City of San Marcos and Allen’s Wrench present Rock, Blues & Barbeque Festival

San Marcos – The City of San Marcos and Allen’s Wrench present the 3rd Annual Rock, Blues and Barbecue Festival at Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos, 92069 on Saturday, June 11 from 12 to 8 pm.   Six bands including Notas Antiguas, Stoney B Blues, Shari Puorto, Craig’s Band, Ruby and the Red Hots and Bill Magee’s Blues will provide music at this outdoor venue.  Food and beverages will be sold at on-site barbecue with partial proceeds donated to “Angel’s Depot”.  The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce will be providing a beer and wine garden for those 21 years and older.  No glass or outside alcohol allowed.  Attendees should bring beach chairs or blankets for lawn seating.  No large umbrellas or canopies.  Ticket prices are $10/presale, $15/at door, $5/children under 10.  Purchase presale tickets at San Marcos Community Center, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, Allen’s Wrench or Biggs Harley Davidson.  Parking is free.  For more information or to purchase tickets online, go to


Notas Antiguas 12 noon
Acoustic guitar duo 

Stoney B Blues 1 pm
Embodies the essence of
Chicago and Southern old school blues

Shari Puorto Band 2 pm
Blues, Roots, Rock-N-Soul

Craig’s Band 3:30 pm
Rock of the sixties and seventies

Ruby & Red Hots 5 pm
known as
“The First Class Sultry Lady of Blues”

Bill Magee Blues 6:30 pm
San Diego’s “hardest working
men of the blues”



  • 10 year old AJ from La Costa has also been invited to play some sets between the big bands at the San Marcos Rock, Blues and Bar-b-que Festival. Go-AJ-Go

    • I’m not sure why this kid got added to the jam, but he’s not any good at all. This jam has been going on for years, without lousy kids like this. The folks who put on the event had too many good performers, they won’t let some crappy performer come in, no matter what his age is. They do this jam to help out the elderly. It’s not to promote kids who are lousy singers. I hope they get the performers worked out for future events. They don’t need the kids with no talent.

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