Summer 2009 concert dates:
Wednesdays: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16
6 - 9 p.m., Ages 21+
Join Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, for a unique summertime experience combining live music and spectacular ocean sunsets during the fourth annual Green Flash Concert Series, which kicks off May 20. These monthly summer concerts, co-hosted by 102.1 KPRi, take place from 6-9 p.m.
Music lovers ages 21 and older can enjoy live music and panoramic ocean views on the aquarium's stunning outdoor tide-pool plaza. Savory happy-hour appetizers, craft beers and wines are available for purchase by Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. Forty percent of proceeds are donated back to Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
For its fourth season, Birch Aquarium at Scripps continues to expand its musical line-up with a sophisticated mix of national performers. Admission includes the concert, entrance to all aquarium exhibits and parking. 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.
Green Flash concerts support Birch Aquarium at Scripps and its mission to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Oceanography research and to promote ocean conservation.
Advance reservations: $20 per concert ($90 season)
Walk-in admission: $25 per concert
Call 858-534-4109 for reservations.
Concertgoers enjoy live music and the dazzling sunset during a Green Flash Seaside concert at Birch Aquarium.
Green Flash Concert dates and performers:
Wednesday, May 20
Performer: Eve Selis
This Americana music queen from San Diego is back by popular demand with a talented band, a foundation of solid rock hooks and her unique blend of country, gospel and rock 'n' roll.
Wednesday, June 17
Performer: Shawn Mullins
Back for a second year, notable singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins - best known for his top 10 hit "Lullaby" - brings us his southern style of humanity, heartache and hope through intricate guitar work and soothing vocals.
Wednesday, July 15
Performer: Steve Poltz
This playful singer-songwriter and guitarist from San Diego - who co-founded the indie-rock band The Rugburns and co-wrote the Jewel song "You Were Meant for Me" - is known for his poignant melodies and quirky, satirical lyrics.Wednesday, Aug. 19
Performer: Jack Tempchin
Renowned for writing such legendary hits as "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Already Gone" for the Eagles, and "Slow Dancing" for Johnny Rivers, Jack Tempchin's classic style and captivating voice will warm your heart.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
The music of this band is quintessentially Californian. Their laid-back style and soaring harmonies mix rock 'n' roll, folk, funk, pop, and R&B. Venice never fails to get the crowd dancing with their infectious melodies and high-energy grooves.
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 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.
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