Summer 2008 concert dates:
Wednesdays: May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17
6-9 p.m., Ages 21+
Join Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, for an unforgettable summertime experience combining live music and spectacular ocean sunsets during its Green Flash Concert Series, which enters its third season beginning May 21. The concerts, co-hosted by 102.1 KPRI, take place from 6-9 p.m.
These unique cultural-arts events on the aquarium's outdoor tide-pool plaza merge toe-tapping music with the setting sun and savory food and drinks for purchase from Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. Green Flash concerts are for music lovers ages 21 and older, only. 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 third season, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is expanding the series' musical line-up with a fresh mix of national performers. Musical styles will range from Latin rhythms to country-rock. Admission includes the concert, entrance to all aquarium exhibits and parking. Green Flash concerts support the mission of Birch Aquarium at Scripps and its newest exhibit, Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge. Call 858-534-4109 for reservations.
Public: $20 per concert ($90 season)
Walk-in admission: $25 per concert
Green Flash Concert dates and performers:
Wednesday, May 21
Mixing melodic rock with fiery Latin rhythms, deSoL's infectious music strikes a chord across cultures. These Jersey rockers will have you out on the dance floor within minutes with their sizzling, high-energy music.
Wednesday, June 18
Back for a second smashing year, San Diego's legendary Rockola will perform classic rock songs from the band's extensive repertoire. Travel back to an era full of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends.
Wednesday, July 16
Performer: Eric Hutchinson
Eric Hutchinson's witty lyrics, soul and charm combines the best musical styles of artists like Billy Joel, Elton John, John Mayer and Jason Mraz. He is making waves across the music industry.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Performer: Shawn Mullins
Best known for his Top 10 hit "Lullaby," singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins brings out his southern style of humanity, heartache and hope through guitar strumming and soothing vocals.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Performer: Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles
"Sassy. Sophisticated." Meet Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, a country-pop-rock sensation that hails from Boston. The band's eclectic collection will bring you back to life after a long, hard day at work.
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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