Article Contributed by San Diego Bayfest | Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The 3rd Annual San Diego Bayfest will be taking place on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 at the scenic Waterfront Park downtown. With doors opening at 12pm, 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 no overlapping sets, all of the days performances will be taking place on one stage with some of San Diego's finest DJ's playing between sets. Tickets for Bayfest go on sale Friday, February 11th at 10am. General Admission is $60 and Limited VIP Passes will be available for $250 and can be purchased here.

Iration - Iration was formed in Santa Barbara, CA with all members originally from Hawaii. Sitting comfortably at the top of the American Reggae scene alongside their peers, Iration can be seen headlining national tours as well as reggae festivals from California to Massachusetts. Bring a date to an Iration show or leave with someone new because Micah and the boys play love making music.  

Tribal Seeds - Tribal Seeds formed in the early 00’s and have been representing the San Diego music scene ever since. While known for their reggae music with their strong vocalist Steven, their live set can journey through multiple genres and often delve into latino rhythms that get the crowd moving.  

Collie Buddz - Collie Buddz is a rockstar in concert with his high energy performance and bigger-than-life stage presence. In 2007 Collie Buddz blew up in the reggae scene with one of his hits “Come Around” and has been dropping gems ever since.

Eli Mac - Eli Mac gained fame as a contestant on American Idol but saw her popularity soar in the American reggae scene when she focused on her solo career. Born in the Philippines, raised in Maui and now residing in San Diego, Eli Mac has transformed into a female power house at the head of her class in reggae and hip hop.

Boostive - Boostive has deep roots planted in San Diego and with their performances, the city shows up. With front woman Divina enchanting the audience, the rhythm section gets bodies dancing & people connecting. This is just the beginning of the greatest that awaits these San Diego natives.

Vana Liya - Vana Liya was discovered by Law Records on Social Media doing acoustic & ukulele cover songs of her favorite reggae artists. With soft, gentle vocals mimicking that of an angel, Vana Liya has gone on to release her own music, collaborating & sharing the stage with the most prestigious names in Reggae music. Sonically her live show is food for the soul while her band’s backing beats pump life juice through the veins of the attendees.  

DJs set provided by Sleeping Giant Music – You cannot have a conversation about the DJ scene in San Diego without talking about the city’s premier talent agency, Sleeping Giant Music. SGM booked the DJs who will keep the vibes alive during set changes with live spins brought to you by Greyboy, Chris Cutz, Schoeny and GreenT.
We couldn’t be more proud of the bands, DJ’s, vendors alongside the County and City staff who have stepped up to stand with us as we roll out San Diego’s most anticipated event of 2022.

“I mean seriously, look at this bill. If it was a burrito, it wouldn’t need any hot sauce because it is FIRE!” - Mikey “Beats” Beltran, Bayfest Founding Partner

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