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The 2018 Sun & Sea Festival Entertainment Line-up is Officially Announced

Jun 27, 2018 05:37PM ● By Paul Spear

The 2018 Sun & Sea Festival Entertainment Line-up is Officially Announced



The entertainment line-up is officially announced for this year’s main stage located at Portwood Pier Plaza. 


10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Vera Cruz Blues

In 2013, Vera Cruz Blues came together as a band that combines the cultures of both sides of the border while keeping a true Soulful Afro-Latino essence. This band has a multicultural background and influences rooted to México, Veracruz, Latin-America, Spain, Middle-East, United States

and California with a strong Afro-Mestizo identity and Soul. VeraCruz Blues "Latin Music with Soul"

has taken the Afro-Cuban, Spanish, Middle East, Latin-American, Tradicional Mexican, and Jarocho rhythms, impacted by the "American Dream" experiences and struggles, and become one of the most popular bands in the music scene in San Diego. Led by Eduardo Parra (guitar and vocals) and Miguel Lopez (on Harp), their sound combines the best of rhythm and melody, a balance of unique Latin Bluesy style along with Percussions, and Bass, get ready to be taken to a new place a cross border balance of sound.


11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tyler Boone

Tyler Boone grew up in the Lowcountry of Charleston, SC. Boone first became enamored with the small club rock scene and slowly started making his way headlining major music venues, gaining traction on the radio waves all across the country & over 13 countries which has led him to open for some incredible talent and becoming an official Taylor Guitars endorsed artist. Boone is currently touring to promote his critically acclaimed new single, “Short Skirt, Bare Knees" (considered for a rock nomination for the 2018 Grammy's). He has opened for such acts as Grammy award winning artist Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Christopher Cross, Hootie and the Blowfish, Old Crow Medicine Show, Platinum selling artist Edwin McCain, Zach Myers of Shinedown, The Revivalists, The Marcus King Band, Dr. John, & also American Idol Winner David Cook & Lee DeWyze, just to name a few.  His new record will debut July 5 at the famous Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. -- Bayou Brothers

The Bayou Brothers started in 1995 with a shared love of Cajun and Zydeco music by founder John Chambers, on accordion and keyboards, and Ric Lee, laying down Zydeco and Cajun dance grooves on the drums. Throughout the last 15 years, they have been playing their music at festivals and concerts venues all over the southwest and are well known for their rowdy shows, bluesy Zydeco that drives the band and fans Zydeco dance crazy. Adding to the Bayou Brothers sound is sax and percussionist Thom Pod.


2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Layne and the New Nation 

Versatile, multitalented, flexible, and inspiring are just a few words to describe Layne Tadesse, a seasoned artist who has performed for audiences around the world. As a live performer, his presence is electric with his trademark A Capella musical intros. He credits his family for his early musical influences, which are deeply rooted in Reggae music. He is a multitalented and diverse artist who can transcend different genres of music with ease. He brings a group of professional musicians and tailors each show to fit every audience. He is dedicated to giving back to community organizations and seeks to use his music as a platform for change.


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


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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 

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