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.
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
Carpinteria's Lonesome Dub wins Indy's Road to West Beach Competition. Read story.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Round two of our annual battle of the bands promises live showcases and some stiff competition. Read story.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Vote online now for your favorite Santa Barbara band. Read story.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Our third annual Battle of the Bands is currently accepting submissions. Read story.