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TGIF Aug. 17: Liquid Blue

by The Editors on August 10, 2015

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Calavera Hills Community Park finally gets its turn to host the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks as San Diego’s own cover dance band Liquid Blue whips things up at the top of Tamarack on Friday evening (August 14, 2015).

This San Diego based international act features Grammy winning musicians, a Billboard hit songwriter and a Chinese Idol finalist. This band performs the best in top pop dance hits and was a favorite with TGIF fans in 2014.

Yeah, so bring the kids and let them dance it all away. Calavera Hills Community Park is located at 2997 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad, California. If you don’t want to hassle with parking leave the car at Sage Creek High School and ride a shuttle. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 and 9 PM.

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TGIF August 7: Louie Cruz Beltran

by The Editors on August 4, 2015

Get ready to feel the Afro-cuban beat and begin to move your feet as Louie Cruz Beltran returns to Carlsbad with his Latin/salsa rhythms to the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert in the Parks on Friday evening (August 7, 2015) at Poinsettia Community Park.

Blending Afro Cuban rhythms with Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop and R&B influences, Louie Cruz Beltran is an entertainer at heart – an entertainer who is also a superbly skilled conguero, timbalero and vocalist. In short, Louie is the complete package. . . Louie’s many loyal fans agree, making him a popular attraction at venues from intimate Jazz clubs to the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Variety called Louie’s Playboy Jazz Festival performance “… a triump… a sharp, uncluttered Jazz ensemble.”

Beltran delivered one of the best shows of last summer. Ask someone who was there. They’ll tell you that you definitely should not miss this one. Show starts at 6 PM. Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. And remember to make parking easier, park at North Coast Calvary Chapel and get a ride to the park in a shuttle.

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TGIF July 31: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

by The Editors on July 27, 2015

The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert in the Parks returns to rock this Friday evening (July 31, 2015) with the R&B sounds of Tommy Castro & The Painkillers.

After years of playing guitar-driven blues and R&B backed by a tight horn section, Castro introduced The Painkillers live in 2012, creating a lean, mean four-piece lineup, with the drum chair now held by David Tucker. Fueled by Tommy’s voice and guitar plus bass, drums and keyboards, the band released the 45rpm single Greedy / That’s All I Got later that year (both songs are included as bonus tracks on the new CD). Greedy quickly became one of Castro’s most-requested songs. The Chicago Sun-Times calls his music “fiery and soul-drenched.”

Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. And remember to make parking easier, park at North Coast Calvary Chapel and get a ride to the park in a shuttle.

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TGIF July 24: Rocky Dawuni

by The Editors on July 20, 2015

The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert In The Parks moves to Poinsettia Community Park this week for the Afro world reggae sounds of Rocky Dawuni.

Ghanaian international music star Rocky Dawuni’s dance-inducing mix of reggae, soul and traditional African sounds is gaining popularity across the country. He’s worked alongside artists such as Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder and Jason Mraz.

Show begins at 6 PM. Bring a chair, a smile, and and something to share with your neighbors. Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. And remember make parking easy and park at North Coast Calvary Chapel and get a ride to the park in a shuttle.

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TGIF: Quinn Deveaux & The Blues Beat Review

by The Editors on June 29, 2015

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.

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Live Music In The Village of Carlsbad

by The Editors on June 15, 2015

CarlsbadmusiclogoOn 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…]

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Sylvia At New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on June 10, 2015

SylviaCarlsbad’s own New Village Arts Theatre presents the A.R. Gurney’s romantic comedy Sylvia. Here’s what it’s got going on:

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.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Carlsbad Triathlon Seeking Volunteers

by The Editors on June 5, 2015

Tri Volunteers

The City of Carlsbad is looking for a few good people to help with the Carlsbad Triathlon and Lifestyle & Fitness Festival on July 11 and 12, 2015.

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.

For all the info from the City, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Pool Party At Alge Norte June 6, 2015

by The Editors on May 20, 2015

Splash Into Summer

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…]

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Friday May 15 Is Bike To Work Day

by The Editors on May 12, 2015

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If you’re going to ride your bike to work one day this year (you should be doing it every day, of course) then make it Bike To Work Day (Friday, May 15, 2015) because the City of Carlsbad and the San Diego Association of Governments will hook you up with some free goodies, maybe even a T-shirt at their “pit stop” at triangle park aka Frazee Beach at Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue.

“The City of Carlsbad encourages those who live and work in and around the city to join neighbors, friends and coworkers in celebrating Bike to Work Day with us,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the city. “The many miles of bike-friendly transportation systems in our community and now a great campaign like Walk + Bike Carlsbad make it easy to take in Carlsbad from a different perspective.”

We’ll see you on the road. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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