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Live performances

Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We hope these at home activities will make this time just a little easier for you and your family!  Live performances sponsored by Friends of the Carlsbad Library and Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. 

Live music and talks

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 12:30-1 p.m.
Virtual Concert Featuring Jessica Fichot
Performing solo, chanteuse and songwriter Jessica Fichot presents a collection of songs from around the world. Drawing from her multi-cultural French/Chinese/American upbringing, she will delight fans with her originals and multilingual classics. Accompanying herself with a surprising combination of accordion, piano, toy piano and percussion instruments, this musical voyage – which will be streamed on Facebook and recorded for YouTube – is not to be missed! Presented on Facebook Live.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Virtual Good Life Lecture: Mastering the Art of Resiliency with Jennifer Pharr Davis
Jennifer Pharr Davis has made a name for herself as a record setting hiker, a National Geographic Adventurer and a writer. She has penned numerous books and articles for the New York Times, Outside and Backpacker. This talk, based on her most recent book, is an empowering examination of the mindset and action steps that lead to long-term success. She will share stories and lessons from her many adventures and take questions from the audience. To order Davis' books visit her website. Presented on Zoom, register online.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Virtual Author Talk: STOP THE WORLD: Snapshots from a Pandemic with Taffy Cannon, Lisa McClendon, Matt Coyle & Caitlin Rother
STOP THE WORLD: Snapshots from a Pandemic is a topical, up-to-the-minute anthology of personal essays, short fiction, and poetry based on early experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in this unique year of lockdown, contagion and uncertainty. Join Taffy Cannon, Lisa McClendon, Matt Coyle and Caitlin Rother, several of the STOP THE WORLD creators and contributors, on Zoom for an inside look. Books are available on Amazon, and all profits will go to charity. Presented on Zoom, register online.

Previously recorded:

  • Live From My Living Room with Vocalist, Guitarist and Composer Nathan McEuen 
  • Introduction to Folklorico Dance with Maestra Kareli Montoya
  • Live From My Living Room with Pianist Danny Green
  • Live From My Living Room with Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz of Hot Pstromi
  • Virtual Concert with Harpist Leah Panos, 2020: (run time 30 min)
  • International Guitar Night featuring Mike Dawes, 2014: (run time 5min 11sec)
  • International Guitar Night featuring Quique Sinesi, 2014: (run time 10min 16sec)
  • International Guitar Night artist featuring Pino Forastiere, 2014: (run time 11min 36sec)
  • International Guitar Night featuring Brian Gore 2014: (run time 13 min 49 sec)
  • Todo Mundo in concert, 2014: (run time 27min 13sec)
  • Todo Mundo in concert, 2014: (run time 4min 53sec)
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    Other online music options: Stream classical, jazz, world and American roots music through Alexander Street