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Letter from the Director

Dear Carlsbad Music Festival Supporter:

Thank you so much for your support of the Carlsbad Music Festival’s 13th annual Festival on August 26-28, 2016 and Village Music Walk on June 18, 2016. With your help, we were able to present our most ambitious events to date that were both artistically cutting-edge and community-oriented.

Highlights from the 2016 Festival included:

  • Mainstage artists: Modern music collective slash chamber orchestra wild Up; jazz pianist and composer, Pascal LeBoeuf and his trio; Grammy-nominated LA Percussion Quartet; Synthesist, singer, and composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith; LA-based contemporary piano duo HOCKET; wild Up musicians pianist Richard Valitutto, soprano Justine Aronson, and ensemble Gnarwhallaby; and Persian classical music trio Namad Trio.

  • The “New Currents” series, consisting of emerging contemporary cutting-edge performers and ensembles, free to the public. These concerts were held on the St. Michael’s by-the-Sea campus in a variety of concert venues.

  • A total of 35 adventurous artists in a variety of genres performed in the heart of Carlsbad.

  • over 40 FREE concerts offered in 8 different community spaces.

  • 4500 people attended the Festival.

  • Rave reviews were garnered in the press.

Improvements in the Festival experience this season included:

  • A beer garden, sponsored by locally-owned brewery Pizza Port, was offered on the lawn at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea, enhancing the festive environment at the Festival.

  • The addition of food trucks to the St. Michael’s By The Sea Venue providing a better overall experience at that location.

  • The introduction of the Artisan Market at St. Michael’s By The Sea.

  • The addition of venue sponsors, including St. Michael’s by-the-Sea and Homelife Village Realtors.

Funds from your grant went towards Festival Artist fees, enabling us to put together this remarkable lineup of musicians. Below is more information about the Festival and how your funds were used.

Thank you so much,

 

Matt McBane Founder and Artistic Director

 

Festival Overview

Ticketed Mainstage Concerts: Friday-Sunday
Free Stages: Friday-Sunday
Free New Currents: Saturday
-Sunday

Dozens of adventurous bands, ensembles and soloists took part in the 13th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival. With multiple performance options to choose from at any time, attendees of the Festival were invited to create their own concert journey through the Village – including performances by cutting edge, emerging contemporary classical artists at our “New Currents” stage, held at St. Michael’s Church.

This year, the Festival drew a record breaking 4500 community members and cultural tourists!

Fees Paid to Artists: $26,600

We are proud to have supported talented artists during the events of 2016 including the June 18 Village Music Walk and the August 26-28 Festival.

 

Performer Highlights

The full line-up included:

TICKETED MAINSTAGE ARTISTS:

WILD UP • KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH • LA PERCUSSION QUARTET • NAMAD TRIO • PASCAL LEBOEUF
HOCKET • RICHARD VALITUTTO, JUSTINE ARONSON and GNARWHALLABY • MATT MCBANE

FREE STAGES ARTISTS:

ALEXANDER ELLIOTT MILLER • ALEXANDRA MATLOFF • ANDREW THOLL • ANISHKA LEE-SKOREPA 
APERTURE DUO • THE B BAND • DANI BELL AND THE TARANTIST • DANIEL CORRAL • DANIEL PATE
THE DAPPER BANDITS • EUPHORIA BRASS BAND • G BURNS JUG BAND • THE GIFT MACHINE
INSPIRED AND THE SLEEP • ISAURA STRING QUARTET • JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE
JESSE DANIEL EDWARDS • JODIE LANDAU • KAMINI NATARAJAN • LA EDWARDS • THE LULLS
MANDOBASSO • NOW HEAR ENSEMBLE • PAPER DAYS • PETER KUHN + KYLE MOTL
PETER SPRAGUE • QAMAR • THE RED FOX TAILS • SAKURA • SON DE SAN DIEGO
STEPHANIE RICHARDS + ANDREW MUNSEY • TAKEN BY CANADIANS TROUBLE IN THE WIND
ZIMBEAT

Learn more about these musicians here

 

Partners and Supporters

The Carlsbad Music Festival was made possible in part by: 

  • City of Carlsbad Community Arts Grant
  • Sahm Family Foundation
  • San Diego County Community Enhancement Grant from Supervisor Bill Horn
  • HomeLife Village Realtors
  • St. Michael's by-the-Sea Church
  • Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club
  • The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
  • Wyndham Oceanside Pier
  • Individual donations
  • Program advertisements
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