Ball games at Petco Park, the San Diego County Fair and, again this week, the Big Bay Boom fireworks display were among the biggest events to return to America’s most beautiful city after the pandemic. Now it’s time to listen to the music.
Bay Festival 2021, with programming including Dirty heads, Sublime with Rome, Happy youth, the Aggrolites, KBong and Denmark, will make a big splash starting Saturday noon at Waterfront Park outside the San Diego County Administrative Building.
The first San Diego Bayfest kicked off recently with good vibes thanks to beloved reggae / rock locals Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds – watch the SoundDiego TV video recap now!
Sublime with Rome bassist Eric Wilson told NBC 7 he was happy to be back on stage and performing at Bayfest for the first time.
“I feel like things are back to normal, as I’m used to,” Wilson said. “I like playing for the fans, meeting people,” he added, “what I love most about hearing is how our music has helped people through difficult times.”
Wilson, who, like a real rock star, slept too much or his 11 a.m. phone interview, hinted that the band could play some unreleased music that will tentatively be released from a new album later this year. summer.
This won’t be the first gig for Wilson, who has lived on a 17-acre expanse in Bonsall for the past eight years since the start of the pandemic.
“We played a few shows,” Wilson said. “During the pandemic, Sublime played the drive-in shows and we played the Ozarks. This show was like a normal show. A sheriff over there told me, ‘We’re not doing the pandemic here. “”
In fact, Sublime With Rome performed one of those drive-thru shows at Del Mar in October 2020. This weekend, fans will be able to get out of their cars and take the stage.
Denm will kick off the festival at 1:10 p.m., with DJ GreenT turn when the doors open at noon until then.
Mikey “Beats” Beltran, a founding partner of Bayfest, said the festival is adopting new state and county testing and vaccination requirements for events. These changes can be found here. Festival-goers will attest to their fully vaccinated status themselves and will not have to wear a mask. Unvaccinated people should wear a mask.
Along with energetic musical performances, the festival will also feature local food vendors, including taco stalls, local bartenders serving craft beer and craft cocktails, as well as an assortment of local art and stalls. of sale.
Beltran said he expects Saturday’s big event to sell out – 13,000 tickets to be exact. They always say that, don’t they? That might be true this time around, however, with all this pent-up pandemic demand. Beltran said to get tickets now if you plan to attend.
“We have tickets left, but they are selling out quickly,” Beltran said in an email. “We may not have one at the door.”