Summer Fun on the 101 promotes local music, helps fund scholarships


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News Release

Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association announces the return of its annual Summer Fun on the 101 music festival on July 9 at the Leucadia Roadside Park, 860 N. Coast Highway 101, from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Leucadia 101 celebrates the return of live in-person events by featuring legendary local acts Jack Tempchin and Mrs. Henry. The renowned songwriter, most known for his hits for the Eagles such as “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone,” has teamed up with San Diego rock and roll powerhouse Mrs. Henry. They’ve recently released a single, “Rambling Freeborn Man,” together and will be giving Leucadia a taste of their latest along with Tempchin’s timeless classics.

North Coast Link logo.Encinitas twin-brother duo Mattson 2 will return to the Summer Fun stage with their noteworthy drum/guitar duo grooves and electrifying solos.

Monkey Jam, the winning youth band from the Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Battle of the Bands, will also take the stage. Lead singer Ainsley Savant blew the judges away with her powerful vocals backed by Monkey Jam’s tight and roaring rhythm section.

The event is free and open to the whole community.

“Summer Fun on the 101 is a first-class music festival the whole family can enjoy,” said Michael Schmitt, event founder and Leucadia 101 promotions chairman. “We’re inviting the community to relax with their neighbors in the shade of Leucadia Roadside Park, serenaded by Jack Tempchin and Mrs. Henry. What’s better than that? We know the kids of Leucadia are amped up and ready for the return of the hula hoop competition.”

There will be a Craft Beer Garden sponsored by Ballast Point Brewing and Local Roots Kombucha. Attendees age 21 and up will be able to enjoy beer from Ballast Point as well as Kombucha from Local Roots.

The money raised by the event will fund college scholarships for two local San Dieguito Academy graduating seniors pursuing musical studies. To contribute, donate or grab a ticket for the opportunity drawing featuring prizes from Highway 101 businesses such as The Leucadian Bar, Bing Surfboards, Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana, Choice Juicery, Mktspace, Fish 101, School of Rock Encinitas and more.

The band lineup also includes Colonel Clinton Davis String Band, Amerikan Bear, The Morning Room and Big Boss Bubeleh.

Summer Fun on the 101 is made possible by the following local business sponsors: Leucadia Beach Inn, The Leucadian Bar, Surfhouse, Alila Marea Beach Resort, Local Roots Kombucha and Ballast Point Brewing. Additional support comes from School of Rock Encinitas and Peter Curry/Cushman & Wakefield Private Capital Group.

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