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Sounds Like San Diego: May 11

The North Park Festival of Arts continues to grow in size, scope and duration

In years past, Mother's Day weekend has had record-setting temperatures, so even if we face all day overcast "May gray" conditions, I'm not complaining, and it won't stop me from spending part of my day by the bay and part of it at the North Park Festival of Arts, which continues to grow in size, scope and duration. It's totally free and family friendly, though one of the stages is inside the paid craft beer block. It is just one of a number of outdoor events, like Gator by the Bay at Spanish Landing and Amps & Ales in Chula Vista, to name a couple. You might want to stay at the NPFOA, to see bands like the Farmers, Low Volts, Dani Bell, the Heavy Guilt and more, because San Diego stepped up and sold out several of our venues tonight, including Belly Up, Observatory, Casbah and Humphreys. Looking for more? Check out Leeway NYC at Soda Bar.

Saturday, May 12:
  • Gator by the Bay @ Spanish Landing 
  • North Park Festival of Arts featuring the Farmers, Low Volts, Dani Bell & the Tarantist, the Heavy Guilt, Taken by Canadians, Joey Harris & the Mentals, Sara Petite, Billy Watson and the Silver String Submarine Blues Band, Erika Davies, Finnegan Blue, Lady Dottie & the Diamonds, Steven El Rey and Crew De'tat Brass Band, Casey Hensley Band, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Behind the Wagon, Trevor McSpadden, Ditches, Spooky Cigarette, Secret Lynx, Half Car Garage, Heavy Hawaii, Sol Orchid, Mt. Pleasant, Birdbath, Kabbs, Wild Wild Wets, Bruin, Midnight Pine Duo @ North Park (University between 30th & 32nd Street) 
  • Avenue Amps & Ales @ Memorial Park, Chula Vista (Third Avenue) 
  • International Paella Wine & Beer Festival @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Brews & Grooves @ Riverwalk Golf Course
  • Night Nation Run San Diego @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Balboa Park Pow Wow @ Balboa Park (southeast corner at Park & President's Way) 
  • Frenship, Yoke Lore @ Casbah (sold out) 
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Caamp @ Observatory North Park (sold out) 
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, Emo Philips @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay (sold out) 
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite @ Belly Up (sold out) 
  • Leeway NYC, Rhythm of Fear, Absence of Mine @ Soda Bar
  • Zoe, Dorian @ House of Blues
  • Joshua White 4tet spotlights Herbie Hancock @ Dizzy's
  • DJ Grimm @ Bar Pink (2-10 p.m.)
  • Husky Boys @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Lib Pre-Parties with Lyrics Born, Shane Hall, Carlo, XIV @ Quartyard
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop 
  • The Travelers Club + Hide & Go Freak present "Whereisalex" @ Space
  • Tron Night/'80s New Wave Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Miss Erika Davies @ Panama 66 
  • Portraits in Jazz: Salute to the West Coast Jazz Sound @ James Copley Auditorium, San Diego Museum of Art/Panama 66
  • Dirty Projectors @ Music Box
  • Club Sabbat @ The Merrow 
  • West of 5 @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Shane Hall, Electric Elms, the Lover the Liar @ Pour House (9 p.m.)
  • Oak Valley Music Department Second Annual Gala Concert @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Farofa @ Museum of Making Music
  • The Gift Machine @ Black Cat Bar
  • Lola Demure's Burlesque & Variety Show @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • American Idol's Anthony Fedorov and Shelley Segal @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Lucha Mayhem @ Sycuan Casino 
  • Cardboard Boxer, the Industry, NES, Split Track, Suburban Park @ Soma
  • Coral Bells @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Roadside Coyotes, El Consumption, Your Friendly Bartender @ Bancroft Bar
  • Jake Rose @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Flats 
  • The Shenanigans @ Winston's (2 p.m.)
  • Lust for Life @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Cubensis @ Winston's (10 p.m.)
  • Cursed Moon, Raw Dogs, New Skeletal Faces @ Til-Two Club
  • A Benefit for the Rosseau family with Aghori, Squirrelly Arts, Eken is Dead @ Brick by Brick
  • The Wonderdogs @ Midnight Jack
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Full Strength Funk @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Butts Ta Nuts with DJs Jason Waterfalls, Julz, Kev Mighty @ El Dorado
  • Tony Touch @ FLUXX
  • LIB SD pre-party with Sabo, Tor, Justin Campbell & more @ Spin
  • Vindata, Electric Mantis @ Bang Bang
  • Ophelia Vibe @ Navajo Live 
  • Bachata Heightz @ La Luz Ultra Lounge
  • DJ Scene @ Parq
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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.

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