MUSE/IQUE presents “Dylan Plugs In” – free concerts series

It was a stunning ‘upset’ when Bob Dylan went electric. The folk singer was already a legend, thanks to his scathing commentary in support of the Civil Rights movement. But when Dylan delivered an electric set at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, he changed the conversation about the rules of music and art forever. With this blatant ‘betrayal’ in Newport, Dylan challenged the conventions of folk and propelled the genre into thrilling new territory.

MUSE/IQUE’s next show of their 2024 season is The Judas of Folk – Dylan Plugs In, tracing the progression of folk music from its traditional roots to its role as the music of movements and protests; to Dylan’s bold swing, and beyond. 

These informative and highly entertaining concerts are set to take place on June 22 and June 23, 2024 at 7:30pm at Pasadena Memorial Park (outdoors) and also on June 25 and June 26, 2024 at 7:30pm at Skirball Cultural Center (indoors). 

MUSE/IQUE is led by Artistic and Music Director Rachael Worby.

The Judas of Folk – Dylan Plugs In

Presented by MUSE/IQUE

June 22 & 23, 2024 — 7:30 pm

Pasadena Memorial Park


85 E Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103

Free admission – reserve your tickets here.

June 25 & 26, 2024 — 7:30 pm

Skirball Cultural Center


2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Free admission – reserve your tickets here


Over the past decade, MUSE/IQUE has curated and presented unexpected live music adventures that shake loose the customs, norms and barriers of the traditional concert-going experience. MUSE/IQUE has never had a formal concert hall – the city is the venue – and no set genres or styles of performance are emphasized. Instead, cross-genre, multidisciplinary performances are placed in iconic community locales.

Led by Founder and Artistic and Music Director Rachael Worby, MUSE/IQUE is a member-supported, nonprofit performing arts organization making radically engaging live music experiences accessible for all. Built on a tradition of community and collaboration, we create events that feature an eclectic mix of artists and artistic disciplines in cultural locales across Los Angeles and Pasadena. MUSE/IQUE was founded by Artistic Director Rachael Worby to upend the misconception that the performing arts are elitist, unapproachable, and, frankly, dull! MUSE/IQUE’s mission is to build empathy and expand imaginations through transformative live events and strong partnerships with fellow nonprofit organizations in Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area.

In addition to its live public performances, MUSE/IQUE’S OFF STAGE brings intimate, interactive events for 18 community partner organizations. Each on-site event gives participants a curated experience based on programmatic themes of our upcoming performances and features guest artists direct from the MUSE/IQUE stage. Led by MUSE/IQUE staff, these events explore self-expression, encourage self-confidence and engage imaginations through music. Partners include Ability First, Academy of Music for the Blind, California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley, Five Acres, Hathaway/Sycamores, Hillsides, Jazz Hands for Autism, Learning Works, Mindful Veterans Project, Pasadena Senior Center, Performing Arts For All, Professional Child Development Center, Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, Union Station Homeless Services, Urban Compass, Villa Esperanza School, Villa Esperanza Adult Day Program, and Youth Emerging Stronger.

Presenting performances at landmark locations, MUSE/IQUE goes beyond the concert hall and into the community with spectacularly intimate performances that combine music, movement, and ideas from a diverse range of genres. MUSE/IQUE’s artistic collective consists of top musicians from the worlds of jazz, rock, blues, gospel, and more, along with today’s best singers, dancers, and thinkers. Together with an enthusiastic and growing audience base, these artists reimagine the possibilities for the live music experience. Founded in 2011, MUSE/IQUE is a membership driven organization presenting six major public events each year as well as a wide range of education and community engagement programs.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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