This Weekend: the San Diego Music Thing / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


This Weekend: the San Diego Music Thing

Music festivals never cease to exist in Southern California. This time around I'm going to a festival I've never been to before. I have the opportunity to attend the eighth annual San Diego Music Thing*, a music & media conference taking place November 12 through November 14. All proceeds from the San Diego Music Thing go to the San Diego Music Foundation, which helps to enrich the local community through music education for youth, professional development for industry professionals, live performances for the public, & more. Sounds like a win-win!

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The San Diego Music Thing is more than just a music festival. They also have conferences & speakers coming in. I'm particularly interested in catching Thursday's panel seminars: Not So Silly Social Media Questions You're Afraid to Ask, Build Your Brand, & Brand Mentoring. They seem particularly educational for understanding more about social strategy, branding, & marketing. After all, it never hurts to acquire more information to empower yourself. Hopefully I can gather some beneficial advice & maybe I'll share it with you guys. :]

My schedule is a bit hectic so I'm not able to visit all day every day, but my boyfriend & I plan to enjoy Saturday as much as we can. It's the weekend after all. Yo La Tengo, No Age, The Joy Formidable, Chicano Batman, & Milo Greene are set to perform this year. Since I've never frequented San Diego Music Thing before it should be a fresh experience.

Now this music thing truly takes place all across San Diego in several classic venues such as The Irenic, The Casbah, & the Observatory North Park. I've been to two out of the three for past shows. The three-day badge normally costs $65 or you can buy a day pass for $30. I'm receiving a free pass to appear & report about it for my blog. That's what I'll be doing this weekend!

P.S. I found an outfit photo from day one of Beach Goth! Like it? 

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How does the San Diego Music Thing sound to you? Any band you'd like to see? Any conference that sounds of interest? :]

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*Disclaimer: I received a ticket complimentary from San Diego Music Thing. All opinions in this are 100% mine aka Carmen's. :]


  1. I love music festivals, but with the weather in the UK, even in the summer you feel like you have won the lottery if it doesn't rain at all! But as I type this it is grey and cold outside and I'd so love to be hanging out in the sun and listening to music :)

    Inma x

    1. San Diego is definitely the lottery of good weather. :]

  2. You know what? We have so many music festivals here in Sydney but I've never been! You're making me want to sign up for one though!!

    Sending kisses from Sydney

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    Helen x

    1. Come on Helen! You definitely have to go to a music festival! :]

  3. I never had the chance to attend my favorite music fests because it's either I'm away from it or I don't have money. Anyway, I like the outfit. Love the music festival vibes <3

    Have a nice day!


    1. That's true. The problem with music festivals as they can be very pricey. :\

  4. Love the outfit!

  5. Sounds like you had a fantastic time and most likely got great pics. Not to mention, super cute outfit.

  6. Day 1 at the Music Thing (lol).
    Have fun!

  7. Have fun! :)

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts
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  8. This sounds like such a great event and the benefits of supporting it sound good aswell! Loving your top :) Hope you have tons of fun!

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    1. Can't go wrong with supporting the local community. :]

  9. Love music festivals and I hope you have a great time. :)

  10. Fun! I love music festivals! Your cardigan is so cute

  11. LOVE music fests!
    xo, Shell

  12. Love your festival look! Hope you have a great time!

    1. Thank you. I'm heading there in a few minutes. :]

  13. Stylish look!! Great dress!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  14. Sounds fantastic and you look beautiful!

  15. Have so much fun! PS that outfit was awesome and I love your backpack! :)

  16. That's one thing that I think would be so incredible about living in Cali -- all of those music festivals!! We only have a three month stretch or so in Minnesota where they weather is decent.

    I love your style! I'm also envious of the fact that you're still able to wear shorts. If I lived out west I'd wear dresses every single day.

    A Northern Light


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