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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

Free + Ticketed concerts

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 Concerts

JOHNNY GANDELSMAN PLAYS BACH

ERIC BYERS

TASHA SMITH GODINEZ

DONNACHA DENNEHY

STEPHANIE RICHARDS + ANDREW MUNSEY QUINTET

ISAAC SCHANKLER

JULIANNA BARWICK

HAUSMANN QUARTET

DANIEL PATE

GYAN RILEY

SIBARG ENSEMBLE

 

FREE Concerts

TROUBLE IN THE WIND

INSPIRED &THE SLEEP

SAN DIEGO OPERA EXPOSED!

CLINTON DAVIS

MANDOBASSO

CARLSBAD HIGH SCHOOL STRING ORCHESTRA

PETER SPRAGUE + LEONARD PATTON

TAKEN BY CANADIANS

MATT MCBANE

SON DE SAN DIEGO

SCOTT PAULSON

JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE

Silent films with live score

CINDY LEE BERRYHILL

THE RED FOX TAILS

NATHAN HUBBARD TRIO

CREW D'ETAT

DJ LEXICON DEVIL

FAZI

NATHAN JAMES

THE PARKER MERIDIEN

THE PARAGRAPHS

WE ARE THE WEST

TEAM VIOLIN

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Festival Schedule


Festival Schedule


Ticketed Concerts

Friday, August 24

Saturday, August 25

Sunday, August 26


Free Concerts

Friday, August 24

Saturday, august 25
 

Sunday, August 26

Schedule subject to change

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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 CONCERTS

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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