Friday, August 26, 2022

Pasadena to host Van Halen Stage dedication ceremony

The City of Pasadena, CA will host a dedication ceremony for the Van Halen Stage on Saturday, September 10.

Originally conceptualized as a tribute to Eddie Van Halen following his passing in 2020, a city-wide survey last year saw residents nominate the venue to be named Eddie Van Halen Park but, as Pasadena Now reports, the Van Halen family then requested that the stage area be named for the entire Van Halen band and officials amended a recommendation on the name change to celebrate the group, which was formed in 1972 by local legends and brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen.

The Van Halen Stage is part of a new 1-acre Playhouse Village Park, located at 701 East Union Street between El Molino Avenue and Oak Knoll Avenue; it includes a children’s play area, a dog run, a trellised structure over the sitting/stage area, lighted pathways, restroom and storage building, and a 48-space parking lot.

The September 10 event will see the City dedicate the new park and the Van Halen Stage with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. followed by a community celebration from 10 a.m. to noon.

According to the District 3 Council office, no speakers have yet been named for the ceremony.

The adopted hometown of the brothers Van Halen, Pasadena honored Eddie last year with a memorial plaque on a wall outside of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where Van Halen performed 14 times between 1975 and 1978 before the release of their groundbreaking 1978 self-titled debut album.

Van Halen were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007.

See also:

David Lee Roth revisits Van Halen glory days in new video tribute
David Lee Roth streams new song inspired by Van Halen
Wolfgang Van Halen updates status of Eddie Van Halen tribute concert
David Lee Roth streams new song Pointing At The Moon
Search Van Halen at hennemusic