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Star-Spangled Pops

JUN 29-30
Star Spangled Pops
fireworks

Our summer season at the Bayside kicks off with our traditional salute to America, complete with patriotic hits and rousing selections from movies and Broadway, capped off with a glorious fireworks display.

 

Megan Hilty

JUL 6-7
MEGAN HILTY
fireworks

From her award-winning turn in the recent Broadway revival of Noises Off to her ace appearances on TV in Smash and Sean Saves the World, Megan Hilty is one of today’s most exciting performers. First gaining notice on Broadway in Wicked and 9 to 5: The Musical, Megan brings her acclaimed voice and versatility to the Bayside.

 

Rick Springfield

JUL 13-14
RICK SPRINGFIELD
fireworks

With hits like “Jessie’s Girl,” "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers" and more, Rick Springfield sang passionate anthems of love for ‘80s teens that live on forever, but this hard-working musician and actor has grown into a confident performer in many music genres, which will all be on display under our concert lights.

 

Patti LaBelle

JUL 28
Patti LaBelle
Saturday Series Only
fireworks

Entertainer...entrepreneur...humanitarian – these are just a few words to describe the incomparable force known as Patti LaBelle. With several decades worth of hits such as “Lady Marmalade,” “You Are My Friend,” “Stir It Up” and more, Patti is sure the deliver one of the hottest, most soulful nights of the summer!

 

To Be Announced

AUG 3
BURT BACHARACH
Friday Series Only
fireworks

We are thrilled to welcome back the one and only Burt Bacharach, a San Diego Symphony summer concerts favorite of many years. Burt will bring his amazing treasure trove of pop hits that became the soundtrack of an era, created anew by his sensational company of singers and the Orchestra!

 

West Side Story - The Film

AUG 10
WEST SIDE STORY
- THE FILM
Friday Series Only
Bernstein

Celebrate the 57th anniversary of the iconic winner of ten Oscars® — the San Diego Symphony performs Leonard Bernstein’s score live with the re-mastered film (directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, featuring Robbins’ choreography, Ernest Lehman’s screenplay, Arthur Laurents’ book and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics) shown in hi-definition with original vocals and dialog intact.

 

Hooray for Hollywood

AUG 11
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
Saturday Series Only
fireworks

Our annual tribute to film music is back, with an all-new set of expertly edited clips from award-winning masterpieces of cinema accompanied by some of the greatest music ever written for the movies!

 

To Be Announced

AUG 17-18
GERSHWIN ON BROADWAY FEAT. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND PORGY AND BESS 
fireworks

The Embarcadero will come alive with the music of one of America’s finest composers, George Gershwin. This concert will feature Broadway stars performing the most beloved songs of George and Ira Gershwin, with particular focus on the recent revivals of An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess.

The Temptations + The Four Tops

AUG 24-25
THE TEMPTATIONS + THE FOUR TOPS*
fireworks

Two of the greatest acts in Motown history...all on one incredible program! Original members Abdul “Duke” Fakir of the Four Tops and Otis Williams of The Temptations lead this powerfully nostalgic trip through indelible pop music classics like “I Can’t Help Myself,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “My Girl” and so many more!

 

1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

AUG 31 - SEP 1
1812 TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR
fireworks  

Another fantastic summer at the Embarcadero comes to an end with our ever-popular Tchaikovsky concert, led by Associate Conductor Sameer Patel. Don’t miss the grand finale: the 1812 Overture with booming cannons and a grand fireworks display over San Diego Bay!

 

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*San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of these concerts.

America's Birthday with Clint Black

JUL 4
AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY
WITH CLINT BLACK* 
Special Concert
fireworks

One of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern country era comes to the Embarcadero to celebrate America’s Birthday! Clint Black's catalog of 22 #1 singles includes "A Better Man," "Where Are You Now," "When My Ship Comes In" and many more!

