Escolania de Montserrat, Spain’s premier boy choir founded in the Catalonia region in the 13th century, will be making its highly anticipated Southern California debut in a free concert at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church.  The Pasadena appearance is the final stop of this second U.S. tour.  Tickets to the performance on July 8, at 7:00 pm are free. For tickets and additional information, visit or call (626) 793-4231.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church: 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Playhouse District Summer Jazz Concert Series:

The Playhouse District Association presents the 14th Annual Free Summer Jazz Concert Series happening every Sunday beginning July 9 until August 27. The concerts take place on the Vroman’s Stage located directly behind Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. This week’s (July 9) band is the Elliot Caine Quintet and next week’s (July 16) will be DMQ.  For more info, visit

Vroman’s Stage: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena