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Carlsbad Music Festival


August 24-26, 2018
SAVE THE DATE FOR MORE ADVENTUROUS MUSIC BY THE BEACH!

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Carlsbad Music Festival


August 24-26, 2018
SAVE THE DATE FOR MORE ADVENTUROUS MUSIC BY THE BEACH!

 
 

15th Annual
Carlsbad Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, 2018

Adventurous Music by the Beach

 
 

“one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” 
-KPBS

"phenomenal" "you'll think that Carlsbad is the coolest place on earth" 
-San Diego Union Tribune

Adventurous music invades the seaside Village of Carlsbad for the nationally renown 15th annual Carlsbad Music Festival on August 24-28, 2018. The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative music ranging from contemporary classical, to indie rock, to world music, to electronic; plus a beer garden and food trucks steps from the beach.

 
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About the Festival


About the Festival


 

“a starry array of new music specialists” -Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise

“magnificently enlightening” -Los Angeles Times

“one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” -KPBS

“The Carlsbad Music Festival has quickly made a name for itself as one of the best single gatherings of diverse, avant-garde musicians in Southern California.” -San Diego City Beat

About this year's Festival...

The 14th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of “adventurous music by the beach” on Friday-Sunday, August 25-27 in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad. The Festival, called “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” by KPBS, features 60+ performances of creative music of all kinds curated by Founder and Artistic Director, composer/violinist Matt McBane. These include ticketed Mainstage Concerts featuring Julia Holter, Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, Sacra/Profana, Noveller, Eric Byers, Bora Yoon, and more; dozens of FREE outdoor concerts all weekend; and a beer garden, food trucks and artisan market.

The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative and adventurous music ranging from contemporary classical, to indie rock, to world music, to electronic, to jazz, to musicians who work across genres and fall between the cracks. The Carlsbad Music Festival is a nationally-acclaimed presenter and a beloved community event that draws thousands from near and far for its unique programming and beautiful setting.

 
 
 
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