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Hot Pursuit Band
Classic Rock/Variety Hits

THE HOT PURSUIT BAND features husband and wife team Barry Cahill & Delene St. Clair, founders and leaders. They are an award-winning San Diego based band performing at events throughout Southern California and beyond. All the musicians in Hot Pursuit are awesome vocalists and instrumentalists and provide

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The Kings of 88
Piano Rock

88 keys on the piano, 4 top pros from the LA music scene, on 1 stage having a rocking good time!  That’s The Kings of 88.  Presenting a fun-filled tribute to the legends of piano-rock including Elton John (“Take Me To The Pilot,” “Honky Cat”), Billy Joel (“My Life” & “Big Shot”), Billy Preston (“Nothing From Nothing”), Little Richard (“Keep a Knockin’”), Leon

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Over the past few years Lightning Train has garnered the reputation as one of southern California’s finest Americana and Classic country bands. Taking it’s influences from legendary American musical icons such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Ray Price, The Byrds, Gram Parsons and many other old and new traditionalists, Lightning Train

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The Heroes
(Classic Rock & Roll)

The Heroes…a 7-piece band featuring the talents of two amazing female singers backed by a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, drummer, and saxophonist, all of whom sing as well! The 7 piece line up also offers flute, 2 saxes and various percussion including congas. Their incredibly extensive song list includes

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Incendio (Latin Jazz)

Incendio, simply put, is instrumental world music. The primary “voice” of the band is the guitar, but to say the music of Incendio is solely guitar music would be an oversimplification. The guitar is certainly present, but other instruments such as the mandolin, bouzouki, violin, Celtic harp,

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Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra Close Out Our 2014 Season With A Bang!

Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra 2014 - Photo by Edward A. Sanchez,

…definitely not a whimper! Last Sunday, Sue Palmer and Her Motel Swing Orchestra descended upon La Jolla Cove to delight, excite and MOVE our La Jolla Concerts By the Sea crowd. Thanks to the kind continued support of White Sands who sponsored the show, we were treated

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La Jolla Concerts By the Sea 2014 Schedule Is Here!

La Jolla Concerts By the Sea, Our 2014 Season

It’s that time of year. Time to get ready to spend your Sundays at La Jolla Cove with some of the greatest music to be had. La Jolla Concerts By the Sea is getting ready to fire up our 30th Season! FREE summer fun for everyone in

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Todo Mundo (Latin/Reggae/World)

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Todo Mundo (“All the World”) blends the musical flavors of Rumba, Reggae, Samba and Middle Eastern Styles into an irresistible groove that has been moving dance floors and connecting with audiences from Southern California to South America since 2009. Through music, Todo Mundo has learned to share

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Scott Martin Band (Latin Soul Jazz)

Scott Martin has exploded on the scene as a leader of his own band, The Latin Soul Band, after more than fourteen years of playing with the GRAMMY Award Winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. He was an influential part of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

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The Mighty Untouchables
(Rock & Roll)

The Mighty Untouchables, band photo

The Mighty Untouchables joins La Jolla Concerts By the Sea roster of great bands. This supreme multi-cultural mix of musicians and singers entertain throughout the world, and are guaranteed to please audiences of all tastes with their extensive and diverse collection of materials. If you want fun, excitement

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La Jolla Concerts’ 2014 Schedule Is Now Available…Our 30th Season Line-up!

Our 2013 Season

Well…it’s almost that time! Time for another great summer of music, sun and awesome family fun at La Jolla Concerts By the Sea. Last season was amazing, so you’ll see a lot of your favorites returning. This year we’ve added another show and welcome BetaMaxx, a great

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(Salute to the Big Band Era)

La Jolla Concerts By the Sea - Benny Hollman logo (image), click to visit band website

This year, Benny Hollman’s Big Band will be playing songs that will pay homage to the Big Band Era. Tunes made famous by Count Basie, Harry James, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton and others. Also this year we will be featuring songs that were performed by Paula

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If you want the best parts of the ‘80’s, BETAMAXX is the band you need. When this 7-piece, high-energy group from San Diego hits the stage, you’ll hear all the hits you remember, and some you’ve forgotten! With dual male and female lead vocals, a core of

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Born in old Scripps Hospital on Prospect St. (in La Jolla), native son Mark Stuart is the singer, songwriter & founder of the critically acclaimed band Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, described by Rolling Stone as “pure Americana heart and soul.” (He was given permission to use the

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Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
(Boogie Woogie/Swing)

San Diego’s Queen of Boogie Woogie, Sue Palmer, has amazed audiences all over the world with her unique style and phenomenal left hand. Sue has been making her mark in the last decade with her high energy band, the Motel Swing Orchestra, and her flashy boogie woogie

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Theo & The Zydeco Patrol
(Cajun Blues)

Not just another blues band.  Their secret spice to the Blues is the Louisana hot sauce of traditional Cajun and Zydeco music. With a Sound straight from the backwoods zydeco dance clubs, Cajun “fais do do” dances, backyard crawfish boil parties and bayou festivals, Theo and the

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La Jolla Concerts By the Sea - Navy Region Southwest logo (image), Click to visit Band website

Has a rich history dating back to its original inception in San Diego in 1971.  Since then, Showband West has moved with Navy Band Southwest to San Francisco, back to Naval Training Center San Diego, and finally across the bay to its current home at Naval Base

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BLUE BREEZE BAND (Motown, R&B, Soul)

La Jolla Concerts By the Sea - Blue Breeze Band logo (image)

Award Winning premier Dance Party band that specializes in Top-40 Motown R&B, Soul, Funk, Pop, Jazz, Blues & Latin. Our music is lively and energetic and will have you on your dancing feet all night long. Our vocals and musicianship are first-class and full of passion! Thus

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(Big Band/Swing)

La Jolla Concerts By the Sea - Big Time Operator logo (image)

San Diego’s own premier big band led by singer Warren Lovell. This ten-piece band has the class and excitement to make our concert memorable. Featured in the blockbuster movie “Pearl Harbor,” they are a high energy swing band that plays traditional tunes from the heyday of swing

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(Classic Rock & Roll)


Vintage guitars, vintage clothing, and three decades of the greatest Rock, Roll, Pop and Soul ever written have earned this San Diego based quartet no less than eight San Diego Music awards. The band’s vocal sound has been the key to their long and continuing success. Four-part

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Bill Magee Blues Band

Bill Magee

Jimi Hendrix was playing as Jimmy James… …when Willie (Bill) Magee met, befriended and eventually joined up with Hendrix to form the band “Jimmy James and the Flames.” In 1967, Hendrix went to England, and Magee took his newly formed band, the “Kansas City Playboys” on a

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