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Carlsbad Music Festival


Save the Date!
17th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival • July 31 - August 2, 2020

Adventurous music by the beach

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Carlsbad Music Festival


Save the Date!
17th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival • July 31 - August 2, 2020

Adventurous music by the beach



 
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16th Annual
Carlsbad Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, August 2-4, 2019

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 tickets + vip Packages available

 
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Thank you 2019 sponsors & partners

 
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Festival Artists


Festival Artists


Andrew Norman* • Very Be Careful • Mary Lattimore • Pianist Sarah Cahill • Sam Gendel • Shannon Lay^ • Trouble in the Wind** • Diana Gameros^ • Peter & Tripp Sprague • Joshua White • Matt McBane + Build • Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti • Eric Byers, David Kaplan, Jonathan Moerschel, and Serena McKinney* • Dani Bell & the Tarantist • The Parker Meridien • Shake Before Us • Inspired & the sleep • Chunky Hustle Brass Band (Crew D'Etat)` • Isaura String Quartet*** • The Red Fox Tails • Cardinal Moon • Montalban Quintet • Salt Petal • The Get Down Boys • Quinteto Caballero • Niloufar Shiri • La Maestra Maniacos • MandoBasso • Francis Blume • Lester Abrams • The Happy Return • Evan Kim

*Andrew Norman’s portrait concerts are sponsored by Jim Rosenfield.

^Shannon Lay & Diana Gameros are sponsored by the Sutherland Foundation.

**Trouble in the Wind is sponsored by Greg & Karri Hicks.

`Chunky Hustle Brass Band is sponsored by Addison Sheet Metal.

***Isaura String Quartet is sponsored by Oscar Gerardo.

 
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SCHEDULE


SCHEDULE


New for 2019, all concerts — both indoor and outdoor — are FREE (with a suggested donation)! VIP packages available too!

Friday: Festival 4-10pm, Performances 5-10pm

Saturday: Festival 12:30-10:30pm, Performances 1:30-10:30pm

Sunday: Festival 11am-8:30pm, Performances 12-8:30pm

FRiday, August 2

5:00-5:40 • La Maestra Maniacos • St. Michael’s Lawn
San Diego Opera and La Maestra Foundation present La Maestra Maniacos Latin Jazz Ensemble

5:30-6:00 • CMF 101 • St. Michael’s Parish Hall
Info session for guests to learn more about the Carlsbad Music Festival nonprofit organization.

6:00-6:40 • Francis Blume • St. Michael’s Lawn

6:00-7:00 • Pianist Sarah Cahill, The Future is Female • ANA Chapel

7:00-7:40 • Quinteto Caballero • St. Michael’s Lawn

7:10-7:45 • Andrew Norman Artist Talk • St. Michael’s ChapelSponsored by Jim Rosenfield

8:00-8:40 • Inspired & the Sleep • St. Michael’s Lawn

8:00-9:00 • Music of Andrew NormanANA ChapelSponsored by Jim Rosenfield
Featuring Eric Byers, David Kaplan, Jonathan Moerschel, Serena McKinney, and Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti

9:00-10:00 • Shake Before Us • St. Michael’s Lawn

Schedule subject to change. Check back for the latest.

Saturday, August 3

1:30-2:10 • MandoBassoSt. Michael’s Lawn

1:30-2:30 • Anne Leilehua LanzilottiSt. Michael’s Chapel

2:25-2:40 • The Happy ReturnSt. Michael’s Lawn

3:00-3:40 • Montalban QuintetSt. Michael’s Lawn

3:15-3:45 • CMF 101 • St. Michael’s Parish Hall
Info session for guests to learn more about the Carlsbad Music Festival nonprofit organization.

