San Diego is bursting with talented musicians, and every year we are honored to partner with local bands and entertainers who play a vital role to encourage, entertain and inspire our participants as they pass by.
If you are interested in being one of our official course entertainers, please fill out the agreement below and we will be in contact with you to confirm.
2018 COURSE LINEUP
Genre: Alternate Rock
Course location: Jefferson and Marron
Founded by Encinitas students Andrew Bush, Sean Gahman, and Ryan Martinez, Almost Restricted is an alt-rock trio playing all original music.
Genre: Rock, Soul, Country
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Chestnut
Born in London, England, Amelie Simpson is a self-taught musician. She learned how to play the guitar by watching videos on YouTube. Only 13 years old, she has performed at venues throughout California. In March 2017 Amelie won the first monthly song competition on Justinguitar.com, for her performance of Me and Bobby McGee, competing against contestants of all ages from around the world. This summer Amelie made her debut performance at the San Diego County Fair. She often performs with her younger brother Baxter, also a self-taught musician. She credits online guitar teachers Marty Schwartz, Erich Andreas and Justin Sandercoe as her major influences.
Genre: Classic Rock
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Avenida Encinas
Ascape is a Classic rock band. Covering such legendary artists and bands such as RHCP, The Stray Cats, Santana, Kid Rock, Smash Mouth , INXS, CCR, David Bowie, Modern English, The Foo-Fighters, The Beatles, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Zac Brown, Jason Mraz and so many more. Ascape allows the feeling and inspiration of a song to come to life with an impressively large repertoire, bridging genres from Rock to Country so much more.
Genre: Variety (oldies, classic rock, country, beach, fiesta and dance music)
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Cerezo
Genre: Jazzy Pop & Pop Jazz
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack
Genre: Rock, Pop, R&B, Swing, Smooth Jazz
Course location: Marron in front of Olive Garden
Genre: Steel Drum, Calypso
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Poinsettia
Course location: Laguna and State Street
From his cutting-edge mixes to his bigger-than-life personality, DJ Hersch brings the entire package to any event! With his natural ability to interact with the crowd, DJ Hersch uses his positive energy, structured planning skills, and extensive knowledge of music to create a highly interactive and fun environment. Make sure you have on your dancing shoes!
Genre: Acoustic Rock
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Sequoia
Course location: Jefferson and Las Flores
Ground Control is a four-piece rock band that plays a mix of high energy hits and their original blend of Ska/Rock.
Karlie Triska (vocals), Alek Pantich (Guitar), Cody Sparks (Bass), Trey McCurdy (Drums)
Genre: Classic and alternative rock band
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Island Way
Halfblood, members ages 13-15, are excited to be back at the Carlsbad Marathon! They’ve performed on stage at the House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe, San Diego Kids’ Expo and various farmers markets across the county. Halfblood includes Chet (age 13 – vocals, guitar), Nina (age 15 – drums, vocals), Cameron (age 15 – guitar, vocals) and Cami (age 15 – bass guitar). The band enjoys playing an eclectic mix, from classic to alternative rock. Halfblood would also like to thank their band director, Al Padilla, with North County Music Lessons.
Genre: Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Grand
Finish line band
Most comfortable with a harmonica in his pocket and a piano nearby, Los Angeles singer/songwriter Martin Storrow was hailed by former JVibe Magazine as “revolutionizing” acoustic music.
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Beech
OneFitJam! mixes live artist, musicians and DJs, with the best fitness instructors and the baddest dancers all to get you moving. There’s only one RULE for OneFitJam! “Don’t Stop Jammin!”
Genre: Loud/Marginally Listenable
Have you ever heard a song and thought it would sound great in a different key? Does your favorite tune have a really complex part that you’d like to hear without it? Do you love hearing four chords, and only four chords? Want to know what a guitar solo sounds like at half the pace and twice the noise? Want to hear a 48 year old man sing Taylor Swift? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this band is for you. Come join “Semi Nailed It” at the Carlsbad Marathon and find out why the competitors run their fastest when within hearing distance of this group.
Genre:Original Polynesian Rock Reggae Fusion
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive
When Semisi mixes Polynesian rhythms with any style of music he takes a liking to, he calls it “Bula Music” The word “bula” is a greeting from Fiji. The San Diego-based musician feels that combining traditional elements of his native music with other styles adds new vitality and depth. So far, the songs that have undergone this transformation are diverse Rock, Reggae, Calypso, Jazz, Latin, Hip-hop and folk songs have all been used.
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Breakwater
The Moves Collective have proven to turn heads all over the West with their Funk-Grass music, having shared the stage with Leftover Salmon, Hot Buttered Rum, Midnight North, The Dustbowl Revival, Joe Marcinek Band and Fruition. Recently winning ‘Best Americana’ in the 2017 San Diego Music Awards, the group joined the impressive roster of Ever Upward Entertainment out of Colorado and hired Zach McNabb with ZALI presents, as their Manager. The band just released a single, ‘Endless Road’ off their upcoming record ‘Souls on the Run’, which will be the band third record. With a release date set for early 2018, the band is gearing up for a southern tour in support of the new record.
Genre: Surf Music
Course location: Carlsbad Boulevard and Cannon Park
The Orbitrons are a veteran group of San Diego musicians focusing on the only music originally made for, and named after, a sport! Surfing!
Genre: Rock Jam-Band
Course Location: Carlsbad Boulevard at NRG
In some ways they’re a jam band a la Phish, The Grateful Dead, Moe or The Allman Brothers. But they’re also rooted in funk, jazz and rock – all with a improvisational bent that makes for exciting, fun live shows. Basically, if they don’t get you moving, then they haven’t done their job!”You never know what we’re going to play next because we never know what we’re going to play next.”