Annual All-Day Singing

Our 20th Annual All-Day Singing, renamed the "Lunsford-Jolly Memorial", will be held on Saturday, July 23 2016, at the Porter House, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway CA.  Registration begins at 9:30am, singing from 10am to 4pm, with a break at 12:30pm for Dinner-on-the-Ground.   Local singers are encouraged to bring a dish to share for the pot-luck.

Associated Activities 

In addition to the All-Day Singing at the Porter House, everyone is invited to join us at the following activities on this weekend:

  • Saturday evening, Mairye Bates will be hosting a social gathering at her home in Escondido..   A map to her home will be available at the singing.  Singers will be welcome to come and hang out any time after the singing.   Pizza, leftovers, and a variety of beverages will be available.  
  • Sunday morning singing at the Adobe Chapel in Old Town San Diego, from 10am to Noon.
We are very excited about our singing location in Old Town, and hope that you will join us to experience singing in this charming room.    For folks coming from out of town, Old Town is at the intersection of I-5 (to Los Angeles) and I-8 (to Arizona), and convenient to both the airport and the train station.
The chapel is located at 3950 Conde Street, in Old Town San Diego. Map.  Free parking is limited in the area, so come early, or be prepared to pay a fee for parking.
  • Sunday luncheon at Coyote Cafe in Old Town San Diego.

Local Accomodations

San Diego is, of course, a popular tourist destination, even for non-Sacred Harp singers.  There is a wide selection of hotels and motels throughout the area.   If you have a car at your disposal, you may wish to stay closer to other attractions (e.g. Old Town San Diego, where our Sunday morning singing will take place).   Of course, you should also check Airbnb and VRBO for possibilities.

If you plan to stay over for the Adobe Chapel singing on Sunday morning, you may find one of the many hotels in the Old Town area more convenient.   One that has been mentioned to us as being economical is the Old Town Inn.

There are also a number of hostels in downtown San Diego, which is not far from Old Town.   Check out this link for further details.