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14th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival


August 25-27, 2017 Adventurous music by the beach

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14th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival


August 25-27, 2017 Adventurous music by the beach

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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 • Scott Worthington • Aperture Duo • Peter Kuhn Trio • Dollshot • Kamini Natarajan • Chris Douthitt • Jonathan Morgan • Daniel Pate

Free Stages Artists:

Birdy Bardot • Dani Bell and the Tarantist • Carlsbad High School Chamber Orchestra • Clint Davis • Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble • Echo Mountain • LA Edwards • EMÆL • Euphoria Brass Band • G Burns Jug Band • Inspired and the Sleep • Lightning Cola • Mando Basso • The Midnight Pine • MLTRIO • Scott Nielsen • The Night Doctors • Opus Orange • Qamar • The Red Fox Tails • Salt Petal • San Diego Opera presents Bernardo Bermudez with Nicolas Reveles • Peter Sprague • Taken by Canadians • Fureya Unal - Myroslava Khomik Duo


Ticketed Mainstage Artists include: critically acclaimed composer, and experimental singer-songwriter Julia Holter; the dark, sexy and inventive reimagining of Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks; composer and electric guitar explorer Noveller; cellist and Calder Quartet member Eric Byers performing new works; composer, singer and performance artist Bora Yoon; experimental jazz percussion and winds duo Nathan Hubbard + Vinny Golia; composer and bassist Scott Worthington; Indian classical vocalist Kamini Natarajan; contemporary violin-viola duo Aperture Duo; new music by composer and violinist and Festival Founder and Artistic Director Matt McBane.


Highlights of the 30+ FREE performances include: a New Orleans-style second line march through the Village by Euphoria Brass Band, up-and-coming local indie band Lightning Cola; contemporary reimaginings of Persian and Arabic music by Qamar; local jazz guitar legend Peter Sprague; traditional Mexican Son Jarocho music by Son de San Diego, and much more.

 
 
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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 TBA


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
4:00-4:40 Aperture Duo Heritage Hall
6:00-6:40 Bora Yoon St. Michael's Chapel
8:00-9:15 Julia Holter ANA Chapel

Free Stages schedule TBA


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
2:00-2:40 Peter Jacobson Heritage Hall
4:00-4:40 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 TBA


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Tickets


Tickets


 

VIP Passes good for Reserved Priority seating at all Mainstage Concerts, VIP reserved seating for Lawn Concerts, and VIP Lounge Access

 

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

Additional venues TBA

 
 
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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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