Free Acoustic Showcase

The San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase is celebrating our 5th anniversary with a special concert on Saturday, April 25th at 1:30 at the spectacular Encinitas Library.  Five years of bringing some of San Diego's best musicians for free concerts at our county libraries, from Fallbrook to Imperial Beach, from Del Mar to Jacumba, and all points in-between.  Over 360 shows featuring close to a hundred performers at 21 different libraries.  All thanks to our community partners and the Friends of the Library. 

Just as he did five years ago at our kickoff show, Joe Rathburn will open, followed by series coordinator and host Ross Moore, and then after cake and refreshments, one of San Diego's newest bands, Journeyman will finish up the show, all with the beautiful Pacific Ocean as our backdrop.  Make plans to help us celebrate with an afternoon of great music and good friends.

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.
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."
Branch Locations
(Google Maps)
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!

Thank you to the Friends of the S.D. County Library organization for sponsoring this exciting music series in it's 5th year!

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!