How The Acoustic Spot Started

“Papas and Beer in Carlsbad”.  This was the top result after 36 minutes of searching the internet for variations of “Live music in Encinitas”.  Awesome; that is 9 exits north of my house… and not the type of live music entertainment I was looking for.

Each of the San Diego online music calendars required you to dig through irrelevant information or click through 5 pages to get to just one performance. Any website that was easier to navigate listed only ticketed events or promoted shows with a cover and, quite honestly, all of them just too much of a production for that particular Wednesday night.

What if all you want to do is sit down at a conveniently located venue, have a beer (maybe two), and listen to an acoustic set by a talented local musician?

Where can you conveniently find quality live music, without having to buy a ticket or pay a cover!?


The Acoustic Spot changed that –  We started the agency to introduce a new level of organization to the, often unstructured and “underground” world of local live music. We represent an invite-only roster of musicians and promote their performances for free.

Now you can find consistently great live music at venues throughout the community within 2 clicks or screen touches. The Acoustic Spot Calendar of Events was created for the Public – No fees, memberships, or registration required. Just a solid website that is easy to use and easy to bookmark in your browser! (

Finally, a Simple way to Find QUALITY Live Music : )logo_black web