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Friday Night Live Returns to Carlsbad Village

The Village Is Music To North County’s Ears Each Friday This Summer

Carlsbad CA— Carlsbad Village has been the playground for many renowned musicians, spanning decades and genres, bringing their talent to Village residents. Bassist Ron Blair of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, guitarist Stevie Salas who played with Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger, lead guitarist John Steely of Daughtry and Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz all have put down roots in the community. The shock wave created by these and many are what make Friday Night Live free sidewalk concerts so special. It’s a chance to get the community together over something they’ve always shared, a passion for good tunes.

Every Friday night this summer from May 1 through July 31, the sidewalks of Grand Avenue, State Street and Roosevelt Street transform into an open-air concert stage. Attendees and passersby can kick-off their weekend with free live music from street performers from 7 to 9 p.m. Musicians range from indie rock to bluegrass.

Friday Night Live will kick-off on May 1, where many of Carlsbad Village’s retailers will stay open late to celebrate the series. Stop into local boutique Aranelle for a complimentary refreshment before you get your grove on, and commemorate the kick-off with one of their music themed ALEX + ANI bangles. Enjoy a hot cocoa from Carlsbad Chocolate Bar to stroll the streets with, sit on Paon’s outdoor patio with a glass of wine while the music moves you, or check out the local galleries and murals found throughout downtown.

Friday Night Live is a free community event organized by the Carlsbad Village Association. For more information, visit Carlsbad-Village.com.