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Carlsbad Music Festival


August 25-27, 2017
JULIA HOLTER • XIU XIU PLAYS THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS • NOVELLER • MATT MCBANE • ERIC BYERS • NATHAN HUBBARD + VINNY GOLIA • LIGHTNING COLA • DEAD FEATHER MOON • OPUS ORANGE • PETER SPRAGUE • BIRDY BARDOT • DANI BELL AND THE TARANTIST • and dozens more!

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Carlsbad Music Festival


August 25-27, 2017
JULIA HOLTER • XIU XIU PLAYS THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS • NOVELLER • MATT MCBANE • ERIC BYERS • NATHAN HUBBARD + VINNY GOLIA • LIGHTNING COLA • DEAD FEATHER MOON • OPUS ORANGE • PETER SPRAGUE • BIRDY BARDOT • DANI BELL AND THE TARANTIST • and dozens more!

14th Annual
Carlsbad Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 25-27

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 14th annual Carlsbad Music Festival on August 25-27. The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative music ranging from contemporary classical, to indie rock, to world music, to electronic; plus a Green Flash beer garden and food trucks steps from the beach.

TICKETED MAINSTAGE ARTISTS:

JULIA HOLTER • XIU XIU PLAYS THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS • NOVELLER • MATT MCBANE • ERIC BYERS • BORA YOON • NATHAN HUBBARD + VINNY GOLIA • PETER JACOBSON + Paul LivinGstone• SCOTT WORTHINGTON • APERTURE DUO • PETER KUHN TRIO • DOLLSHOT • KAMINI NATARAJAN • CHRIS DOUTHITT • JONATHAN MORGAN • DANIEL PATE • Tholl/Fogel/Hoff

FREE STAGES ARTISTS:

  • LIGHTNING COLA • DEAD FEATHER MOON • OPUS ORANGE • PETER SPRAGUE • BIRDY BARDOT • DANI BELL AND THE TARANTIST • THE MIDNIGHT PINE • G BURNS JUG BAND • EUPHORIA BRASS BAND • SAN DIEGO OPERA PRESENTS BERNARDO BERMUDEZ WITH NICOLAS REVELES • CARLSBAD HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA • CLINT DAVIS • JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE • ECHO MOUNTAIN • LA EDWARDS • EMÆL • THE LIQUORSMITHS • MANDO BASSO • MLTRIO • JESSE MYERS • SCOTT NIELSEN • THE NIGHT DOCTORS • QAMAR • THE RED FOX TAILS • SALT PETAL • sick balloons• TAKEN BY CANADIANS • FUREYA UNAL / Judy Huang DUO

Beer Garden by:

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Festival Artists


Festival Artists


Ticketed Mainstage Artists 

JULIA HOLTER

XIU XIU

PLAYS THE MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS

NOVELLER

MATT MCBANE

ERIC BYERS

BORA YOON

NATHAN HUBBARD + VINNY GOLIA

PETER JACOBSON + PAUL LIVINGSTONE

SCOTT WORTHINGTON

KAMINI NATARAJAN

Tholl/Fogel/Hoff

APERTURE DUO

CHRIS DOUTHITT

PETER KUHN TRIO

JONATHAN MORGAN

DOLLSHOT

DANIEL PATE

 

Free Stages Artists

LIGHTNING COLA

BIRDY BARDOT

EUPHORIA BRASS BAND

JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE

THE LIQUORSMITHS

SCOTT NIELSEN

SALT PETAL

DEAD FEATHER MOON

DANI BELL AND THE TARANTIST

SD OPERA PRESENTS BERNARDO BERMUDEZ + NICOLAS REVELES

ECHO MOUNTAIN

MANDO BASSO

THE NIGHT DOCTORS

TAKEN BY CANADIANS

PETER SPRAGUE

THE MIDNIGHT PINE

CARLSBAD HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

L.A. EDWARDS

ML TRIO

QAMAR

FUREYA UNAL + JUDY HUANG DUO

OPUS ORANGE

G BURNS JUG BAND

CLINT DAVIS

EMÆL

JESSE MYERS

THE RED FOX TAILS

SICK BALLOONS

 
 
