2018 Festival highlights

15th annual carlsbad music festival a success!

thank you for your support!

15th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival

August 24-26, 2018


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press coverage

SD Union Tribune: Weird tunings, electronic accordion and post-modern jazz group impress at Carlsbad Music Festival

San Diego Story: Sunday in the Park with the Carlsbad Music Festival

San Diego Story: Saturday Celebrations at the Carlsbad Music Festival

NBC 7 Sound Diego (Blog): Carlsbad Music Festival Becomes Eclectic

SD Union Tribune: Carlsbad Music Festival: an eclectic adventure celebrates 15 years

The Coast News: Music fest lively way to wrap up summer

SD Union Tribune: San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 23-26)

KPBS: San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: From ‘Phantom’ To Festivals

SD Entertainer: This Weekend in San Diego 8/24-8/26


2018 Artists

Ticketed Stages Artists

Johnny Gandelsman plays Bach • Donnacha Dennehy • Gyan Riley • Eric Byers • Stephanie Richards + Andrew Munsey Quintet • Hausmann Quartet • Sibarg Ensemble • Tasha Smith Godinez • Isaac Schankler • Daniel Pate •

Free Stages Artists

Trouble in the Wind • Peter Sprague + Leonard Patton • Cindy Lee Berryhill • Nathan James • Inspired & the Sleep • Taken by Canadians • The Red Fox Tails • The Parker Meridien • San Diego Opera Exposed! • Matt McBane • Nathan Hubbard Trio • The Paragraphs • FAZI • Clinton Davis • Son de San Diego • Crew D’Etat •  We are the West • MandoBasso • Scott Paulson • Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble • DJ Lexicon Devil • Team Violin + Team Cello• Carlsbad High School Orchestra • The Strawberry Moons •


2018 Festival Poster

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