Coyote Music Festival May 4 at Cuyamaca College

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM


Contact: Anne Krueger


Some of the region’s top young musical talents converge May 4 at Cuyamaca College when the 11th Annual Coyote Music Festival returns to the Rancho San Diego campus’s Grand Lawn.


 The free family-friendly festival features groups with styles ranging from dream pop to alternative folk and RandB playing on two stages from noon to 4 p.m. Food trucks and vendors will be on hand, too.


 The entirely student-run event culminates a semester-long Music Industry Seminar class that covers everything involved in staging a music festival, including marketing, promotions, production, booking, staging and sound engineering.


 “We’re giving our students real-world experience in producing a music festival that promotes local artists while also bringing the community together,” said marketing instructor Annie Zuckerman, who noted that Cuyamaca College is the only community college in the county offering a transfer program that combines music with marketing and production.


 Here is the schedule and the performers:

“I think it’s really cool that the college has a business and promotions aspect to its music program, and I want to do everything I can to support that program and help people who are interested in getting the experience needed to get into this kind of business,” said DiMonte, whose trio recently completed a cross-country tour.


 Lievanos, who earned an associate degree in music industry studies from Cuyamaca College last fall and who played at the 2018 Coyote Music Festival, said he’s looking forward to this year’s event. “It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “The entire festival is run by students, they do a great job of marketing, they have all the gear set up and ready for, and there’s usually a lot of people going to the show, so it’s a great community event.”


 Parking is free. Festival goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.


 “I’m looking forward to having a good time and helping to create a great experience for everyone involved,” said musician Khalil Nash.


 Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in Rancho San Diego, 92019.