Embarcadero Marina Park South
SUMMER POPS 2016: BAYSIDE SUMMER NIGHTS - AMENITIES
GUEST SERVICES / USHER HQ KIOSK
Usher staff will always be available here to address concerns and answer questions. They can also contact the House Manager for any serious patron issues that emerge. This space also functions as an onsite First Aid station. For patron convenience, any dis-allowed items checked in at the front gate will be securely stored at Guest Services until the end of the concert evening.
First Aid Station
Lost and Found
Oversize Cooler Check
Contact House Manager
We strive to provide the best possible security for our patrons in our open-air venue. For patron safety and artist contract fulfillment, the following items will need to be checked in by usher personnel at the front gate, to be picked up after the concert at the Guest Services Kiosk: large aisle blocking coolers, weapons or firearms of any kind, alcohol of any kind and glassware.
PRE-CONCERT ENTERTAINMENT STAGE
Before every Bayside Summer Nights concert, we will feature a local music act tending to complement that evening's main performance. In the past we have featured guitarists, dancers, singers, brass quintets, folk artists, rock bands, etc. The Pre-Concert Entertainment starts at 6pm and lasts to approximately 7:15pm
FOOD AND REFRESHMENT PLAZA
There will be something for every taste on the Food and Refreshment Plaza, filled with tasty treats from Behind The Scenes Catering.
Table Service: Available for Champagne Section Patrons only, Behind The Scenes Catering will take food and beverage orders from your concert table throughout the evening. Champagne Section patrons can also pre-order gourmet dinners for table delivery. Menus alternate every other weekend.
Beverages: Various alcoholic beverages (champagne, wine, beer) will be available for patron purchase at several of the Behind The Scenes food booths, as well as at the Cabaret Bar adjacent to the house right tables on the Marina side. Many non-alcoholic choices (soft drinks, lemonade, bottled water) will also be available for patrons of all ages. NOTE: only subscribers to the Champagne section are entitled to complimentary Champagne vouchers.
Gourmet Meal Pre-Order (Champagne Table Section): Behind The Scenes Catering brings the flavors of summer to Summer Pops. For pre-ordering your meals and other information, there is a dedicated Summer Pops Meal Pre-Order Page from Behind the Scenes. Preorders need to be submitted and paid no later than 48 hours in advance of your concert!
Gourmet Meal Pre-Order (Non-Champagne Table Section): Anyone sitting in a table section may also order from Behind The Scenes Catering (again, submitted and paid at least 48 hours in advance), but these meals would need to be picked up at the Cabaret Bar located just to the side of the house right tables (i.e. Marina side). All pre-ordered meals should be ready for pick-up by the 6pm opening time.
The United Port of San Diego has designated Embarcadero Marina Park South as a Non-Smoking Area. This means that no lighted pipes, cigars and/or cigarettes are allowed in any part of the Park, and no such items may be disposed of in the Park except for in designated waste disposal containers.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICY
Patrons may bring their own food and non-alcoholic drink in to the Summer Pops. Such items should be brought in small, personal-type coolers and contain NO GLASSWARE of any kind. Patrons will be asked to check in any large sized, aisle-blocking coolers (and/or glassware) at the entrance for retrieval after the concert.
Alcoholic beverages or spirits of any kind may NOT be brought onto the premises it must be checked in at the entrance for collection after the concert. Such items are available for purchase once inside. Patrons are certainly allowed to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages (such as sodas, water, orange juice) in cans or plastic bottles or thermoses, juice boxes, etc. (but no glassware.)
THE POPS SHOP
All of your favorite San Diego Symphony and Summer Pops merchandise can be found at The Pops Shop. Here you will find a wide variety of gifts and memorabilia, including:
Caps And More!
Also, CD's pertaining to the evening's performance will often be available for purchase.
ADA Patron Entrance: A limited number of ADA parking spaces are available on a first come first served basis. Persons parking in the ADA parking area who have a ticket can enter the site at a convenient adjacent ADA Patron Gate (see map). This gate opens at the same time as the main entrance: 6 pm. As with the main entrance, you must have a ticket to pass through.
Patron Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Patrons unable to utilize the shuttle or walk from one of the adjacent parking areas may be dropped off and picked up at the ADA entrance. Please notify parking security that you are dropping off a patron and alert them if assistance will be needed.
Restrooms: Our restrooms are located outside the Food and Refreshment Plaza, and can be accessed from the walkway just adjacent to the ADA gate (see map). Look for eye-catching signage. There are ample men's and women's facilities, and a few ADA equipped facilities for each sex. Summer Pops personnel strive to keep these facilities in the very best shape, but please do not hesitate to report concerns to Guest Services.
Golf Cart Shuttle: There will be a two Golf Cart Shuttles running to and from the nearby surface lot for those who require assistance. The dropoff and pickup will be adjacent to the ADA Entrance. A cart may be available for transport from the main entrance to the seating area for extraordinary need. Please contact Guest Services for details. This is a free shuttle.
There will be Minibus Shuttle service running to and from the Hilton Bayfront Parking Structure. The dropoff and pickup will be adjacent to the Summer Pops Box Office. Look for signage. This is a free shuttle.
The San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Box Office will be open noon to intermission on all Symphony concert days for walk up sales only. To order San Diego Symphony events by phone, call our main Ticket Office at 619.235.0804.
The San Diego Symphony provides a VIP area with food and beverage catering services for Development Department Events and major Symphony Donors. The VIP area is often in use for special pre-concert and intermission events. Admittance to the VIP area is by specific invitation only and is monitored. Please contact the Development Department at 619.237.1960 for more details.
Patrons will have access to various picnic benches, belly bars, and grass/tree areas for their ideal dining and relaxing experience.