Once again, the Summer Concert Series looks to be a great time. As we get closer to the dates of each performance, I will be posting a sail for each concert. For those who don't know about these sails, after we leave the dock we will anchor off the event for a fun night of listening to great music, tossing down a few liquid accouterments and meeting new friends.
You do not need to sign-up for anything now. Sails will be posted as each event draws near. This posting is only informational.
TUX ‘N TENNIES SUMMER BASH: KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND €
Thursday, June 27, 7:30pm
Get Down Tonight! Relive the days of disco with KC and the Sunshine Band at our sixth annual Tux ‘N Tennies Summer Bash. From That’s the Way (I Like It) to (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty, the “Founders of the Dance Revolution” will have you dancing in the aisles. Wear your tux, wear your tennies and break out your favorite disco outfit.
MUSIC OF THE ROLLING STONES ♠ Δ ♥
Friday & Saturday, June 28 & 29, 7:30pm
The original bad boys of rock ‘n roll are back via a high-energy tribute to Jagger and company. Their songs are as legendary as Mick’s strut is iconic. The British Invasion returns with Satisfaction, Under My Thumb, Brown Sugar and Paint it Black.
STAR SPANGLED POPS with BILL CONTI ♠ ♦ ♥
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 4, 5 & 6, 7:30pm
Celebrate the Fourth of July at San Diego’s favorite holiday salute. Bill Conti, our new principal pops conductor, famed Rocky composer and Oscar® and five-time Emmy® Award-winner, leads the way. It’ll be a patriotic extravaganza with all-American hits from Main Street to Broadway, complete with John Philip Sousa marches, a tribute to the military and a spectacular fireworks display to light up the sky!
MUSIC OF THE BEE GEES: Saturday Night Fever ♠ Δ ♥
Friday and Saturday, July 12 & 13, 7:30pm
The Bee Gees achieved worldwide fame with a string of top 10 hits in the ‘60s and ‘70s and led an international disco revolution with Saturday Night Fever. Our “Stayin’ Alive” tribute band performs Number One hits such as How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever and You Should Be Dancing! COSTUME CONTEST! Dress up in your favorite ‘70s outfit and enter to win special prizes!
POPS GOES CLASSICAL - PASSPORT TO THE WORLD: A Night On The Blue Danube €
Sunday, July 14, 7:30pm
It’ll be a European holiday as you sail along the Danube to the musical capital of the world – Vienna, Austria. Then, it’s onto the 18th century birthplace of Mozart – Salzburg. Enjoy light classical favorites from Viennese Masters such as Johann Strauss’ The Blue Danube. Tonight the old world city, charm and the inspiration of the majestic Alps will entice and carry you away. Guest Artist Sponsors: Norman Forrester and Bill Griffin
DISTANT WORLDS: MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY €
Thursday, July 18, 8pm (note later start time)
Final Fantasy descends on the Summer Pops! Fresh off the 25th anniversary FINAL FANTASY celebration, music from one of the most popular video games of all time arrives just in time for Comic-Con. The San Diego Symphony performs the live soundtrack to this stunning video presentation conducted by Arnie Roth. COSTUME CONTEST! Dress up as your favorite Final Fantasy character and enter to win special prizes! ©2009, 2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA
EN VOGUE ♠ ♦ ♥
Friday and Saturday, July 19 & 20, 8pm (note later start time)
Considered one of the most popular and successful R&B female groups of all time, seven-time Grammy® nominated sensations En Vogue bring back their fab hits from the ‘90s: My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) to You Don’t Have to Worry, Free Your Mind and Don’t Let Go. Tonight, you…Just Can’t Stay Away.
AMY GRANT ♠ Δ ♥
Friday and Saturday, July 26 & 27, 7:30pm
One of the most influential and successful singer-songwriters in the ‘80s and ‘90s and a multi Grammy® Award-winning artist, Amy Grant makes her debut at the Summer Pops! Performing her Number One hit Baby Baby along with other popular hits including Angels, My Father’s Eyes and Never Alone.
