Friday, May 24, 2024

Where It’s At: The Embarcadero Wonderfront Music Festival with Beck, Weezer, and Kaytranada

When you hear the music echoing off the bay this weekend, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

The San Diego Wonderfront Festival is lighting up the Embarcadero Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12 with seven stages, 80-plus bands, interactive art exhibits, culinary delights and yacht parties galore. Guests will be treated to music from almost every conceivable festival-friendly genre, including rock, hip-hop, EDM, pop, Americana, alt country, jam and reggae.

Headlining this year’s concert are icons Beck and Weezer as well as the Grammy award-winning, electronic hip-hop favorite Kaytranada. You’ll also find the Roots, Steel Pulse, Natascha Bedingfield, Carley Rae Jepson, Milky Chance and French DJ Duo Polo and Pan.

This festival marks the third year Wonderfront has come to the Embarcadero. Previous years have featured musicians from Gwen Stefani and the Zack Brown Band to Slightly Stoopid, Ben Harper and Thievery Corporation.

The festival, which debuted in 2019, shut down in 2020 and 2021 for the pandemic. It kicked off again in 2022 and pushed the 2023 edition to spring of this year for a May festival.

The outdoor setting at the scenic, waterfront Embarcadero is sure to offer a unique concert experience, with fun amenities like the Electronic Dance Lounge, included in the price of the festival ticket. The intimate dance club experience is built into the center of the park and showcases talented DJs throughout the weekend.

There’s also some fun perks for the VIP ticket crowd, including the VIP Hideaway Lounge. VIP ticket holders get preferred viewing at all the main stages, as well as access to a special VIP Limo Boat for harbor party cruises.

VIP, single day and weekend-long passes are available for sale at

Christine Van Tuyl
Christine Van Tuyl
Christine was born and raised in Texas, but moved to Coronado with her family as a teen in 1993. Although initially horrified by surfers, flannels and skateboards, she ultimately grew to love all things So-Cal. A graduate of UCSD, Christine got her first writing job on the KUSI ten o’clock news while simultaneously juggling a reporter position at the San Diego Community News Group. She worked as a public relations professional, a book editor, real estate professional, and a freelance writer before eventually succumbing to motherhood in 2008.A decade later, Christine resurfaced to start the Island Girl Blog, a Coronado lifestyle blog. In addition, she writes a monthly page for Crown City Magazine. Christine loves hanging out with her husband, Ian, and their two spirited daughters, Holland and Marley, who attend Village Elementary and Coronado Middle School. When she’s not working, you’ll find her practicing yoga, spilling coffee at school drop off, meeting friends for sushi, or sailing the Bay with her family and English Bulldog, Moshi. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]

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