Wednesdays: May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19
5:30-9 p.m., Ages 21+
General admission: $27 pre-purchase ($130 season pass), $32 at the door
Tickets on sale now! 858-534-4109 or online
Enjoy a rockin' sunset this summer at the seventh annual Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. These unique monthly concerts - presented by 102.1 KPRi FM - are held from 5:30-9 p.m. for music lovers ages 21 and older. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
The concert series, which kicks off May 16, combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium's stunning outdoor tide-pool plaza. Savory happy-hour appetizers, craft beers and wines are available for purchase. Keep an eye out for a real "green flash," a rare optical phenomenon caused by refraction of light as the sun sets on the horizon.
All concerts are general admission and standing-room only. Discounts for season passes and Birch Aquarium members are available.
Admission includes the concert, entrance to all aquarium exhibits and parking. Green Flash concerts are made possible by 102.1 KPRi FM, Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, Stellar Solar, San Diego County Toyota Dealers, Jackson Design & Remodeling and Korbel California Champagne: Celebrate Responsibly.
Wednesday, May 16
Performer: EVE SELIS
Five-time San Diego Music Awards winner Eve Selis blends many styles of American music into a high-caliber musical cocktail. Take a powerhouse band, lay a foundation of solid rock hooks, then add soaring pop melodies and a dash of alt-country twang and you've got Eve's brand of infectious Roadhouse Rock
Wednesday, June 20
Performer: NEEDTOBREATHE (with Damon Castillo Band)
This South Carolina-based quartet led by brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart has a fervent following. The band is known for its impressive vocals, rhythmic swagger, sweeping sonics, and self-penned, hard rock anthems.
Wednesday, July 18
Performer: MATT NATHANSON
Known for hits "Come On Get Higher" and "Faster," singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson's heartfelt lyrics and perfect blend of folk-rock style create the perfect soundtrack to a California summer evening.
Wednesday, August 15
Performer: THE DUNWELLS
Striking an organic blend between acoustic and electric roots, UK band The Dunwells' music feels both excitingly fresh and warmly familiar.
Performer: THE HEARTLESS BASTARDS
Texas-based band The Heartless Bastards' eclectic, energetic and distinctive sound is marked by singer-songwriter Erika Wennerstrom's remarkable voice, at turns primal and pleading, heartfelt and heroic.
Wednesday: Sept. 19
Performer: STEVE POLTZ
We just can't seem to get enough of this guy. Playful singer-songwriter and San Diego legend Steve Poltz returns for a clever, creative and fun-filled evening. Always quirky and unpredictable.
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium welcomes an annual attendance of more than 400,000, including 42,000 school children.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Directions: From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive. West one mile. Left on Expedition Way.