The 2nd annual Mission Bayfest will be taking place for two days on Friday September 29th and Saturday, September 30th, 2023 off the shores of Mission Bay at Mariners Point Park in San Diego. This is the first music festival of its kind dedicated to Mission Bay Park; the largest man-made aquatic park in the United States. With over 7,000 attendees at their previous edition of San Diego Bayfest, the Mission Bayfest team brings an all-new festival to San Diego with a next-level lineup of reggae tastemakers.
Doors open at 12pm and fans will be met with high energy musical performances accompanied by local food vendors, as well as bartenders pouring an assortment of craft beers & cocktails.
With a commitment to delivering top-tier production and some of the world’s most widely-recognized live acts, Mission Bayfest’s 2023 lineup absolutely does not disappoint. There will be no overlapping sets and all two days of performances will be taking place on one stage with some of San Diego's finest DJ's playing between sets. Two Day Passes for Mission Bayfest are on-sale now here.
Friday Artist Info:
Pepper - Pepper, the vibrant reggae rock trio, started their journey in the tropical paradise of Hawaii and now call the energetic city of San Diego their home. From the sandy shores of Oahu to California's coast, their journey has led to eight studio albums and two electrifying live records. Pepper's magnetic performances have gained them a devoted fanbase, known affectionately as the "Pepper Ohana." Their island roots and San Diego's vibrant culture continue to influence their signature sound, setting the stage for more music, more unity, and an unwavering passion for their craft.
Fortunate Youth - From humble backyard BBQs in Southern California beach towns to becoming one of the nation's top reggae rock bands, Fortunate Youth remains firmly rooted in its mission: to share peace, love, and unity through their music. Hailing from Hermosa Beach, this versatile sextet thrives on blending various influences into their original material. Expect to be captivated by a dynamic mix of blues, ska, rock, world, soul, and punk that keeps evolving.
KBong and Johnny Cosmic - KBong finds inspiration in travel, hiking, and cherished moments with family. With four full-length albums under his belt, he continues to collaborate with the talented producer Johnny Cosmic, creating music that touches the soul.
Sensi Trails ft. Kyle Rising - Sensi Trails skillfully blends the essence of Cali reggae, surf, and psychedelic rock, creating a playful and unique musical experience. After the release of a five-song EP, the band's lead singer and guitarist, Kyle Rising, made a significant move from Outer Banks, North Carolina, to the sun-kissed shores of San Diego, California. Embracing the styles that inspired him from a young age, Rising masterfully weaves in fresh themes and innovative sounds, delivering a musical journey
Saturday Artist info:
Tribal Seeds - Born and bred in the heart of San Diego, Tribal Seeds exudes the true essence of reggae music. Founded in 2005 by the Jacobo brothers, this exceptional band brings together the remarkable talents of singer Steven Rene and producer Tony-Ray, forging a musical path that resonates with audiences far and wide. With their roots deeply entrenched in the vibrant San Diego community, their music reflects the laid-back coastal lifestyle, spreading positivity and unity through soul-stirring rhythms and meaningful lyrics. Embracing both the traditional and contemporary aspects of reggae, Tribal Seeds' sound is a testament to their unwavering passion for the genre, as well as their innovative spirit. Join their musical journey and immerse yourself in the soulful vibes of San Diego reggae, where every note becomes a celebration of life, love, and the power of music to connect us all.
Hirie - HIRIE's music effortlessly blends catchy pop elements with a powerful purpose. With accessible songcraft, social consciousness, and world-class musicianship, their captivating sound embraces the enchanting qualities of reggae while maintaining a mainstream appeal. HIRIE's artistic vision remains steadfast, delivering a spellbinding musical experience that leaves a lasting impact.
The Elovaters - Hailing from Boston, The Elovaters are an American reggae rock band that came together in 2014. With their captivating sound and infectious energy, they've quickly gained recognition as a rising star in the reggae rock scene.
Eddie Zuko - Hailing from California's Imperial Valley, Eddie Zuko is a young and talented Chicano singer/songwriter. With a passion for music that ignited at the age of 12, Eddie has crafted a unique and elegant style, skillfully blending English and Spanish in his melodic hip-hop lane. His music is a captivating fusion that beautifully represents his roots and artistic vision.
Artikal Sound System - Hailing from South Florida, Artikal Sound System is a reggae band that has honed their craft for nearly a decade, resulting in a tight and powerful sound. Their music serves as the perfect canvas for their jazz-influenced singer to dance around, both lyrically and literally. What you're hearing is the sound of true friendship, dedication, and imagination, all coming together to share a message of love and the joy of having a good time. Get ready to immerse yourself in the infectious rhythms and positive energy as they spread their musical magic far and wide.