Saturday, March 25th
Climb aboard the love train for a fantastic voyage back through time to the era when funk and disco married and made babies. Bell-bottomed booties shake beneath glittering disco balls as we roll back the clock. Mustaches glimmer in the golden sun. Disco-endowed dance moves break free and we boogie. We bust out. We Bash. Whether reuniting with old friends or bonding with new ones, it's all one big funky family. So ladies, lace up your knee-highs and feather your hair. Men, pick those fros and manicure those 'mos. The Bash is back!
Lee Fields is arguably the greatest soul singer alive today. In an age when the shelf life of an artist largely depends on posturing and trends, he has proven to be an unassailable force of nature. His prolific, decade-spanning career continues to reign supreme on the modern soul scene.
Flamingosis splices together old school soul, wild funk, and D.I.Y. electronic with a radiant message meant for any moment. Collaborating with an all-star cast of musicians on his most recent release, Flamingosis satisfies the sonic palette with Brazilian bounce, tropical house flavor, and chilled beats that redefine funk.
Bass prodigy and burgeoning pop icon Blu DeTiger took the stage at CBGB when she was only seven. By 17, she was a staple in the city's creative scene. While playing in a multitude of bands, she also distinguished herself as a disco-dishin' DJ who slaps a live bass during her sets.
Bombargo is a Canadian-based band that drops a vibrant splash of soul over their distinctive 'vintage-pop' sound. Well known for bringing unrivaled energy to the stage with sing-along anthems, double-brother harmonies, and a powerful message these boys bring one helluva live show.
Founder of star-spewing independent label Stones Throw Records, Peanut Butter Wolf, is an industry OG. Known for spinning bottomless crates of definitive funk vinyls, raw hip hop beats and genres beyond, PBW's themed sets span decades and genres for a high-energy dance party that will leave your soles smoking.
A collaboration of funk-lovin' friends comes together once a year to take us for a smooth ride into the best of bygone eras, with classic dance covers sure to have you shakin' your groove thang. This funky bunch always brings that serpentine fire you best believe will bring down the brick house.
A 5-person collective of funk jam enthusiasts assembled from the weekly open jam at Winston's in Ocean Beach – The B Sections seek refuge in the pocket, a place where their high-caliber musical instincts and shared goal of spreading the funky gospel becomes perfectly aligned. Guaranteed to yield funky side-effects.
This dude might just be the "dilly dilly" of disco. A veteran Basher classically trained in the funkadelic arts, Discotoshi honed his groove hanging with DJs like Rufus Du Sol and Detroit Swindle. He's a cutty crate-digger with a knack for pairing progressive electronic with authentic disco and a healthy dose of live instrumentation.
Bash godmother Abby Normal has graced the Bash's dancefloor with her all-vinyl, all-genre, all-time turntable set for six years running, and she's back to do it again. This woman drips so much swag, we had to give her an entire stage to contain it. Heed her steeze and be forever funkified.
Long time DJ and producer, DJ Dials and the current live music scene are one in the same. With an improvisational approach that feeds off crowd energy, his love for good music and great people gives him everything he needs to deliver disco-drenched sets that challenge a crowd to have as much fun as he has doing it.
For more than a decade and half, Starfari has been on his musical journey which is settling on a unique blend of popping disco beats infused with psychedelic exurban samples. As a new member of The Bash Family, his innaugural Mustache Bash performance are sure to get things kicking off right on the Fire Stage.
Mix the funky styles of two OG Bash DJs into one kaleidoscopic concoction, and disco dynamite ignites. This duo of disco dynamos was born at the Bash in 2016, and they've been honing their Bash-focused set over the years to create a performance tailor-made for the funkiest disco party on earth.
Sparked by a chance encounter on the San Diego dancefloor, VOSS & THINGS are here to make you feel and make you dance. The duo removes the static from the scene – layering live vocals atop eclectic track selections with unparalleled electricity and infectious presence.
A funky underground phenom hailing from The Bay up north, this disco-endowed music producer draws inspiration from his groovy granddad's record collection. A smooth operator behind the wheels of steel, Combover earthquaking amalgam of funk, disco, house and breaks laces up a vibe so funky, it'll make you wanna slap yo mama!
For an unrivaled arena to showcase of your sexiest '70s self, The Mustache Bash returns to Downtown San Diego's most stunning waterfront venue—the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. Suspended above the San Diego Bay, this one-of-a-kind venue features indoor and outdoor staging, a 100-foot bar, food vendors galore and installments from local artists. Bashers will boogie down on the water to a psychedelic light show amid the backdrop of San Diego's glowing cityscape. There's truly no prettier place to party.Get Directions
It began with no venue, no stages, no artists or investors; just a group of best buds with a funky vision and a backyard. That vision became a house party where five dollars at the door bought you a bottomless cup, an iPod pumped throwbacks through a makeshift speaker, the living room lit up with disco dance moves, and a family of funky, '70s souls came to fruition. Mustaches were mandatory back then. Dudes and dames alike came clad in show-stopping '70s outfits. And by the time the cops arrived to shut us down, a legendary holiday was born.
16 years later, The Mustache Bash has grown into SoCal's definitive funk-fest, a special day each year when friends get together to set their dancin' spirits asail and fly their funk flags undeniably high.
Just as it was in the '70s, roller-disco was all the craze at last year's Bash. So, we're brining it back for another round! Lace up some complementary skates and come spin your wheels to tunes from underground savants like Combover, Voss & Things, HE2SHE and more - a classy and Bashy lineup guaranteed to keep the fever burnin' hot!
