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2019 Sun & Sea Festival Entertainment Line-up Announced

Jun 12, 2019 09:51PM ● By Paul Spear



The entertainment line-up will perform on the main stage located at Portwood Pier Plaza on Saturday, July 13. 


10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Luvalot Band

Will Lee Brown, lead guitar and singer says that Wilovalot (pronounced Will-Love-A-Lot) comes from his father’s first name Will, who he loves and admires. Brown say, “The word ‘love’ is just about the most important word known to mankind, and to put love into action, hence, A-Lot is the bridge.” Wills musical career spans back as far as the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and influenced by Wes Montgomery, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Grover Washington. He has shared the stage with Tower of Power, the late Rick James, AWB, Phil Perry, Paul Taylor. The band includes Brown, Eric “Johnny Rhinestone” Koch on bass and vocal, Lyndon “Irie” Wimpie on drums and vocal, and Mike Hankins on keyboard.


11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tyler Boone

Tyler Boone grew up in the Low country of Charleston, SC first becoming enamored with the small club rock scene and made his way to 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’s first and critically acclaimed single “Short Skirt, Bare Knees" was considered for a rock nomination for the 2018 Grammy's.  Boone has opened for 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, and American Idol Winner David Cook & Lee DeWyze among others.  His latest EP "Jealousy" debuted on 1.25.19. The single "Moving On" (feat. Finnegan Bell) went to radio last September & his next single “Jealousy” debuted on radio on 5.24.19. He is releasing a brand new Americana single “Make It Right” on 7.12.19 a first release on his own label Artist Formula Records.


1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Kimba Light

Kimba Light is a tropical, high-energy, dance-provoking Afro-Cuban band. Fusing salsa, timba, merengue, bachata and reggae nation, with a touch of hip hop and funk thrown in to create the funkiest Latin band around. Based out of San Diego, the three-year-old band brings its unique sound and diversity to restaurants, bars, clubs, private parties, and corporate events. Members include Yorly Quintero (piano and vocals) from Cienfuegos, Cuba, Daniel Feldman (conga/percussion) and Rene Campos (trombone) from Havana, Cuba, and native Californians Michael Atesalp (drums) and Fernando Garcia (bass and vocals).


2: 30 to 3:45 Christie Huff

Christie Huff is a country singer/songwriter who brings a pop touch to her soulful sound attributing her country background to growing up in Arizona and trips to Nashville to co-write with other country songwriters. She has recorded two CDs in Nashville, and is working on a new EP in LA. Well-known in LA and OC, Christie performs her original songs both acoustically and with her band Hotel Café and The Viper Room in LA. She opened for Chris Bandi at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Toby Keith atCoastal Country Jam in Huntington Beach California, and just got off a month long tour playing at CountryFest to open up for Jason Aldean, and at the Boots In The Park festival to open up for Billy Currington. Her single The Way You Move, is a combination of the current pulse of Nashville with elements of hip hop, pop, and a sultry melody is a Top 10 finisher in Popstar Magazine’s Rising Stars Top 40. Her second single, Dream Catcher, released in February, is from her upcoming EP. She plans to release a new single every 2 months in 2019. Her first single, Urban Love was released 1.25.19 making the New Music Nashville Spotify Playlist for 4 weeks and is currently on the Wild Country Spotify Playlist. Urban Love received over 50,000 streams on Spotify within one month.


4:30 to 6 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.


Festival organizers are also grateful for the Sun & Sea Major sponsors: TillamookCAL AM WaterCounty of San DiegoCity of Imperial Beach and Port of San Diego


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