Win Tickets ($40): 2015 Carlsbad Music Festival | Adventurous Music By The Beach, 60+ Performances, Mainstage & Concerts In The Park

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We are giving away a Weekend Pass to the Carlsbad Music Festival on Friday-Sunday, August 28-30! To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, August 26th. 

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TroubleintheWindStateGrand2015 Carlsbad Music Festival

August 28-30, 2015

Cost: Free Admission to 60+ performances at the Village Walk, Concerts in the Park, and “New Currents” stage
Mainstage Ticketed Concerts: Individual tickets: $30 Reserved Priority, $15 General // Weekend Passes (3 concerts): $80 VIP Weekend Pass*, $40 General Weekend Pass
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The 12th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of “adventurous music by the beach” on Friday-Sunday, August 28-30 in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad. The Festival, called “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” by KPBS, features 60+ performances of creative music of all kinds curated by Founder and Artistic Director, Matt McBane. These include 3 ticketed Mainstage concerts by Todd Reynolds, Vicki Ray and Kartik Seshadri; the FREE Village Music Walk on Saturday; FREE Concerts in the Park on Sunday; and the FREE “New Currents” stage on Saturday and Sunday.

The Festival programming is an eclectic mix of creative and adventurous music ranging from contemporary classical, to indie rock, to world music, to jazz, to musicians who work across genres and fall between the cracks. The Carlsbad Music Festival is a nationally-acclaimed presenter and a beloved community event that draws thousands from near and far for its unique programming and beautiful setting.


Dozens of adventurous bands, ensembles, and soloists will take part in the 12th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival.The ticketed Mainstage Artists are New York-based violinist and electronics wizard Todd Reynolds, Los Angeles-based acclaimed contemporary pianist Vicki Ray, and Encinitas-based master Indian sitarist disciple of Ravi Shankar and collaborator with Philip Glass Kartik Seshadri. Highlights of the 60+ free performances include San Diego Opera’s Opera Exposed! in a first-ever collaboration between our organizations, a New Orleans-style second line march through the Village by Euphoria Brass Band, up and coming psychedelic indie pop by Inspired and the Sleep, 1920’s and 30’s Americana music from urban blues to mountain fiddle by the G Burns Jug Band, traditional Persian classical music by Koroush Taghavi, and contemporary works for piano duo by the Hocket Duo.


Todd Reynolds
performs Friday, Aug 28 at 8pm
guest performer on Vicki Ray’s concert on Saturday August 29.

“Your road map through the wilds of contemporary-classical New York.” – The New York Times

Todd Reynolds is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement and one of the most active and versatile proponents of what he calls ‘present music’. For years the violinist of choice for Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can, and a founder of the string quartet known as Ethel, his compositional and performance style is a hybrid of old and new technology, multi-disciplinary aesthetic and pan-genre composition and improvisation.

Vicki Ray
performs Saturday, Aug 29 at 8pm

Ray displays “that kind of musical thoroughness and technical panache that puts a composer’s thoughts directly before the listener.” – Los Angeles Times

Vicki Ray is one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano music. Known for thoughtful and innovative programming which seeks to redefine the piano recital in the 21st century, Vicki’s concerts often include electronics, video, recitation and improvisation. She has worked with some of the most prominent composers of our time, including György Ligeti, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Steven Stucky, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe.

Kartik Seshadri
performs Sunday, August 30 at 6pm

“Today’s greatest sitar player.”  – Songlines Magazine, London
“Stirring performance…without effort, something so impossible is retrieved from the air.”  – San Diego Reader

Encinitas-based master Indian sitarist Kartik Seshadri is a world-renowned force in the field of Indian Classical Music. He attracted widespread attention when he began performing full-length solos at the age of 6 in India. Seshadri began his initial training with Shri Shankar Rao and further trained and toured worldwide with acclaimed guru Pandit Ravi Shankar, and has collaborated with composer Philip Glass and the Brazilian instrumental group UAKTI on the critically acclaimed Orion project. Seshadri also heads one of the largest programs of Indian Classical Music in the USA at the University of California, San Diego.

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9 thoughts on “Win Tickets ($40): 2015 Carlsbad Music Festival | Adventurous Music By The Beach, 60+ Performances, Mainstage & Concerts In The Park

    Gina Oropeza said:
    August 12, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Would love free tickets❤️


    Breeana Arellano said:
    August 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Would love to attend this event to support the local community and all the amazing artists that will be performing!


      elizabetholufson responded:
      August 26, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      WINNER! Congratulations; you’ve won the weekend pass! I’ve emailed you instructions.


    Kristine said:
    August 19, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    My husband and I are meeting up with two friends we haven’t seen in AGES, and we’d LOVE to offer some free tickets to them for this amazing event!! We wanna go!!!


    Sandra Jackon said:
    August 20, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I met the love of my life 6 months ago, We are ages 49 and 55, Robert plays piano, I play guitar, We have been to four concerts together, I want to travel all over with him and see as many performances as possible to make up for lost time and while we are able, physically to enjoy all day events, without napping.. He has never been to La Jolla, I fell in love with La Jolla the first time I visited. He has that weekend off, I would love to surprise him and see that sweet smile,that makes my heart sing,


      Sandra Jackon said:
      August 20, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Good thing he hasn’t been to Carlsbsd either, though festival was being held in La Jolla. Carlsbad was my chikdhood camping vacation site. Love it just as much.


    Carla Pullum said:
    August 23, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Love music and so close to home!


    Phil Young said:
    August 24, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    sounds iike a blast ! Hope to win. 🙂


    Calvin said:
    August 24, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Would love to win and enjoy some much needed down time! Thanks.


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