More than 300 North County residents attended the 2nd Annual Scripps Coastchella Benefit Concert at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach in October, raising over $320,000 for Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. The event featured a cocktail reception, live auction, and musical entertainment by alternative blues hip-hop band G. Love & Special Sauce and local country band Nancarrow.

Money raised at the event will help fund the purchase of lifesaving surgical technology and equipment, enabling Scripps physicians to provide a higher level of care with less invasive techniques, as well as improving the overall patient experience. For more information go to