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Carlsbad Music Festival 2019

Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
St. Michael's Campus
2775 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

16th Annual

Carlsbad Music Festival

August 2-4, 2019

Adventurous Music by the Beach


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

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 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:

VIP 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 invitation to special reception
  • Indoor bathrooms (instead of porta-potties!)
  • Reserved, on-site parking options

"Phenomenal . . . You'll think that Carlsbad is the coolest place on earth."

-San Diego Union-Tribune

“A starry array of new music specialists.”

-Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise

Adventurous music invades the seaside Village of Carlsbad for the nationally renowned 16th annual Carlsbad Music Festival on August 2-4. 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, artisan market, and playground steps from the beach.


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

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