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Make Music Pasadena a weekend hit (photos)

Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
The official Make Music Pasadena map of the different stages and artists who are performing on June 16, 2012. The music festival began in France as "Fête de la Musique" in 1982 and as many as 300 cities worldwide participate.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Ellen Phillips, also known as, California Hoop Girl, enjoys the music of the Indie Rock stage. "I can't miss an oppurtunity to hoop to the Electric Guests," said Phillips.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
The Peach Kings performing in the Old Pasadena Indie Rock Stage.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Peach Kings member, Steven Trezevant Dies, plays his guitar during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Jill Paxton dances with her baby as her Husband, DJ Cat Hair, plays some music during Make Music Pasadena. "This is the first time I can get my groove on since I popped this one out," said Paxton.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Indie rock band, Grouplove, performs one of their songs to a lively audience during Make Music Pasadena 2012.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Fans cheer as Grouplove begin to perform one of their songs during Make Music Pasadena 2012.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Isreal Arzaluz recreates Vincent Van Gough's "Starry Night" with chalk during his first participation of the Pasadena Chalk Festival.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Roger Espinoza and his Cafe Fuego Band perform to a calm crowd and chalk art enthusiasts on the Paseo Colorado stage.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Participants paint on a canvas in the art section of Make Music Pasadena.
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Madeline Follin of the Cults, sings to a large audience during the band's set at Make Music Pasadena 2012.
Dylan Fletcher watches as Makoto Halverson does a magic trick for the small audience during Make Music Pasadena.
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People of all ages crowded Pasadena streets for the Make Music Pasadena festival on Saturday to soak up summer weather and loud music. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., over 100 musicians and bands played free concerts on stages set up around the city.

Festival goer Jill Paxton danced with her newborn clutched to her chest, shading her baby with a bright pink sunhat.

"This is the first time I can get my groove on since I popped this one out," she said.

On the main stage, fans cheered for band Grouplove as they played radio hit "Tongue Tied":

"We love playing in Pasadena. It's my favorite place in the world," said Grouplove guitarist Christian Zucconi.

Aside from live music, craft workshops, chalk art contests and food trucks dotted city streets.