Live music from legendary funk and disco artists immerses us in an era when love was free and soul reigned supreme. Bell-bottomed booties shake beneath glittering disco balls. Mustaches glow in the golden sun. Disco dosed dance moves break free and we boogie. We bust out. We bash. Whether reuniting with old friends or bonding with new ones, it all feels like family. So ladies, bust out your boas and feather your hair. Men, manicure those ‘mos. We’ve got business to tend to.
A fast-fingered savant like few other B-3 organ players of his generation, Cory Henry entered the funkosphere as a child prodigy. Now fully evolved into an A-list funk lord, with multiple Grammy nominations to attest – Cory Henry, along with his full band, The Funk Apostles, was born to bump the Bash.
After topping the charts with their funk-riddled dance diddy "Baby I’m Yours," it was clear that Breakbot – and accompanying vocalist Irfane were a match made in disco heaven. Known to inspire a dance floor fit for Studio 54, their blend of funk, disco, and house is so uniquely groovy, it's only right they close out the night at the Bash.
Horse Meat Disco has earned its eclectic fan base with a reputation as "the queer party for all." HMD has graced stages around the globe, where even Mick Jagger has been sighted on their dance floor. Now, to deliver a proper homage to the heyday we praise, HMD's bringing their authentic disco club party to the Bash!
An intersection of Brooklyn's indie music scene, New Orleans funk, and San Francisco soul, Pimps of Joytime is one of the most acclaimed live funk acts currently touring. Washington Post describes their sound as a cross between "Santana, Chic, and the Meters, infused with more punch for the modern dance floor."
Cutting his chops in a Chicago blues club as a teen, Neal Francis manned the helm of funk band The Heard, and toured with Lee Fields & The Expressions and Black Pumas before going solo. Today, Francis's experimentation and free-spirited performance materializes in a lush, psychedelic sound that's endlessly immersive.
Coming up as a childhood piano protege, this deviant-disco DJ has blossomed into a driving force in the French electronic circuit. Today he travels the world serenading the funky masses with his signature blend of club music, indie, electronic, and of course, disco — a recipe for success come Saturday, March 26!
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.
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 four 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.
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.
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.
A Basher’s beauty calls for the funkiest of backdrops. For an experience tailor-made to showcase your funk flags flying, The Mustache Bash returns to the Port Pavilion in Downtown San Diego. A special venue featuring indoor and outdoor staging, a 100-foot bar, food vendors and installments from local artists suspended above San Diego Bay, Bashers boogie down above the water to the light show of San Diego’s glowing cityscape. It’s a damn pretty 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.
15 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.
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. Prepare for an unprecedented showing from the tribute band that sets precedent for modern '70s swag.
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 2022 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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