Bayside Summer Nights 2019 Single Tickets

San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights 2019

Celebrate all the reasons you love
San Diego, all summer long!

Bayside Summer Nights offers an eclectic variety of artists, genres and performances in a one-of-a-kind, outdoor concert setting like no other. This is where music lovers gather to enjoy a picnic on the lawn, share a bottle of champagne at reserved tables, or sit in the grandstand taking in the beauty of San Diego Bay. The shimmering skyline and spectacular fireworks provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying the great San Diego Symphony and special guest artists.

View season lineup below! Single tickets go on sale Sunday, April 28.
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All concerts begin at 7:30pm and take place at Embarcadero Marina Park South unless otherwise noted.

Star-Spangled Pops

Jun 28-29

Star Spangled Pops

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Pay tribute to the nation’s history with patriotic favorites, rousing tunes, familiar film soundtracks and Broadway blockbusters. The evening closes with a magnificent fireworks display. Todd Ellison conducts and is joined by Broadway star Ross Lekites (Frozen, Kinky Boots) and the San Diego Master Chorale.

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Play Ball: A Symphonic Celebration of the Padres at 50

Jun 30

Play Ball: A Symphonic Celebration of the Padres at 50

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2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our San Diego Padres! Celebrate with a musical tribute to America’s favorite pastime with a program that highlights their greatest hits, runs and wins and baseball tunes. Rob Fisher conducts the San Diego Symphony and is joined by Broadway stars Ross Lekites (Frozen, Kinky Boots) and Bianca Marroquín (Chicago, In the Heights and Mexico's very popular Mira Quien Baila) as well as the San Diego Master Chorale.

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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band:
                                       Celebrate America with Lyle Lovett

Jul 4

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band: Celebrate America with Lyle Lovett

Concert begins at 7:00PM

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Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. With his gift for storytelling, Lovett’s eclectic performance style and his impressive Large Band fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues.

There will be no Tableside Wait Service during this Program, which begins early at 7pm, and no Intermission. San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert.

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The Doo Wop Project

Jul 5

The Doo Wop Project

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Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Motown: The Musical and Jersey Boys, The Doo Wop Project “Doo-Wopifies” some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history including songs made famous by Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5.

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The Midtown Men

Jul 6

The Midtown Men

Stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys

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Travel back in time to the sixties with four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. The Midtown Men, accompanied by their powerhouse seven piece band, sing huge hits of the sixties from The Beatles, The Rascals, Motown, The Four Seasons and more.

San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert. Not A Performance Of, Not Affiliated With the Show Jersey Boys.

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Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Jul 7

Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Get swept away with some of classical music’s most enduring melodies featuring Dvořák’s New World Symphony. Francesco Lecce-Chong conducts.

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Legendary Women's Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo

Jul 12

Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo

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“Her voice is like silk, from the top to the bottom,” said Jennifer Hudson of the fearless and feisty, Tony®, Emmy®, and Grammy® Award-winner Cynthia Erivo. Erivo gives voice to music made famous by the greatest female singers of all time including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

Jul 13–14

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

See when Harry discovers a mysterious potions book in CineConcerts’ presentation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert! Projected onto a giant screen and accompanied by a live symphony orchestra, you can join in on Harry’s adventures as never before. Nicolas Hooper’s wonderful score and J.K. Rowling’s classic tale combine to deliver all the adventure, humor, and suspense you remember in an experience you’ll never forget.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are ©️ & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights ©️ JKR. (s19)

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Galaxy Quest™ in Concert

Jul 19

Galaxy Quest™ in Concert

Copley Symphony Hall,
Jacobs Music Center

This cult-classic sci-fi spoof arrives in San Diego for its concert world premiere just in time for Comic-Con! Stars of a 1970s sci-fi show are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft and join the aliens in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system. Academy Award® nominated composer David Newman conducts the San Diego Symphony performing the score he wrote. Galaxy Quest™ in Concert is sure to delight and boldly go where few parodies have gone before!

TM & ® 1999 Dreamworks LLC. All rights reserved.

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Back to the Future in Concert

Jul 20

Back to the Future in Concert

Copley Symphony Hall,
Jacobs Music Center

Power up your DeLorean…recharge your flux capacitor…and get ready to relive Back to the Future. Fans old and new will experience the thrill of this unforgettable movie classic on the big screen with the San Diego Symphony conducted by David Newman performing Alan Silvestri’s musical score live.

