Springboard West fest set for Ocean Beach encore, with 39 bands, 8 solo acts and Pale Ale debut

The band The Filthy Dead performs at an earlier edition of the annual Springboard West festival, which will be held in San Diego for the third consecutive year between Thursday and Sunday.
(Photo by Ran DeBord / Courtesy Springboard West)

For its second consecutive year in Ocean Beach, the three-day Springboard West festival will again culminate with its Band & Brew Crawl.

The Saturday crawl comes following two days of private showcase performances, music mentoring sessions and panel discussions at the OB Playhouse & Theatre Company.

The 11-hour crawl will feature 39 bands and eight solo artists — including The Shakes, Freedom, Xavier Keyz and Katrina Cain — performing an array of contemporary pop music styles.

It kicks off Saturday at 2 p.m. and will be held at the Playhouse and three adjacent locales: The Harp, Mother’s Saloon and Te Mana Cafe.

All proceeds from ticket sales for the crawl will go to Springboard West’s three nonprofit partners — Sustainable Artists, The Autism Tree Project Foundation and The Pioneer Foundation.

This year’s festival will also feature the debut of the limited edition Springboard Pale Ale.

Springboard West 2019 Band & Brew Crawl: 2 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. At the OB Playhouse & Theatre Company, The Harp, Mother’s Saloon and Te Mana Cafe, all in Ocean Beach. $20.

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