Wednesdays: May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15
6 - 9 p.m., Ages 21+
General admission: $35 with RSVP ($170 season pass), $40 at the door
Enjoy a rockin' sunset this summer at the fifth-annual Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. These unique monthly concerts - co-hosted by 102.1 KPRi - are held from 6-9 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 19, combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium's stunning outdoor tide-pool plaza. Savory happy-hour appetizers, craft beers and wines provided by Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 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.
For its fifth season, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is introducing two VIP packages for the ultimate concert experience. Concertgoers can purchase a guaranteed stage-side seat within our Golden Circle for $50 per person or rock out for $250 per person on our exclusive Diamond Deck overlooking the stage and La Jolla coast. Discounts for season passes are available. For full details, visit http://aquarium.ucsd.edu.
Admission includes the concert, entrance to all aquarium exhibits and parking.
Wednesday, May 19
Back by popular demand, San Diego's premier 60's and 70's cover band will play your favorite Beatles songs and other Classic Rock favorites.
Wednesday, June 16
Musician David Crosby called Venice "one of the best groups of any kind I have ever heard." Their unique sound mixes soaring harmonies of rock, folk, pop, funk and R&B with lyrics that are intelligent and laced with wit.
Wednesday, July 21
Performer: SHAWN MULLINS
Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins - best known for his top 10 hit "Lullaby" - shows his southern style of humanity, heartache and hope through intricate guitar work and soothing vocals.
Wednesday, August 18
Performer: STEVE POLTZ
The clever, creative and humorous songs of local powerhouse Steve Poltz make for an unforgettable evening of great music and great fun.
Wednesday: Sept. 15
Performer: TOMMY CASTRO BAND
Bay Area bluesman Tommy Castro brings his mesmerizing blend of rock, blues and Memphis soul. Winner of numerous awards, including B.B. King Blues Entertainer of the Year.
Golden Circle: (RSVP required)
* $50 per concert, $225 season pass
* Aquarium member pricing: $47 per concert, $210 season pass
* Guaranteed VIP seating in the first two rows
* View seating map at http://aquarium.ucsd.edu
Diamond Deck: (RSVP required)
* $250 per concert, $1,150 season pass
* Aquarium member pricing: $200 per concert, $950 season pass
* Upstairs VIP deck overlooking the tide-pool plaza
* Hosted bar and food provided
* Panoramic views of performers and the La Jolla sunset
* Separate VIP check-in
* View photo gallery at http://aquarium.ucsd.edu
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 410,000, including 45,000 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.
Parking: Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About UC San Diego
At the University of California San Diego, we constantly push boundaries and challenge expectations. Established in 1960, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren’t afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. Today, as one of the top 15 research universities in the world, we are driving innovation and change to advance society, propel economic growth, and make our world a better place. Learn more at www.ucsd.edu.