LOCATION & VENUES
HOST CITY: SAN DIEGO, CA
Known for its beaches, parks and warm climate, there could not be a more perfect city than San Diego to play host to The West Coast Weekender.
San Diego is a vacationer’s paradise, with year-round temperatures in the seventies and near-constant sunshine. One of America’s most family-friendly cities, San Diego is home to LEGOLAND, the New Children’s Museum, and the famous San Diego Zoo. Sunbathers and surfers are guaranteed to find their perfect beach, and foodies find delights in artisanal breweries, local bistros, and gourmet restaurants. From the Broadway excitement of La Jolla Playhouse to the European feel of Little Italy to the nouveau-chic of the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego has something for everyone.
VENUES: Get to know where you will be dancing
THURSDAY MAY 4: QUEEN BEE’S
Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center is a multi-purpose venue centrally located in beautiful North Park San Diego. Queen Bee’s hosts everything from concerts to dance classes, art shows, open mic nights, special events, private parties and much much more.
Address: 3925 Ohio St, San Diego, CA 92104
Website: Queen Bee’s
FRIDAY MAY 5: SPIN NIGHTCLUB
Spin Nightclub is truly one of San Diego’s best Nightclubs that caters to underground electronic music. A 3 LEVEL, 10,000 Sq. Ft. entertainment complex dedicated to providing a truly unique experience for your senses, San Diego’s premier dance club and only true afterhours in the county.
Address: 2028 Hancock St. San Diego, CA 92110
Website: Spin Nightclub
SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY 6 & 7: WORLDBEAT CENTER
The Worldbeat Center is a renovated 1 million gallon water tower on the edge of Balboa Park that was repurposed and revitalized by the vision and hard work of Makeda Cheatom, the World Beat Center Team, and the loving community that surrounds it. Over 23 years later it’s doors have been open every day to all people, regardless of color or creed, as a place to celebrate all cultures, all art, all music, all dance, and all people.
Address: 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Website: Worldbeat Center
PANELS/WORKSHOPS/CLASSES: Where you will learn and become Namaste
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY 5,6 & 7: FOUR POINTS HOTEL DOWNTOWN
One of the most important aspects of The West Coast Weekender are the moderated artist panels. Topics ranging from Our broken Criminal Justice system to “The Art of The Remix” to an inside look into studio production, the artist panels will have something for everyone. We’re happy to be back at the Four Points by Sheraton in beautiful downtown San Diego for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
View the full schedule here.
Address: 617 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 – Sky Room A
Website: Four Points By Sheraton
SATURDAY MAY 6: FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
Co-founder of The NXWAV, Chris Annibell presents a 2 hour introductory workshop designed to uncover the secrets of Ableton Live’s intuitive and spontaneous workflow. Join a diverse community of artists and create amazing music using all the knowledge you gain from this workshop. Ableton LIVE is a hugely popular production and performance program which is excellent for musicians, producers and DJs.
Address: 1617 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 – Pinnacle Room, Main Floor 10AM-12PM
Website: Ableton Workshop
SATURDAY MAY 6: WORLD BEAT CENTER BALBOA PARK
Lillian So of San Francisco’s SoFit will be helping you connect to yourself. Move seamlessly, release tension, become flexible, clear-headed, and aligned with this Saturday morning Yoga class in the heart of gorgeous Balboa Park. Deep, sexy, ambient, r&b, soulful, drippy-baby-making-music will be provided by Diaztek.
Address: Worldbeat Center