Bands Battle at Belly Up for Fiesta del Sol Spot

The long-running Solana Beach festival looks toward the local music scene to fill 2020's lineup

Belly Up Crowd by Dan Chusid cropped
Dan Chusid

For four decades, Fiesta del Sol has taken over Solana Beach with family-friendly fun, art, food, rides and a ton of great live music.

In fact, just this past May, the outdoor fest celebrated its 40th anniversary with the B-Side Players (who will similarly kick off 50-year festivities for Ponce's Mexican Restaurant in September), Pine Mountain Logs, One Drop, and more.

While Fiesta del Sol always makes a point to book local acts every year, it'll turn its gaze toward the San Diego music scene in a big way on Monday, Sept. 16, with a special show.

At the first-ever Fiesta del Sol Battle of the Bands, the Belly Up plays host to six local bands who'll fight to the musical death "for a chance to take home the glory of Best Band and a spot" on the festival's 2020 main-stage lineup.

As of this article's publication, participating acts have yet to be announced -- but if the night's lineup is comprised of any artists that make up the Belly Up's regularly scheduled local shows, this particular battle could be epic.

Tickets are $10 at the Doors open at 5 p.m.

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