May 27th +28th
Saturday and Sunday at the North Park Mini Park
Doors open at 11am
1-Day Passes: $45 / 2-Day Passes: $60
A music, food, and art festival as unique as North Park itself
On Saturday, May 27th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 28th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the North Park Mini Park and surrounding streets will be transformed into a music venue, art gallery, and food festival all rolled into one. So call your friends, bring your kids, and come listen to some of Southern California’s raddest bands in the heart of San Diego’s most eclectic neighborhood. Find the full lineup of bands and more below, and get your tickets today.
This year’s lineup includes El Ten Eleven, The Mattson 2, Kate Clover, Mr. Tube & the Flying Objects, Well Well Well, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Wild Wild Wets, Dead Feather Moon, Montalban Quintet, Miniaturized, Bartenders Bible, City Mouse, Gentlemen Rogues, Dream Burglar, Scary Pierre, Swive, Trailduster, Howlin Moon, Sara Petite, Pruit Igoe, Low Coast, Holy Tears, Attempt Survivors, Shelbi Bennett, Red Headed Strangers, Dive Bar Saints, F-Stop, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Fresh Veggies, Mochilero All-Stars, Young Lions Jazz Conservatory, Clown Sounds, La Beat Cantina, Phantom Twins, Coral Bells, Kid Tributes, Jason Hanna & the Swingin Bananas and more.
Friday Preview Night
Start North Park Music Fest weekend with a bang with Tulengua (9 p.m.) and Fistfights with Wolves (7 p.m.) at Queen Bee’s (all ages), and Low Volts (10 p.m.) and Sutton James & the Finest City Band (8 p.m.) at Seven Grand (21 and older). The venues are only a stone’s throw from each other, and the shows will be staggered so you can catch all four bands. When you add a 2-day ticket to your cart, you can add tickets to Friday Preview night for half off!
From bao buns to brownies, you’ll find the most delicious flavors from the furthest corners of the globe all in one place at the North Park Music Fest. Bring an open mind and an empty stomach, and you’ll find exactly what you’re craving thanks to the more than 15 local food vendors on site, including Pretzels & Pints, Caked, Crepe on a Stick, Scrappy Hot Dogs, House of Bao, NY Gyros, Mark’s Smokefire BBQ, Chick n’ Cone and many more.
Throw a rock in any direction in North Park and you’ll hit a world-class craft brewery. Needless to say, the North Park Music Fest is going to have the full spectrum of crisp lagers and hoppy ales made by our favorite local brewers. We’ll also have craft cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and a free water station. Bev partners include Nova Kombucha, Original 40, Boochcraft, Fall, Thorn, Mike Hess, Bivouac Ciderworks, Modern Times and more.
Listen to thIs Year’s Lineup
El Ten ELEVEN
Wild Wild Wets
Sure fire Soul Ensemble
Mr. Tube & The Flying Objects
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What is the North Park Music Fest?
North Park Music Fest is an annual 2-day music, art, and food festival taking place in the heart of San Diego’s most eclectic neighborhood. From live bands to local food to craft beers, this is a party you won’t want to miss!
Where is the North Park Music Fest?
The North Park Music Fest will be held in the beautiful new North Park Mini Park and surrounding streets at 3812 29th St, San Diego, CA 92104.
When is the North Park Music Fest?
Join us for all the sounds, sips, food, and fun on Saturday, May 27th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 28th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. We will also be announcing special lead-up concerts at various North Park venues on Friday, May 26th and a panel discussion on the morning of Saturday, May 27th. Stay tuned for more info!
How much do tickets cost?
Early-bird tickets will be $35 for a 1-day pass, and $50 for a 2-day pass. After April 1st, regular tickets will be $45 for a 1-day pass, and $60 for a 2-day pass. Last call tickets purchased the week of the event will be $55 for a 1-day pass, and $70 for a 2-day pass.
Will tickets sell out?
Tickets will likely sell out for this year’s festival, so if you like live music, delicious food, and craft drinks, click the ticket link above and get your 2-day pass while you can!
What’s the deal with drink tickets?
If you want to skip the line for drink tickets at the festival, go ahead and add some to your cart when you buy your entry passes! Each drink ticket is $4—beers cost 2 drink tickets and cocktails cost 3.
Who are some of the bands playing this year?
We’re thrilled to be welcoming some of Southern California’s best bands to North Park, including The Mattson 2, El Ten Eleven, Wild Wild Wets, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Mr. Tube & The Flying Objects, and many more. See the flyer above for the full list of bands.
Will there be food?
North Park Music Fest will have more diverse, mouth-watering food than you can shake a rolled taco at. Expect to find more than 15 incredible local food vendors on site and ready to satisfy your every culinary craving. Check back for a full list of vendors soon.
What about drinks?
From the latest lagers coming from beloved local brewers to hard kombucha and craft cocktails, there will be no shortage of alcoholic beverages to help put you in the dancing mood. If alcohol isn’t your thing, fear not! We will have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on tap and a free water station as well.
What should I bring?
Late May in San Diego will likely mean sunny skies and warm temps, so be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and your most festive clothing (stop by one of North Park’s awesome vintage stores for inspo)! In an effort to reduce waste, we will also have one reusable cup for each ticket holder, so hang onto yours once you get it and be sure to bring it back with you on Sunday.
What should I leave at home?
Outside food and drinks are not allowed, and you cannot bring your reusable water bottle (as mentioned, we will have a reusable cup for you once you arrive). Please do not bring any weapons, fireworks, or bad vibes to the festival.
Can I bring my kids?
Please do! North Park Music Fest is a family-friendly event, and if your kiddos are under 12, they get in for free.
Can I bring my dog?
Fido is welcome to come rock out with you, as long as you keep him on a leash and pick up after him.
What if it rains?
This event is rain or shine, so keep an eye on the forecast and pack a light jacket if it’s looking drizzly.
What’s the parking situation?
Public street parking is available, in addition to a four-story public parking garage on 29th street. We will also have a bike valet provided by Bike SD, and rideshare apps like Lyft and Uber are always a good option. Please do not drive yourself to the event if you plan on drinking.
What is North Park Main Street?
North Park Main Street is both a business improvement district established by the City of San Diego, and a Main Street program affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As a nonprofit, North Park Main Street advocates for North Park’s business community, administers the North Park Business Improvement District, and champions development that preserves the community’s historic integrity, supports its Arts, Culture & Entertainment District, and promotes an urban, pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining environment. Click here for more info.
What is the San Diego Music Foundation?
The North Park Music Fest is proud to donate a portion of festival proceeds to support the San Diego Music Foundation, which will help them in their critical work of providing music education to underserved San Diego youth. To learn more about the organization or to make a donation, click here.
Are press passes available?
If you work in the media and would like to cover the North Park Music Fest for your website, paper, magazine, or TV station, please reach out to email@example.com to apply for credentials.