The 2024 theme brings us together through music. In a world of different cultures, beliefs, hopes, and dreams, one language unites us all — music. The sound, texture, rhythm, form, harmony, and expression meld together to move, soothe, excite, and delight the world. From bossa nova to blues, classical to country, metal to mariachi, and rock to rap, thousands of genres invite us to become one in celebrating a world of music. Whether near or far, young or old, we invite you to year-long festivities that culminate on New Year’s Day at the Rose Parade. Let the music begin!

Presenting the Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language Curated Playlist Series

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association President Alex Aghajanian is proud to present a year-long series of curated playlists that reflect our theme, Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language. Each song has been carefully chosen by Alex, with the first playlist President Rocks Out to kick-off the series!