Friday, September 20 : 5:00-10:00pm
After party 10:00 at New Village Arts Theatre with DJ Lexicon Devil
FREE with a suggested donation of $5 per set
Kicking off the Festival will be the Village Music Walk on Friday night. This event has been a hugely popular part of the Fest for the past 4 years and features 20+ ensembles performing 40+ sets in 5 hours attracting 2,000+ Village Music Walk attendees. Venues range from New Village Arts Theatre to Spin Records to Magee Park to the old train station, and all are within a short walk of one another. The Walk runs from 5-10pm with 20 minute sets starting every half hour. With over 40 performances to choose from during the evening, a Music Walk attendee can create their own pathway through the music and the Village. The Village Music Walk is made possible in part by a grant from the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation.
Ben Phelps is a percussionist and composer. He performs the immersive and meditative music of Somei Satoh on digitally enhanced marimba.
Traditional Irish music from Liverpudlian multi-instrumentalist Ben Power.
Choro Sotaque plays a lively style of Brazilian music called choro, often called the â€śBrazilian ragtimeâ€ť from the 1920â€™s in Rio de Janeiro.
Flutist & 2012 MacFound Fellow Claire Chase is a soloist/collaborator/entrepreneur/new music activist. CEO&Artistic Director of ice ensemble.
DJ Lexicon Devil
Spins vinyl to bring you a mix of Rockn’roll, Funk, Soul, Garage, Psych & International music ranging from early ’60s to late ’70s.
Eric Byers of the Calder Quartet performs solo cello and electronics – sampling himself, he creates a virtual ensemble.
Freako Suave is a 5-piece string band with folk, rock, bluegrass, and americana influences.
Jennifer Bewerse plays a Grand Canyon inspired work by Yu-Hui Chang & the beloved Bach Suite in G.
St. Michaelâ€™s by the Sea organist and pianist Josephine McGrath plays for you! Programs include John Adams, Ligeti and BartĂłk.
Low Frequency Ensemble
From the depths of instrumental music come wonderingly floating harmonies. Be surrounded by the vibrations of the low end of the spectrum.
Gunnar Biggs on bass and Bill Bradbury on mandolin. Americana, Irish selections and original improvisation.
Nathan Hubbard’s work shows a decided interest in exploringthe possibilities of sound and embracing the passing of time.
Explore the psychological implications of sound. Find tones to scratch itches as yet unscratched. Look for the aural elixir.
The rowdy and unpredictable frontman of The Paragraphs plays an intimate solo set for the Carlsbad Music Fest. Rock, blues, soul and surf.
Peter Mathenge brings traditional Kenyan dances and drumming, first to the world, and now to Carlsbad.
The Red Fox Tails
Instrumental Mancini-esque, Surf Jazz, Exotica,Groove, World…Surfing Spacemen in Sombreros.
Scott Nielsen has been obsessed with sound as a mode of expression all his life.Â Scott is a one-man improvisational electric orchestra.
The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra performs live slapstick music as experimental silent films roll.
Unknowing sound band approach is well known: walk thin lines, reject ideas that thinking thoughts think, proceed to create a sound sound.
Second Cousins gives relatable folk-inspired songwriting a new identity with an expanded vocabulary for sonic textures and forms.
Dreamy languor and vigorous rhythm alternate in Hawaiian songs to present a thoroughly romantic picture of a thoroughly romantic spot.
Trouble in the Wind
Beginning as a raw country/rock band called Cactus Bob, T.i.t.W. is a multiÂ-instrumental collective that spins rich cinematic tales.
Whatâ€™s Next? Ensemble
What’s Next? is a new music collective based in Los Angeles. They present an outdoor performance of Music in Similar Motion by Philip Glass.
Zimbeat performs the village music of Zimbabwe, Africa. The music is based on the traditional Shona instrument, the mbira Dzavadzimu.
St. Michaelâ€™s by the Sea
Itâ€™s a Grind
Visit Carlsbad (old train station)
State and Grand parking lot
New Village Arts Theatre
Relm Wine Bar