Classical, Celtic and jazz ensembles and singer-songwriters remain the staples of greater Pasadena’s musical diet. Fall’s concert menu serves up all of those with dollops of rock and international music.


The Rose (Paseo Colorado, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena), which opened in winter, rode out a bumpy stretch to become a steady source of marquee blues, country, pop and rock (and innumerable tribute bands). Its fall calendar includes dates with 1990s alt-rock radio regulars the Gin Blossoms (Sept. 15); the pub-loving Young Dubliners (Sept. 23); New Wave survivors Missing Persons, the Untouchables and Bow Wow Wow (Sept. 24); Big Head Todd & the Monsters reviving “The Songs of Willie Dixon” with Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch and Ronnie Baker Brooks (Sept. 28); Motown legend Smokey Robinson (Oct. 14); Oingo Boingo’s Halloween dance party (Oct. 28); bona fide country icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer Kris Kristofferson (Nov. 17); and British blues veteran John Mayall (Nov. 18).


The recently opened HiHat (5043 York Blvd., Highland Park) is also bringing more live music to the area. In addition to Monday night East LA Jazz Jams throughout September, in coming weeks its brick-walled space will welcome bolero-loving crooner Cesar Saez (Sept. 6); “dreamynightmarepunk” quartet Vs Colour, Negro Galacticus and “Heads Up”-promoting femme foursome Warpaint (Sept. 11); San Pedro favorite son Mike Watt & the Missingmen (Sept. 16); Canadian popsters Royal Canoe (Sept. 23); and arty dream-pop outfit Haunted Summer (Sept. 21).


One of the more gratifying perks of local summer residence is the free Americana, blues, folk, funk, jazz, pop, soul and world music offered four nights a week at Levitt Pavilion (Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena). The season continues with renowned salsa/Latin jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo (Sept. 4); erstwhile Nickel Creek fiddler and singer-songwriter Sara Watkins, still reaping accolades for her “Young in All the Wrong Ways” album (Sept. 9); a rescheduled show with legendary country and rock guitarist Albert Lee (Sept. 15); Mexico City sextet El Conjunto Nueva Ola and South LA’s Sin Color (Sept. 16); Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips, previewing songs from his forthcoming solo album, “Swallowed By the New” (Sept. 17); audience-wowing blues guitarist (and onetime “The Voice” contestant) Laith Al-Saadi and former “Tonight Show” guitarist/keyboardist Jimmy Vivino (Sept. 18); and the reunion of harmony- and guitar-loving country-rockers Stonehoney (Sept. 23).


One Colorado (41 Hugus Alley, Old Pasadena) also hosts free, family-friendly concerts in its open courtyard — which, every Thursday in September, will be curated by indie “discovery” series Sofar Sounds, known for presenting “secret” pop-up concerts in backyards, beaches and lofts across LA (and the country). Three up-and-coming artists will be featured at each event, their identities to be revealed on performance days; visit for your ticket code, and for further details.


 Typically eclectic offerings at Cal State LA’s Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex (Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, LA) include Colvin & Earle, aka Grammy winners Shawn and Steve, jamming to songs from their recent self-titled collaboration (Sept. 16); Jazz 100, a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Mongo Santamaria featuring onetime Gillespie keyboardist Danilo Pérez, trumpeter Avishai Cohen and vocalist Lizz Wright (Oct. 8); Rockin’ Road to Dublin (Nov. 6); and Spanish gypsy “Sinatra of flamenco” singer Diego el Cigala (Nov. 18).


After conductor Gustavo Dudamel and Los Angeles Philharmonic launches the Phil’s 2016-’17 season (Sept. 27) at Walt Disney Concert Hall (111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA), the iconic venue will host Cuban diva Omara Portuondo with guests Roberto Fonseca, Anat Cohen and Regina Carter (Oct. 5); folk legend Joan Baez (Nov. 5); and visionary LA saxophonist Kamasi Washington with the Ron McCurdy Quartet in a multimedia performance of Langston Hughes’ civil rights-focused jazz poem “Ask Your Mama” on Nov. 6,


Music Circle (Occidental College’s Herrick Chapel, end of Alumni Avenue, Eagle Rock), founded in 1973 by legendary Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar and classical-jazz fusionist Harihar Rao, kicks off its fall season at Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood with a splashy “Divine Vibrations” concert featuring Tarun Bhattacharya and Aishu Venkataraman (Sept. 24), then returns to Occidental with vocalist Sumitra Guha (Oct. 15), and sarodist Partho Sarothy and tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri (Nov. 5).


