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Sounds Like San Diego: May 4

Casbah welcomes the lovely Lauren Ruth Ward with Laura Jean Anderson

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    Lauren Ruth Ward headlines Casbah on Saturday, May 4.

    There are so many awesome events this weekend, so you should definitely get out and enjoy any of the numerous festivals around town, whether that's Old Town's Fiesta Cinco de Mayo, the Asian Cultural Festival in Mira Mesa or Rhythm and Brews up in Vista. By evening, you can take your tequla nap and then get out to continue the party. At Vinyl Junkies Record Shack, check out a very special polaroid show by Craig Wedren of Shudder to Think which covers his decades of touring and will also feature a live performance, or, head to Observatory for Chromatics. Casbah welcomes the lovely Lauren Ruth Ward with Laura Jean Anderson, and up-and-comer Omar Apollo plays a sold out show at the Irenic. The lineup all the way down the list is strong tonight and you should live up the weekend while we've got it.

    Saturday, May 4:
    • Fiesta Cinco de Mayo @ Old Town State Park
    • Tacos, Tequila and Beer Festival @ NTC Park, Liberty Station
    • 10th Annual Asian Cultural Festival @ Mira Mesa Park & Rec Center
    • Rhythm & Brews @ Historic Vista Village
    • Tacos & Tequila @ The Centre, Lexus Escondido
    • Craig Wedren Photo Exhibit & Live Performance @ Vinyl Junkies Record Shack
    • Omar Apollo, Ambar Lucid @ The Irenic (sold out)
    • Lauren Ruth Ward, Laura Jean Anderson @ Casbah 
    • Chromatics, Desire, In Mirrors: Double Exposure Tour @ Observatory North Park
    • The Bassics, Creepseed, Gloomsday, Widow Made @ Soda Bar
    • Art Unites presents Eclectic with the Slashes, Nicely, Winlove @ Ken Club
    • Yngwie Malmsteen, Sunlord, Paralandra @ House of Blues
    • Frankie Quinones @ Balboa Theatre
    • Wayward Sons, Rockgarden @ Belly Up 
    • Hocus, Kitty Plague @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.) 
    • DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
    • The Haunts, Lunar Hand, Street Surfers, Effe Emme, the Abstracts, Wizaerd @ Soma
    • Cirque du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds 
    • West Coast Weekender Day 2 featuring Claptone, Carl Craig, Lee Foss, Purple Disco Machine, Miguel Migs, Harvard Bass, Cris Herrera, Eric Medina @ Viejas Concerts in the Park & Oak Ballroom, Viejas Casino
    • Ascension with DJs Robin Roth, Kaerie, Treston Maus @ Kava Lounge
    • Bass Summit 2019 @ Dizzy's
    • Vicky & the Vengents, the Carvels NYC, Babydoll Warriors @ The Tower Bar
    • Kelly Finnigan & the Atonements, the Higgs @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
    • Tyler Grant & Kellen Asebroek @ AMSD Concerts (Sweetwater Community Church, 5305 Sweetwater Road, Bonita)
    • Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony @ Symphony Hall 
    • Storm Large & Le Bonheur @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
    • Coyote Music Festival 2019: Junipero, Dan Dimonte, Alex Lievanos, Kahlil Nash @ Cuyamaca College Campus
    • SoCal Etsy Guild Market San Diego @ Westfield Mission Valley
    • Soulection's rising DJs Sasha Marie and Sahar Habibi @ Space
    • Blonde 54: the Studio 54 Experience @ Blonde
    • Stand Back Blues Band @ Panama 66
    • Invasora 99.7 FM presents Canelo vs. Jacobs, Los Crecidos, DJ Gato @ Music Box
    • Creature Culture, Precious Kid, Belladon, Rain on Fridays, Lucid Dreams @ Che Cafe
    • Convergence/Convergencia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
    • Champagne Sessions Presents the House of Funk @ PB Avenue (1 p.m.)
    • Black Cat Wax all vinyl with Black Cat DJs @ Black Cat Bar
    • Film & Float -- Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back @ The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
    • Lola Demure's Burlesque Variety Show: May the Fourth Be With You @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
    • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
    • Falling Doves, Morning Crows @ De Oro Mine Co.
    • Batalla de Puebla Celebration @ Border X Brewing
    • Tristan Brooks, Natural Disaster, Madre X Mia @ Lestat's
    • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Beach 
    • The Matte Gray Band @ Moonshine Flats 
    • Fuzz Huzzi, Shield of Snakes, Southtowne Sham @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
    • Wild Riot @ Til-Two Club
    • Reaction Phase, Alizarin, Sha Nova, In Apparition Form @ Brick by Brick
    • Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment @ Pechanga Arena
    • Flipside Burners with Taryn Donath @ Wildwood Crossing
    • Day Trip, Till I Fall, the Model Youth @ Himmelberg's
    • Bear Night San Diego with DJ Jon Williams @ The Merrow
    • May the Fourth Be With You @ Salty Frog
    • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & Heminguey @ The Office
    • Baja Bugs @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
    • Anesthesia, Soundslave (tribute to Metallica, Soundgarden, Audioslave) @ 710 Beach Club
    • Club Sandwich @ The Loft, UCSD
    • Little Joe Y La Familia @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort 
    • May the Fourth Be With Our Fundraiser @ Manhattan Bar
    • Blackcast, Fire & Flesh, the Arson Choir, Apex Alpha, Deathboys @ Legacy Brewing Co.
    • Scratch Acoustic Soul @ Rosie O'Grady's
    • Six String Outlaws @ Renegade
    • DJ Havok, Alvarez vs. Jacobs @ U-31
    • SantanaWays: Fiesta Pre-Cinco De Mayo @ Tio Leo's
    • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
    • Y3K @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
    • Snails @ Bassmnt
    • Desert Hearts Decompression with Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Wyatt Marshall, Susio, Dink music, Hylas @ Spin
    • Fast Heart Mart @ Nate's Garden Grill
    • End of the World: Gungor, the Brilliance, Propaganda @ Ramona Mainstage
    • Joe Maz @ Parq
    • Afrobeat & Reggae SD @ XO Bar 
    • Wax Motif, Hotfire @ Bang Bang 
    • Cinco De Mayo Yacht Party @ Chere Amie Yacht
    • Nathan & Jessie @ Encinitas Library (7 p.m.)
    • '90s vs. 2000s @ Lair 
    • Never Before Now @ Onyx Room
    • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
    • Brees @ Fluxx
    • Wild at Heart, Vice @ Omnia
    • May the Fourth Be With You @ KO Underground
    • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah 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.