When summer rolls around, it’s time again for the city’s popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks series. For over 30 years, the City of Carlsbad has presented live music throughout the city. This year, nine concerts will be presented in four beautiful parks in Carlsbad.
With a variety of food vendors for all your picnic needs, hands-on art activities for all ages, green grass for hanging out with friends and family, top quality live music and a dance floor to boogie the night away, TGIF has everything you need for a great night out in Carlsbad.
Best known for her beehive-wearing stint with blues diva Candye Kane in the '90's, Sue Palmer has been making her mark in the last decade with her high-energy band, the Motel Swing Orchestra, and her flashy boogie woogie stylings. Sue is known widely as San Diego's Queen of Boogie Woogie.
Morgan Leigh Band is one of Southern California’s hardest working, high energy country bands. They will keep the party rocking all night long, performing all your favorite country hits as well as songs from their original debut album Trouble. Morgan Leigh was a contestant on American Idol, a Texaco Country Showdown State Winner and nominated for Best Country/Americana by San Diego Music Awards.
Robert Jon & The Wreck is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Based out of Orange County, this quintet is dedicated, driven,and committed to giving their fans a powerful rock and roll show - night after night and town after town. This team of follicular proficient troubadours isn’t slowing down anytime soon, recently releasing their sophomore album, Good Life Pie.
The Routine is a five-piece rock collective from San Diego that defies categorization in today’s genre-driven media cloud. A sonic melting pot of electric blues, soul and world styling, they are not simply a band. And they are anything but “routine”. Russell Ramo, guitar player and son of Syrian immigrants, explains, “Just by looking at us, you see the story of global artistic culture: Black, White, European, Middle Eastern and Latino. We epitomize diversity and the strength of its unity.”
While Feufollet remains central to the neo-traditionalist brush fire they helped ignite as youths, their album, En Couleurs found the band coming into its own and pushing the envelope, leading the way once again as Cajun music extends itself into a new century. It was praised by the New York Times, Garden & Gun and Elvis Costello who proclaimed En Couleurs is the most beautifully melodic album I’ve heard all year.”
All the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980’s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.
High Tide Society, formerly AM Gold, is keeping it classy and re-creating all of your 70's and early 80's soft-rock hits from artists like Ambrosia, America, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Exile, Orleans, Air Supply, Little River Band, Toto, Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross and more.
August 11 - The Mighty Untouchables, Party Cover Band This supreme multi-cultural mix of musicians and singers entertain throughout the world and are guaranteed to please audiences of all tastes with their extensive and diverse collection of material. Their repertoire includes songs from Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green, Earth, Wind & Fire, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Prince, Santana, AC/DC, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Celia Cruz just to name a few!
Directed by Chaz Cabrera and Whitney Shay, the JazzKatz members are some of the finest and most experienced jazz musicians hand-picked in the San Diego area. The JazzKatz exhibit a passion for modern to classic jazz and emulates the swing sounds of big band music, helping to create a distinctive style that is their own, and never fails to impress.
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