What better way to create buzz and draw huge crowds of people to the newly rehabilitated East Village than through the holding of San Diego Street Scene 2009. The Street Scene is San Diego’s traditional 2-day musical festival where many musicians (as many as 45+ bands this year) perform amidst crowds of people. For many years, the San Diego Street Scene has been held at the Gaslamp Quarter and for a short stint at Qualcomm Stadium.
Now, with the construction of PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, has led to a rejuvenation of the areas surrounding it. Shops and businesses underwent a make-over as part of the redevelopment program resulting in a beautification effort to rival other neighborhoods. East Village has thus been transformed into a nightlife mecca with a profusion of bars, restaurants and even condominiums for those who wish to live right in the middle of the action.
San Diego Street Scene is a great way to bring people to the area and really help boost businesses in the Village. Imagine for 2 nights straight, more than 100,000 people were jam-packed within a 6-block radius between 14th Avenue and J St. The spillover from Street Scene was great for local bars, restaurants and other business. I know there are those who probably hated having it so close to where they live but come on, it’s only once a year. I live in Park Terrace right between 10th & 11th where the music was as loud as could be but it wasn’t that big of a deal. It’s good for the area, it’s good for business and it brings an old tradition back to the East Village.
WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO SAY, Cory McGilvery as some of you may know works with us here at Team Aguilar – Axia Real Estate has a real passion for photography and he’s pretty damn good! Cory had the opportunity to shoot Street Scene this year. I think he did an amazing job! Please take a look at the rest of the pictures he took during Street Scene by going to his website, Under My Shutter. He has some great pics!