The Man in Black may no longer be with us, but his music is still rocking thanks in part to tribute bands like Cash’d Out. They’ll be rocking the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert in the Park series this Friday, July 10, 2015. If you’ve ever enjoyed a Johnny Cash song (and who hasn’t) then you’ve got to walk the line to Alga Norte Community Park listen.
Well, beyond critics having anointed Cash’d Out (Douglas Benson on vocals, Kevin Manuel on guitar, Stephen Rey on bass and George Bernardo on drums) the “next best thing to Johnny Cash,” and the group having won six San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, the real proof lies in what members of Cash’s inner circle have said. . . “Cindy Cash came to a show, we made her cry and she gave me a necklace with Johnny’s hair in a glass locket,” explains front man and Cash impersonator Douglas Benson. Benson added that Cash producer Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows, and claimed that if he closed it eyes it was like “going back in time.”
TGIF Concert in the Park begins at 6 PM. Be sure to arrive early because parking can be a problem. Alga Norte Park is located at 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad, California. And remember, shuttle service operates from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at Ocean Collection and Arrowhead Insurance Group properties (2500 Campbell Place).
Get ready for some jazzy soul as Quinn Deveaux brings his Blues Beat Review to Stagecoach Community Park this Friday evening (July 3, 2015) at stop two of the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert In The Park series beginning at 6 PM.
The modern soul songs of Quinn Deveaux, sung in his sweet tenor over a spare guitar or carried by his band’s bright tones, evoke old images aplenty—from those gutbucket barrooms where rock-n-roll was born, to the pine-walled shacks, nearby, where its gospel-forebears rent their souls. But this artist’s singular sound, making old tones new, is Quinn’s alone. His acclaimed Blue Beat Review has been thrilling San Francisco’s lovers of rollicking early R&B, and a good time, for years.
Bring a chair, a drink, and your dancing shoes because Mr. Deveaux is going to soul you right on to your feet. Stagecoach Community Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, California. Music starts at 6 PM.
Señor Grubby’s, home of our favorite North County fish tacos, will hold a 7th Anniversary Party benefiting Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station, a San Diego-based nonprofit serving injured military heroes. Taking place on Wednesday, July 15 from 6-10 PM, the charitable event will feature carnival games, a dunk tank, raffles, giveaways, and more to raise money for injured warriors recovering at Camp Pendleton, Naval Medical Center San Diego and Naval Base San Diego.
The free event is open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Señor Grubby’s will be selling tickets to play carnival games to win prizes, take a shot at dunking volunteers in the dunk tank (including professional skateboarder Paul-Luc Ronchetti), enter a pull-up contest, and win great raffle prizes. Some raffle items include tickets to Legoland California, tickets to San Diego Padres baseball games, spa and massage gift certificates, limousine rides, Xterra Wetsuits and more. All proceeds will be donated to Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station to fund quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing for injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad 92008. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Get out your cowboy boots this Friday night (June 26, 2015) as the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert in the Parks kicks off the summer music season with the rocking’ country sounds of the Kelly Rae Band in the Stagecoach Community Park on Carlsbadistan’s eastern front.
The Kelly Rae Band is a 6-piece, Southern California-based, high-energy country band that has been delivering crowd-pleasing performances to audiences from around the world for more than a decade. . . The band is comprised of seasoned musicians whose credits include Tanya Tucker, Rascal Flatts, Bobby Bare, and Trick Pony. The Kelly Rae Band plays a wide range of Country Music from Patsy Cline, and George Strait to the most current Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.
How’s that for a family pleasing line up of solid music? Kick the weekend off right with a little country music this weekend. And remember: bring low-back chairs, bug spray, and plenty of wine and cheese to share with your neighbors. You’ll be the most popular crowd on the lawn. Stagecoach Community Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, California.
On the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 20, 2015 the streets of the Village of Carlsbad will spring to life with the sounds of music as the Carlsbad Music Festival presents the Carlsbad Village Walk performances.
Carlsbad Music Festival kicks off the summer with its third annual free Village Music Walk, featuring dozens of musicians performing over 60 sets during a 6 hour community celebration of adventurous music. An extension of the August Carlsbad Music Festival, the Village Music Walk is an all-ages, free of charge, community event that features a wide array of music performed in outdoor and indoor spaces throughout the historic Village of Carlsbad. The unique performance venues range from public parks and art galleries, to local music stores and even a 19th century chapel. Drawing annual crowds of over 4000 community members and cultural tourists, the Village Music Walk runs from 4-10pm with 20-minute sets starting every half hour. With multiple performance options to choose from at any time, attendees of the Village Walk are invited to create their own concert journey through the Village.We are pleased to announce the complete schedule of adventurous musicians and venues!
