Jessica Sanchez one of many performers in San Diego this weekend

SAN DIEGO - Two major musical events are scheduled in San Diego today, including a homecoming for Chula Vista's Jessica Sanchez.

The 12th annual Gator by the Bay music festival is scheduled to get underway this afternoon.

The event is touted as San Diego's Crawfish, Zydeco and Blues Festival, plus Louisiana-themed food.

More than 60 musical performances are scheduled through Sunday at Spanish Landing Park, across North Harbor Drive from Lindbergh Field, led by Elvin Bishop, the Bill Magee Blues Band and Lil' Wayne.

Jessica, the "American Idol" runner-up last year, will headline at Sleep Train Amphitheater as part of a summer kick off  today. The former Eastlake High School student has relocated to Los Angeles with her family to advance her singing career.

She released her debut album, the 11-track "Me, You & The Music" two weeks ago. It was the No. 9 album on iTunes as of Thursday afternoon.

The music festival, which also includes Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato and other acts, is the first major event at Chula Vista's outdoor concert venue since the name was changed to Sleep Train Amphitheater, according to concert promoter Live Nation.
 

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