NATHAN PACHECO: Nessun Dorma to Hallelujah €
Sunday, July 28, 7:30pm
He was featured in the 2009 tour with “Yanni Voices.” Straddling two divergent worlds of pop and opera, rising star Nathan Pacheco will amaze as he performs favorites from Puccini to Leonard Cohen and more. From Nessun Dorma to Hallelujah – it will be a magical evening under the stars.
BROADWAY TONIGHT: Les Misérables and more! ♠ ♦ ♥
Friday and Saturday, August 2 & 3, 7:30pm
It is one of the longest running Broadway shows, winning eight Tony® Awards. In 2012, the movie was a hit, winning the Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture. Broadway star Hugh Panaro and company sing the stirring, emotional hits of Les Misérables including One Day More, I Dreamed a Dream and On My Own. On the second half of the program, a string of Broadway favorites from such Great White Way hits as Rock of Ages, Wicked and the biggest of all – The Phantom of the Opera; conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer.
BURT BACHARACH – I Say a Little Prayer €
Sunday, August 4, 7:30pm
He is one of the most accomplished composers of all time. With more than 73 Top 40 hits in the U.S. and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK – his music transcends time. Surrounded by his lush orchestrations, Burt and his trio of singers will perform his unparalleled string of hits including I Say a Little Prayer, The Look of Love, Walk on By and Always Something There to Remind Me. It’s the soundtrack of your life.
MICHAEL BOLTON –Time, Love and Tenderness ♠ Δ ♥
Friday and Saturday, August 9 & 10, 7:30pm
One of the most popular American singer/songwriters of the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, multi Grammy® Award-winning Michael Bolton makes his Summer Pops debut. His signature songs and unmistakable voice will fill the evening with When a Man Loves a Woman and How Am I Supposed to Live Without You along with tunes from his latest CD, Hitsville U.S.A. – paying tribute to Motown.
CIRQUE MUSICA ♠ ♦ ♥
Friday and Saturday, August 16 & 17, 7:30pm
Soaring aerialists – acrobats – strongmen – jugglers and more! It’s a beautiful blend of music, artistry and power as the best performers from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cirque du Soleil defy gravity with grace and style.
PIXAR IN CONCERT €
Sunday, August 18, 7:30pm
Experience the joy of Pixar’s most beloved characters from the Toy Story trilogy, Cars, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, WALL•E and Up to the latest release, Brave, and more. The visually stunning film clips accompanied by their memorable scores performed live by the San Diego Symphony will enchant and delight.
Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library (c) Disney/Pixar.
OZOMATLI: Salsa – Samba – Dancehall – Funk €
Thursday, August 22, 7:30pm
Back by popular demand, Latin band sensation Ozomatli will “raise the roof” at the Embarcadero once more! Their music is an urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of merengue and cumbia, hip hop and salsa, samba and funk. By the end of the night, these Los Angeles Culture-mashers will have you out of your seats and dancing in the aisles.
MUSIC FROM THE ‘80s – Don’t Stop Believin’
with Debbie Gibson and Sam Harris ♠ Δ ♥
Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24, 7:30pm
Celebrate Good Times! Sing along and relive one of the great decades of pop music. Iconic stars from the ‘80s Debbie Gibson and Sam Harris lead this fun-filled musical journey with hits from Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, U2, Kool & The Gang, Journey and many more. COSTUME CONTEST! Break out your parachute pants and favorite ‘80s outfit and enter to win special prizes!
1812 TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR ♠ ♦ ♥
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 30 & 31 & September 1, 7:30pm
Celebrate your Labor Day Weekend with family, friends and the San Diego Symphony! It’s our spectacular, crowd-pleasing finale: Tchaikovsky’s thunderous 1812 Overture! Brilliant young violinist Fumiaki Miura performs Tchaikovsky’s exciting Valse-scherzo on this soaring evening complete with booming cannons and fireworks over San Diego Bay.