Sounds Like San Diego: December 24

The Christmas Eve all-star tribute to the Rolling Stones continues this year at the Casbah

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Paul Parks

For the past two decades, the Casbah has opened its doors to Exile On Kettner- a giant party full of San Diego musicians covering the Rolling Stones all night long. With lines out the door at peak times, the party had grown so big that Mario Escovedo, who put all the musicians together for rehearsals and song assignments, had more than a couple times mentioned that it might be time to retire the night. Sadly, this year he's decided to step aside, but the great news is that a whole host of musicians are still getting together to put on the whole spectacle. Many are repeat performers from the past, and many are new to the rocking Christmas Eve party, but one thing remains: the party is absolutely free and is going to be a blast.

Wednesday, Dec. 24:

  • "Let's Spend The Night Together" All Star Band doing the Rolling Stones, Schitzophonics Stone Soul Christmas Revue, the Little Richards @ Casbah (Free)
  • DJ L & Guests @ Bar Pink
  • Hideout Xmas Ugly Sweater Night @ The Hideout
  • Young Lion Series 45 Revolution @ Croce's Park West
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • Records with Roger @ Bluefoot
  • Club Kingston Presents: Holiday SoundSystem with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • The Ratts Revenge- DJ Tiki Thomas & Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
  • DJ John Phillips @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Mic @ The Merrow
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Night Before Christmas @ Whistle Stop
  • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
  • The Fooks @ Henry's Pub (9:30 p.m. - close)

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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