Picture a concert with today's greatest musical talents... a carnival... a celebration of culture... is STREET SCENE 2006.

Headliners Tool and Kanye West top the list of the more than 45 internationally acclaimed performers who are confirmed for this year’s two-day event. The 22nd annual Street Scene is set for Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 and will take place in a massive 2.5 million square foot area outside Qualcomm Stadium @ Jack Murphy Field adjacent to downtown San Diego.

Performing on the six stages, this year's line-up is a mix of Alternative and Indie to Hip-Hop and Reggae artists: Tool, Kanye West, AFI, Social Distortion, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Queens of the Stone Age, Wu Tang Clan, My Chemical Romance, Sean Paul, Bloc Party, Bad Religion, Yellowcard, Tricky, She Wants Revenge, Steel Pulse, G Love & Special Sauce, Slightly Stoopid, The Subways, The Editors, The Futureheads, Donavon Frankenreiter, Rock Kills Kid, Matchbook Romance, Bedouin Soundclash, Tapes 'n Tapes, West Indian Girl, Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited, Cheb I Sabbah & The 1002 Nights, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, Dirty On Purpose, The Colour, The Shys, Mutaytor, Particle, Yard Dogs, Drag Show, Lydia, Lupe Fiasco, Ska Cubano and others TBA.

Doors open at 3:00 p.m., with music getting underway at 4:00 p.m. and continuing until 12 midnight on both days. The multi-stage event will feature top-of-the line sound and lighting to ensure an incredible music experience for all.

But as previous STREET SCENE attendees know--it's about more than just the music here. Aside from the longtime partnership with "Southwest Airlines Taste of San Diego" featuring some of the best food from San Diego's top restaurants, this year's STREET SCENE is also shaping up to be a virtual feast for the ears and eyes. Concert-goers will also enjoy Mutaytor: a phenomenal, cutting-edge circus act with fire dancers, tribal drums, aerial acrobatics, stunning visual and audio effects; The Yard Dogs Road Show, a critically acclaimed vaudeville/burlesque act; The Dragon House Drag Show; a drum circle; carnival rides; interactive art installations; and arts and craft vendor booths from throughout southern California.

While a special pre-sale of two-day tickets has already sold out (via an email outreach to longtime festival supporters), fans can purchase two day passes beginning Monday, May 22 at noon via the website ( or by phone at 877-840-0457. A limited number of weekend passes will be available for $115; once the initial allotment of weekend passes has sold out, the price will increase to $125 and finally $135. Single day tickets will go on sale in July. On-site parking passes will also be available for $15 per day.

Additionally, "Street Scene VIP Ultra Lounge" packages are available for $700. The two-person (21 and over), two-day package includes: two weekend tickets; a hosted beer & wine bar plus exclusive VIP cocktail specials; delicious catered dinner; VIP parking; a private, no-hassle entrance; seating with live video feeds on plasmas from all key stages; private VIP restrooms; and various other surprises.

STREET SCENE was launched in 1984 with two versions of the event (one in May, the other in August). Originally set in a one block area of downtown San Diego (on 5th Avenue between J & K Streets), the event's first-year performers included Los Lobos and The Blasters in May, and X, Robert Cray, and the Neville Brothers in August. By 1987, Street Scene had become a once-a-year occurrence. The Gaslamp location was utilized for 19 years. In 2004, while celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the annual event moved to a venue adjacent to Petco Park. This enabled festival organizers to allow people to move more freely between the festival's performance areas while remaining in an easily accessible central San Diego location. The move to the Qualcomm Stadium location in 2005 allowed for an even more expanded area. Throughout the festival’s 20-year history, fans have come to expect a mix of some of the top names in music.

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[Published on: 5/22/06]

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shoestringstrap starstarstarstar Mon 5/22/2006 01:11PM
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I've seen some great acts at street scenes past (King Sunny Ade, The Meters, Ray Charles) but man this lineup doesn't really do it for me. I havent' been since they moved it to the stadium anyway. Now I call it "parking lot scene".

Jogging Naked Mon 5/22/2006 03:19PM
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Jogging Naked

Although some good acts do perform at Street Scene, it has always been a giant clusterf#&k

roberto767 Mon 5/22/2006 04:48PM
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no 1 day tickets? I'd like to see Tool, but $115 is kinda pricey just to see 1 band that I'm interested in.

Alex.Anastas Mon 5/22/2006 06:39PM
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"Single day tickets will go on sale in July."

Read above...

birdsongjb Tue 5/23/2006 08:24AM
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Man I can't believe Kanye West and Tool will not be at the ROO.
THank GOd! I am gettting more excited everyday!

hippiessmell star Tue 5/23/2006 09:44AM
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wow did jambase get bought out by the roo looks like it this show is not jam so it should never be on here. tool is a jamband, some ghetto raper is a jam band, no. i think i sw 2-3 actual jambands on the list. would tool put up an atricle about sci or wsp- no and lets keep it that way

Andrew W. starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/23/2006 10:17AM
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Andrew W.

JamBase is down with good live music... So, thats what is going to be on this site. No room for hatin...

Falcon65 Tue 5/23/2006 10:58AM
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"Parking Lot Scene" - now that is funny. The old days of solid lineups (Allmans, Robert Cray, P Funk, Nevilles, Spear, etc etc) are long gone. So is the city-center urban vibe. Think I'll pass and spend the weekend on the beach...

Adam Tue 5/23/2006 12:31PM
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Actually I consider tool to be a jamband of sorts. They will jam out on a 5 minute song for 15 minutes, so yea they are a jam band. Of course they don't noodle on the guitar for 40 minutes (which I also love), they are just a different type of music. The thing that brought be to jambase was not the name but the motto "Go See Live Music" I feel like that what they are about here and they are just showing people options of what good live music to see. Thank You Jambase

bfa_artist Wed 5/24/2006 06:18AM
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Not too many jam bands, but who cares. If that is all you can listen to then you have problems. There are some great SoCal rock bands, punk bands and hip hop artists, as well as a few of the kinder types as well. For people who are always preaching open mindedness and acceptance, you sure are pretty judgemental when it comes to your tunes. I say free it up and go see some music that you normally would not see.

Rinosquad starstarstar Wed 5/24/2006 08:11AM
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tool is amazing

10,000 Days a great disc.
Saw them at the beautiful Auditorium Theater in Chi-Town. One of the best displays I have seen since STS9 Chicago HOB.

WonderBoogie Thu 5/25/2006 07:20AM
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Tool, the Mutaytor, and Particle! Please let them play on the same day!