Main Stage

The Main Stage features the Annual Battle of the Bands along with other great music throughout the weekend.

Live music will be performed on the main stage Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am until 6:00pm. The battle of the bands is Sunday morning 10:00am until 12:00pm with the winner playing a set immediately after. The schedule will be posted here once it is set.


 The 2018 Entertainment line up:

Saturday, October 6th

  • 10:00am - Rick Farrell Band - Classic Rock/Blues
  • 12:00pm - Graceband - Elvis Tribute Band
  • 2:00pm - Jeremy Buck - Rock and Roll
  • 4:00pm - Glamnation - Glam Rock from the 70’s
Sunday, October 7th

  • Battle of the Bands - 10:00am - 1:00pm
    • Pier Pressure - Alternative Covers and Originals
    • XYZPDQ - Classic and Modern Rock
    • Emerald Street - Fast Paced Rock
    • Late Ship - Alternative Rock
  • 1:00pm - Truckstop with Ben Dale
  • 3:00pm - The Curtis Band - alternative & classic rock

South Stage

The South Stage, which is located next to the Joslyn Center, offers continuous entertainment from 10:30 am until 6:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am until 6:00 pm on Sunday. South Stage focuses talent on Cover and Tribute bands.  Come listen to your favorite music while enjoying lunch from one of our many Food Booths, or just to rest for a while.  Entertainment includes music from soft country and blues to rock and roll.  There is something for everyone.

We kick things off at the South Stage immediately following the parade.  The Mira Costa High School Band officially opens the Fair!

2017 Entertainment Lineup as of August 24:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th:

  • 10:30am-11:15am:  Lisa Ritchie
  • 11:30pm-1:00pm:  Pat Dietz  - Classic Rock
  • 1:15pm-2:45pm:   Joe Cipolla -  Rock
  • 3:00pm-4;30pm:  Chroma Haze - Rock
  • 4:45pm-6:00pm:  Business Casual - R&B
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th:

  • 10:00am-11:30pm:  Hyperion Outfall Singers - Dixie
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm:   Russ Lesser's Thin Ice - Beach
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm:   The Dang Hard Swingers
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm:    Kato Rose

Joslyn Amateur Performance Stage

Amateurs with a talent are invited to perform during the Hometown Fair. Performances are featured on the Joslyn Center Stage.  Dance performances, gymnastics and karate exhibitions, choral groups, music and drama students are encouraged to submit applications.

The Joselyn Amateur Performance Stage schedule will be posted here once it is set

Battle of the Bands

The Main Stage features the Annual Battle of the Bands. Local amateur bands will audition on Saturday, September 8 in the Mira Costa High School Little Theater.  The finalists selected will battle for the title and a $500 cash prize. Additional prizes are awarded for runner-ups.

The battle of the bands is Sunday morning 10:00 am until 12:00 noon with the winner playing a set immediately after. The performance order will be set on the morning of the competition.

2018 Battle of the Bands Finalists

  • PIER PRESSURE - ALTERNATIVE COVERS AND ORIGINALS
  • XYZPDQ - CLASSIC AND MODERN ROCK
  • EMERALD STREET - FAST PACED ROCK
  • LATE SHIP - ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Pier Pressure - Alternative covers and originals

Pier Pressure - Alternative covers and originals


late ship alternative rock

Late Ship - Alternative rock


emerald street fast paced rock

Emerald Street - Fast paced rock

XYZPDQ - Classic and modern rock