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See You Later, Gator

The huge Gator By the Bay festival has something for everyone today



    It's Mother's Day and while maybe that means taking mom to brunch or buying flowers, we think she'd love to be taken to the annual Gator By the Bay festival. There are few things better than soaking up the sun and bouncing around the stages at Spanish Landing, and with all of the great cajun, zydeco, and blues music lined up -- there's really something for everyone to love. For those of you with two left feet who don't quite know how to move on the marley, there are always dance lessons too. By night, you can reward yourself for being such a great kid with the Wild Wild Wets at Soda Bar, Prayers at Casbah or Thundercat at the Irenic.

    Sunday, May 11:

    • Gator By the Bay @ Spanish Landing (10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.)
    • Prayers, High Functioning Flesh, Aaimon, DJ Mario Orduno @ Casbah
    • Wild Wild Wets, Rose Windows (read our interview here), Jeffertitti's Nile @ Soda Bar
    • Soda Bar Presents: Thundercat, Illuminauts @ The Irenic (all ages)
    • Erika Davies and Her Wolf, Tori Roze, Johnny Alexander @ Sycamore Den
    • Lisa Doll & the Rock 'N" Roll Romance, City Mouse, Western Settings @ Bar Pink
    • Steel Pulse with DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
    • Irving Flores Trio @ Croce's Park West
    • Los Dandy's Mother's Day Celebration @ Queen Bee's
    • Aubrey Fay (12:00), Slim Man (7:00) @ Humphrey's Backstage
    • Earth, Wind, and Fire @ The Event Center, Harrah's
    • Cleopatra Degher, Emily Drew, Nick Crook, Gaby Aparicio @ Lestat's
    • Hed Pe, Soil, Sunflower Dead @ Ramona Mainstage
    • Danny & the Tramp, Dahgoo, Uncle Jesse @ U-31
    • Destructo Bunny (2:00), Jetwash (5:00), Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ Winston's

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.