 

Arturo Sandoval

JUL 12
ARTURO SANDOVAL* 
Special Concert

From learning jazz on the streets of Cuba to touring the world with Dizzy Gillespie and embracing a new home in America, trumpet master Arturo Sandoval has had a legendary career filled with powerful music and bright, driving rhythms, perfect for a night under the stars.

 

Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys of Alabama

JUL 27
MARC COHN AND THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA*
Special Concert
fireworks

Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn makes his Bayside debut, bringing a treasure chest of rich, evocative, soulful songs, including his monster hit, “Walking in Memphis.” His special guests are recent collaborators and gospel music legends, The Blind Boys of Alabama.

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire In Concert

AUG 4-5
HARRY POTTER AND
THE GOBLET OF FIRE™ 
IN CONCERT
Special Concert

Get ready to fight a dragon, swim with merpeople, and find out just who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire™! For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.

HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING'S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

 

Roger Daltrey

AUG 15
ROGER DALTREY AND MEMBERS OF THE WHO BAND*Special Concert

Rock icon Roger Daltrey performs WHO hits, rarities and songs from his new album in this special appearance with members of THE WHO touring band.

 

Star Wars

AUG 22
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE - IN CONCERT
Special Concert

A civil war rages in the galaxy and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire. Join Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO as the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon.

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ iconic score live-to-picture at Embarcadero Marina Park South!

© 2018 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © DISNEY.

 

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*San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of these concerts.

Star-Spangled Pops

JUN 29-30
Star Spangled Pops
fireworks

Our summer season at the Bayside kicks off with our traditional salute to America, complete with patriotic hits and rousing selections from movies and Broadway, capped off with a glorious fireworks display.

 

Rick Springfield

JUL 13-14
RICK SPRINGFIELD
fireworks

With hits like “Jessie’s Girl,” "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers" and more, Rick Springfield sang passionate anthems of love for ‘80s teens that live on forever, but this hard-working musician and actor has grown into a confident performer in many music genres, which will all be on display under our concert lights.

 

West Side Story - The Film

AUG 10
WEST SIDE STORY 
- THE FILM
Friday Series Only
Bernstein

Celebrate the 57th anniversary of the iconic winner of ten Oscars® — the San Diego Symphony performs Leonard Bernstein’s score live with the re-mastered film (directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, featuring Robbins’ choreography, Ernest Lehman’s screenplay, Arthur Laurents’ book and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics) shown in hi-definition with original vocals and dialog intact.

 

Hooray for Hollywood

AUG 11
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
Saturday Series Only
fireworks

Our annual tribute to film music is back, with an all-new set of expertly edited clips from award-winning masterpieces of cinema accompanied by some of the greatest music ever written for the movies!

 

The Temptations + The Four Tops

AUG 24-25
THE TEMPTATIONS + THE FOUR TOPS*
fireworks

Two of the greatest acts in Motown history...all on one incredible program! Original members Abdul “Duke” Fakir of the Four Tops and Otis Williams of The Temptations lead this powerfully nostalgic trip through indelible pop music classics like “I Can’t Help Myself,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “My Girl” and so many more!

 

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*San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of these concerts.

Megan Hilty

JUL 6-7
MEGAN HILTY
fireworks

From her award-winning turn in the recent Broadway revival of Noises Off to her ace appearances on TV in Smash and Sean Saves the World, Megan Hilty is one of today’s most exciting performers. First gaining notice on Broadway in Wicked and 9 to 5: The Musical, Megan brings her acclaimed voice and versatility to the Bayside.

 

Patti LaBelle

JUL 28
Patti LaBelle
Saturday Series Only
fireworks

Entertainer...entrepreneur...humanitarian – these are just a few words to describe the incomparable force known as Patti LaBelle. With several decades worth of hits such as “Lady Marmalade,” “You Are My Friend,” “Stir It Up” and more, Patti is sure the deliver one of the hottest, most soulful nights of the summer!

