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Eclectic Mix of Performers to Entertain During the “Mile of Music” on the Waterfront

Contact: John Gilmore (619) 686-6222, (619) 686-7206 on .

Mile of MusicThe downtown waterfront will be alive with the sound of music this Saturday, April 14, 2012. And you can enjoy it all for free — courtesy of the Port of San Diego.

Some 30 musical groups, including singers and songwriters, will play jazz, rumba and flamenco, folk rock and bluegrass in seven locations along San Diego's North Embarcadero in the "Mile of Music."

The event on San Diego's waterfront will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. along North Harbor Drive -- from Grape Street south to Tuna Harbor Park, just south of the USS Midway Museum.

The eclectic mix of performers should satisfy most any musical preference.

Performance locations

Mile of Music 2012 performance locations (enlarge)

If you like Latin sounds, check out the performers near the Hornblower vessel close to Grape Street. If you want a nautical theme, you can hear maritime-related music and the sounds of Scotland at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Near Anthony's Fish Grotto, you can enjoy pop music and the blues. At the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, there will be steel drumming, West African kora and didgeridoo performances.

At the Broadway Pier, jazz musicians will perform. At the USS Midway Museum, a New Orleans-style brass band will play, along with folk-rock and bluegrass performers.

At G Street and North Harbor Drive you can hear a mix of singers and songwriters.

The three hours of back-to-back entertainment kicks off with a booming beginning – Brazilian percussionists strolling along the Embarcadero from G Street north to Grape Streets.

The "Mile of Music" is part of the Port of San Diego's plan to attract residents and visitors to the waterfront of the Port's five member cities with diverse community events. Activities will range from concerts and dances to festivals and eco-tourism celebrations.

Street parking is available, and there also is parking in paid lots and garages.

About the Port:

The Port of San Diego is the fourth-largest of 11 deep water ports in California and the top port in the state for the movement of break-bulk cargo. The Port was created by the state legislature in 1962. Since then, it has invested in public improvements in its five member cities – Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, and San Diego.

The Port District oversees two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 17 public parks, the Harbor Police Department, and the leases of more than 600 tenant and sub tenant businesses around San Diego Bay.