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Embarcadero Marina Park South
Located Behind the Convention Center 206 Marina Park Way San Diego, CA 92101
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The weather was Nice evening. Bring a jacket. I wore Light jacket, tennis and socks.
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9 stars
We ate at the Marina Kitchen in the Marriott Hotel before the performance, we thought it was a great choice, and close.
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Kool & The Gang: A Bridgepoint Education Summer Pops Concert
6 ratings
4.5 average rating
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168 events
120 reviews
75 stars
attended Jul 09 2010

Frankly, the show was extremely irritating, due the people at the table in front of us having no concert manners or consideration of others. They talked the entire first half of the show, alternately making out. The woman was unable to sit still...continued

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14 reviews
23 stars
attended Jul 10 2010

The acustics of the symphony and Kool and the gang was fabulous. Great concert with many people dancing and singing. I would recomend this show to anyone.

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 10 2010

The first half was great music themes of the 70's from movies and TV shows. We hummed to ourselves and swayed the whole time. It was rather chilly until Kool & Gang came out the second half and we danced along the empty side sections along with...continued

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Get ready to “Get Down On It” at the Embarcadero with Kool & The Gang! They thrilled Summer Pops audiences at the first Tux n’ Tennies Summer Bash two years ago, and now they’re back!

Celebrate summer with this Grammy-Award winning ensemble performing their greatest jazz, R&B, funk and pop hits including “Celebration,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Ladies Night” and “Get Down On It!” Enjoy Kool & The Gang performing with the San Diego Symphony at one of America’s finest outdoor venues, Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Matthew Garbutt opens the concert with a Dyno-MITE selection of 1970s  movie and TV music. And don’t forget to dress up for our 1970s costume contest!

About the Ticket Supplier: San Diego Symphony

In the 100+ years since its inception, the San Diego Symphony has become one of the leading orchestras in the United States, and was recently designated a Tier 1 Orchestra by the League of American Orchestras. It is committed to providing musical experiences of superior quality for the greater San Diego community and beyond. Through a rich mixture of innovative and educational programming designed to appeal to all ages and cultures, the Symphony makes music an integral part of the cultural and intellectual fabric of the San Diego region, valued by and relevant to all its residents.

The San Diego Symphony offers a wide range of concert experiences and performs over 100 concerts each season, including performances at downtown San Diego’s historic Symphony Hall. Various concert series include the Jacobs Masterworks series led by Music Director Jahja Ling, offering traditional classical repertoire; the City Lights series, featuring Principal Pops Conductor Bill Conti and popular guest artists; the Family Festival, featuring family-friendly concerts; International Passport, bringing the best of world dance and music to San Diego; and Classical Edge, a fascinating series of concerts that examines classical music from entertaining and thought-provoking angles. The orchestra also provides a Chamber Music Series at La Jolla’s TSRI to highlight individual orchestra members performing with esteemed guest artists. Each year, from July through September, the Symphony presents an outdoor Summer Pops season at Embarcadero Marina Park South, mixing classical favorites and pop music in a festive, outdoor atmosphere on San Diego’s picturesque waterfront.

In 2010 the San Diego Symphony celebrated their 100th anniversary, the first California orchestra to reach this milestone.