 

Burt Bacharach

AUG 3
BURT BACHARACH
Friday Series Only
fireworks

We are thrilled to welcome back the one and only Burt Bacharach, a San Diego Symphony summer concerts favorite of many years. Burt will bring his amazing treasure trove of pop hits that became the soundtrack of an era, created anew by his sensational company of singers and the Orchestra!

 

To Be Announced

AUG 17-18
GERSHWIN ON BROADWAY FEAT. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND PORGY AND BESS
fireworks

The Embarcadero will come alive with the music of one of America’s finest composers, George Gershwin. This concert will feature Broadway stars performing the most beloved songs of George and Ira Gershwin, with particular focus on the recent revivals of An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess.

1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

AUG 31 - SEP 1
1812 TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR
fireworks

Another fantastic summer at the Embarcadero comes to an end with our ever-popular Tchaikovsky concert, led by Associate Conductor Sameer Patel. Don’t miss the grand finale: the 1812 Overture with booming cannons and a grand fireworks display over San Diego Bay!

 

SUBSCRIBE NOW
*San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of these concerts.

Godfathers of Latin Jazz

JUL 26
GODFATHERS OF LATIN JAZZ: A SALUTE TO DIZZY GILLESPIE AND CHANO POZO

In 1947 jazz master Dizzy Gillespie invited Cuban conguero Chano Pozo to participate in the Carnegie Hall concert (and subsequent European tour) that launched the modern Latin Jazz movement worldwide. Our program celebrates that key collaboration and features some of today’s most exciting jazz musicians.

 

"Bird" on the Bay

AUG 9
"BIRD" ON THE BAY: A CHARLIE PARKER TRIBUTE FEAT. CHARLES MCPHERSON

Charlie "Bird" Parker, THE innovator of bebop, speaks to all jazz musicians and music aficionados. His pioneering explorations on alto saxophone, playing complex lines over challenging harmonies, resonate to this day. Our special guest for this tribute is modern sax master Charles McPherson, famous for his work with Clint Eastwood on the Parker biopic, Bird.

 

Ladies Who Jam

AUG 23
LADIES WHO JAM: WOMEN IN JAZZ

The history of jazz has always included remarkable women. Join us for this exciting concert featuring some of the most interesting up-and-coming talent in jazz music today. It’s not just for guys anymore...and it never was!

 

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All concerts start at 7:30pm; San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of these Jazz concerts.

Star-Spangled Pops

JUL 1
Star Spangled Pops
Part of "Classical 3"
fireworks

Our summer season at the Bayside kicks off with our traditional salute to America, complete with patriotic hits and rousing selections from movies and Broadway, capped off with a glorious fireworks display.

 

Beethoven by the Bay

JUL 29
BEETHOVEN BY THE BAY

Part of "Classical 3"

Our annual classical concert by the Bay features Associate Conductor Sameer Patel leading the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and other favorite classical works.

 

Pablo Montero

AUG 12
PABLO MONTERO*

From former Mexican teen idol to “ranchera hunk” and prolific telenovela actor and composer, Pablo Montero has had an active and dramatic career in the public spotlight for over two decades. Now he brings his macho charm and smooth vocal delivery to Bayside Summer Nights, accompanied by a mariachi ensemble.

 

Robert Randolph and The Family Band

AUG 19
ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND*

Founded upon the traditions of gospel music and heavily influenced by great funk and soul bands like Earth Wind & Fire, Robert Randolph and The Family Band deliver one of the most high-energy concerts around. Pedal steel master Randolph was rated one of the 100 greatest guitarists ever by Rolling Stone!

 

1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

SEP 2
1812 TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR
Part of "Classical 3"
fireworks

Another fantastic summer at the Embarcadero comes to an end with our ever-popular Tchaikovsky concert, led by Associate Conductor Sameer Patel. Don’t miss the grand finale: the 1812 Overture with booming cannons and a grand fireworks display over San Diego Bay!

 

SUBSCRIBE NOW
*San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of these concerts.

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