Talented East County musicians could be the next star: San Diego Blood Bank seeking talented performers for Chargers blood drive in November

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

FotosSDBloodBankPerformersCBD2581The talent search is on. The San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) is inviting talented singers and musicians from the East County to submit a video of their original song and win an opportunity to perform in front of several thousand people at the Chargers Drive XXXVII on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Deadline for submission of videos is Monday, Nov. 2. Any style or genre of music is welcomed. Both individuals and groups can submit. Videos (no longer than six minutes in length) can be posted at a website, http://indi.com/sdblooddrive. The website is operated by Indi.com, an online video-based social network that features videos posted by talented individuals and groups who hope to be discovered.

Chargers Drive XXXVII is a day-long community-wide blood drive, considered one of the largest and longest-running single-day blood drives in the nation. Over the past 36 years, the drive has collected more than 72,000 pints of blood. In addition to blood collection, the event will feature continuous entertainment, refreshments and an opportunity for autographs from San Diego Chargers players, NFL alumni and the Charger Girls.

This year’s Chargers Drive XXXVII, presented by San Diego County Credit Union, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle South, in San Diego’s Mission Valley area. About 4,000 people are expected to attend.

David Wellis, SDBB CEO, said one performer will be selected by Indi.com to perform at Chargers Drive XXXVII on Nov. 24. Three other performers will receive consolation cash prizes of $250, $100 and $50. “Don’t worry about video production, this contest is all about discovering local star talent,” said Wellis. “We encourage aspiring celebrities of all ages to give something back and help save a life by participating with us at this amazing, life-saving event that helps others in need.”

This is the second year SDBB has partnered with Indi.com in a search for local talent to perform at its Chargers Drive event.