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Lou can be found co-hosting Loudspeaker with Tim Pyles (which he helped launch back in the ‘80s!) and hosting ‘In Your Neighborhood with Lou Niles!’

In the ‘90s Lou was found producing and programming specialty radio shows, marketing, managing and coordinating over 40 U.S. tours, then climbing the latter in A&R and PR of the music industry! After getting tired of LA life, he moved back to Oceanside with his wife and started Love Machine Films.

Chris Cote is a lifelong San Diego music lover and Belly Up Local as well as a multi-media action sports personality (including acting as Editor for Encinitas Magazine). He has performed in rock bands, including Kut U Up, Years Around The Sun, The Panthers, The Bees Knees and currently, plays in a one-man-dance-rock-comedy-performance-art act called, CBOT And The Paperwork as well as a solo artist. Chris also DJ’s all over the world, but mostly at The Belly Up under his own name and as well as 80s HEAT — yes, that 80s HEAT.

The Rockademy was founded in 2011. James Couzens, drum instructor, vocalist and professional musician, began working with the bands that his drum students played in. Due to the success and excitement generated, James conceptualized The Rockademy, a comprehensive approach to band organization and development.

This stellar group of performers is led on vocals by the multi-talented April Mosebrook. The
members have over 100 years of combined performing experience, including time spent on
stage with artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Jason Mraz, George Clinton, The
Gap Band, Barry White and more! In late 2019, April and the Funk Junkies won the Battle of
the Bands at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, earning them a coveted spot on the mainstage at
Fiesta Del Sol in May 2022 (delayed due to COVID).
April and the Funk Junkies will get YOU up on your feet while THEY get down with the
groove! Their unique blend of rhythm, soul, and hi-energy fun(k!), is addictive and will leave
you wanting more. Whether it’s Disco, R&B, Pop, Country, Rock, or just plain Funk, this
exceptional band covers the music you love from the 60’s through today, and never fails to
surprise or entertain you. Get Hooked NOW with April and the Funk Junkies!

The Good Pour is a Solana Beach-based band that was formed in 2017 and plays a fun, upbeat mix of cover songs from the 1990s and 2000s (everything from the Black Keys to Weezer) as well as original songs that incorporate elements of classic rock, alternative, reggae, and country.

Lead singer and guitarist Kyle Sweeney is joined by Tim Hart on lead guitar and backing vocals, Mike Westlake on bass guitar, Kellye DeVol-Cohen on background vocals, and Tim Grenda on drums.

The Good Pour has played shows all over San Diego County, including at The Belly Up Tavern, Del Mar Fair, Saddle Bar, First Street Bar, the 710 Beach Club, The Kraken, Mr. Peabody’s, and other local venues. The band is comprised of several Solana Beach natives and current residents who are excited to be playing their hometown Fiesta del Sol!

Atomic Groove is San Diego’s BEST in variety dance band entertainment, serving the special event industry for parties, galas, fundraisers, weddings and more since 1995. Atomic Groove packs dance floors with their inspiring, high-energy presentation and choice selections of dance jams from today and yesterday. Recently again voted as Top Finalist for “Best Music” by San Diego’s A-List 2017 (2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013) and for “Best Local Band” for the Ranch & Coast’s “Best of 2016” (2015 & 2006), Atomic Groove continues to thrive as San Diego’s premier dance band.

The Bella Lux was born from a fiery collective of dancers & performance artists in San Diego with talents ranging from burlesque, heels, hip hop, hoop, fire dancing, jazz, and more. With a genuine love of music, dance, costumes, and nostalgia, we bring the creativity, personality, & entertainment to this year’s Fiesta del Sol. Whether channeling the 80s, Beyonce, or swinging back to the roaring 20s, our passion is to entertain, enchant, inspire, and mystify.

Green grass acoustic roots music from the soul of Southern California.

Lily Meola was born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Her love of music blossomed in the passenger seat of her Mom’s car listening to legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King. Lily began performing around Maui in local bars and cafes at the young age of 11. Mentored by super-producer Bob Rock, Lily toured with the likes of Willie Nelson, learned to write songs with Jackson Browne, recorded duets with Steven Tyler, Kris Kristofferson, and Sammy Hagar, and co-wrote a single for Andra Day titled ‘Amen’. Lily spent the last few years in the studio writing and producing the bluesy, soulful pop songs that will make up her debut release.