13th annual Carlsbad Music Festival | August 26-28, 2016

Festival Lineup Sneak Peek and Pre-sale Tickets

Adventurous music invades the seaside Village of Carlsbad!

The full artist and schedule announcement is coming in two weeks, but here is a sneak peek at the lineup, and discounted pre-sale Festival Passes.

Festival Pass: $90 includes general admission access to all concerts

VIP Festival Pass: $180 includes reserved priority seating to all
Mainstage and New Currents concerts, as well as VIP seating at Lawn

*Ticket prices will go up when the complete lineup is announced.


wild Up

Los Angeles-based modern music collective and chamber orchestra will perform two concerts of their wildly creative programming, plus members will perform in smaller groups throughout the Festival.

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Grammy-nominated percussion ensemble will perform work written for the group including multiple premieres.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Composer, synthesist and singer will perform music from her latest critically-acclaimed album, “Ears.”

Matt McBane

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet will premiere the Fest Founder’s new piece for percussion and analog synth, and he will appear as a guest violinist on several other performances.

And more to be announced!


Pascal Le Beouf

Composer and jazz pianist will perform a set of original compositions with his trio Pascal’s Triangle.


Following their highly popular performances at last year’s Festival, this piano duo will perform multiple premieres and works written by its members.

Aperture Duo

Violin and viola duo and members of wild Up will perform new works written for them.

Isaura String Quartet

Emerging contemporary string quartet from Los Angeles to perform multiple sets of new works.

And more to be announced!


Stay tuned for the announcement of dozens of performers playing on our free outdoor stages around the Village!