DJ Skee Partners with and Wonderfront Festival

Wonderfront is proud to announce and welcome DJ Skee, an American artist, television host, radio personality, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, as a Partner and Ambassador of Wonderfront Festival. It is with great honor to welcome an innovator within the music industry to our team of creative, influential individuals.

DJ Skee has an ear for superstars, being first to play artists including Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, and Lady Gaga on the radio. In addition to helping introduce the world to superstars, DJ Skee launched the world’s largest all original digital radio network, Dash Radio, in 2015. As part of the partnership with Wonderfront, Dash Radio will launch a Wonderfront pop-up station and broadcast live from the festival.

“DJ Skee is an amazing force in the entertainment industry and we are excited to have him as part of the Wonderfront Team” stated Ernie Hahn. “He brings a diversity in the industry as an amazing DJ, entertainment media company, influencer, and creator and Owner of Dash Radio. Skee’s insight, influence and promotion of Wonderfront Festival through his network and Dash Radio are amazing resources for the team.  We can’t wait to get started working with Skee and his team at Dash to Promote the Wonderfront Festival 24/7 this year and moving forward.”

In addition to an impressive musical career, Billboard Magazine named DJ Skee, an active, influential entrepreneur, as one of their “Power Players: 30 Under 30.” As a man who wears many hats, DJ Skee has contributed to numerous well known publications as a writer including as Tech-Crunch, Re/Code, Forbes, Inc., Verge, and ESPN amongst others, often sharing his thoughts regarding leadership within the entertainment and technology industries.

“When I heard the vision for Wonderfront, I had to find a way to be a part of it. San Diego is one of the best cities in the world, and what Ernie, Paul, and the entire team have been working on is unlike anything the city has experienced before- and will become a must-stop destination for music fans worldwide. I look forward to assisting their vision and creating what will become one of the premier music events annually while leveraging my platform and experience to help it reach its full potential,” said DJ Skee.

As part of the partnership, Dash Radio is launching a special Wonderfront Pop-Up Radio Station running today through the festival. Featuring live performance broadcasts, backstage interviews, and exclusive content, Wonderfront Radio will be available on the over 50+ distribution platforms serviced by the Dash Radio platform.

We are looking forward to working together, entrepreneurially, musically, and philanthropically.

FREE Activities During Wonderfront Festival

Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival is just around the corner and San Diego is getting more excited each day! The festival will take place Friday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 24th amongst ten different stages, two of which will have free shows for the public.

Festival set up will begin Sunday, November 17th through breakdown on Wednesday, November 27th, creating limited access to Broadway Pier, Seaport Village parking lots, Embarcadero Marina Park North, Ruocco Park, and Hilton Bayfront Park. Although the festival footprint spans over a mile, Embarcadero Promenade and Seaport Village businesses will remain open for business the entire duration of the festival.

Wonderfront values the San Diego community and is proud to incorporate local musical talent in the festival. Many locals will be featured at Ruocco Park, such as Aviator Stash (Wonderfront’s Battle of the Bands winner), along with some touring artists, as well as San Diego legend, Tony Hawk’s Huckjam.

The free SDG&E “It’s On” San Diego 250 at Ruocco Park stage schedule for free public shows is as follows:

Friday, November 22:

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Seis en Linea

5:45 – 7:00 PM – Banda Tierra Brava

7:45 – 9:16 PM – Los Crecidos

Saturday, November 23:

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Brewfish

1:40 – 2:40 PM – Grandma

2:45 – 3:35 PM – Tony Hawk Huckjam

3:45 – 4:45 PM – Jesse Baez

Sunday, November 24:

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Glades

1:40 – 2:40 PM – Cydeways

2:45 – 3:35 PM – Tony Hawk Huckjam

3:45 – 4:45 PM – Battle of the Bands Winner: Aviator Stash

In addition to the free events at Ruocco Park, the Headquarters stage will also be open to the general public, free of charge. Headquarters attendees will have the opportunity to experience salsa, reggae bands, as well as an exhibition from the region’s best vineyards and brewers, all in one setting.

The free Headquarters stage schedule is as follows:

Friday, November 22:

5:00 – 7:00 PM – Bulevar Descarga

8:00 – 10:00 PM – San Diego Latin Jazz Collective

Saturday, November 23:

2:00 – 4:00 PM – Juanito Ayala

5:00 – 7:00 PM – Jimmy & Enrique

8:00 – 10:00 PM – Brewfish

Sunday, November 24:

2:00 – 4:00 PM – San Diego Latin Jazz Collective

5:00 – 7:00 PM – Timmy Curran

8:00 – 10:00 PM – Rocio La Dama de La Cumbia

Events to the public will extend beyond these stages with the Street Theater at Seaport Village, where street performers and buskers will entertain crowds all weekend. In addition, the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, an open-air seafood market featuring fresh caught seafood and aqua farmed seaweed direct from local fishermen and aqua farmers, will be open on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

As a way to open up accessibility to the San Diego community to experience all Wonderfront has to offer, there will be 220 free parking spaces at Santa Fe Depot’s station Ace Lot. For those who choose not to drive, Santa Fe Depot station is conveniently half a mile, a short ten-minute walk, from Wonderfront’s northernmost point, Broadway Pier. Additionally, FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown) will provide a free WonderFRED shuttle service to the public and Festival attendees, offering a continuous loop through Wonderfront venues and downtown, as well as the free Santa Fe Depot Ace Lot.

Any additional information regarding Wonderfront Festival’s shows, performances, parking, transportation, public access, and more, can be found online at A Wonderfront hotline, (619)-356-1639, will be open the following times to answer all questions public and festival goers may have:

Prior to festival:

Sunday, November 17th – Thursday, November 21:

8 AM – 5 PM

Festival Weekend:

Friday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 24th:

8 AM – 12 AM

After festival:

Monday, November 25th – Wednesday, November 27th:

8 AM – 5 PM

Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival is truly a music lovers festival, for San Diego, put on by San Diegans. With endless opportunities and experiences, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age or music taste. We are looking forward to seeing you at the festival!




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