Venue Details

85 Star Starred
Embarcadero Marina Park South
Located Behind the Convention Center 206 Marina Park Way San Diego, CA 92101
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4 events
1 review
0 stars
The weather was Nice evening. Bring a jacket. I wore Light jacket, tennis and socks.
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3 events
2 reviews
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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Reviews & Ratings

Summer Pops 2012
92 ratings
4.3 average rating
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22 events
14 reviews
27 stars
attended Jun 23 2012

A very enjoyable event. The summer pops are always fun. Remind everyone to bring warm jackets or a blanket. It is chilly near the water in the evening, but well worth it.

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25 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 23 2012

Great program and fantastic music.
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19 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 23 2012

This was my first summer pops concert. My friend and I were both really disappointed with the total experience. Having never been to this venue it was rather difficult to figure out just where to go. Parked in the Convention Center and the...continued

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Please note:

The Lawn section is grass, no reserved seating. Bring a blanket or your own folding chair, as there are none to rent.

Summer Pops concerts are given outdoors on San Diego Bay, so the temperature tends to drop after sundown, and the wind can pick up as well. Concertgoers are advised to dress comfortably, warmly and in layers.

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.