By CBSLA Staff

PASADENA (CBSLA) – The Rose Bowl will play host to the annual AmericaFest celebration Sunday, featuring a motocross thrill show and performance by “The Voice” contestant Mendeleyev.

“After not playing shows for the last year and a half it feels great to get back on an actual stage,” said Mendeleyev on Thursday.

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Performers of all kinds will take center stage at one of Southern California’s most iconic venues.

The theme for this year’s show will be “Celebrating America’s Perseverance” after more than a year of uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.

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The event is also scheduled to have a fireworks show billed as the largest in Southern California.

Sen. Alex Padilla, D-California, is scheduled to deliver remarks at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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AmericaFest has been running for almost a century. About 40,000 people are expected to attend the event this year.