Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series At The California Center For The Arts

First-Ever Free 10-Week Outdoor Music Festival at Grape Day Park  

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is excited to announce the 20 musical acts (10 opening acts/10 headlines), that will be performing for the first-ever Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series this summer. The event will include food, a makers market with interactive crafts, and a wine and craft beer garden.

The series will be held 10 consecutive Saturdays (with the exception of Saturday, September 1st, which is Labor Day weekend), starting August 25, 2018 and ending on Saturday, November 3, 2018 on Grape Day Park in Escondido. Each “mini festival” will take place from 4pm-7pm and feature a beer and wine garden, art activities, games, vendors, and more in addition to the live music presented on stage.  We are partnering with the Escondido Wine Region to bring different vintners to the Center each week to showcase the diversity of wineries in the area.

The opening acts include local musicians from all over San Diego County including Coral Bells; Inna Vision; The Lyrical Groove; Euphoria Brass Band; Jimmy & Enrique; Lisa Sanders, Brown Sugar and Friends; Anthony “Fallbrook Kid” Cullins; Los Hollywood; Finnegan Blue; and Dueto Dos Rosas.

The headliners include Run River North; E.N. Young; Sidewalk Chalk; La Patronal; LADAMA; Alice Wallace; Digging Roots; Metalachi; Kingsley Flood; and Las Cafeteras. 

Community Programs Manager, Stephany Farley, commented that “This is a huge opportunity for our community and I am very excited to share this music series with Escondido!”

Escondido was selected by the Levitt Foundation as one of the 15 mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a Levitt AMP Music Series Grant to present a “Concert Series in the Park.”  While the program has been transforming cities across the nation since 2015, Escondido is the first city in California to be granted an award.  AMP stands for Amplify community pride and the city’s unique character; to enrich lives through the power of free, live Music and to illustrate the importance of vibrant Public Places.  Escondido’s Grape Day Park certainly meets this criteria!

The Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series is generously sponsored by Escondido Wine Region, The San Diego Foundation, The San Diego Music Foundation, City Beat, Mother Earth, Nordson Corporation Foundation, Southern Exposure, Visit Escondido, Escondido Downtown Business Association and Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture (MAGEC).

Learn more at http://levitt.org

Please see more info on each date’s event on our Events Calendar or go to artcenter.org

Escondido Wine Region – Wine Garden at the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Vesper Vineyards
Saturday, September 8, 2018 Stehleon Vineyards & Espinosa Vineyards
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Jack Simon Vineyards
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Orfila Vineyards & Winery
Saturday, September 29, 2018 Old Survey Vineyards & Espinosa Vineyards
Saturday, October 6, 2018 Special Grape Day event – see below
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Jack Simon Vineyards
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Coyote Oaks Vineyards & Orfila Vineyards & Winery
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Forgotten Barrel Winery
Saturday, November 3, 2018 BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge
Saturday, October 6, 2018 Grape Day
Forgotten Barrel Winery
Jack Simon Vineyards
Vesper Vineyards
Espinosa Vineyards
Bernardo Winery

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About California Center for the Arts, Escondido 
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate the arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County. The Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue” and the Top Five for “Best Place to Get Married.” In 2016, the Center was named “Organization of the Year” by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, the Center was chosen as one of fifteen cities from all over the country to be awarded a grant known as the Levitt AMP [Your City] grant. The Center received $25K in matching funds to present the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series, which is a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks during 2018.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.