Listen Local 

Listen Local since 2003

Listen Local and I have been proudly serving San Diego's local music community since October of 2003 producing music festivals, songwriter showcases, radio and web shows, kid's shows, cookbooks, calendars, music compilations, camping events and a weekly blog to help share the music being made in San Diego and beyond. 

The Listen Local Show is a monthly podcast featuring music and messages from San Diego and beyond. Anyone, anywhere can submit to the show.  

1/2 FAST tv is a Youtube channel featuring various shows all focusing on music, art and creative people/places/things.

The Green Room is now an online showroom on Poshmark featuring vintage and 2nd hand clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, and more.

1/2 Fast Foto and Film offers affordable photos and video services, contact Cathryn to discuss

The last 18 years have been a  blast and I'm looking forward to what's next. Thank you for your support and subscription!

xo Cathryn Beeks


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“Cathryn Beeks makes the impossible possible. No one combines business savvy, creative sensitivity, artistic vision and street-smart pragmatism the way she does. Creating something out of nothing is just another day at work for Cathryn. She is that rarest of combinations – a successful promoter and a brilliant creative artist/musician/performer in her own right. The flat out truth: no one does more for up-and-coming artists, established artists and local music venues than Cathryn does. She is a one-woman music machine. If you think it can’t be done, call Cathryn, stand back and watch the impossible become possible. From vision to manifestation, Cathryn makes things happen.”   Peter Bolland   Writer/Speaker, On-Air Television Host at KPBS, Chair of the Humanities Department, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern College

“We have had the pleasure of having Cathryn Beeks on our patio for five years at “Tower Two” in Ocean Beach.  Sometimes she and her musicians would play, which is a real treat… and other times she would host the entire three hours with a line up of different musicians which was always organized and emceed property.   When she started doing the hosting, many times we took the afternoon off, knowing that everything would be run smoothly and to our specifications.  Cathryn is a true professional, easy going and has an impeccable work ethic that impressed my husband and myself from the very start.  We even hired her for several of our private parties.  We highly recommend Cathryn Beeks for any music venue.  She is a true lover of music that reflects in each job she is appointed to.”
Tim and Debbie Nolan Tower Two Beach Cafe in Ocean Beach, CA   

Listen Local's press in the SD Union Tribune!

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Cook Book and Music Compilation


We stopped collecting press in 2012. For current press, please google Listen Local Radio or Cathryn Beeks. Thanks!

August 2012

Ezekiel Jay features Cathryn in his blog

November 4, 2007
George Varga interviews Cathryn

April 5th, 2007
Listen Local Feature

December 2006
Jim Trageser writes about The Ordeal

August 2006
Adam Paul reviews AA

March 2005
Simeon Flick writes about The Alliance

December 30, 2004
Listen Local Feature

Venues we've worked with since 2003

The Coaster Saloon   
710 Beach Club          
Hennessey's in PB
Canes Bar and Grill
The Firehouse
The Tiki
The Triple Crown
The Brick by Brick
The Jumping Turtle
Tower Two Restaurant
The San Diego Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club
Joe and Andy's
Tio Leo's
Big Bertha's
Baja Bash
SDMAwards Industry Party
Cottonwood Golf Course
Little Italy Spaghetteria
Bare Back Bar and Grill
Backstage, The Bitter End
The Stage
House of Blues
Desi N Friends
Hotel Indigo
The Griffin
Myerz Pourhouse
Hotel Indigo

'Til Two Club

The Belly UP


Frauds and Swindlers               

The Bancroft                                               

The Go Lounge                                     

The Parkway Bar

The Hard Rock Cafe                               

The Renegade                           

House of Blues                         

Music Box

The Heritage Ranch Museum

The Palms Wonder Valley

Reds, Whites & Brews




Caravan of the Heart!

Belly Up Podcast

Hapnyn Podcast


The amazing Steve Covault has been a friend of Listen Local Radio since the VERY beginning, documenting all the fun we're having. Words can not express our gratitude and joy when he's able to join us. Please check out his Listen Local Photo Album for a walk down memory lane.

Here is our newest gallery.

Listen Local at The Palms

Listen Local Timeline

2023 - We're back in San Diego County! Jonny and I brought the Eagle (our vintage singlewide) down from Hart Acres and landed in a field of soft grass on our friend's 30 acre horse ranch in Ramona, the place I've always wanted to live. We are back in action producing shows and playing a bunch, too! Check out the calendar for upcoming events, join us for a few songs. It's good to be home. xo

2022 - We're working on an indoor event space at Hart Acres, continuing to host Chick Camp, The Songwriter Sleepover and introducing Berkley Hart Music Camp. The Listen Local show continues to share the music your neighbors are making, now in our 19th year! Thank you for your support and friendship. xo

2021 - Cathryn and Jonny decide to stay in the high desert and build an outdoor event space for intimate concerts and retreats called Hart Acres after Cathryn's dad, Hartley Beeks.

2020 - WTF?!?!

2019 - Cathryn and Jonny move to Lucerne Valley to hang out with The Beeks for a bit. The Listen Local Show will now feature local music and creative people from San Diego, Big Bear and the high desert beginning in 2020. Subscribe today for as little as $2 a month!

2019 - Listen Local Radio is BACK in action thanks to our generous subscribers. For as little as $2 a month you can help the show go, too! Get all the details here. Thank you for your support

2018 - The Listen Local Show web show series showcases local movers and shakers from San Diego's creative scene. Watch it now! Hear San Diego here...

2017 - Cathryn and Jonny purchase an RV and accept the resident caretaker position at The San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas helping with events and keeping an eye on the place.

2016 - Cathryn begins producing ALIVE in San Diego, a web series highlighting all things music in San Diego. Watch!

2015 - Listen Local and HOB break up but we're going to keep on trucking!

2014 - In October Cathryn left KPRi and started her own "station" at in order to pursue more opportunities for San Diego's music community.

2013 - October 12th Listen Local celebrates 10 years of hosting live music showcases.

2013 - Listen Local announces the opening of THE GREEN ROOM a vintage and secondhand clothing store geared towards musicians

2012 - The Homegrown Hour begins recording live at Jeff Berkley's studio in Bay Park.

2009 - and HOB GM Matt Parsons form Local Brews Local Grooves and The All Access Fest. The Kid Show is born.

2009 - Cathryn takes over The Homegrown Hour, San Diego's longest running local music show which had been recently resurrected thanks to Astra Kelly

2008 - gets a permanent FOH guy with the marriage of Cathryn and sound engineer, Jon Edwards

2007 - Tim Flack and Cathryn start a podcast featuring local music.

2006 - expands their audition and showcase opportunities offering 5 shows a week from Pacific Beach to San Marcos 

2005 - wins San Diego Music Award for Best Local Promoter

2004 - Band Camp Music Festival is started in Mission Beach and The Acoustic Alliance begins at The Brick by Brick

2004 - domain is purchased and website built thanks to a grant from Hotrod Harris

2002 - Cathryn Beeks begins hosting live music showcases at The Coaster Saloon in San Diego

2000 - Cathryn moves back to California and settles in Pacific Beach, Ca. in her continued pursuit of rockstardom or, at least, a career in music