San Diego: Entertainment
80s English rock band The Psychedelic Furs will headline the finish line concert at Petco Park on Sunday, June 2, following the 26.2 and 13.1-mile block party taking place throughout the streets of America’s Finest City.
Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. Through it all, the band scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat.” In 1986, the band recorded a sax-infused version of “Pretty in Pink” for the soundtrack of the film of the same name. Released as a single, it became their biggest hit to that time in the U.S., and their biggest ever UK hit.
Opening & Closing Act – ZB Savoy and The Chivalry
ZB is a serial songwriter. He spent the 2000’s in LA writing, engineering and producing for such major label acts as Pepper (engineer/producer), Unwritten Law (engineer) and 311 (engineer), and as an artist, playing local Hollywood songwriter haunts like The Hotel Café and Room 5.
His return to San Diego was an exit from the recording industry and the hollywood scene to start the ZB Savoy Bowtie Co. (a men’s accessories line), and to get back to his SD roots, surfing, his family… He began a residency in La Jolla playing 3 hour acoustic sets on Friday nights and gigging solo around town mostly for fun. He struck up a freindship with Chris Moberg (Mogs) who was working at the music shop ZB frequented and who began playing the same La Jolla Bar/Restaurant where they would sit in with each other whenever possible.
Chris was the perfect compliment to ZB’s pop oriented songwriting and dusty morning voice which left songs wide open for Chris’ inate ability to harmonize and to play most any instrument you put in front of him with far more than a reasonable amount of proficiency.
With the addition of Kevin Bass on bass and Adrien Berry on drums (both old band mates of ZB’s) a sound was formed that, while strongly singer/songwriter in nature, can at times lean towards country without abandoning a certain Southern California beachiness in its character.
The boys were able to put together a 3 hour set, split between covers and originals, within the first few weeks of playing and jumped right into regular weekend gigs at Longboards, one of the more popular college bars in Pacific Beach. The band’s look is based partly on ZB’s throwback apparel company, including ZB’s signature bowtie. The live show seems to feature the comical banter that Mogs and ZB have developed over their years of performing both individually and together.
ZB Savoy and The Chivalry are a good natured Sunday afternoon festival band made up of four kindhearted gentleman who can play with the best of them, have plenty of stories to share, and aren’t afraid to deliver positivity to anyone open to it.
BANDS WANTED TO PERFORM ALONG THE COURSE
Is your band ready to rock for thousands of athletes and spectators? The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has partnered with Entertainment Solutions, Inc. to locate the best, high-energy local music from all genres to perform along the race course.
If your band is interested in the opportunity to perform, visit the Entertainment Solutions, Inc. web site to submit your materials. Be prepared to complete a contact information sheet and submit it with samples of your music, a band bio and a publicity photo.
Spirit on the Course
Attention Cheer Teams and Dance Squads: we need you! High school and middle school cheer and dance teams are invited to compete in the Spirit on the Course competition. Cheer teams will line the course ready to encourage participants every step of the way. Costumes and themes are optional, smiles and enthusiasm are required.
- Saturday, June 1
- ING KiDS ROCK - 8:00 am at Petco Park
- Sunday, June 2
- Marathon Wheelchair Start - 6:10 am
- Marathon - 6:15 am
- Half Marathon & Relay - 6:45 am
San Diego has so much to offer participants both on and off the course! The thoughtfully designed route will run past a variety of signature attractions in San Diego.Complete Course Information
- Finish Line Festival with music, food & beverages
- Headliner Concert immediately after race at Finish Line