Battle of the Bands for Summer Fun May 3rd @ Seaweed and Gravel

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Calling All Young Musicians in Encinitas!

Sunday May 3rd, 2015 12-4 pm at 1144 N. Coast Hwy 101

The stage is set for the young musicians of Encinitas to compete for a spot at this year’s Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival.

On Sunday May 3rd at Seaweed and Gravel, each band that enters will have twenty minutes on stage to impress the judges and audience. At the end of the concert, our expert panel of judges will choose one band, and a second band will be chosen by audience vote. These two bands will win special prizes and the opportunity to play at this year’s Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival being held on June 26th and 27th, 2015.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, send us your band’s name, band members’ names, ages and school of your band members with proof of school enrollment and age, (at least one member of your band must show proof of living in the City of Encinitas and no band members may be older than high school age. Written consent from a parent or guardian is needed for any contestants enrolled in elementary school. Please send all the required information and copies no later than April 27th, 2014. Include an email address, phone number and mailing address so we can contact your band. You must include a recording of your band in one of the following formats: a link to a streaming video or recording on the web; an Mp3 or other universal digital format; or a physical CD recording. Info and music can be emailed to: and Please send to BOTH email addresses and wait one day for confirmation reply. OR they can be mailed or hand delivered to the L101 office at 386 N Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas 92024.

Info regarding equipment and set times for the day of the event will be sent out to all participating bands on April 28th. Call 760 .436 .2320 or email if you have any questions regarding the event.

Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. ROOM IS LIMITED, so send us your application materials and details ASAP!

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Summer Fun ’14 Frozen Moments

Here’s some shots from Summer Fun on the 101. Shows us your own favorite Summer Fun memories!!!

Share to leucadia101mainstreet on Instagram using #loveleucadia and #summerfunonthe101

or post to our Facebook page (help us get 500 likes!)

Brian Albers just posted this fine piece of footage…

…and we know there’s more out there. Check out the photos we took and found…

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Thanks for all the love Leucadia! Best Summer Fun yet!!!


Michael and L101



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Summer Fun was a blast! After party with us today!

Summer Fun and Leucadia 101 Main Street thanks YOU for enjoying another incredible day with us.

Today we’re gonna relax, catch some waves and enjoy some fun after parties. You’re invited!


Join us right now at Paint Encinitas mural unveleiling party at Royal Liqours in Leucadia (clicky for info)!


Ruthless Hippies are hosting a Summer Fun thank you after party / BBQ at a secret Leucadia Locale. Second Cousins will be playing at 5pm and Glen and the Boys around 7pm. It’s a spot known as the ‘Board Room’. Better ask somebody!

Thanks to whoever picked up my phone and caught this video of Glen and the Boys!

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Let the Fun BEGIN! Music 4 PM at Lou’s TODAY


Lou’s is all ready for the fun. We added ridiculous descriptions of each band playing to our Schedule Tab.  This should give you a better idea of all the diverse musical entertainment we’ve got in store for you on this fine Leucadia evening…enjoy… 🙂


Friday June 27, 2014

Ducky Waddle’s Emporium (414 N Coast Hwy 101)

4-10 pm Art by Summer Fun Poster Artist Harry Holiday
8-8:30 pm Friend of a Friend [phoenix goes grunge in the emo era]
8:45-9:30 pm Glen and the Boys [live-electro-synth-rippin sound system of NY ]
9:45-10:15 pm Eyelid Kid [psycho fun post afro haole pop]
10:30-11 pm Amerikan Bear [garage sans garage band]

Lou’s Records/Coastal Animal Hospital (434 N Coast Hwy 101)

4-4:30 pm Soul Juice [mental starburst gummi burst flava]
5-5:30 pm Triceratropical [people’s choice playas]
6-6:45 pm The Village Squares [cali-funk-a-delicious ]
7:15-8 pm Darius Degher [hitch hikin’ bard of the highway 101]

454 Tattoo (454 N Coast Hwy 101)
5:30-6 pm North County Lumber Truck [git yer ya ya’s driving local boy blues]
6:45-715 pm Cleopatra Degher [guitar strumming beauty like joni/baez]

Fully Loaded Micro Juicery (466 N Coast Hwy 101)

5-5:30 pm Jay Cain [open mic metal mayhem meets beatles]
6-6:45 pm Kaz Murphy [bastard son of johnny ginger beet juice]
7:15-8 pm The Daffodil Show [java bean family atonal folk jazz gypsy band]

Don’t miss the Village Squares!

