West Coast Weekender

May 2-6, 2019

Viejas Casino & Resort – San Diego, CA

Viejas Casino & Resort
San Diego, CA

A celebration of music, dance, and culture in Southern California, the music conference and festival is blossoming right alongside San Diego’s incredible cultural renaissance.

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Set Times & Schedule

2019 Event Program

Artist set times and conference & workshop schedule for 2019 is now available. Download our event program PDF.

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Event Schedule

(Subject to change)

Thursday, May 2

3pm - 11pm

Weekender Welcome Party

Friday, May 3

11am - 1pm

Ableton Live Suite

12pm - 5pm

Roland Interactive Suite

12pm - 5pm

Poolside Sessions

7pm - 2am




Saturday, May 4

10am - 4pm

Weekender Vinyl Fair

11am - 12pm

Yoga Session

11am - 12:30pm

ART & House Music: As We Know It!

11am - 1pm

Ableton Live Suite

12pm - 1pm

Beginners Hoop Dance In The Park

12pm - 5pm

Roland Interactive Suite

12pm - 5pm

Poolside Sessions

12pm - 10pm


12:30pm - 2pm

Talking Turntablism - Presented by BPM Supreme

9pm - Late


Sunday, May 5

11am - 12pm

Yoga Session

11am - 1pm

Ableton Live Suite

12pm - 2pm

San Diego: The Rise of Music City

12pm - 5pm

Roland Interactive Suite

12pm - 5pm

Poolside Sessions

12pm - 10pm


Monday, May 6

12pm - 7pm

Poolside Sessions

Set Times

New 2019 Venue

Viejas Casino & Resort – San Diego

Viejas Casino & Resort
San Diego

West Coast Weekender reveals our new home at The Viejas Casino & Resort, a Four Diamond destination complete with a 24h casino, luxurious hotel & spacious pool at a scenic venue.

The Experience You Love

Music, Conference, Culture

Expect West Coast Weekender's dedication to curating a multi-day underground music festival and conference rooted in the culture, comfort, love and hospitality that we have become accustomed to.

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Free Bus Rides

Viejas Casino - V Bus

Free round trip rides from El Cajon, Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos, National City, downtown San Diego & Old Town. Info and pickup schedules below:

Viejas Bus Details

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Coast Weekender?

A Music Festival – World-class performers from the underground scene.
A Music Conference – Engaging panels & workshops on music, art, culture & business.
Art & Recreation – Stunning art, healthy recreation, and resort hospitality.

Where is the venue?

The festival and music conference will all take place at Viejas Casino & Resort, a 4-Diamond destination complete with a 24-hour casino, luxurious hotel, spacious pool, amazing outdoor venue, and a scenic location just 38 mins from Downtown San Diego.

Is this a 21+ event?

Yes, the event is 21 and over. Everyone must have a valid ID.

How can I book a room?

You can fill out the form and put in a room request at https://westcoastweekender.net/hotel-rooms/. Rooms are reserved exclusively for West Coast Weekender ticket holders and cannot be booked directly.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available for all visitors of Viejas, with complimentary valet parking for hotel guests.

Do you have shuttles?

Viejas provides free shuttle service to and from select locations in the San Diego area. You may ride the V Bus to the casino for free with a valid ID. You can receive a free ride back from the casino by joining myViejas during your visit. Pickups daily from El Cajon, Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos, National City, downtown San Diego and Old Town. Schedule available at https://viejas.com/getting-here/v-bus/.

Does my name need to match my ticket?

Yes. Please be aware of scammers and fake third party ticket vendors when buying re-sell tickets.

Can I leave & re-enter?

Re-entry to the event is allowed.

What types of payments do you take?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards. ATMs will be located throughout the casino.

Is there disability access at the event?

Yes. We are ADA compliant and our goal is to ensure that everyone who attends has a great experience. We have several ADA entrances and viewing locations.

What if it rains?

Outdoor shows would be moved to inside rooms. The show will go on, rain or shine.

Will you have merch?

A limited amount of exclusive Weekender gear will be available during the event.

Do you have lockers?

Lockers will not be available.

Can I bring a professional camera?

Nope–sorry. No drones, DSLR or professional cameras (any cameras with a removable lens), unless otherwise authorized by West Coast Weekender. Camera phones are fine.

Will you have food at Viejas?

We will have a wide assortment of food, including vegan and vegetarian options, available in the event space. Or you can check out one of the award-winning restaurants throughout the Viejas Resort and Casino. Late night options added – (Café, IRD, Daily Roast all 24 hour. Ginger Noodle, Hot Dog station until 3am). For more information visit https://viejas.com/dining/.

If I lose something, where can I find it?

All items found will be given to the casino lost and found.

Will there be first aid stations?

Yes, a first aid station will be available.

Prohibited Items

  • Outside food + drink [sealed outside food allowed for those who have a documented need (must have Dr.'s note that matches ID)]
  • Drugs/drug paraphernalia
  • Large backpacks (under 12×12 inches & fanny packs OK, others must be put into coat/bag check)
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Audio recording devices
  • Professional photo/video cameras
  • Drones
  • Totems
  • Chalk, markers, sharpies
  • Stickers/flyers/solicitations
  • Pets (guide/service dogs OK)

Allowed Items

  • Prescribed medication (in container with matching ID to be checked at entry and only containing the number of doses needed for duration of event as prescribed on the pill container.)
  • Cell phones
  • Non-professional cameras
  • Small backpacks/purses (12×12 or smaller)
  • Blankets/towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Empty 24oz (or less) non-glass bottle (Nalgene style)


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