The San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase is a community partnership that enriches our lives through a live perfomance series in San Diego, highlighting world-class talent that is created and rooted in our community.
Bottom-line: libraries are much more than books and this series supports SDCL’s mission to inform, educate, inspire and entertain our community in not only our brick and mortar libraries, but also virtually 24/7 with SDCL Online, the Virtual Branch.
The fabric of community is woven and enhanced in our shared experience through culture, literature music and dance. To that end, SDCL welcomes this new project that nurtures our traditional role as archivist and advocate for information education and culture and takes that work to all citizens wherever they reside in our County with professionalism, consistency, and seminal timeliness.
Now more than ever in recent history, San Diego residents are asking for access to affordable quality alternatives to entertain their families and friends. We know the Acoustic Showcase will be just such an initiative partnering community resources with County facilities that are open and accessible to all, at no cost 365 days a year.
José Aponte, Library Director
San Diego County Library
Music is good for you.
COME TO A SHOW!
Support your local library, local music and local community. Visit our calendar page to find a free concert at your local library.
"These concerts are a great way to bring the community of San Diego together in celebration of local talent," said Library Director José Aponte.
"We're proud to be able to offer them free of charge, providing our customers with affordable family fun during tough economic times."
Gregory Page at the Encinitas Library. Filmed by CTN
A VERY special Thank You
to the following branches:
San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase presents concerts regularly at these libraries:
San Marcos, Lemon Grove, Julian, Encinitas, El Cajon, Poway, Rancho San Diego & Fallbrook.
Thank you to the Friends of the S.D. County Library organization for sponsoring this exciting music series in it's 3rd season!
For more information about San Diego County Library, please visit the Library’s Virtual Branch at
The Acoustic Showcase congratulates the San Diego County Library on being named 2012 National Library of the Year!
The National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards honor innovative county government programs. Award-winning programs must have achieved a measurable impact on the community, respond to a problem or need, and be replicable by other counties.
The Acoustic Showcase series was honored for bringing quality, local music across the 4,500 square miles of San Diego County. Since 2010 over 12,200 customers have attended 249 shows, at 23 libraries across the county, featuring 85 performers.