Carlsbad Music Festival: 6/20

30 Musicians, 60 sets, 6 hours

Carlsbad Music FestivalCarlsbad Music Festival​ kicks off the summer with its third annual free Village Music Walk, featuring dozens of musicians performing over 60 sets during a 6 hour community celebration of adventurous music. An extension of the August Carlsbad Music Festival, the Village Music Walk is an all-­ages, free of charge, community event that features a wide array of music performed in outdoor and indoor spaces throughout the historic Village of Carlsbad. The unique performance venues range from public parks and art galleries, to local music stores and even a 19th century chapel. Drawing annual crowds of over 4000 community members and cultural tourists, the Village Music Walk runs from 4­-10pm with 20­ minute sets starting every half hour. With multiple performance options to choose from at any time, attendees of the Village Walk are invited to create their own concert journey through the Village. See below for the complete schedule of adventurous musicians and venues.

WHAT: ​Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk
WHERE: ​16 Locations throughout the Village of Carlsbad
WHEN: ​Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4-­10pm; After party 10pm­-midnight
COST: ​Free Admission (donations welcome)
PARKING/DIRECTIONS: Park at the Village Train Station. All of the Village Music Walk and weekend venues are within walking distance of the Carlsbad Coaster Train Station near the railroad tracks. Learn more.

Carlsbad Music Festival Schedule

26 adventurous bands, ensembles and soloists will take part in the June 20 Village Music Walk. Highlights include: New Orleans traditional brass band with an edgy twist by Euphoria Brass Band​, contemporary classical cellist Jennifer Bewerse​, live scores to silent films by madcap multi­-instrumentalist Scott Paulson and the Teeny­-Tiny Pit Orchestra,​Persian classical music by Kourosh Taghavi Trio​, award-­winning folk-­pop duo Lovebirds,​and original compositions for solo violin by Fest Founder and Artistic Director Matt McBane.

The full line­up includes:

Alexander Elliott Miller & John Barcellona N​ative American flute + electric guitar
BoorBaar ​hazardous percussion trio
Chaos Magic ​jazz meets metal piano trio
Daniel Corral ​minimalist electronic music
Erin Martysz ​solo percussion
Euphoria Brass Band ​New Orleans brass band with a twist
Jennifer Bewerse​ solo contemporary cello
the gift machine ​indie pop psych­-rock quartet
Kourosh Taghavi Trio ​traditional Persian music
Kyle Motl ​solo improvised upright bass
L.A. Edwards ​singer/songwriter
Lovebirds ​folk-­pop duo
Mando-Basso ​mandolin + bass duo
Matt McBane ​original compositions for solo violin by Fest Founder and Artistic Director
Murray Hidary ​original compositions for solo piano
Nathan Hubbard Quartet ​jazz meets chamber music
The Liquorsmiths ​dynamic folk­-rock trio
Paper Days ​dreamy wave washed indie pop
The Red Fox Tails ​surf meets jazz
The Red Hill Quintet ​eclectic Los Angeles-­based jazz quartet
Scott Nielsen ​electronic sound synthesis and electro­acoustic instruments
Scott Paulson and the Teeny­-Tiny Pit Orchestra m​ad-cap ​live scores to silent films
Sharp/Schwartz/Hubbard ​improvising trio
Steve Marshall ​singer/songwriter
Toy Shop Ghost ​surrealist banjo­-based Americana
Trouble in the Wind ​cinematic folk rock
Taken by Canadians ​rabble-­rousing folk rock

About the Carlsbad Music Festival

Carlsbad Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to engage and inspire local, national, and international communities of composers, performers, creators, and concert­goers through world­class performances of adventurous music. CMF is committed to premiering new works, programming fresh, compelling music, and providing professional opportunities for established and emerging performers. Founded in 2004 by Matt McBane, CMF strives to enhance Carlsbad, California as a cultural center; engaging diverse audiences and providing wide accessibility by integrating events within community spaces. Now in its twelfth season, CMF has achieved a level of artistic integrity and vision that has been praised as “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” (KPBS, San Diego’s NPR affiliate), “phenomenal” (U­T San Diego), “a starry array of new music specialists” (Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise), and “magnificently enlightening” (Los Angeles Times). In 2010, CMF won ASCAP’s Award for Adventurous Programming.