Saturday, Sept 2
6:30PM Festival begins
7:00PM – 7:45PM Sidestage
8:00PM – 9:30PM Main Stage
Ara Dabandjian Combo delivers the eclectic sounds of Armenian music by fusing the warm melodies of the Mediterranean with traditional folk tunes that infuse listeners with an upbeat energy that is unique to his style. Best known for founding the popular, Los Angeles based, folk ensemble Element Band, Ara Dabandjian’s compositions and musical arrangements have garnered multiple awards. Dabandjian’s compositions deliver unique expression of folk-fusion by incorporating deft instrumentation, lush vocal harmonies, and rich multi-ethnic musical styles that have landed him at prominent stages around the globe. After touring China, Europe and the Middle East in 2016, he is back in Los Angeles ready to serve his hometown with a new set list inspired by his travels.
Grassy Hill Sidestage presented by Grassy Hill Entertainment
The Grassy Hill Sidestage presents the best of local and emerging talent prior to the Main Stage concert. Come early, have a picnic under the stars or dine with our local vendors onsite, and enjoy the sounds of these up and coming acts to set the mood for your evening.
KidZone features child and family focused interactive fun and games! Activities vary by day. Children can have their face painted, grab a balloon, make chalk drawings, make instruments, and color to their hearts content.
Voted “Best Of” by the readers of Pasadena Weekly six years in a row, Noor features a collection of elegant spaces designed specifically with transcendent celebrations in mind. Indoors, you’ll find two stunning ballrooms, the Sofia and Ella, with fabulous foyers. Outdoors, there’s a room sized secondstory balcony overlooking views of City Hall and the San Gabriel Mountains plus a spectacular outdoor terrace spacious enough for a grand openair gala.
The Sofia Ballroom’s lavish 1920s inspired foyer features a burnished wood bar, high ceilings, and magnificent chandeliers. Flow into the Sofia Ballroom, with its Art Nouveau styling and Sofia Balcony, where you can practically reach out and touch the city skyline.
Come see why politicians, celebrities, and individuals from all walks of life have enjoyed entertaining and being entertained at Noor. From relaxed to formal, traditional to the unexpected, Noor is committed to creating a personalized event that is both exquisite and uniquely yours.