Here's one block party you don't want to miss. For the 25th year running, San Diego will finish out the summer with Street Scene, a two-day festival with one killer line-up. On Aug. 28 and 29, seasoned acts like Modest Mouse, Black Eyed Peas and Cake will share the stage with younger acts such as Ra Ra Riot, Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band, Matt and Kim and Girl Talk, amongst many others.
Set in the heart of the city, Street Scene will light up the East Village from 4pm to midnight both Friday and Saturday. Over 35 bands will load into one of four festival stages for this all-ages event. The festival has moved around the city quite a bit over the past two and a half decades but returned last year to downtown San Diego, where it all began in 1984. While parks and stadiums hosted the event in years past, festival producers are excited that Scene will return to the streets again this year.
West Coast folks and road-trip ready wanderlusters can grab their two-day passes online ($122 for a limited time), and add Street Scene to the list of festivals that will make summer '09 an epic musical success.
Full lineup so far:
Eyed Peas, M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, The Dead Weather, Cake,
Silversun Pickups, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Band of Horses,
Girl Talk, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, Mastodon, Ozomatli, Sharon Jones & The Dap
Kings, Devendra Banhart, Bassnectar, Shooter Jennings, No Age, Calexico, West
Indian Girl, Ra Ra Riot, Deerhunter, Donald Glaude, Matt and Kim, Los
Campesinos, Grand Ole Party, LA Riots, Anya Marina, Holy F**k, Black Joe Lewis
& The Honeybears, Blue Scholars, Crocodiles, Wavves, Zee Avi, Extra Golden,
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