Like a great mustache, an unforgettable funk band is cultivated through a lifetime of love and a whole lotta soul. Finely groomed into its funkadelic fruition as a perennial favorite at the Mustache Bash, our Family Band is musicianship at its finest, electric at its funkiest, and 'Stache Bash to its core. The all-star squad of local musicians and dancers takes the classics and pedestals them on goldfish platforms with a chemistry only found in that special place and time on the pier. Be sure to stretch before the set—this perennial Basher favorite will have you rump shakin' and cupcakin' for every song!
Back in the early days, when the Bash was just a humble house party, the Mustache Bash Family Band was born and bread in a funky little jam den known as Winstons OB. Winstons was the incubator—the iconic live music venue where we watched the Fam Band's legendary members grow into the unstoppable forces they are today. This year, we're headed back to Winstons for the first-ever official Bash Pre Party—a '60s-themed shindig with live jams hosted by Bash veteran, Russell Ramo, and other friends of the Fam Band. We're kickin' it old school for this one, so throw on some tie-dye come down to Winston's OB Friday night for the Mustache Bash warmup celebration!
The Bash is too much mojo to be bottled into a single day, so naturally, a buck wild afterparty is in order! To keep the party pumping all night, we're teaming up with Same Same But Different Festival for the second year running to host the official Bash Afterparty at Spin Nightclub. Soak in the grooves as Spin transforms into a disco wonderland with multiple stages featuring exclusive sets from Flamingosis and Neil Frances, along with live funk and DJ performances in the infamous "Funk Den." Grab an afterparty pass now – just $45 bones to Bash the night away!
If you've ever Bashed, you know it's one big VIP experience—just getting through the gates makes you a VIP! But this year, at the request of our funky family, we're introducing the first-ever Bash VIP Experience for the funkiest among funky specimens—kinda like the Jimi Hendrix Experience, but with less acid. This groovy little hall pass gets you access our private Studio 54 lounge, a massive VIP bar with super special cocktails, extra bathrooms, viewing decks in front of Fire stage, and the opportunity to let your funk flags fly unhinged in premium company. There's only a handful of these bad mamajamas available—get em while the gettin's good!
Ticket prices will increase incrementally as fewer become available and demand increases. Capacity is limited and tickets will sell out early! In other words: don't snooze on getting your Bash tickets – FOMO ain't no fun. If you're 21+ and ready to funk, we have a pass for you. All sales are final, but don't worry, you won't want to miss this anyway.
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Thank you for your purchase. A confirmation email has been sent to the address you provided (be sure you check your spam!). Bring your tickets and a valid photo ID for each guest at the door. Now grow out those staches and get yourselves some funky threads. We'll be seeing you March 25th, 2023 for yet another amazing Bash!
The Bash will be Downtown San Diego at The Port Pavillion on Broadway Pier - 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101.
The Mustache Bash is a 21+ event. Make sure to bring your photo ID with proof of age or you will be turned away at the door.
The funk starts at 2:00 P.M. and doesn't stop until 11:00 P.M. Get here early, the lineup is stacked and you're not going to want to miss a second!
Small handbags, purses, and fanny packs not exceeding 8" x 10" will be permitted, as well as clear tote bags (including handbags and purses) that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12". Oversized bags (backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, camera bags, etc.) and camelbacks will not be permitted. All persons and bags are subject to search and will be thoroughly inspected upon entry.
Re-entry will not be permitted at the 2023 Mustache Bash. Fortunately, the venue has plenty of space to roam, and we'll provide everything you'll need for a full day of funk inside. Once you're in, you won't want to leave, anyway.
Don't worry if you couldn't convince your crew to join you. You're sure to meet plenty of new friends to replace your fuddy duddy pals.
There will be food trucks with a variety of quality cuisine available on site to fill your bellies throughout the day and night, and the Stache Bash Bar will be fully stocked all day. Food and beverages will be payable by mobile wallet, card, or cash. Mobile wallet and card are preferred, and fastest.
We are hiring a small crew of volunteers in exchange for entry. To inquire about volunteering, email us at email@example.com.
The Port Pavilion is 100% smoke-free venue, and with that, the Bash is a NON-SMOKING event. No cigarettes, e-cigs, or vapes please.
Cell phone cameras are permitted, and we encourage you to take tons of photos and tag @themustachebash! If they're extra funky, we'll share them on our social channels. Cameras with detachable lenses will not be permitted. We have video and photo teams in place to catch all the magic moments, and we'll be sharing photos in a gallery after the event.
Mustaches are highly encouraged, and you may get some flack if you show up without one. That said, we understand that sometimes circumstances do not permit man fuzz, and won't turn you away. A Basher is family, 'stache or not.
Ladies are not expected to grow a mustache. We're funky, not cruel! That said, some ladies do enjoy rocking fake mustaches or finger staches. Grab a sharpie and adorn your finger with the mo' of your liking.
It's tradition to go all out! Don't be the only goof without a '70s get-up. A complimentary coatcheck is available, so get weird with your best digs!
You're responsible for getting yourself safely to and from The Bash. Hop on a bus, trolley, or your preferred car service. Please don't drink and drive.
Yes, all areas within the Bash site is accessible to people of all abilities. All of the event is on a flat hard surface with accessibility to all areas. If you encounter a staircase at the event, there will also be an elevator option.
Rain or Shine the Bash will go on.
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