Music

TGIF Aug. 21: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

by The Editors on August 17, 2015

What better way to close out the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks than with the blue-hair waving sounds of The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Who is that? Well, maybe you should ask your grandmother (or great-grandmother?) and she’ll tell you that Glenn Miller’s Orchestra was the swingingest thing since the New York World’s Fair in 1939.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the most popular and sought after big bands in the world for both concert and swing dance engagements. The orchestra plays more than 300 live performances around the world each year and is pleased to close out the TGIF 2015 concert series.

We’re just hoping there will be more people in the audience than in the orchestra. 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 July 17: The Detroit Underground

by The Editors on July 13, 2015

They may be called The Detroit Underground, but they’re from right here in San Diego Country. That doesn’t mean they don’t have a solid and funky rhythm section and powerful lead vocalists that crank out tunes from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, and Earth, Wind and Fire. And they’ll be doing exactly that this Friday evening (July 17, 2015) in Alga Norte Community Park as TGIF Concert In The Park takes over.

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 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).

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Help Kickstart The Carlsbad Music Festival

by The Editors on July 9, 2015

This summer the Carlsbad Music Festival is presenting its 12th annual summer festival of “adventurous music by the beach” August 28-30, 2015 in the beautiful seaside Village of Carlsbad.

In celebration of their 12th season, they’re asking your help to raise $12,000 to enable the over 120 FREE events that will make this year’s Festival the best and most successful yet. The Carlsbad Music Festival is a grassroots 501c(3) non-profit and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. While they do receive support from the City of Carlsbad, the County of San Diego, and private foundations, donations from individuals like you are their single largest source of funding.

Do your part. Jump in on their Kickstarter by clicking the link.

[Link: Carlsbad Music Festival]

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TGIF July 10, 2015: Cash’d Out

by The Editors on July 3, 2015

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).

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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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TGIF Concert In the Park: Kelly Rae Band

by The Editors on June 22, 2015

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.

[Link: TGIF Concert In The Park]

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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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