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Here’s the Restaurant Lineup For This Year’s Arroyo Seco Music Festival

LA’s top rock music festival returns with a very strong food selection

Ribs and watermelon from Arroyo Seco Weekend 2017
Matthew Kang

Arroyo Seco Weekend, which launched its first annual event last year at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, returns this June 23 and 24, 2018 with an even better food and restaurant lineup. Produced by Goldenvoice, the team that’s also behind Coachella, Arroyo Seco offers a nice EDM-less alternative to the renown desert music festival, with the likes of Jack White, Neil Young, Gary Clark Jr., Alanis Morissette, and Robert Plant headlining the tunes out in Pasadena.

With food, a few vendors like Kogi and Fritzi Coop make a comeback but otherwise it’s almost a completely new set of restaurants and chefs.

Here’s the lineup in its entirety:

Jon & Vinny’s
Hatchet Hall
Bourbon Steak
STRFSH
Freedman’s
XO on Beverly
Cassell’s Hamburgers
Donna Jean
Sage Plant Based Bistro
Top Round
The Spare Room
Block Party
La Esquina
House of Machines
Kogi
Hanjip Korean BBQ
House of Machines
The Ponte
Ms Chi
Fritzi Coop

Some of the highlights include Hatchet Hall and Jon & Vinny’s, two perennial Eater 38 picks, along with Cassell’s Hamburgers, STRFSH, and 2018 James Beard semifinalist Freedman’s. Also Top Chef contestant Shirley Chung will debut Ms Chi, a dim sum cafe that’s slated to open on May 1 in Arts District.

Passes run $149 (plus fees) for a single day’s general admission and doesn’t include the cost of food, which is purchased on site. Craft beers (from Beer Belly), natural wines, and plenty of other drinks will be available, since the June heat will likely be in full effect. Weekend VIP costs $449, while an exclusive $999 VIP Clubhouse provides a special upfront reserved section for viewing plus access to some more amenities.

Pick up tickets beginning March 9 on the website here.

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