Legendary Folk Singers Peter and Paul to Perform at Birch Aquarium at Scripps


Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey
of Peter, Paul and Mary
Date: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
General admission: $45-$100 with RSVP

Legendary singers Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary will perform a special Sept. 11 concert at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. The performance is part of the aquarium's 2010 Green Flash Concert Series, co-hosted by 102.1 KPRi FM.

Yarrow and Stookey — with bandmate Mary Travers, who died in 2009 after a battle with leukemia — comprised one of the most influential musical groups of the socially turbulent 1960s. Their popular songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" became enduring anthems of the 1960s protest movement. Throughout their career, the trio won five Grammys, produced more than a dozen Top 40 hits — of which six ascended into the Top 10 — as well as eight gold and five platinum albums.

Tickets for this special performance range from $45-$100 with RSVP. Please note that prices for this concert differ from regular Green Flash Concerts. Doors open at 7 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. RSVP by calling 858-534-4109. For full details, visit the Green Flash Concert webpage.

The 2010 Green Flash Concert Series, which kicks off May 19, combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium's stunning outdoor tide-pool plaza. Savory dishes, 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. These unique monthly concerts are for music lovers ages 21 and older. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Admission includes the concert, entrance to all aquarium exhibits and parking.

2010 Green Flash Concert Lineup:
Wednesday, May 19
Performer: ROCKOLA

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.
Website: http://www.rockola.com

Wednesday, June 16
Performer: VENICE

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.
Website: http://www.venicecentral.com

Wednesday, July 21

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.
Website: http://www.shawnmullins.com

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.
Website: http://www.poltz.com

Wednesday: Sept. 15

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.
Website: http://www.tommycastro.com

Special Engagement
Saturday: Sept. 11

Performer: PETER YARROW AND NOEL PAUL STOOKEY of Peter, Paul and Mary
Legendary singers of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary perform in tribute to their 50-year collaboration and friendship with bandmate Mary Travers.
Website: http://www.peterpaulandmary.com

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.
Phone: 858-534-FISH
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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