At the portable World Beat Center stage, the wide open grass area is conducive to kicking off your shoes and dancing in the grass.
Today is a day to celebrate Earth Day and the gem that is San Diego's Balboa Park. Take the bus, ride your bike or share a carpool and head to the free all-ages day where you can enjoy live music, vendors of all kinds and, most important, learn about little things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. My favorite stage is always by the World Beat Center, where you can see people of all ages and ethnicities shaking their groove-thang, but you can always explore the other two stages for folk and contemporary music.
Sunday, April 18:
- San Diego Earth Day Earth Fair @ Balboa Park
- Multi-cultural Earth Day, featuring Mad Professor, Lloyd Brown, Jaam Kwest, Human Revolution, Quinto Sol, Thciya Amet, Singing Bear, Bolga Zohdoohmah, Lambs Bread, Sister Speak, Sene Africa, Super Sonic Samba, DJ Carlos Culture, Red Warrior and more @ World Beat Center Lawn
- Benefit for Haiti, featuring Rafter, Apes of Wrath, Rob Crow, Kenseth Thibideau @ Soda Bar (early show, 1 p.m.)
- Midwinters, Archaeology (Riot Act), the Howls, Lakes and Francisco the Man @ Queen Bee's (1 p.m.)
- Paul Oakenfold @ Intervention, Hard Rock Hotel Pool
- Syndicate, Get Down! to Brass Tacks, the Howl, DJ Marcus X @ Radio Room
- Songwriters Acoustic Nights, featuring Bviolin, Rob Deez, Carl Durant, Peter Hall, Jon Lall, Annie Rettic @ Swedenborg Hall (1531 Tyler Ave.)
- Salsa Sunday with Orquesta Primo @ Belly Up
- Veronica May @ Tango Del Rey
- Triple Cobra, City Center @ Bar Pink
- Cell Therapy, Left Coast Lights, Postcrush @ O'Connell's
- After Dark @ House of Blues
- Lou's Birthday Bash @ Lestat's
- Reggie Smith @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blogSan Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.