The City of Carlsbad’s popular TGIF Concerts in the Park will kick off June 26, 2015 at Stagecoach Community Park on Carlsbad’s eastern front with the rocking country sounds of the Kelly Rae Band and jam through with eight more concerts through August 21, 2015.
“This year the City of Carlsbad is celebrating 30 years of great music, fun and community spirit with its TGIF concert series,” said Vincent Kitch, City of Carlsbad cultural arts manager. “Nothing says summer in Carlsbad like enjoying live music in the city’s beautiful parks.” . . Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, TGIF concerts feature a lively mix of regional bands and top touring groups. The music covers a wide range of styles, from big band swing to today’s dance hits. Family Open Studios at TGIF, a free, hands-on art activity for all ages, has been expanded this year and will be offered at every concert. The concerts will also feature food vendors providing hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, frozen yogurt, barbecue and more. Free parking is available, with free shuttle service running for concerts held at Alga Norte, Poinsettia and Calavera Hills community parks.
Join Peter Gach for a three part lecture series – “Musical Insights.” Drawing on his lifetime of involvement in music and his 30+ years of teaching experience, Gach will explore the hidden aspects of the musical experience. The lectures are designed for all levels of listeners, and will look at music in new and unique ways. Each lecture will be illustrated by performances drawing from Gach’s vast repertoire.
Part 1: What is Music? (Thursday, April 16 @ 7:00 PM)
Part 2: Back to the Beat (Thursday, May 21 @ 7:00 PM)
Part 3: Sound and Sculpture (Thursday, June 18 @ 7:00 PM)
For those who don’t know Peter Gach is a pianist of wide-ranging musical interests. His repertoire extends from the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. II of JS Bach, to contemporary works written especially for him. He is also the Professor Emeritus and former Chairperson of the Performing Arts Department at Palomar College.
Fiddle player Sara Watkins & Friends bring their fresh brand of bluegrass folk to the New Village Arts Theatre on Saturday, March 7, 2015. And yes, if you hurry there are still tickets available right here. The New Village Arts Theatre is located in the heart of the Village of Carlsbad, California at 2787 State St.
The Carlsbad Village Association invites you to take a Valentine’s Day stroll through adorned Village streets and swoon over live performances by local violinists Karen Guizar and Rachel Leverenz (pictured right), as well as crooner Alan Land.
While you’re out, keep the romance alive and cozy up to a glass of wine or sweet treat at Village shops like Relm Wine Bar and Carlsbad Chocolate Bar. Village restaurants like Paon, Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi and The Land & Water Co. will also be offering decadent menus for a pre or post performance feast. . . The free, family-friendly Valentine’s Day concerts will be on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 8pm. Performance sites are located outside of Carlsbad Chocolate Bar on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and State Street, Viz Art Ink on the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street and Paon Restaurant on Roosevelt Street.
You’ll never look at a classical guitar, standup base or tap dancer the same after experiencing Besos de Coco’s eclectic mix of jazz, Brazilian, and classical music. They will be playing a winter concert at the Carlsbad Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 6 PM.
This fun and flavorful trio features classical guitarist Lorraine Castellanos, double bassist Evona Wascinski and tap dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce, whose magical footwork conjures the sound of percussion instruments.
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The local Carlsbad music scene keeps rolling this weekend with a January 9 &10, 2015 performance by Berkley HartSelis Twang at the New Village Arts Theatre. The group made up of seven-time San Diego Music Award winner Eve Selis, and Marc Intravaia, Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart.
The New Village Arts Theatre is located in the heart of Carlsbad Village at 2787 State Street. Show starts at 8 PM. Click here for tickets.
San Diego Music Award’s Best New Artist, Cody Lovaas, will take the stage at The Carlsbad Village Theater on January 10, 2015 at 8 PM for an all-ages show presented by The Belly Up. The San Diego-raised singer/songwriter is best known for his soft rock acoustic genre, singing original songs about surfing and the California coast. Loaves will showcase his original songs including, “Take a Ride.”
“There is nothing better than getting up on stage in front of a San Diego crowd and playing music that makes everyone feel good,” said Lovaas. “I am inspired by the ocean, surfing and the San Diego lifestyle. I have been playing music since I was seven years old and it has been a very fun journey ever since.”
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On the weekend of September 19 – 21, 2014 Carlsbad will be host of the 11th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival. And when we say music, we mean capital “M” Music. As they say this is “adventurous music by the beach” for sure.
This year’s run will include the music of David Lang, Dawn of Midi, Steven Schick conducts Renga, Wu Man and Son de San Diego, Art of Elan with Susan Narucki, Sacra/Profana, USC Thornton Edge, Donald Crockett, Sean Friar, Matt McBane, Trouble in the Wind, The Red Fox Tails, and more.
The Festival will include ticketed Main Stage Concerts all three days, a free Village Walk on Saturday, September 20, and free concerts in Magee Park on Sunday, September 21. All events are curated by Festival Founder and Director, Matt McBane.
A born songwriter, San Diego Music Award winner for Best Singer/Songwriter (2013) Gayle Skidmore has written over 1700 songs since she began songwriting at the age of 8. Rather than choosing her calling, Skidmore’s natural ability and innate passion for music made her music career unavoidable. She continually processes her adventures, experiences, thoughts and emotions through this malleable medium, writing, playing and singing from the depths of her soul. It is evident from her heartfelt, unguarded performances that Skidmore’s goal is excellence in artistry and expression.
Tickets to this event are $10 for general seating, or $15 for premium seating and include a slice of pizza and beverage. Museum members receive a 10% discount on tickets. Food service for this begins at 6 PM. Music begins at 7 PM.
For tickets or information click here, or call the Museum’s event reservation line at (760) 304-5844.
Students in grades 3 to 12 of all performance levels train with 45 international performers who are top artists in the industry in every genre including songwriting, professional dance and vocal performance. Students perform in a huge finale show on Saturday, August 9th which showcases family favorites from Broadway, Disney, and popular hits. All ticket sales benefit the Carlsbad Educational Foundation as a fundraiser for K-12 music programs.