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Sounds Like San Diego: May 17



    The soaring temperatures are supposed to finally take a break in time for one of my favorite Saturdays of the year. The North Park Festival of Arts is back, and since I booked the main stage, I humbly believe that you're going to love all the free live music. Tim Pyles hosts that stage, where you can catch the latest batch of School of Rock kids, Soda Pants, and Oh, Spirit. Western Scene moved to LA, but we thought we'd bring them back home for a show , and the New Kinetics recently reunited just in time to play. The Intergalactix are Jason Mraz's backing band but are pretty amazing on their own, too, and the Creepy Creeps have performed at the festival before, but have always been secluded in the 21 and up section, so the kiddos can finally rock out and join the party. There's a ticketed Craft Beer Block, but otherwise the festival is free and four of the five stages are all-ages. Bring your family and enjoy the fun.

    Saturday, May 17:

    • North Park Festival of Arts (main stage: the Creepy Creeps; the Intergalactix; the New Kinetics; Western Scene; Oh, Spirit; Soda Pants; School of Rock) @ North Park (free, all-ages, University Avenue between 30th & 32nd streets, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    • 3Lau @ Dive Day Club @ Harrah's Resort Southern California
    • Casbah presents Old Man Markley, the Downs Family, Ugly Boogie @ Soda Bar
    • Holly Golightly & the Broke Offs, the Loons, Hong Kong @ Casbah
    • Muse Sick, Burnt, Ryan Webster, Dirty Dishes @ Tower Bar
    • Wha?, Die Mibbildungen, Des Menschen, Don Forla @ Tin Can
    • Neon Beat @ Bar Pink
    • Vokab Kompany, Pep Love, Delta Nove @ Belly Up
    • Run Boy Run @ AMSD Concerts
    • Relay for LIfe 2014, featuring Steph Johnson, Rebecca Jade, Miki Vale @ North Clairemont Recreation Center
    • Plastic City Pariah, Bulldog Eyes, Telephone Projects, Blood Orphans @ Che Cafe
    • Gio Trio @ Croce's Park West
    • Future Age, Caravan, Gilbert @ Epicentre
    • Eye the Realist, Hideouts @ The Go Lounge
    • Seven Lions @ Bassmnt
    • Ryan Webster @ Tower Bar
    • Funks Most Wanted, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • Iggy Azalea @ House of Blues
    • Revolt Age, Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • Melanie Devaney, Lily Wilson, Jessica Carvo @ Lestat's
    • Danny Green, Peter Sprague @ The Loft
    • Stonehorse @ 710 Beach Club
    • The Banner, Agitator, Life for a Life, Nuclear Sunday, Too Much Beer, Resomation @ SOMA
    • Roman Watchdogs, Look Up Here, Squirelly Arts, Krimson Blues @ Shakedown Bar
    • Colour @ Tio Leo's
    • DJ Qenoe @ U31
    • Blush @ The Event Center, Harrah's
    • Chris Lorenzo, Boys Don't Disco @ Bang Bang
    • Red Not Chili Peppers, Concrete Project (CD release) @ Winston's
    • Tim McGraw, Cassadee Pope, Kip Moore @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre

    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.

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