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TGIF Aug. 21: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

by The Editors on August 17, 2015

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.

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TGIF Aug. 17: Liquid Blue

by The Editors on August 10, 2015

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Calavera Hills Community Park finally gets its turn to host the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks as San Diego’s own cover dance band Liquid Blue whips things up at the top of Tamarack on Friday evening (August 14, 2015).

This San Diego based international act features Grammy winning musicians, a Billboard hit songwriter and a Chinese Idol finalist. This band performs the best in top pop dance hits and was a favorite with TGIF fans in 2014.

Yeah, so bring the kids and let them dance it all away. 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.

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TGIF August 7: Louie Cruz Beltran

by The Editors on August 4, 2015

Get ready to feel the Afro-cuban beat and begin to move your feet as Louie Cruz Beltran returns to Carlsbad with his Latin/salsa rhythms to the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert in the Parks on Friday evening (August 7, 2015) at Poinsettia Community Park.

Blending Afro Cuban rhythms with Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop and R&B influences, Louie Cruz Beltran is an entertainer at heart – an entertainer who is also a superbly skilled conguero, timbalero and vocalist. In short, Louie is the complete package. . . Louie’s many loyal fans agree, making him a popular attraction at venues from intimate Jazz clubs to the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Variety called Louie’s Playboy Jazz Festival performance “… a triump… a sharp, uncluttered Jazz ensemble.”

Beltran delivered one of the best shows of last summer. Ask someone who was there. They’ll tell you that you definitely should not miss this one. Show starts at 6 PM. Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. And remember to make parking easier, park at North Coast Calvary Chapel and get a ride to the park in a shuttle.

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TGIF July 24: Rocky Dawuni

by The Editors on July 20, 2015

The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert In The Parks moves to Poinsettia Community Park this week for the Afro world reggae sounds of Rocky Dawuni.

Ghanaian international music star Rocky Dawuni’s dance-inducing mix of reggae, soul and traditional African sounds is gaining popularity across the country. He’s worked alongside artists such as Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder and Jason Mraz.

Show begins at 6 PM. Bring a chair, a smile, and and something to share with your neighbors. Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. And remember make parking easy and park at North Coast Calvary Chapel and get a ride to the park in a shuttle.

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TGIF July 17: The Detroit Underground

by The Editors on July 13, 2015

They may be called The Detroit Underground, but they’re from right here in San Diego Country. That doesn’t mean they don’t have a solid and funky rhythm section and powerful lead vocalists that crank out tunes from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, and Earth, Wind and Fire. And they’ll be doing exactly that this Friday evening (July 17, 2015) in Alga Norte Community Park as TGIF Concert In The Park takes over.

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 Alga Norte Park is located at 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad, California. And remember, shuttle service operates from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at Ocean Collection and Arrowhead Insurance Group properties (2500 Campbell Place).

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TGIF July 10, 2015: Cash’d Out

by The Editors on July 3, 2015

The Man in Black may no longer be with us, but his music is still rocking thanks in part to tribute bands like Cash’d Out. They’ll be rocking the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert in the Park series this Friday, July 10, 2015. If you’ve ever enjoyed a Johnny Cash song (and who hasn’t) then you’ve got to walk the line to Alga Norte Community Park listen.

Well, beyond critics having anointed Cash’d Out (Douglas Benson on vocals, Kevin Manuel on guitar, Stephen Rey on bass and George Bernardo on drums) the “next best thing to Johnny Cash,” and the group having won six San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, the real proof lies in what members of Cash’s inner circle have said. . . “Cindy Cash came to a show, we made her cry and she gave me a necklace with Johnny’s hair in a glass locket,” explains front man and Cash impersonator Douglas Benson. Benson added that Cash producer Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows, and claimed that if he closed it eyes it was like “going back in time.”

TGIF Concert in the Park begins at 6 PM. Be sure to arrive early because parking can be a problem. Alga Norte Park is located at 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad, California. And remember, shuttle service operates from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at Ocean Collection and Arrowhead Insurance Group properties (2500 Campbell Place).

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TGIF Concert In the Park: Kelly Rae Band

by The Editors on June 22, 2015

Get out your cowboy boots this Friday night (June 26, 2015) as the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert in the Parks kicks off the summer music season with the rocking’ country sounds of the Kelly Rae Band in the Stagecoach Community Park on Carlsbadistan’s eastern front.

The Kelly Rae Band is a 6-piece, Southern California-based, high-energy country band that has been delivering crowd-pleasing performances to audiences from around the world for more than a decade. . . The band is comprised of seasoned musicians whose credits include Tanya Tucker, Rascal Flatts, Bobby Bare, and Trick Pony. The Kelly Rae Band plays a wide range of Country Music from Patsy Cline, and George Strait to the most current Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.

How’s that for a family pleasing line up of solid music? Kick the weekend off right with a little country music this weekend. And remember: bring low-back chairs, bug spray, and plenty of wine and cheese to share with your neighbors. You’ll be the most popular crowd on the lawn. Stagecoach Community Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, California.

[Link: TGIF Concert In The Park]

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How To Drive The Carlsbad Roundabout

by The Editors on March 19, 2015

We roll through Carlsbad’s northernmost roundabout often. Rarely have we made it through without someone completely botching the flow of traffic with their lack of roundabout understanding. Sure, it’s a European invention that requires a bit of bravery, commitment, and skill, but that shouldn’t stop any of us from mastering the simple skills required.

There is only one rule of roundabouts:

1. The vehicle in the roundabout has the right-of-way.

There. That’s it. That means if you’re rolling up to the roundabout you wait until it is safe to enter. Then once in the roundabout you drive smoothly and safely to the exit of your choice without slowing or stopping. Using your right blinker to let someone know you’re about to exit the roundabout (rather than continuing on) can be helpful at times. But never, ever, stop in the roundabout unless traffic is backedup or you’re avoiding an accident (as we did today) with someone who still doesn’t have a handle on rule number one.

This has been a public service announcement.

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Sara Watkins & Friends At NVA

by The Editors on March 4, 2015

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.

[Link: New Village Arts]

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Slurry Seals Coming To Carlsbad Streets

by The Editors on February 11, 2015

And no, we’re not talking about marine mammals who’ve had a little too much to drink. We’re talking smoother, nicer roads in and around the City.

Every year the City of Carlsbad Public Works Department evaluates the streets to make sure they are well maintained. . . “Streets are selected based on their condition, and pavement management software helps us determine which streets are due for resurfacing,” said Jonathan Schauble, an associate engineer in the City of Carlsbad Public Works Department who oversees pavement management. “Regular maintenance is what keeps Carlsbad’s streets in good condition.”

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad and a map of exactly which roads will get their very own slurry seal, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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