ABOUT THE 94TH VIRTUAL AMERICAFEST
HOSTED BY CBS' PAT HARVEY
PERFORMANCES BY ANDY GRAMMER & CECELIA TSAN
INTERVIEW WITH JPL'S SARAH MCCANDLESS
COUNTDOWN TO FLYOVER OF PASADENA LANDMARKS
This is an entirely free virtual event as fireworks are cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19.
The Rose Bowl Stadium is excited to announce that it will transition to a virtual event on the afternoon of Saturday, July 4th so Pasadena locals and national fans alike can tune in to the 94th Virtual AmericaFest Celebration on Rose Bowl LIVE, located on the stadium’s social media platforms.
The virtual event will include music from multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer and a cello solo from international artist, Cecilia Tsan who will be performing live from the 100-inch telescope dome on top of Mt. Wilson in honor of our United States Fallen Heroes and the first responders and frontline workers for their admirable work and courage during COVID-19. In addition, Mt. Wilson has been testing a special art installation called “Sunstar”, created and owned by artist Liliane Lijn and astrophysicist John Vallerga. The prism will be moving throughout the day to shine a bit of pure color from the Sun over Pasadena for residents to enjoy throughout the virtual 4th of July event.
Focused around legacy and community-building, the one hour virtual event will feature celebrations of our United States Veterans and military personnel, messages from our community thanking first responders, frontline workers and their personal heroes for their work during COVID-19, as well as a salute to America with a message for why we celebrate the 4th of July. At the culmination of the online-based event, there will be a flyover of Pasadena and its most historic landmarks. The flyover will be viewable from many Pasadena resident’s homes, as well as streamed online, providing equal access to this free event for all.
To submit your video thanking your local heroes, please click the link below. The video must be no longer than 15 seconds and filmed in landscape mode (horizontal).