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San Diego Weekend Guide: Aug. 27-29 – Premieres & Parades

There’s a lot of music in the great outdoors this weekend. One choice option – the Carlsbad Music Festival. Photo credit: @CarlsbadMusicFestival, via Facebook

Music days, parade days, throwback days – you get them all this hot San Diego weekend – and mostly outdoors to boot.

The Carlsbad Music Festival kicks off its three-day run at 4 p.m. Friday. Nearly 30 artists take the stage over the course of the fest, with Mattson 2, Calder Quartet, Amadou Fall, Parque de Cometas and Vakoum up on Friday. Come out at 3 p.m. Saturday for the Chunky Hustle Brass Band, Art of Elan and Trouble in the Wind. At 1 p.m. Sunday, see Nathan & Jessie, Shane Hall and Sunny War. Michael’s by the Sea, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd, serves as the fest hub. Online, one-day passes start at $21, while a full pass costs $59. Prices rise at the door. Proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test within 72 hours, is required.

For the first of our weekend throwbacks, Stewart Copeland, drummer and founder of the ’80s megaband the Police, performs at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park at at Embarcadero Marina Park South. The world-premiere concert, “Police Deranged for Orchestra” offers up Copeland on drums, three singers and a guitarist, as they join with the San Diego Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Fireworks follow the show – admission starts at $50.