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Jun 30, 2017 02:24PM ● By Paul Spear



The entertainment line-up is officially announced for this year’s main stage located at Portwood Pier Plaza.  Festival organizers are grateful for the generosity of the Stage Sponsors who provide the funds for this year’s festival talent. They are Jersey Mike’s and the Imperial Beach Business Improvement District.


10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. -- Tyler Boone.

Guitar and vocalist Tyler Boone grew up in the Lowcountry of Charleston, SC and first became enamored with the small club rock scene and slowly started to make his way headlining major music venues, gaining traction across the country and in more than 13 countries.  Tyler made his debut in 2016 at the 5th annual Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware. Most notably, he has opened up for Grammy award winning artist Sheryl Crow, Christopher Cross, Hootie and the Blowfish, Platinum selling artist Edwin McCain, Zach Myers of Shinedown and American Idol Winners David Cook and Lee DeWyze. Boone made a brief appearance in the new HBO series "Vice Principals". He is a Taylor Guitar endorsed artist who lives in Nashville.



11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Teagan Taylor

Teagan Taylor  is one of the most promising performing and recording artists to recently emerge onto the San Diego music scene, playing standards, contemporary jazz-pop crossovers, and original music and producing music that is true to jazz traditions and relevant to modern songwriting, arranging and production standards.  It's hard not to be drawn into this group's sound; they are professional, polished and engaging.  They've performed at festivals, venues and private events throughout San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York. The Teagan Taylor Band, released their first album I Can’t Complain through Jazzomaniac Records in November 2010 and their sophomore 12-track album, Wonderland in 2012 demonstrating their masterful eclecticism of original compositions, including two jazz standards that span across moods of jazz, indie, rock, and hints of rap and soul entertaining audiences of all ages.


1 p.m. to 2 p.m. -- Layne and 7 Seal Dub

Layne Tadesse was born in Eritrea, East Africa to Negesty Kiros and Tadesse Iassu. LT as he is known by friends is proud of his African roots. He and his family left Eritrea as a result of war and occupation by Ethiopia with help from western powerhouses as well as the former communist Soviet Union (USSR). He moved to Southern California with his entire family. A very painful tragedy occurred as his mother Negesty was suddenly taken away from him through an accident. He released his first album “Rise” where he dedicated a song to his mom. The song “Negeshey” showed how deep his extraordinary voice was able to take his listeners into a memory full of love and inspiration. He has performed at the House of Blues in Hollywood and Anaheim; the Sawa Sawa Kizomba Festival in Washington D.C. and the Arizona Reggae Festival just to name a few.


2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Bayou Brothers

With a sound straight out of Louisiana's dance clubs, bayou festivals and backyard crawfish boils, the BAYOU BROTHERS will rock you right on into “Fat Tuesday” with their extensive experience and endless enthusiasm to deliver a rousing, rollicking, heart thumpin’ musical gumbo y’all won’t soon forget! Start with a blend of accordion, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and rubboard, add three-part harmonies, mix it all up with a lot of rockin’Cajun and Zydeco, blues, R&B and that great Mardi gras sound, toss in dazzling showmanship and a big ole dance floor and you get the hot, spicy, musical jambalaya that is the Bayou Brothers.


Festival organizers are also grateful for the Sun & Sea Presenting sponsors, City of Imperial Beach, the County of San Diego, Cal Am Water and Port of San Diego. For more information, please visit 



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