'American Idol' hitmaker to appear at La Jolla Arts Festival
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Casey Abrams
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“Casey's got soft lips,” Jennifer Lopez said of rocker Casey Abrams when he so boldly and impudently stole a smooch during his “American Idol” turn in 2011. It happened right after Abrams killed the old Maroon 5 song “Harder to Breathe” – and the memory of the incident leads us to announce Abrams' headline appearance at the 28th La Jolla Festival of the Arts, to be held the weekend of June 21 at UCSD's Warren Field.

Artisans, families and tourists will convene to view the work of nearly 200 vetted artist who ply their trades in photography, sculpture, glass and, of course, painting. Mediterranean and vegetarian food are featured among a menu dotted with fish tacos, hot dogs, cheeses and gourmet cupcakes. Craft beers are also on the agenda, as is wine.

The La Jolla Festival of the Arts is a charity event, with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation. The foundation has collected nearly $2 million since the festival's inaugural event in 1987. Sports, educational and recreational programs for disabled San Diegans receive the support.

The event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, with Abrams performing from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday on the main stage. Parking is free, and those under 16 and military personnel with a valid ID are admitted free of charge. The musical acts are included in the admission price, and weekend passes are available, along with bicycle and shuttle services.

For more information, see lajollaartsfestival.org or call (760) 753-1670.
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