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The Independent's Road to West Beach 2009

From now through Friday, July 31, you can vote for your favorite Santa Barbara band or music artist online at here. The top three vote getters from each region of the county (Isla Vista/Goleta/North County, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria/Ojai) will then face off in one of three live semi-finals showcases during the weekend of August 21. Semi-finals winners will be selected by audience vote, and one band or artists from each region will then move on to play our finals showcase on De la Guerra Plaza on Thursday, September 3. From there, one lucky winner will score a set on this year's West Beach Music Festival Main Stage, to be performed on Saturday, September 19.

• Check out the band listings and Mp3's.

West Beach Music Festival Returns for Year Three

Ben Harper, Steel Pulse, and Slightly Stoopid are just some of the more than 50 musical acts playing this year's three-day-long concert. Read story.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

End of the Road

Carpinteria's Lonesome Dub wins Indy's Road to West Beach Competition. Read story.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Road to West Beach Moves to Semi-Finals

Round two of our annual battle of the bands promises live showcases and some stiff competition. Read story.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Independent Launches Road to West Beach Contest

Vote online now for your favorite Santa Barbara band. Read story.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Indy Launches Road to West Beach

Our third annual Battle of the Bands is currently accepting submissions. Read story.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Dirty Knobs

The Dirty Knobs and The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain ... Read More