New music festival announced in Port of San Diego plans to continue Street Scene's legacy

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The void that has been left in San Diego since the Street Scene festival shuttered is finally coming to a close as organizers, including Tony Hawk, and Trevor Hoffman, announce new three-day San Diego music festival, Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival.

Organizers announced plans for the festival this week, which will include seven-plus stages along the Port of San Diego, along with 70-plus bands, local gourmet food and craft beer vendors, immersive art experiences, and numerous games and activities.

The festival is being presented by current partners at the Pechanga Arena, which include staff with more than 30 years of experience producing large scale live-entertainment events in the San Diego market.

According to reports, the festival will involve all of the Port's main locations, including stages throughout the Broadway Pier, Bayfront Park, Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and more–including ferries that will transport attendees between opposite ends of the festival. Capacity for the festival will be 30,000, setting it on the same scale as Del Mar's noticeably polarizing Kaaboo Festival.

No word yet on who will be playing on the bill, but according to a press release, the lineup will cover all corners of the music world, including indie rock, hip hop, electronic, Latin, and country music. Tim Mays, owner of the Casbah and noted San Diego music scene icon, will be contributing to much of the booking for the festival, along with additional contribution from talent buyers at the Belly Up and Music Box.

In contrast to the more bougie and up-scale environment curated by the Kaaboo Festival, the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival is planning to distinguish itself as a step forward from the legacy that Street Scene left.

More reporting on the festival can be found here in this NBC Sound Diego article.