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June 17th, 2014 by Temple City Tribune
Pasadena Heritage will once again celebrate Colorado Street Bridge July 12. While the bridge itself is the star of the evening there will also be bands including the legendary Snotty Scotty and the Hankies who are as well preserved as the bridge – Photos by Terry Miller
Pasadena Heritage has announced the return of their biannual Colorado Street Bridge Party. This year the event will take place July 12 from 6:00pm – 11:30 pm. All proceeds go to Continuing Out mission to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy, education, and oral histories.
This night of music, dancing, rare mustangs, free kids activities, and festive foods and beverages will be held atop one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Old favorites will return and new attractions are being added to make July 12th a night to remember. Live music on three stages will be offered by groups such as Snotty Scotty & the Hankies and Mercy & the Merkettes, while the Park Stage will be transformed into a Jazz Cub with performances by the likes of the Donovan/MuradianQuintet. Youngsters will be thoroughly entertained in the children’s area with balloons, pets from the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, face painting, cookie decorating, and much more.
The Colorado Street Bridge has been threatened numerous times in its one hundred year history, and for the last 37 years, Pasadena Heritage has been its leading champion. To save and restore this iconic structure, the organization conducted letter-writing campaigns, constant lobbying and national publicity efforts. Pasadena Heritage’s famous summer event on the spectacular span first highlighted the need to repair it. After many years of effort, the Bridge was saved, seismically upgraded and restored to its original grandeur – a feat that is celebrated biennially when 4,000 people turn out for what has become a much anticipated community event.
Join us this year and become a part of the tradition!
Don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of Pasadena’s biggest summer bashes. Tickets are available in advance at www.pasadenaheritage.org/Bridgetickets for $16 adults/ $8 kids, $14 adults/ $6 kids member pricing. Day of prices are $18 adults/ $9 kids.
Take the Metro Gold Line and then take the free ARTS Bus to the Bridge. Show your Metro Tap Card to receive a free commemorative event poster, featuring artwork by artist Kenton Nelson, while supplies last.