4:00-4:40 • The Parker Meridien St. Michael’s Lawn

4:00-5:00 • Pianist Sarah Cahill, The Future is Female program 2 • ANA Chapel

5:00-5:40 • Diana GamerosSt. Michael’s Lawn Sponsored by the Sutherland Foundation

6:00-6:40 • Cardinal MoonSt. Michael’s Lawn

6:00-7:00 • Sam GendelANA Chapel

7:00-7:40 • The Red Fox TailsSt. Michael’s Lawn

8:00-8:40 • Dani Bell & the TarantistSt. Michael’s Lawn

8:00-9:00 • Mary LattimoreANA Chapel

9:00-10:00 • Very Be CarefulSt. Michael’s Lawn

Schedule subject to change. Check back for the latest.

Sunday, August 4

12:00-1:00 • Chunky Hustle Brass Band SECOND-LINE MARCH • starts at park at Pine Ave. and Carlsbad Blvd.
Join a CMF tradition with an updated take on a New Orleans-style second line march through the Village of Carlsbad.

12:15-12:40 Renaissance Institute of Music Youth Orchestra • St. Michael’s Parish Hall

1:00-1:40 • Chunky Hustle Brass BandSt. Michael’s Lawn Sponsored by Addison Sheet Metal

1:15-1:45 • Sarah Cahill Artist Talk • St. Michael’s Chapel

1:45-2:15 • CMF 101 • St. Michael’s Parish Hall
Info session for guests to learn more about the Carlsbad Music Festival nonprofit organization.

2:00-2:40 • Salt PetalSt. Michael’s Lawn

2:00-3:00 Lester Abrams • Carlsbad Village Music

2:30-3:30 • Isaura String QuartetANA Chapel Sponsored by Oscar Gerardo

3:00-3:40 • Peter and Tripp SpragueSt. Michael’s Lawn

4:00-4:40 • The Get Down BoysSt. Michael’s Lawn

4:30-5:30 • Joshua White TrioANA Chapel

5:00-5:40 • Matt McBane + BuildSt. Michael’s Lawn

5:40-5:55 • Niloufar ShiriSt. Michael’s Chapel

6:00-6:40 • Shannon LaySt. Michael’s Lawn Sponsored by the Sutherland Foundation

6:30-7:30 • Pianist Sarah Cahill, Music by and for Terry Riley • ANA Chapel

6:40-6:55 • Niloufar ShiriSt. Michael’s Chapel

7:00-8:15 • Trouble in the WindSt. Michael’s Lawn Sponsored by Greg & Karri Hicks

Schedule subject to change. Check back for the latest.

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Tickets


Tickets


 FREE CONCERTS + VIP Packages

New for 2019, all concerts — both indoor and outdoor — are free!

FREE Concerts: For free admission to all concerts, daily passes will be required and available at the gate and online in advance of the festival. A $10 donation per day or $5 donation for kids 12 and under is suggested as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization largely supported by individual donations. Purchase tickets online now to save time at the entrance.


VIP Packages: For those who want (a lot!) more out of their Carlsbad Music Festival experience, 3-Day VIP passes are available. Limited capacity, buy now!

3-Day VIP Packages perks include:

  • Exclusive access to our VIP Lounge

  • Reserved seating at indoor venues

  • Balcony viewing for lawn stage, with a gorgeous beach/sunset view on the ocean-side balcony

  • Free food and drinks, including craft beer and wines

  • Opportunities to meet musicians, as well as an invitation to special reception

  • Indoor bathrooms (instead of porta-potties!)

  • Reserved, on-site parking options

 
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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

“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 16th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of adventurous music by the beach on Friday-Sunday, August 2-4, 2019, in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad. The Festival, called “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” by KPBS, features dozens of performances in creative music of all kinds curated by CMF Founder and Artistic Director, composer/violinist Matt McBane. The weekend includes free indoor and outdoor concerts at various venues, a beer garden, food trucks, and an artisan market. VIP packages are sold for hosted snacks and drinks in the VIP Lounge with the best views of the outdoor lawn stage and beach as well as reserved indoor venue seating.

The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative and adventurous music ranging from contemporary classical, indie rock, world, electronic, and jazz music, to musicians who work across genres and fall between the cracks. Carlsbad Music Festival is a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit organization presenting beloved community events that draw thousands from near and far for its unique programming and beautiful setting.

 
 
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