April 8 – Bands Announced for Coastkeeper’s 4th-Annual Ocean Commotion Concert on April 18

Lee Koch, Jah-N-1 Roots, Mono Verde and Wag Halen join headliner The Barnwell Shift in the all-volunteer lineup

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2015 – The 4th-annual Ocean Commotion Concert at Campland on the Bay promoted by The World Beat Center and presented by San Diego Coastkeeper rallies more bands than ever. These environmentally conscious bands lend their services for free to raise money and celebrate San Diego Coastkeeper’s 20 years of protecting and restoring fishable, swimmable, drinkable waters.

This year’s amplified lineup includes:

  • Lee Koch – American folk and blues artist that carries a worldly, well-worn humbleness that is both captivating and refreshing, alluding to an era when pop music was used to express the depths of an artist’s soul.
  • Jah-N-1 Roots – World-renowned reggae, roots & culture band that utilizes its versatility and talent to spread positive messages for today’s society, with a customized delivery that caters to the listeners of this day and age.
  • Mono Verde – A project created to spread Latin reggae rhythm and its movement throughout North America. Musicians hail from Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and more.
  • Wag Halen – Inspired brotherhood tribute band based in North San Diego County and known for the incredible way they bring to life songs of their heroes from the early metal musical era.
  • The Barnwell Shift – Known for their progressive, yet playful “shift rock,” The Barnwell Shift is a talented trio of musicians who shift musical instruments and genres while artfully blending the sounds of funk, folk and rock. The band challenges the traditional one-person, one-instrument musical norms while eliciting a truly unique crowd response filled with their smooth and shifty grooves.

With The Barnwell Shift headlining, Ocean Commotion at Campland on the Bay promises more fun at this bigger and better music event. The Barnwell Shift and San Diego Coastkeeper started Ocean Commotion four years ago to unite musicians for a cause dear to most residents of San Diego—clean water.

In addition to funky music, guests can participate in an opportunity drawing for prizes from an array of local businesses, including a Gary Linden surfboard. Past years’ drawings included gift certificates to restaurants and breweries, surf and skate gear, apparel, vacation stays, beach rentals and much more.

Tickets to this April 18 event are $12 in advance and $15 day of the show. They can be purchased online at: https://www.sdcoastkeeper.org/act/fix/attend-an-event/ocean-commotion.html.

Coastkeeper encourages concertgoers to make a weekend of it and camp at Campland on the Bay. Camping fees are additional and reservations can be made online at: http://www.campland.com/reservations.

For more information about this event, please visit Coastkeeper’s website at localhost/sdcoastkeeper.


San Diego Coastkeeper
Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. Visit us online at https://www.sdcoastkeeper.org