San Diego is known for hosting huge annual events including Comic-Con International, the Big Bay Boom and the world's largest Earth Day celebration at Balboa Park. From family friendly fairs to rowdy parties, San Diego is a hub of activity and our music festivals are no exception.
2014 is gearing up to be another year for the books with eclectic music festivals for a variety of genres, expected to bring in thousands of fans. Zydeco, Jazz, Indie, Rock - you name it, San Diego's got it so check out the top 2014 San Diego music festivals you don't want to miss.
Adams Avenue Unplugged - April 26th & 27th
With 25 stages and 135 acts, this San Diego music festival is one of the top events of the year. Situated as a sort of "walk about", Adams Avenue Unplugged stretches two miles of Adams Avenue through the hipster infused neighborhoods of Normal Heights and University Heights. What makes this music festival one of the best in San Diego? It's absolutely FREE! So this year forget the $400 price tag of Coachella and cruise along Adams Avenue instead. Shows will be in restaurants, bars, coffee houses and outdoor stages for an authentic San Diego music experience.
San Diego Jazz Festival - May 24th - 26th
This Memorial Day Weekend, the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa will be transformed into a jazz lovers dream. With an incredible line up of old school crooners and modern day hep cats, the San Diego Jazz Festival never disappoints. This outdoor event features reserved seating with tickets anywhere from $150 - $975 for three full days of jazz. Spend this Memorial Weekend reveling in the soothing sounds of Maxwell and feeling the beat with the unique sounds of Leela James at the 2014 San Diego Jazz Festival.
San Diego Music Thing - Sept. 12th & 13th
For it's 7th year in a row, the San Diego Music Thing is back in full force. Not just a basic music festival, the San Diego Music Thing is an all encompassing two-day music and marketing event featuring workshops, featured speakers, networking and loads of live music. This event makes business fun with daily happy hours parties, listening stations and over 150 artists at the nightly Music Fest. Proceeds from the event benefit the San Diego Music Foundation and goes toward funding experimental music programs in schools across the county.