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Schedule


Schedule


*schedule subject to change, check back often for the latest*


Matt McBane

Matt McBane

Friday, August 25

Ticketed Mainstage:

6:10-6:40 Daniel Pate St. Michael's Church
7:30-8:10 Eric Byers ANA Chapel
8:30-9:30 Matt McBane ANA Chapel
10:15-11:00 Dollshot St. Michael's Church

Free Stages schedule:

5:00-5:45 Carlsbad High School Chamber Orchestra St Michael's Lawn
6:40-7:20 Qamar St Michael's Lawn
7:00-7:40 Taken by Canadians Magee Park
7:40-8:40 LA Edwards St Michael's Lawn
8:00-9:15 JCDE Live Score to The Mark of Zorro (1920) Magee Park
9:00-10:00 Lightning Cola St Michael's Lawn


Julia Holter

Julia Holter

Saturday, August 26

Ticketed Mainstage:

12:30-1:00 Chris Douthitt St. Michael's Church
1:15-1:45 Kamini Natarajan St. Michael's Chapel
2:00-2:40 Peter Kuhn Trio St. Michael's Church
3:40-4:20 Aperture Duo Heritage Hall
4:40-5:20 Tholl/Fogel/Hoff Heritage Hall
6:00-6:40 Bora Yoon St. Michael's Church
8:00-9:15 Julia Holter ANA Chapel

Free Stages schedule:

2:00-2:40 Fureya Unal + Judy Huang Carlsbad by the Sea
2:30-3:00 Euphoria Brass Band Carlsbad Blvd March Starting at Pine Ave.
3:00-3:40 Euphoria Brass Band St Michael's Lawn
3:00-3:40 Jesse Myers Carlsbad by the Sea
4:10-4:50 MLTRIO St Michael's Lawn
5:10-6:00 The Red Fox Tails St Michael's Lawn  
6:30-7:10 MandoBasso Magee Park
6:40-7:20 Dani Bell and the Tarantist St Michael's Lawn
7:20-7:40 Jesse Myers St Michael's Church
7:30-8:10 EMÆL Magee Park
7:40-8:40 Dead Feather Moon St Michael's Lawn
8:30-9:10 Salt Petal Magee Park
8:40-9:00 Jesse Myers St Michael's Church
9:00-10:00 Opus Orange St Michael's Lawn


Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

Sunday, August 27

Ticketed Mainstage:

12:00-12:40 Jonathan Morgan St. Michael's Chapel
1:00-1:40 Vinny Golia + Nathan Hubbard St. Michael's Church
2:15-2:55 Peter Jacobson + Paul Livingstone Heritage Hall
3:10-3:50 Scott Worthington Heritage Hall
5:45-6:30 Noveller St. Michael's Church
7:30-8:30 Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks ANA Chapel

Free Stages schedule:

2:00-2:40 G Burns Jug Band St Michael's Lawn
2:40-3:00 San Diego Opera presents Bernardo Bermudez with Nicolas Reveles St Michael's Church
3:00-3:40 Peter Sprague St Michael's Lawn
3:50-4:20 The Liquorsmiths Magee Park
3:40-4:00 San Diego Opera presents Bernardo Bermudez with Nicolas Reveles St Michael's Church
4:00-4:40 Echo Mountain St Michael's Lawn
4:40-5:00 Scott Nielsen St Michael's Chapel
4:40-5:10 Sick Balloons Magee Park
5:00-5:40 The Midnight Pine St Michael's Lawn
5:30-6:30 The Night Doctors Magee Park
5:45-6:15 Clint Davis St Michael's Chapel
6:30-7:20 Birdy Bardot St Michael's Lawn


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Tickets


Tickets


30 Free concerts
17 Ticketed Mainstage concerts

Festival Hub:
St Michael's by the Sea
2775 Carlsbad Blvd.

View all venues and map here

 
 
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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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