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.
Bringing the entire community together for a day of family fun, organizers Ulises Thomas and Phil Antonopoulos created the event as a tribute to local professional surfer Banning Capps. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the Banning Capps Scholarship Fund, as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.
On June 4-5, 2016 the Carlsbad Art Wall at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad, California will be home to new mural by San Diego based muralist Gloria Muriel.
Through her art, Gloria creates a portal to her own cosmic dreams and fantasies. She shows us a unique and magical world that exists beyond our reality—a universe in complete harmony with nature. Gloria’s intention is to awaken hearts and open minds to the raw novelty of the present moment. Meditation helps guide her to see the divine presence found in everything that exists. . . Gloria’s murals are often based around the geometries of a face, with lines and patterns borrowed from the natural world — elements of flowing water and sublime vegetation suggest an abundance of growing, healing, and evolving life. Her murals can be found in Mexicali, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico City, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami.
For more info on Muriel and the Carlsbad Art Wall, please follow the jump.
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!
Throughout the Village, 20 different locations are waiting to welcome you with light refreshments and fantastic local and regional art ranging from photography, oil, sculpture, woodworking, and so much more!
For more info on what some of the participating businesses have planned, please follow the jump.
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.
Friday, May 20, 2016 is Bike To Work Day and if you’re participating (and you should) then stop by one of the seven Carlsbad Bike To Work pits stops.
· The seawall at Frazee Beach at Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue
· The Zone 5 Park along Faraday Avenue
· 24 Hour Fitness, Palomar Airport Road at College Boulevard
· Velofix, Palomar Airport Road and Carlsbad Boulevard
· ViaSat, 6155 El Camino Real
· Swami’s Cycling Club, Carlsbad Boulevard southbound at Ponto Beach
· Lululemon Athletica, 1923 Calle Barcelona
The pit stops will be open from 6-9 AM and, if you’ve signed up online at www.icommutesd.com, you can pick up your free Bike To Work T-shirt and maybe a $5 gift certificate to the restaurants at The Island at Carlsbad. For the complete details, follow the jump.