Escondido, California — :

On January 3rd, take a step back in time as San Diego’s premiere blues band, The Fremonts soulfully recreate the Deep South at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido‘s Center Theater. This month you’ll have two chances to catch the fun at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

The Fremonts have been delighting audiences all over the country and racking up awards since the early 2000s, most recently “Blues Album of the Year” at the San Diego Music Awards. The San Diego Reader has even named them, San Diego’s “Best Blues Band”, and they’ve been mainstays at some of the biggest festivals across the map including Street Scene, Baja Blues Festival, Adam’s Avenue Street Fair, and the Gator by the Bay Festival.

Lead by vocalist “Mighty” Joe Milsap, the band holds on to its vintage roots and focuses on the past, while making people dance in the present. Dubbed “Modern purveyors of Gulf Coast R&B”, The Fremonts are a musical experience enjoyed by all and not to be missed!

First Wednesdays is The California Center for the Arts monthly free showcase featuring exceptional music and delicious local food. This month’s featured food truck is Zoe’s Place Food Truck, specializing in amazing seafood and incredible tacos all made to order. Zoe’s Place Food Truck will be available from 5:00-7:00pm.

Tickets to First Wednesdays are FREE and handed on a first come first served basis. Doors open one hour before each showtime, and shows fill up very fast. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.

Reservations are available for $12 ($10 for Center Members) and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Reservations and information can be found online at, by going to the box office, or by calling 1-800-988-4253.



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

You can join this inspiring mission by becoming a donor.  Visit or email to start a conversation about how you or your company can make a difference right here and right now in your arts community.


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