Sounds Like San Diego: April 23

There are plenty of great live-music options in store for your sunny Saturday

Oct. 31: Hills Like Elephants at Soda Bar
John Audley

Wel, well, well, San Diego. I see you are all paid up on your Sunshine Tax, so today is a perfect day to reap the rewards and remind yourself why you live here. The sun will certainly be shining over El Cajon Boulevard as my personal favorite of all the beer festivals returns in front of the Lafayette Hotel. With three awesome local bands to entertain and dozens of craft beers to taste, this is going to be a most epic afternoon. You can follow up by catching a safe ride to Balboa Park for a huge ceremony as the Spreckels Organ Pavilion claims the title of Largest Outdoor Pipe Organ. From there, take your pick from shows like Dilated Peoples at the Observatory, the Roots Factory 6th Anniversary at the Casbah, or show some love and support to friends and family of Toni Isbelle, the passenger of the car who was tragically killed recently in a collision with a plane making an emergency landing, by heading to Brick By Brick.

Saturday, April 23:

  • CityBeat Festival of Beers with Hills Like Elephants; Mayfield; and Oh, Spirit @ El Cajon Blvd in front of Lafayette Hotel (VIP 1-5 p.m., GA 2-5 p.m.)
  • Encinitas Street Fair: Stone: Ginger Roots & the Protectors, Karlos Paez Music, the Smashup & DJ Carlos Culture. Lumberyard: Blue Rush Blues Band, Michael Tiernan, Millionaire Beach Bums @ Downtown Encinitas
  • Taking the Title: Spreckels Organ Pavilion takes the title of World's Largest Outdoor Pipe Organ with performances by Robert Plimpton, Russ Peck, Soprano Diane Alexander and actor Miles Anderson, Carol Williams @ Spreckels Organ, Balboa Park. (7 p.m., free, all ages)
  • 46th Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration @ Chicano Park (10 a.m.- 5 p.m., free, all ages, NO PETS)
  • Ellie Goulding, Years & Years, Bebe Rexha @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, SDSU
  • Benefit for Toni Isbelle Memorial featuring Godhammered, Aghori, and more @ Brick By Brick
  • Say Anything, mewithoutyou, Teen Suicide, Museum Mouth @ House of Blues
  • Roots Factory 6 Year Anniversary - Jungle Fire, La Diabla @ Casbah
  • Dilated Peoples @ The Observatory North Park
  • Tribute to Paul Weller with Bart Mendoza & Friends @ Bar Pink
  • Black Sabbich, GayC/DC, the Great Electric Quest @ Soda Bar
  • The Ann Wilson Thing @ Belly Up
  • Jagged Lines, Mario Esteban & the Blessed Hellhounds, Phantom Dissonance @ The Merrow
  • San Diego Gay Men's Chorus: California Dreamin' @ Balboa Theatre
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Hojpodge Festival ft. Komox, AamitaMae, Morgan Leigh Band @ Quartyard
  • Takoma Records Guitar Masters @ AMSD
  • Enter Shikari, Hands Like Houses, the White Noise, Lucia @ SOMA
  • Club Therapy: Kommunity FK, Texylvania @ The Bancroft
  • The Wind Playing Tricks @ Tower Bar
  • Brother's Gow @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Toychestra, Alexa Daxa @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Lower Class Brats, Channel 3, the Widows @ Til-Two Club
  • The Wizard of Oz @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Tyrone Wells and Opening Savannah Philyaw @ Lestat's
  • Jamie Shadowlight, Sophia Bacino, Angelica Pruitt, Jenna Stevens @ Java Joe's
  • Bixel Boys @ Bang Bang
  • Upfull Rising, KNG MKR & J.A.M. KwesT @ 710 Beach Club
  • Comedy @ The Bancroft
  • Almalgamated Ska Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Thomas Connor Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Sugar Crisps @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Butts Ta Nuts with Jason Waterfalls, Abjo, Julz @ El Dorado
  • Kyle Flesch @ Fluxx
  • Michael Woods @ Omnia
  • DJ Karma @ Parq
  • Fluid In Motion @ V Lounge, Viejas
  • Legends @ Kava Lounge
  • The Smash Ups @ Gallagher's Irish Pub

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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