Pasadena Dustbowl

Pasadena Dustbowl

Dustbowl Revival lays down hot roots at Levitt Pavilion


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The Levitt Pavilion Summer Music Festival rolls along Friday night at Pasadena’s Memorial Park with the critically acclaimed Dustbowl Revival. 


Dustbowl Revival features a talented group of youthful virtuosos who perform an adventurous blend of old-school bluegrass, gospel, early blues and hot New Orleans swing for a high-temperature roots cocktail. 


The band, well-known for its high-energy live shows, describes its sound as Old Crow Medicine Show teamed with Louis Armstrong, or, alternatively, Bob Dylan and The Band jamming with Benny Goodman. It makes for an infectious, joyful sound offering a spirited take on time-honored American music traditions. The Boston Globe described the sound as evoking “a Depression-era sensibility redolent of John Steinbeck and the spirit-raising gospel of the American South.” 


The group was founded by Chicago native Zach Lupetin and has grown steadily over the years from a small string band to a traveling mini-orchestra featuring a wide array of instrumentation. The band has toured the Midwest and East Coast and played at top venues in the LA area. 

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John Sollenberger

Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Levitt Pavilion, Memorial Park, Raymond Avenue and Holly Street, Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit  


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