Carlsbad’s 2016 TGIF Concerts In The Park series has one the best lineups ever, but the hippest, brightest, raddest highlight of the summer is going down this Friday night (July 1, 2016) as The Dustbowl Revival lights up Stagecoach park with their bluegrass, hot jazz, pre-war, American roots orchestra.
Here’s how the LA Times describes the band:
A nine-piece band replete with tuba, washboard, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet and guitar joyously pumped out early 20th century standards and original tunes that would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter. “
We usually say this once a summer, but here it is: if you only go to one TGIF Concert In The Park make it The Dustbowl Revival. You will be glad you did. Music starts at 6 PM. Remember to bring low-back chairs, snacks, and feet ready to move. Stagecoach Community Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, California.
On Saturday, June 25, 2016 the City of Carlsbad will be celebrating the grand re-opening of the Dove Library after what seems like months of renovations and upgrades. The opening will be “celebrated with a community appreciation event” from 10 AM to 2 PM. Stop by for tours, live music, children’s activities and more! For a complete schedule of events, please follow the jump.
On Saturday, July 9, 2016 enjoy the Alga Norte Pool and the film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs all at once with the City of Carlsbad’s Float and Flick.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and movie begins at dusk. Tickets are $8 per person and kids ages 3 and under are free. Register online and pick up wristbands at the event, or register in person at Alga Norte Aquatic Center and get your wristbands immediately (no replacements for lost or forgotten wristbands). . . Enjoy dinner at the Dive In Grill open during the event. Menu includes made-to-order grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, shaved ice, ice cream and other tasty treats. No outside food or drinks are allowed.
Alga Norte Aquatic Center is located at 6565 Alicante Road and is open seven days a week. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
This Friday night is the beginning of the City of Carlsbad’s 2016 Summer TGIF Concert Series in the parks. And what a kick off it will be with the smooth, reggae sounds of Pato Banton and the Now Generationringing out over Stagecoach Community Park. “My name is Pato Banton. . . ”
A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten. Positive vibrations abound with a beat to keep you dancing on your feet, while Pato delivers music that is food for the mind and soul.
Bring a chair, a drink, and your dancing shoes because Pato Banton is going to groove you right on to your feet. Stagecoach Community Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, California. Music starts at 6 PM.
Click here for the complete list of summer concerts coming our way.
The Carlsbad Music Festival is excited to present their 13th annual season of “adventurous music by the beach when they kick off summer 2016 with the free Village Music Walk.
Please join us for our 4th annual Free Village Music Walk on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 2:30-10:00pm, featuring over 40 performances of adventurous music throughout the charming seaside village of Carlsbad. Parks, galleries, music stores, and more will be transformed into unique performances venues, featuring a kaleidoscopic range of music to enjoy. James Chute called it “one of the region’s coolest events” in the San Diego Union-Tribune, and we agree. This free community event will kick off at St. Michael’s by the Sea, so please come out and join us!
For more info from Carlsbad Music Festival Matt McBane and how you can support the Carlsbad Music Festival, please follow the jump.
Back in the mid 1990s when proponents of the Legoland theme park in Carlsbad, California were pressing for votes to get the park approved by City voters they often pointed out that the “little park aimed at kids” would draw tourists from all over the world, because there were only two other Legolands and they were both in Europe.
How things have changed in 20 years. Since opening in 1999 the “little park” in Carlsbad Legoland USA has doubled the number of attractions, added an aquarium, built a hotel, applied to build a second hotel on the property and, oh yeah, built another theme park in Florida on the former grounds of Cypress Gardens. In fact, Legoland (now operated by British theme park mega corp Merlin Entertainments) now has six Legoland parks around the world with their seventh opening in Dubai in October 2016).
Apparently, that’s not enough. The company is now rallying the citizens of Orange County New York to approve the “worlds largest Legoland” in Goshen, New York, according to story in the Times-Union.
Merlin plans to present its plans at a special meeting of the Goshen Town Board at 7:30 p.m. June 14. . . The meeting will be held at the town’s Emergency Services Center, and outline project details for the park. . . The park would be the third in North America. Legoland theme parks already operate near Los Angeles and in Winter Haven, Fla. . . The $800 million project would create 1,500 jobs, according to the Mid-Hudson News Network. The site, off Route 17, is about two hours south of the Capital Region.
The story claims this new park is going to be “massive.” Go get ’em, Merlin. The world needs more theme parks. For the rest of the story, please click the link.
Italian violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. And he’ll be performing this Friday (June 3, 2016) at Carlsbad’s own Museum of Making Music.
Using a looper, he performs all the parts live using the violin to play guitar, cello and percussion parts. In this imaginative landscape Luca sings, whistles, and plays while the music evolves into a dazzling solo string band! The program includes unusual arrangements of Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean and original compositions. . . A native of Termoli, Italy, Luca received his degree in violin performance in 1993 and received his Master’s at Indiana University while studying jazz with David Baker. He completed a doctorate in musical arts at the University of Arizona.
A new leadership development program for students was announced today as a joint collaboration by the City of Carlsbad, The YouSchool, the Servant Leadership Institute, Carlsbad Unified School District and local high school staff. The Carlsbad Student Leader Academy will provide program guides and curricula to address issues affecting youth in Carlsbad and further developing emerging youth leaders through civic education and community projects.
“Carlsbad Student Leader Academy is an exciting collaborative and challenge-based leadership development program,” said Debbie Fountain, the City of Carlsbad’s Housing & Neighborhood Services director. “The goal is to help emerging youth leaders consider their paths for the future and discover more about themselves and the gifts they have to offer the Carlsbad community. We hope to have high school students from throughout the city collaborate and grow together by learning about themselves, how to lead and how to best serve their community.”
For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
Bringing the entire community together for a day of family fun, organizers Ulises Thomas and Phil Antonopoulos created the event as a tribute to local professional surfer Banning Capps. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the Banning Capps Scholarship Fund, as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.
On June 4-5, 2016 the Carlsbad Art Wall at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad, California will be home to new mural by San Diego based muralist Gloria Muriel.
Through her art, Gloria creates a portal to her own cosmic dreams and fantasies. She shows us a unique and magical world that exists beyond our reality—a universe in complete harmony with nature. Gloria’s intention is to awaken hearts and open minds to the raw novelty of the present moment. Meditation helps guide her to see the divine presence found in everything that exists. . . Gloria’s murals are often based around the geometries of a face, with lines and patterns borrowed from the natural world — elements of flowing water and sublime vegetation suggest an abundance of growing, healing, and evolving life. Her murals can be found in Mexicali, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico City, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami.
For more info on Muriel and the Carlsbad Art Wall, please follow the jump.