Artist Spotlight: Cage The Elephant



Brothers Matt and Brad Shultz were hypnotized by the lure of punk music from a young age. They were so inspired by it that they began playing their own music all the way back in 2006 when they were high schoolers in Kentucky. They rounded out their brotherly duo by adding fellow students Jared Champion and Daniel Tichenor, followed by Nick Bockrath and Matthan Minster.

Although they began their ambitions in the bluegrass state of Kentucky, they made the bold leap to England in an effort to kick start their career. In London they recorded their debut self-titled album which went on to garner international attention. 

Their debut album, released in 2008, catapulted them to the top of Billboard Alternative and Rock charts. It also went on to achieve Platinum certification, one heck of a feat for a debut!

Since then, Cage The Elephant has released four more studio albums. In 2011 they released Thank You, Happy Birthday which included the melodical alternative hit Shake Me Down. This album was followed by 2013’s Melophobia. This album included punkier rock songs like Spiderhead and groovy hits like Come A Little Closer, showing the range that Cage The Elephant is capable of attaining inside the punk rock genre. 

After a meteoric rise following their successful early career, Cage The Elephant showed no signs of slowing down. Their next release was 2015’s GRAMMY winning album Tell Me I’m Pretty. Their latest release, 2019’s Social Cues followed the same footsteps, also being a GRAMMY winning album. According to Under the Radar, “Cage The Elephant have proven to be one of the most reliable and entertaining rock bands around.”

Although the group hasn’t released a new album in recent years, they are known globally for their incredible live shows. Since their release of Social Cues, the band has proven a maturity and ability to rock the stage on large venues around the world. 

You won’t want to miss Cage The Elephant this November when they rock out on stage at the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival. If you want to learn more about the band you can visit their website before purchasing your weekend passes to the festival at

You better jump in and get your tickets quickly. After all, there ain’t no rest for the wicked!







About WONDERFRONT Music & Arts Festival
The return of the 7+ stage, 80+ band, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival descending upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego – “where the city meets the sea.” The festival will feature stages and activations spread across the various parks and piers along the Port of San Diego, from the Embarcadero Park up to Broadway Pier.

About Wonderlust Events, LLC
Based in San Diego, Wonderlust Events llc is an innovative events and entertainment company focused on conceiving, creating, and executing impactful, music-based live experiences delivered across multiple mediums (theatrical, traditional, and streaming broadcast). Its founders, Paul Thornton and Ernie Hahn, each have over 25 years of experience in large-scale event promotions, production and creative development.

Media Contacts:
Esther Shepherd
208 761-7729

Kira Finkenberg
619 204-7342

Friday-Sunday, November 18-20, 2022
550 West B Street, 4 th Floor
San Diego CA 92101
Ph: 619.340.1070

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Getting to Wonderfront Festival – All Your Transportation Options

We’re rounding the bend and pulling into festival week so read below for all you need to know about getting to Wonderfront Festival. 


With the Santa Fe Train Depot only three blocks away from our Broadway Port Pier entrance, riding the Coaster or Amtrak is a great way to get here. Be sure to check the schedules as the last train might be departing before you plan to leave the festival grounds each night.

Click HERE for Coaster schedule and HERE for the Amtrak schedule.


The San Diego Trolley is another easy, awesome option for getting downtown during the festival. 

Green Line: 

  • Santa Fe Depot (Broadway Port Pier entrance gates).
  • Seaport Village (Seaport Village/Embarcadero Marina Park North/Ruocco Park entrance gates).
  • Gaslamp Quarter (Embarcadero Marina Park South entrance gates).

Blue Line:

  • America Plaza Station  (Broadway Port Pier entrance gates).

Orange Line:

  • Courthouse Station (Broadway Port Pier entrance gates).

Please remember to check all Trolley schedules for station times for each day of the week.


If you’re driving to the festival, we strongly encourage you to buy your parking pass in advance as they are bound to sell out and prices will go up on event weekend.  We have reserved spots at nearby parking garages and lots for your convenience. Click here to see our available parking options. 


There will be designated rideshare pick-up and drop-off spots at Broadway Port Pier, the Hilton Bayfront and the Headquarters at Seaport Village.


We will have bike racks at all the venues for an easy, convenient and environmentally sound option.

Why San Diego’s Wonderfront Festival is Making Waves


There’s a new festival coming to San Diego that’s unlike anything this city has ever seen and unlike any other festival of its kind. Here are just a few reasons why Wonderfront Festival is different from the rest.


Other Festivals: Talent buyers spend big bucks on a handful of headliners while leaving the rest of the lineup in the dust.

Wonderfront Festival: Our lineup is stacked from top to bottom with relevant, current artists–some established, some emerging, all badass.

Switchin It Up

Other Festivals: Focus on the same style of music.

Wonderfront Festival: We are switching things up and keeping things fresh with a multitude of genres including Hip Hop, EDM, Indie Rock, Latin, Reggae, and a bit of Punk to top things off.

In & Out Privileges

Other Festivals: You enter and you do not exit, ALL. DAY. LONG. Festival fatigue, anxiety and all sorts of side effects are not uncommon with the single-entrance model.

Wonderfront Festival: We give you the power to customize your experience with our festival re-entry policy. Hit up a local bar or restaurant in between sets, catch the ferry to Coronado Island, boat/SUP/kayak on the water, or take a nap at your hotel (which will be only steps away). Go, explore, be free–and then come back for your favorite nighttime act and the silent disco.

Location, Location, Location

Other Festivals: Far away af. Also? Hot af and dusty af.

Wonderfront Festival: You’ll be kickin’ it all weekend long along the glistening waterfront of America’s Finest City, not to mention, minutes away from the bustling downtown, a short Lyft to Little Italy and a 15 minute ferry ride to Coronado. Views for days in the blissful, sunny November San Diego weather.

P.S. Our gates are one mile from the airport with train and trolley stops in walking distance. Bam!


Other Festivals: Laying your head down on rocks and dirt after a long day is the most luxurious sleep situation you’re going to get, unless you’ve booked an expensive hotel that is an hour away.

Wonderfront Festival: Chic, comfy hotels (with special Wonderfront package deals) are literally steps away from our festival stages and the downtown after parties. Get some deep zzz’s before going at it again on Day 2 & 3.

All the Things

Other Festivals: You listen to music, see a little art and maybe hang with some cool girls with hula hoops.

Wonderfront Festival: With us, your GA Pass gets you access to all the things; Silent Disco, Giant Sports Bar, The Hideaway, all the game zones, the yacht parties, the water taxis with bars and bands, the comedy, the art exhibits, the lounges. ALL of it. The only extra activities would be the rental of kayaks, SUP boards, wave runners, even speed boats; which will all be offered on festival grounds.

Cruising between Stages

Other Festivals: Walking between stages takes up half of your day, not to mention the sand that gets in your shoes and the blisters that start to form if your shoe selection favors fashion over comfort.

Wonderfront Festival: Getting from stage to stage is part of the experience aboard water taxis with bars and bands, take scooters between the venues, jump on the festival’s Old Town Shuttle tours moving you between the venues, or take our WonderFRED electric buggies. And if you prefer to walk the beautiful promenade, check out the entertainers along the way–it’s all there for you, friends.

Not convinced yet? Read the blog post by Locale Magazine on the 5 Main Reasons You Should Attend Wonderfront Festival.

Convinced? Purchase your tickets here!

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