TGIF 9: The Detroit Underground

by The Editors on August 16, 2016

The Detroit Underground, is not new to Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts In The Parks, and those who saw them last year appreciated their solid and funky rhythm section and powerful lead vocalists who crank out tunes from artists such as Stevie WonderChaka Kahn, and Earth, Wind and Fire. And they’ll be doing exactly that this Friday evening (August 19, 2016) in Alga Norte Community Park as TGIF Concerts In The Parks closes out the 2016 season.

The Detroit Underground was established in 1994, and still has several of its original members. Over the years the band has earned the reputation for being a hard working, high energy, show band. The group features a very solid and funky rhythm section. These four seasoned players provide a solid foundation for the band’s “smokin” horns.

Remember to bring low-back chairs, snacks, and a groove ready mind. Show starts at 6 PM. Calavera Hills Park, is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr. at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 and 9 p.m. from Sage Creek High School (3900 Cannon Road).

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TGIF 8: Todo Mundo

by The Editors on August 9, 2016

Carlsbad’s 2016 TGIF Concerts In The Parks moves up to the Calavera Hills Community Park this Friday night (August 12, 2016)  for some world beat Latin grooves from San Diego’s own Todo Mundo.

Todo Mundo, voted “Best World Music” band at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards, blends the musical flavors of Spanish Rumba, Reggae, Brazilian, Balkan and Middle Eastern styles into an irresistible groove that has been moving dance floors and connecting with audiences across the world since 2009.

Music starts at 6 PM. And might we suggest sangria for the evening’s portable sipping concoction? Calavera Hills Park, is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr. at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 and 9 p.m. from Sage Creek High School (3900 Cannon Road).

For more info on the rest of the TGIF Concert In The Park series, please click here.

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TGIF 7: Western Centuries with The Bedbreakers

by The Editors on August 2, 2016

Carlsbad’s 2016 TGIF Concerts In The Parks brings together two, two, two bands for one as Western Centuries with The Bedbreakers bring their brand of country and rockin’ roots blues to Poinsettia Park. Yee haw.

Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase and let ‘em rock out like The Band. The sound of roots music mavericks Western Centuries sits at these crossroads. The Bedbreakers are one of San Diego’s top Roots and Blues bands.

Music begins at 6 PM if you wanted to bring some hay bales to sit on, they wouldn’t be out of place. Poinsettia Community Park is located 6600 Hidden Valley Road in Carlsbad, California. Parking shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane.

For info on the rest of the TGIF Concert In The Park please click here.

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TGIF 6: Sully & the Blue-Eyed Soul Band

by The Editors on July 26, 2016

Don’t tell us you’ve been skipping out on Carlsbad’s 2016 TGIF Concerts In The Parks? It’s already the end July and with only four concerts left it’s time to roll down to Pointsettia Park for some 70s flavor with Sully & the Blue-Eyed Soul Band.

People can’t sit down when they hear the Grammy Award-winning talent of Sully & the Blue-Eyed Soul Band. This good time group is known for playing tunes by artists such as The Doobie Brothers, Bill Withers and Steely Dan, as well as their own original music.

Music begins at 6 PM. Be sure to bring a low-back chair, food, and something to drink we’re guessing this will make you thirsty. Poinsettia Community Park is located 6600 Hidden Valley Road in Carlsbad, California. Parking shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane.

For info on the rest of the TGIF Concert In The Park please click here.

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TGIF 5: Boogaloo Assassins

by The Editors on July 19, 2016

The Boogaloo Assassins bring their brand of latin/salsa/soul to Poinsettia Park as Carlsbad’s 2016 TGIF Concerts In The Park moves toward the beach this Friday (July 22, 2016).

Inspired by the classic sounds of New York’s late 60s and early 70s Latin soul music explosion, the Boogaloo Assassins serve up Latin Boogaloo, salsa and Latin soul music.

Music begins at 6 PM. Better bring you dancing shoes to this one. Poinsettia Community Park is located 6600 Hidden Valley Road in Carlsbad, California. Parking shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane.

For info on the rest of the TGIF Concert In The Park please click here.

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TGIF 4: Nancarrow

by The Editors on July 12, 2016

Carlsbad’s 2016 TGIF Concert In The Parks makes its second stop at Alga Norte Community Park with San Diego’s original honky tonk band Nancarrow.

The band infuses raw energy and classic tones to create and perform their own unique brand of American song. The style is pure and rooted in the rich traditions of country and alternative music.

The music begins at 6 PM. Cowboy hats (and boots) are acceptable and if you want to bring your friend Jack, then by all means bring him. Alga Norte Community park is located at 6565 Alicante Road in Carlsbad, California. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from Ocean Collection, 2510 Gateway Road in Carlsbad.

For the rest of the TGIF Concert In The Park please click here.

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Rubio’s 5th Annual CoastFest July 16

by The Editors on July 11, 2016

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The Carlsbad based fish taco restaurant chain Rubio’s is kicking off their 5th Annual CoastFest on Saturday July 16, 2016  at the Oceanside Pier, in partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego.

Rubio’s CoastFest has continued to grow year after year, with a record turnout of nearly 3,000 attendees and over 1,000 pounds of trash removed from the coastline in 2015. This year’s event is expected to be even larger than years past and will include live performances by one of Billboard magazine’s chart-ranking artists, The Mowgli’s, as well as the popular San Diego children’s band Hullaballoo, among others.

The event begins at 10 AM with a full on beach clean up. After that there is complimentary food and drinks, music, a educational play area for the kids and much, much more. For the official details from Rubio’s please follow the jump.
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TGIF 3: The Mighty Untouchables

by The Editors on July 5, 2016

TGIF Concert In The Parks 2016 rocks into Carlsbad’s newest park, Alga Norte, with a “supreme multi-cultural mix of musicians and singers” as The Mighty Untouchables deliver their mix of cover songs*.

The Mighty Untouchables offer everything from Motown to classic rock, along with Latin, country, current pop hits, and much more. Their repertoire includes songs from Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Earth, Wind & Fire, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Prince, Santana, AC/DC, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and Celia Cruz just to name a few! If you want fun, excitement and dancing, with your party-goers enjoying a cool and classy scene, this band delivers an event your guests will remember for years to come.

Remember: bring chairs, snacks, drinks (to share with your neighbors), and maybe your walker for the uneven ground. The music begins at 6 PM. Alga Norte Communicty park is located at 6565 Alicante Road in Carlsbad, California. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from Ocean Collection, 2510 Gateway Road in Carlsbad.

For the rest of the TGIF Concert In The Park please click here.

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TGIF 2: The Dustbowl Revival

by The Editors on June 28, 2016

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.

For more info on the rest of the TGIF Concert In The Park series, please click here.

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Dove Library Upgrade Celebration Tomorrow

by The Editors on June 24, 2016

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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.

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