Music

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 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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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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TGIF 1: Pato Banton and the Now Generation

by The Editors on June 21, 2016

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 Generation ringing 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, CaliforniaMusic starts at 6 PM.

Click here for the complete list of summer concerts coming our way.

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Carlsbad Village Music Walk June 18, 2016

by The Editors on June 6, 2016

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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.

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Luca Ciarla: Fiddler in the Loop At MoMM

by The Editors on June 1, 2016

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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.

The concert begins at 7:00 PM and tickets are $20 for premium and $15 for general seating. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, California. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click the link.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]

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Village Music Walk Lineup Announced

by The Editors on May 26, 2016

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The Carlsbad Music Festival is  “super excited” to announce details of the 2016 Village Music Walk.

Join us on Saturday, June 18th from 2:30pm – 10:00pm for a day of adventurous music and fun by the beach. Over 30 amazing performers (click here for all the details) will take the stage at locations around the Village, plus there will be a beer garden, food trucks, an artisan market and much more!

For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Village Music Walk]

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