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 Generationringing 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, California. Music starts at 6 PM.
Click here for the complete list of summer concerts coming our way.
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.
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 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!
This Saturday, May 14, 2016 celebrated ukulele star Abe Lagrimas Jr., teams up with award-winning musician and composer Jeff Linsky for an evening of Ukulele Magic.
A native of Hawaii, Abe Lagrimas Jr. is a graduate of the Berklee College of music. He is recognized as a virtuoso drummer and is also highly proficient on the vibraphone and the ukulele. . . Acclaimed composer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Linsky has been sharing his creative “pianistic” approach to the solo guitar with audiences around the world for over thirty years. Having lived much of his life in Hawaii, Jeff enjoys an equal passion and talent on the ukulele, which has led to his recent collaboration with Abe.
The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks begin on June 24, 2016 at Stagecoach Community Park, located at 3420 Camino de los Coches. The outdoor concert series runs each Friday through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at community parks across the city.
The Village Music Walk is back. On Saturday, June 18th for the 4th annual Carlsbad Music Festival hits the streets of Carlsbad Village. This free community event features dozens of musicians celebrating music by the sea in the Village of Carlsbad.
If you’d like to play a part in the music walk organizers are still looking for adventurous musicians of all styles to join the 2016 lineup. Click here for all the details, and remember – the deadline to apply is next Friday, April 15th.
This Friday and Saturday (March 25 -26, 2016) at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music is delighted to welcome back renowned guitarist Albert Lee for a two-night residency!
Known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picking technique, Albert has not only worked with some of the biggest names in music, such as Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Everly Brothers, and Emmylou Harris, he has maintained a solo career of his own. Spending over 50 years in the business, he is one of the most respected guitarists in the country-rock music scene.
The legendary guitar player has gathered a stellar line of experienced and talented musicians for his US tour dates. It includes keyboardist John ‘J.T.’ Thomas, bassist Will McGregor and drummer Jason Harrison Smith.
Alphonso Johnson and his band will perform a special concert celebrating the bass on Saturday, March 12, 2015 at Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music.
Alphonso is a master of both electric bass, upright bass, and Chapman Stick. His touring and performing credits include Santana, Weather Report, The Crusaders, Bob Weir, George Duke, Woody Herman Orchestra, Sergio Mendes, Wayne Shorter, Gregory Hines and En Vogue. His discography credits include albums with Woody Herman, Sarah Vaughan, Quincy Jones, Phil Collins and more. He is currently on faculty at USC Thornton School of Music.
The show starts at 7 PM, on Saturday, March 12, 2016 is costs $25 for general seating. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, California. For all the details, please follow the jump.
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.