The Alex Theatre (216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale) hosts Persian-Armenian pop stylist Armin’s celebration of Iran Vigen (Sept. 3); Doors guitarist Robby Krieger’s “Break on Through” fundraiser for Music Path (benefiting public high school music education), also featuring Glendale band the Bots (Sept. 16); and dynamic “Queen of landó” Eva Ayllón, aka “Tina Turner from Peru” (Nov. 6).


Caltech (332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena) opens its fall slate of classical, Celtic and folk concerts with MUSE/IQUE’s “Summer/Time” Gershwin salute, with dancer Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and soul singer Ellis Hall helping the “counter-conventional orchestra” render music from “Porgy & Bess” (Sept. 10). In subsequent weeks Pasadena Folk Music Society presents singer-songwriters Sarah McQuaid (Sept. 17) and Rita Hosking (Oct. 22); London’s Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble returns (Oct. 30); pianist Fabio Bidini joins innovative ensemble Imani Winds (Nov. 13); and bluegrass gets a Southland boost from Witcher, Recupido, Levitt & Witcher (Dec. 3).,


Local and touring artists scheduled to play Bob Stane’s cozy Coffee Gallery Backstage listening room (2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena) include Mark Romano’s spirited Celtic Ploughboys (Sept. 9); bell-toned 1920s pop fan Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys (Sept. 10); Scottish traditionalists the Tannahill Weavers (Sept. 19); fingerstyle guitarist Muriel Andersen (Sept. 29); percussive “world guitar” ensemble Incendio with UK guitarist Mark Barwell (Sept. 30); veteran bluegrass Dobroist LeRoy Mack McNees and Gloryland (Oct. 6); Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Led Kaapana (Nov. 1); “musical madman” Joe Craven & the Sometimers (Nov. 3); and 2015 IBMA Momentum Award winner the Lonely Heart String Band (Nov. 4).


Brad Colerick’s Wine & Song singer-songwriter series presents one of its monthly Cellar Sessions at Old Oak Cellars (2620 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena) with I See Hawks in LA, Tony Gilkyson and Dana Cooper (Sept. 11), then returns to its every-Wednesday space (Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena) for a fall season highlighted by visits from Tom Kimmel (Sept. 14), blues/R&B stylist par excellence Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps (Oct. 26), Beth Wood (Nov. 16) and San Diego’s soulful Lisa Sanders (Nov. 23).


Jump blues and swing bands set up for swing dances hosted by the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (Grace Hall, 73 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena) every Saturday night through the end of the year (excepting Christmas Eve). Dancers and music fans can look forward to “Pirate Night in Pasadena” featuring James Intveld & His Swing Sinners (Sept. 17); the Jumpin’ Joz Band (Sept. 24); Louis Armstrong-loving Dave Stuckey & His Hot House Gang (Oct. 8); Barbara Morrison with Bobby Baron & His Swing Thing Band (Oct. 22); and a special Halloween dance with costumes and other details TBA.


Pasadena’s exaltation of art’s myriad manifestations, otherwise known as ARTNight, takes over galleries, museums, and performance spaces across the Crown City. On Friday, Oct. 21, musical art gets created by singer-songwriter Nathan Benedict, Dublab and the LA Free Music Society, Eclectic Waves, the SoulVibers, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble, Zhena Folk Chorus and more.


Programming at Boston Court (70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena) continues to favor eclectic taste and excellent musicianship. Coming up: Armenian Public Radio (Sept. 23); UCLA-born instrumental quintet We the Folk (Sept. 24); composer Ben Phelps’ Mahler-reimagining B Band (Sept. 30); the world premiere of a Mark Abel song cycle featuring Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann and Red Hen Press poets (Oct. 1); and the Naked Cello (Oct. 21).


An invaluable local resource, South Pasadena Public Library’s Community Room (1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena) hosts a special fundraising concert by Barry “Eve of Destruction” McGuire and onetime Byrd John York (Sept. 1). Then the Restoration Concert Series returns with pianist Robert Thies (Sept. 18); California String Quartet (Sept. 23); and the in-residence New Hollywood String Quartet (Nov. 13).


Kingston Café (333 Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena) will be the site of a Sept. 25 fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention co-hosted by Bill A. Jones (of TV’s “Glee”) and veteran singer/Holiday Celebration Club founder Martha Taylor LaCroix. Two outdoor stages will host actress/chanteuse Sally Kellerman, pianist Artie Butler, venerated Pasadena trumpeter Nolan Shaheed, Bette Midler’s “Harlettes” and more TBA.