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CityFest comes to Hillcrest on August 11  

CityFest takes over Hillcrest on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from noon until 11 pm. 
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Only a month after the largest San Diego Pride in history, Hillcrest will come alive once again for its annual CityFest event on August 11.

This enormous event will take over the heart of the neighborhood with plenty of things to do including arts, crafts, and food.

It also happens to be the largest single-day street fair in San Diego.

Get ready for carnival rides, a kid's zone, live bands, DJs, and an after-dark block party. 

CityFest’s Artist Alley offers one of the largest arts and crafts areas of any San Diego street fair. It’s the place to find one-of-a-kind specialty items and gifts. Booths lining Fifth Avenue and side alleys will offer plenty to peruse, buy and explore. The Artist Alley will be coordinated by Eric Benson and open from noon to 8 pm.

Musical guests include:

Fractions: Noon ~ 12:40 pm

The product of over a decade of jam sessions, drum circles, constant tinkering with various rock stylings, and a burgeoning love of electronic music, Fractions is the latest and most comfortable iteration of Soroya Rowley and brothers in crime, Andrew and Matt Steele. With strong 80s and 90s influences ranging from thrash metal to Britney Spears, a heavy dose of 80s synth, and a newfound maturity that only seasoned collaborators can arrive at. 

Grand Curator: 1 pm ~ 1:40 pm

This band composes consciously-driven music that sparks the imagination, breaks down barriers, and unifies the listeners to tap into the magic and mystery that surrounds our lives. Grand Curator was seeded on the concept of music as an irretrievable moment in which consciousness, beauty, and the indefinable meet in dynamic equilibrium, transcending bounds of space, time and the discordant ills of society.

Digital Lizards of Doom: 2 pm ~ 2:40 pm

Digital Lizards of Doom is an electro-folk band and brand from San Diego, CA. The duo consists of Gabriel Valentin (guitar, vocals) and Gallie Fisher (mandolin, vocals.) The band's theme and lyrics revolve around a fictional universe from their original graphic novel of the same name ("Digital Lizards Of Doom") a comedic and self-aware series which pays overwhelming tribute to the classic science-fiction, fantasy, and kaiju genres.

The story is based around an ancient evil robot and a newly appointed lizard monk who fight for the future of technology and galactic peace. Digital Lizards of Doom is an electro-folk band and brand from San Diego, CA. The duo consists of Gabriel Valentin (guitar, vocals) and Gallie Fisher (mandolin, vocals.) The band's theme and lyrics revolve around a fictional universe from their original graphic novel of the same name ("Digital Lizards Of Doom") a comedic and self-aware series which pays overwhelming tribute to the classic science-fiction, fantasy, and kaiju genres. The story is based around an ancient evil robot and a newly appointed lizard monk who fight for the future of technology and galactic peace.

3:00 ~ 3:40  GIRLboy: 

Girlboy emerged as their freedom project – a fusion of their wildly disparate styles and fundamentally unified vision that sparked and crackled into life with an electricity that has been lighting up stages ever since. P!nk’s soulfulness merged with Macklemore’s swagger in a lava lamp swirl of glowing, loud and proud queer revolution – Girlboy makes the music you play to rally your marchers, dance like nobody’s watching, or sing-scream defiantly to your dashboard, all while repeating their battle cry mantra: you belong, you are worthy, you’re never alone. 

Souleil:

Here’s the line up for Souleil 4 pm -9 pm

The Other Side Of Vegas 

Cris Herrera 

Dj Ala 

Mikeytown 

Musical guests performing on the Rich’s stage from 9 pm -11 pm:

9 pm -10 pm       DJ K-Swift: San Diego's own EDM boss, K-Swift will also bring his open format into the all-night mix. He is a DJ who plays a wide spectrum of music including hip hop, house, and EDM to name a few. 

10 pm -11 pm     DJ Taj: This San Diego artist is getting in the mix, literally. Originally from Cincinnati Ohio, Taj got into spinning back in 1998 after becoming inspired by a good friend. Now he is the recognized house DJ at Rich's who blends deep/future house and progressive.

A Little History about CityFest: 

In 1984 the Hillcrest Business Association's began CityFest to celebrate the refurbishment of the historic Hillcrest sign on University Avenue, and since then it has attracted over 150,000 people to the heart of the community every August. 

Hillcrest locals join neighboring San Diego visitors and beyond to celebrate the sign and welcome the spirit of Hillcrest for a daylong celebration, it has become the largest single day street & music festival in San Diego County.

Organizers are expecting over 150,000 attendees.

CityFest takes over Hillcrest on Sunday, August 11, 2019, from noon until 11 pm.