The even runs June 20, 2015 from 4 – 10 PM with an after party from 10 PM to midnight for those who still stay out late. For more information (including full schedule and band lineup) follow the jump. [click to continue…]
When Greg adopts a dog named Sylvia, or rather is adopted by the street-smart mutt, Sylvia (played, alas, by a human) soon turns into a bone of contention for his wife Kate. . . In this romantic comedy by A.R. Gurney, the author of Love Letters, the long-married empty nesters have to dig their way out of an unexpected hole: Kate feels that she’s losing Greg to his adoring new best friend. This imaginative take on a midlife crisis leads to lots of laughs and thoughtful insights on love, marriage, jealousy and canines.
Dog people will likely love this one. Sylvia runs June 6 – June 28, 2015. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, in Carlsbad, California. Click here to purchase tickets.
Tomorrow, June 10, 2015, 11-time World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater will call out SeaWorld during the company’s online annual meeting by submitting a question on behalf of PETA. Here’s the question he is submitting:
My name is Kelly Slater, and I’m here on behalf of PETA. The veil has been lifted on SeaWorld. All the ads in the world won’t change what the public now knows to be true: that the company imprisons highly intelligent, emotionally complex, social animals in tiny, barren concrete tanks, which leads to aggression and disease. SeaWorld is experiencing declining attendance and revenue, and dozens of companies, including Southwest Airlines, Panama Jack, and Mattel, have recently ended partnerships with SeaWorld. As a professional surfer, I’m lucky and privileged to be able to spend the majority of my time in the ocean—it’s the place where I feel most at home, and thus, I feel an obligation to protect that which I have a voice in influencing. Please, tell us, when will SeaWorld allow the animals it holds captive to return to their home—the ocean—by retiring them to a seaside sanctuary? And wouldn’t this at least be viewed, if nothing else, as a public relations win for you? By righting the wrongs you have committed in the name of corporate profit for so many years, you may actually be able to recoup some of the respect that has been lost in the eyes of the public and work toward an end to the problem of animal suffering. Thank you.
Wonder what their answer will be? Hopefully, it is soon.
Join Happy Hour Politics on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at The Crossing At Carlsbad to meet Michael Page, US Border Patrol Agent. Michael is with the Information and Communication Division, and is the Border Community Liaison Agent in charge of the Northwestern part of the San Diego Sector. He currently works at the I-5 Checkpoint in San Clemente. Be there on June 17th to hear about the Border Patrol and its operations, and the problems and concerns facing these agents on a daily basis. Keep in mind that our San Diego border is the busiest in the nation!
The United States Border Patrol is the mobile, uniformed law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for securing U.S. borders between ports of entry. Since 9/11, the focus of the Border Patrol has changed to detection, apprehension and/or deterrence of terrorists and terrorist weapons. Although the Border Patrol has changed dramatically since its inception in 1924, its overall mission remains unchanged: to detect and prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States. Together with other law enforcement officers, the Border Patrol helps maintain borders that work, facilitating the flow of legal immigration and goods while preventing the illegal trafficking of people and contraband.
Volunteer opportunities for the Lifestyle & Fitness Festival, taking place on Saturday, July 11, include checking in athletes, providing race bibs and handing out goodie bags. Body marking, assisting with timing at the finish line and passing out refreshments at the hospitality booth are among the volunteer opportunities on race day on Sunday, July 12.
Get the kids revved up for summer on June 6, 2015 as the City of Carlsbad Splashes Into Summer at the Alga Norte Aquatic Center.
Splash Into Summer, from 5 to 9 p.m. is family-friendly event designed to preview all the aquatic center has to offer this summer, including classes, camps, movies and other fun events. Swim in the warm-water pool, play on the giant inflatables, take a spin in the water balls and lay on an air mattress in the instructional pool for a special presentation of the Disney-Pixar movie UP (rated PG.)
Learn about masters swim, water fitness classes, swimming lessons for all ages, individual and family passes, and aquatic sports and junior lifeguarding camps. Tickets are $8 per person and one child, age 3 and under, may be admitted free with a paying adult. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]