Music starts at 4 PM see you there!!!

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Summer Fun Promo Video

A nice collage of some fine moments from past Summer Fun experiences made by our friend Chris at Broken Bridge Collective. Song is ‘Spaceman 2’ by Mattson 2 off album Feeling Hands. Share it with your friends!

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Fun for the Kids & Fun for Adults

julie ann stricklin art

Besides the music, Summer Fun has got plenty of great activities planned for the young and the young at heart. Check out Julie Ann Stricklin of amazing banner she recently completed. Paint Encinitas will be helping the kids of Leucadia color that in throughout the day and there will be plenty of other art activities.

Paint Encinitas will be unveiling their newest mural at Royal Liqour in Leucadia from noon-3PM this Sunday (6/29). Join their party.


We’ll be having another hula hoop contest for the kids to win a new Summer Fun on the 101 T-shirt.

hoola hoop

Big thanks to Lisa from Swell Stuff for providing the hoops again!

swell stuff

For the 21 and up crowd, well be having a beer garden with all delicious local brews from Stone Brewing Co reminding you that ‘Fizzy Yellow Beer is for Wussies’…


The Lost Abbey and their sublime batches of brews…

And the up and coming Aztec Brewing.


Check out their open mic night every Thursday evening.


In case that wasn’t enough, we’ve got insane raffle prizes this year! A surfboard from Surfy Surfy, a Gopro camera, an Enjoy Handplane, 4 season passes to the Del Mar Races and gift cards from SO many local businesses you would not even believe it!


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Mr. Peaceful Easy Feelin’ to play Summer Fun!

If you don’t know who Jack Tempchin is, there’s still a good chance you’ve heard his music before. This citizen of Encinitas has penned about a half dozen well known hits that have charted internationally in his long career as a singer/songwriter.


Perhaps Jack’s most famous and beloved tune is ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’. It was performed by Eagles and released as a single off their eponymous debut album which reached #22 on the US Billboard charts and went platinum. You’ve probably heard it plenty of times no matter when you were born…

South Coast Winery in Temecula even has a wine in honor of Jack’s gorgeous song.

Peaceful wine

Other great songs Jack wrote for Eagles include “Already Gone”, “The Girl From Yesterday,” “Somebody,” and “It’s Your World Now.” As with most great rock bands, the Eagles eventually split up and went on to solo careers. Jack went on to co-write  “You Belong to the City”, “Smuggler’s Blues”, “The One You Love”, “I Found Somebody” and “True Love” with Glenn Frey.


‘You Belong to the City’ reached #2 on the US Billboard Charts, but its appearance on the Miami Vice soundtrack helped make that album #1 for 11 weeks and the best selling LP of 1985.

I’m sure plenty of you remember Miami Vice

And certainly some of you know the tune from when Jay Z sampled it…

But I will always remember ‘You Belong to the City’ from hundreds of repeated viewings of 1986 Mets: A Year to Remember


“Slow Dancin” is another great Jack Tempchin tune which reached the top ten for Johnny Rivers…

But we love Jack’s version with the Funky Kings best…

Jack has written songs for and with scores of other artists including Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Glen Campbell, the Paladins and Candy Kayne.

While Jack is most famous for his midas touch in songwriting, he’s also a top shelf performer who still knows how to rock.

We are honored to have Jack Tempchin with his band Rocket Science at Summer Fun on the 101 this year. Don’t miss them this Saturday 5 PM at Roadside Park!!! He just gives us a peaceful easy feeling about this weekend…



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