Birch Aquarium at Scripps Announces 11th Green Flash Concert Series


Wednesdays: May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21

Doors open 5:30; concert 6-9 p.m., Ages 21+

General admission: $35.95 per concert with RSVP ($154.95 season pass), $41.95 per concert at the door, VIP seating $150 per concert

Tickets on sale now! 858-534-4109 or online at

Enjoy a rockin’ sunset this summer at the  Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. These unique monthly concerts – presented in partnership with 94/9 FM and sister stations KSON and Sunny 98.1 – are held from 5:30-9 p.m. for music lovers ages 21+. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

The concert series, which kicks off May 18, combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium’s stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Savory bites, 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. The best way to enjoy the concert is with exclusive VIP seating overlooking the stage from the Director’s Deck. For full details, visit

Admission includes the concert, entrance to all aquarium exhibits, and parking. Green Flash concerts are made possible by Entercom Communications, Rock Bottom Brewery, The French Gourmet, Korbel, San Diego County Toyota Dealers, Stellar Solar, Jackson Design & Remodeling, Think Blue San Diego, and Westfield UTC.


2016 Green Flash Season

Wednesday, May 18

Performer: BØRNS

Garrett Borns, better known by his stage name BØRNS, is an American indie pop artist from Michigan. BØRNS released his debut studio album, Dopamine on October 16, 2015



Opener: The Midnight Pine
Mix of rock, blues, and soul The Midnight Pine present a sparse, hypnotic, eerie and beautiful soundscape. 



Wednesday, June 15

Performer: Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius is an alternative rock band from Adelaide, South Australia.



Opener: Grizzly Business
Grizzly Business is an indie rock four-piece from San Diego, California whose style has drawn early comparisons to Spoon, the Strokes, the Shins.


Wednesday, July 20

Performer: The Greeting Committee 

Alternative pop San Diego locals. 


Opener: Ray Goren 

Rock/pop/blues guitarist

Wednesday, August 21

Performer: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Indie pop led by singer, songwriter, and pianist Andrew McMahon.



Wednesday, Sept. 21

Performer: Olivia Lane
Country pop rock with freewheeling spirit and poignant, inspirational songs.




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 beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth, and ocean science and features five-dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 420,000, including 40,000 school children.

Location:                                2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.

Phone:                                    858-534-3474


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.


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