Eclectic Lawn Fall 2021 - Oct. 9

Saturday, October 09, 2021
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
St. Michael's by-the-Sea - Lawn
2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA

Eclectic Lawn is a day of adventurous music on the lawn at St. Michael’s with craft beer, drinks, and food trucks.


Shannon Lay

Francis Blume

Ed Kornhauser Quartet

Kamini Natarajan



1:30 PM — Doors open, food and drinks available for purchase

2:00 PM — Kamini Natarajan

3:00 PM — Ed Kornhauser Quartet

4:00 PM — Francis Blume

5:00 PM — Shannon Lay


For COVID-19 safety, this event will be held entirely outdoors. Proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test (taken within 72 hours) will need to be presented upon entry with a valid photo ID. If you are not vaccinated, masks are required to be worn, if you are vaccinated they are not required but highly encouraged. We are closely monitoring the situation at hand and are following regulations and guidance from the City of Carlsbad and the CDC. We are so excited for the return of live music and we will do everything we can to make it safe.


General Admission: $12 / $15 day of

Children ages 6 - 12: $5

Children 5 and under are FREE.

VIP Admission

VIP w/parking: early bird $49, full-price $59

VIP w/out parking: early bird $39, full-price $49

VIP Perks

  • Exclusive access to our VIP Area
  • Complimentary craft beer and wine
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Balcony viewing for lawn stage
  • Indoor bathrooms (vs. 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 Carlsbad Music Festival in August 2022. The festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative music ranging from contemporary classical, to indie rock, to world music, to electronic; plus craft beer, food trucks, an artisan market, and a playground for kids - all steps away from the beach.


Shannon Lay -

An LA-based folk singer, her gorgeous recent release on Sub Pop Records, “Rare to Wake” was named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork. “Shannon Lay delivers each moment in “Rare to Wake” with deep care and intention. Throughout the song’s five-minute runtime, the Los Angeles songwriter’s voice never appears unaccompanied: It is always layered in harmonies, followed by wordless echoes, or conversing with a sparse ensemble of upright bass, keys, electric guitar, and handclaps. Her lyrics are formed by existential concerns (“Have I always been who I am?”) and quiet affirmations (“I am longing to grow”). While her words slowly outline an imagistic narrative, the real story is in the sound itself—percussion teases a climax that never arrives, the background vocals sometimes overtake the lead, and her central acoustic guitar riff loops with the steady, meditative quality of ambient synths. Like a living painting, each new texture and color shifts the mood.” 


Francis Blume

Francis Blume is a North County-based golden-voiced singer channeling retro Americana. "Singer-songwriter Francis Blume sees the beauty and intricacies in the clean and clear approach. There is boldness in being raw and transparent in lyricism and production because it doesn’t leave much for the artist to hide or blend into; it allows for the emotional intent to come through clearly and dynamically. Blume’s rich vocals and bluesy, rock and roll approach harken back to the sound styles from the late 50s to the late 60s, where an emphasis on unclouded storylines allow for open interpretation and emotional messages to be applicable. Though the San Diegan vocalist only has a handful of songs available to stream currently, Francis Blume is carving his own path, spotlighting the power and captivating quality of clear soulful lyricism within his rock and roll groove. Each track transports listeners into a romanticized zone of raw love loss as spouts his potent narrative and heart-tugging vocals." –Amadeus Magazine

Ed Kornhauser Quartet

“… one of San Diego’s top pianist/keyboardists.” - San Diego Troubadour. San Diego-based pianist Ed Kornhauser holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.  His debut album The Short Years was released in November, 2020, featuring a quartet and all original compositions. The Short Years won the San Diego Music Awards “Best Jazz Album” in August 2021.

Ed also plays for The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio along with drummer Matt Smith and bassist Mackenzie Leighton.  He is featured on all three releases: Shorthanded (2013), RETROgrade (2016), and I.Am.Calm (2017), the last of which features saxophonist Dayna Stephens and trumpeter Curtis Taylor.  Both RETROgrade and I.Am.Calm were produced by Grammy award-winning producer Kamau Kenyatta. Ed Kornhauser, piano. Jesse Audelo, sax. Mackenzie Leighton, bass. Kevin Higuchi, drums.

Kamini Natarajan

Kamini’s musical journey started in central India with her mother Uma Natarajan. She started learning the intricacies and nuances of Indian Classical Music when she was 6 years old. She would spend hours coming up with various improvisations at different time signatures. At the age of 10, Kamini started training under two of the most loved and respected musicians of India, Pt. Krishna Kant Shukla and Shri Rajeev Sharma. She graduated in Vocal music and was at the top of her class at her university. 

After years of rigorous training, Kamini started performing at various national level music festivals and her performances were acclaimed as “Outstanding” by experts in the field. Kamini was one of the youngest graded artists from All India Radio, Indore (India). She regularly appeared on Indian national television. She is currently a senior protegé of Pt. Arun Dravid of Jaipur Gharana. 

After moving to the Los Angeles area in 2002, Kamini collaborated with various music producers and composers of different genres and recorded and performed live. Her song “Devi,” a World Music composition, is featured along with Anoushka Shankar and Talvin Singh on the Tantra Lounge album. 

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