Music

Carlsbad’s Street Fair Is May 6, 2018

by The Editors on May 2, 2018

On Sunday, May 6, 2018 the streets of downtown Carlsbad will be transformed into a walking plaza packed with all your friends and neighbors along with booths from 800 vendors as part of the The Carlsbad Village Faire.

The Carlsbad Village Faire – the largest one-day street fair in the nation – will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6. The fair stretches 14 blocks. Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street, and all of the cross streets in between, will be closed for the event. Each year, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the fair in May and November. Now in its 44th year, the free event has grown to be so popular that it not only continually attracts people from all over Southern California, but also from other states.

We used to visit the Carlsbad street faire every year. To see what Carlsbad Village Faire looked like nearly a decade ago, click here for 2011 or here or 2009. For the official details from the Carlsbad Village Association, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Songwriter Releases New EP

by The Editors on March 7, 2018

Marklyn Retzer, a Carlsbad, California based singer, songwriter (and surfer) has released a collection of new songs titled, Dandelion Tattoo. The five track EP features songs that range from the uplifting and affirming, gospel tinged vibe of Fly Free, to heart filling pop love songs like She Calls Me Love, to light hearted metaphorical reflections on love and loss in the title track. The EP, produced by San Diego’s Ben Moore features Matt Lynott on drums, Chris Swann on bass, and backing vocals by Lacy Younger and Krista Richards

Marklyn will be hosting a CD release party/show from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on March 24, 2018 at The Pour House in Oceaside. Here are the details: 

I’m playing with my trio featuring Rhythm Rose Turner on drums and vocals, and Chris Swann on bass. I’ll have special guests stopping by to play some of their songs or to jam with me including Nina Francis, Savannah Philyaw, Sarah RogoDave Boodah, and others to be added. This will be a fun night of music and friendship. CDs will be available for purchase for those of us who like a physical thing of music to hold.

Check out Dandelion Tattoo on Spotify or click the link for all the details.

[Link: Marklyn Music]

 

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It’s All About The Harp Guitar At MoMM

by The Editors on October 10, 2017

Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music’s next special exhibition, Floating Strings: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America, opens to the public on Saturday, October 14th.

The exhibition includes over 40 beautiful examples of this unique instrument and explores the history of the harp guitar, from its beginnings in Europe to its current status and use in the United States today. In conjunction with this new exhibition, the Museum is hosting a variety of harp guitar-related events!

For all the details on all the harp guitar events, please click the link.

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Art Rhythm & Wine At The Forum

by The Editors on October 2, 2017

The Forum Carlsbad and West Coast Artists present the Third Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad on Saturday, October 14, 11am-7pm, and Sunday, October 15, 11am-6pm. This free, juried show will feature more than 50 exceptional artists and craftsmen offering high quality original artwork from throughout the Western United States.

Complementing the art show, the event will also feature a wine garden with a variety of quality wines for sale and food will also be available for purchase. Non-stop live bands and a DJ will perform throughout the festival including the Clay Colton Band, The Mar Del Boys and The Jazz Pigs.

For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Celebrates Oktoberfest October 7

by The Editors on September 20, 2017

Yes, it’s that time of year again when the kids are back in school, the sun has finally come out, and Rotarians from Carlsbad are out celebrating the season with Oktoberfest & Family Fall Festival at Holiday Park. The festivities begin at noon on October 7, 2017 and continue on until 10 PM. Click here for a map of events, here for the schedule, and here to buy tickets. For all the official details please follow the jump. 

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TGIF 9: JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay

by The Editors on August 15, 2017

We had to wait all summer long (until the last event of the 2017 TGIF Concerts In The Parks series) but we’ll finally get some jazz in a Carlsbad park on August 18, 2017 as the JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay cools down Alga Norte Community Park.

Directed by Chaz Cabrera and Whitney Shay, the JazzKatz members are some of the finest and most experienced jazz musicians hand-picked in the San Diego area. The JazzKatz exhibit a passion for modern to classic jazz and emulate the swing sounds of big band music, helping to create a distinctive style that is their own, and never fails to impress.

As always, the music begins at 6 PM. 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.

[Link: TGIF Concerts In The Parks]

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TGIF 8: The Mighty Untouchables

by The Editors on August 7, 2017

Can’t believe we’re already well in August? (Is this summer speeding by or what!). Well, on Friday August, 11, 2017 we can all take our minds off the coming end of summer as Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts In The Parks moves to Alga Norte Community Park with the solidly slick cover stylings of The Mighty Untouchables.

This supreme multi-cultural mix of musicians and singers entertain throughout the world and are guaranteed to please audiences of all tastes with their extensive and diverse collection of material. Their repertoire includes songs from Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green, Earth, Wind & Fire, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Prince, Santana, AC/DC, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Celia Cruz just to name a few!

The music begins at 6 PM. 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.

[Link: TGIF Concerts In The Parks]

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TGIF 7: High Tide Society

by The Editors on July 31, 2017

As if last weeks 80s hits flashbacks weren’t enough Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in The Parks goes back another decade to the softer side of the 70s flavor with the sounds of High Tide Society at Calavera Hills Park on Friday August 4, 2017. 

High Tide Society, formerly AM Gold, is keeping it classy and re-creating all of your 70s and early 80s soft-rock hits from artists like Ambrosia, America, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Exile, Orleans, Air Supply, Little River Band, Toto, Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross and more. 

Remember to bring low-back chairs, snacks, and a little neon, hi-viz gear for full flavor. 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).

[Link: TGIF Concerts In The Parks]

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TGIF 6: Spazmatics

by The Editors on July 24, 2017

It’s difficult for many of us to get our heads around the fact that 80s hits are now technically golden oldies, but don’t let that stop you from getting your dancing shoes out for a rip roaring good time with The Spazmatics as Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts In The Parks moves to Calavera Hills Park on Friday, July 28, 2017.

All the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. 

Remember to bring low-back chairs, snacks, and a little neon, hi-viz gear for full flavor. 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).

[Link: TGIF Concerts In The Parks]

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TGIF 3: Robert Jon & The Wreck

by The Editors on July 3, 2017

Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in The Parks heads west this Friday, July 7, 2017 to Poinsettia Community Park with the Southern Fried sounds of Robert Jon & The Wreck.

Robert Jon & The Wreck is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Based out of Orange County, this quintet is dedicated, driven and committed to giving their fans a powerful rock and roll show – night after night and town after town. This team of follicular proficient troubadours isn’t slowing down anytime soon, recently releasing their sophomore album, Good Life Pie.

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.

[Link: TGIF Concerts In The Parks]

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