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.
For all the details, please click the link.
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.
This special event is free, and seating is limited and first come, first served. Please follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]
The local Carlsbad music scene keeps rolling this weekend with a January 9 &10, 2015 performance by Berkley Hart Selis 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.
[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]
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.”
For the official word including show times and ticket prices please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
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.
For more details from the festival (including how to buy tickets) follow the jump. [click to continue…]
On Friday, September 5, 2014 the Museum of Making Music present its popular Local Flavor Concert Series featuring the enchantingly ethereal music of Gayle Skidmore.
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.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join the Carlsbad Education Foundation and the award winning Young Americans National Tour Summer Camp for singing, dancing and growing, August 5 – 9, 2014 at Carlsbad’s Sage Creek High School.
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.
For more information or to register, please visit www.youngamericans.org/summercamps
[Link: Young Americans]
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 Carlsbad’s own Cody Lovaas will help kick off summer with a family friendly concert at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Proceeds from the event will help support the Carlsbad Education Foundation.
Local 15 year-old Carlsbad singer song-writer Cody Lovaas will headline the event with Valley Middle School band, Caution, as the concert openers. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., concert at 5:00 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from local Carlsbad restaurants. General admission tickets are only $25 ($30 after June 10th) or enjoy the event as a VIP guest for $50 (pre-sale only until June 10th) with front row seats, a special gift bag and a meet and greet with Cody!
To purchase tickets (and help support music in Carlsbad schools), or for more information click here for the Carlsbad Education Foundation.
[Link: Carlsbad Education Foundation]
The Carlsbad Music Festival is presenting a free event Tuesday, May 13, 2014 featuring internationally renowned pipa player and Carlsbad resident Wu Man and Son de San Diego.
Part of the San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst Fund, the project explores cross-cultural exchanges between Chinese and Latin American plucking instruments, resulting in a musical dialogue between these two diverse communities. Through rehearsals, workshops, and performances, Wu Man and Son de San Diego discover and share the unique collaboration they have forged between the musical traditions of China and Latin America. . . “We have found common ground in love songs, silvery dawns, birdsongs, broken hearts, tales of sailing, and the sheer joy of dancing,” Eduardo Garcia, from Son de San Diego, explains. “This has proven to me once more the universality without borders that music is.”
The event begins at 7:30 PM on May 13, 2014 and will last one-hour at St. Michael’s by the Sea in Carlsbad, California. For the official word from the CMF, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Adrian Demain and his ukulele. Photo: Bryan Snyder.
The Carlsbad Music Festival’s Village Music Walk is coming up on June 21, 2014 and they’d like to make sure the streets are filled with music. If you ( or someone you know) is a musician who would like to share their talent and skills on the streets of Carlsbad this summer (as guitarist Adrian Demain did last year), please let them know.
Musicians of all styles and genres are invited to apply. If selected, musicians will be asked to give 1-3 20- minute performances in a Village venue. Solo artists and ensembles/bands will be paid a flat fee of $50 per musician, for as many as 4 musicians in an ensemble. Ensembles larger than 4 pieces are welcome, but our budget is limited to $200 total per ensemble.
The June Village Music Walk is the first of two annual free walk events in the Village of Carlsbad. The second walk event kicks off the 11th annual Carlsbad Music Festival weekend on Sept. 19-21, 2014. For the official word from the Carlsbad Music Festival, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]