Pasadena POPS will move to new venue, in Pasadena, for 2010 season


Culture Monster reported early this morning that the Pasadena POPS will move from Descanso Gardens, where they’ve played for the past 12 years, to a lawn near the Rose Bowl.


The rendering at right, photographed by Keith Birmingham, shows what the new venue adjacent to the Rose Bowl will look like.

The POPS — along with musical director Rachael Worby — return to its namesake city for the 2010 season, starting on June 19 with a fireworks concert.

The Star-News has a gallery of photos from the press conference Friday.


The bottom photo at right, taken in 1996, shows Victor Vener conducting the Pasadena POPS during an evening summer picnic at Descanso Gardens.

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