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Carlsbad Music Festival


August 24-26, 2018
ADVENTUROUS MUSIC BY THE BEACH

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Carlsbad Music Festival


August 24-26, 2018
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 24-26, 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, food trucks, and artisan market steps from the beach.

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Festival Artists


Festival Artists


Ticketed Stages Artists

Johnny Gandelsman plays BachDonnacha DennehyJulianna BarwickGyan RileyStephanie Richards + Andrew MunseyHausmann Quartet • Sibarg Ensemble • Tasha Smith GodinezIsaac Schankler

Free Stages Artists

Trouble in the Wind • Peter Sprague + Leonard Patton • Cindy Lee Berryhill • Nathan James • Inspired and the Sleep • Taken by Canadians • The Parker Meridien • Singers from the San Diego Opera • Matt McBane • Hubbard, Fogel, Motl • Clint Davis • Son de San Diego • We are the West • MANDO BASSO • Scott Paulson • DJ Lexicon Devil 

and many more TBA

 

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Tickets


Tickets


Free concerts

We offer free admission to certain concerts including the outdoor Lawn Stage contained within the Beer Garden. Be a friend and bring a blanket and enjoy adventurous music by the beach with your community! No tickets required for these events.

Ticketed Mainstage CONCERTS

Presale passes on sale now through midnight on July 31, so buy now for great value and perks!

VIP PASSES

VIP passes are good for Priority Seating at all Mainstage Concerts and VIP Lounge Access which includes Lawn Stage Viewing from Balcony. VIP Packages with parking will have reserved on-site parking. Limited quantities available. NOTE: We apologize for the inconvenience, but the VIP Lounge is not ADA accessible at this time. Please contact becky@carlsbadmusicfestival.org if you require ADA access.

VIP 3-DAY PACKAGES

 

VIP SINGLE-DAY TICKETS

general admission passes

General Admission passes allow access to all Carlsbad Music Festival free and ticketed venues. Seating capacity at the multiple interior venues varies by location. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

GENERAL ADMISSION 3-DAY PACKAGES

GENERAL ADMISSION SINGLE-DAY TICKETS

 
 

St. Michael's By the Sea | 2775 Carlsbad Blvd. | Carlsbad, CA 92008

 
 
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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 the Festival...

The 15th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of “adventurous music by the beach” on Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, 2018, 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, 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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