Back to the Future is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and U-Drive Joint Venture. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Congas and Bongos: Celebrating “Monogo” Santamaría and Jack “Mr. Bongo” Costanzo

Jul 25

Congas and Bongos: Celebrating “Mongo” Santamaría and Jack “Mr. Bongo” Costanzo

Enjoy a fiery musical salute to Latin percussion pioneers Mongo Santamaría and Jack Costanzo featuring the many flavors of Latin Jazz/Afro-Cuban music. Santamaría placed the congas in the forefront of percussion instruments. His classic hit “Watermelon Man” is a staple in rock, Latin, soul, and jazz repertoires. We’ll salute the late great Jack Costanzo - known for his work with Elvis Presley, the Nat King Cole Trio, Frank Sinatra, and other legends - with performances by Mongorama and the Jack Costanzo Tribute Band featuring members of Costanzo’s last working group led by Mike Holguin.

San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert.

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Hooray for Hollywood: A Night at the Oscars

Jul 26–27

Hooray for Hollywood: A Night at the Oscars

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Lights, camera, cue the orchestra! The magical music of the movies returns to Bayside Summer Nights with a concert featuring all new film clips accompanied by famous scores led by conductor Ted Sperling.

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Common

Jul 28

Common with the
San Diego Symphony

Academy Award and three-time Grammy winning hip hop artist, actor, film producer, and activist, Common joins the San Diego Symphony for a one-night-only showcase performing selections from his new forthcoming album Let Love Have the Last Word, along with some of his most memorable hits. Starting with his breakthrough 1992 album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, Common quickly became one of the most influential figures in hip-hop, augmenting his illustrious music career with roles in film and television in the decades that followed. Don’t miss this iconic, multi-talented artist as he takes the Bayside Summer Nights stage for an electrifying evening with the San Diego Symphony and conductor Steven Reineke.

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert

Aug 1–2

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert

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Don’t miss one of the most popular science fiction films of all time shown on the big screen with John Williams’ unforgettable score—from the brassy and foreboding Imperial March to the noble “Yoda’s Theme”—performed by the orchestra and conducted by Larry Loh.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © DISNEY

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The B-52s

Aug 3

The B-52s with very special guest BERLIN

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With over twenty million albums sold, The B-52s are one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster,” “Dance This Mess Around” and “Private Idaho“ to chart-topping hits like “Love Shack” and “Roam” and “Deadbeat Club” The B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes will start a Bayside party this summer. Just announced: BERLIN will open the evening!

San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert.

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Beethoven by the Bay

Aug 4

Beethoven by the Bay

Revel in the glorious sounds of Beethoven while the sun sets on San Diego Bay and music swells against the beauty of the night sky. The San Diego Symphony, conducted by Yaniv Dinur, pays its annual tribute to Beethoven in a concert of his Symphony No. 7, Leonore Overture No. 3, and a performance of his Piano Concerto No. 1 by rising star pianist Dominic Cheli.

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A Nancy Wilson Tribute

Aug 8

A Nancy Wilson Tribute

In 2018, music lovers lost Nancy Wilson, one of the leading songstresses of our era whose jazz, pop, R&B and soul crossing hits and powerful stage presence catapulted her to fame. We’ll celebrate her with a night of her greatest music featuring songs like “Save Your Love For Me,” “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” and “Guess Who I Saw Today?” Our special guests are vocalists Melissa Morgan and Mary Stallings!

San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert.

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The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Aug 9–10

The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Presented by Classic Albums Live

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Sgt. Pepper is 50 years old! Experience the groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper album with a ‘note for note – cut for cut’ performance with the San Diego Symphony featuring hits like “When I’m Sixty Four”, “A Day in the Life” and “With a Little Help from My Friends.” From the sitars and orchestra to the guitars and kazoos, this performance brings The Lonely Hearts Club Band back to life.

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Some Enchanted Evening: The Broadway Hits of
                           Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart

Aug 16–17

Some Enchanted Evening: The Broadway Hits of Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart

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Bayside comes alive with the sound of Broadway’s most famous music including “My Favorite Things, “ “Where or When,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” and more. Featuring two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Jason Danieley (Candide, The Full Monty, Pretty Woman), who The New York Times hailed as "the most exquisite tenor on Broadway." Conducted by Rob Fisher.

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Blues Traveler

Aug 18

Blues Traveler

Blues-rock jam band Blues Traveler is best known for its hits “Run Around” and “Hook”. Front man and harmonica player Jon Popper and the band return to their bluesy roots with new jams of old favorites and tunes from their latest album Hurry Up & Hang Around.

San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert.

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Miles Davis: Miles Ahead +19 in Concert

Aug 22

Miles Ahead: Miles Davis +19 in Concert

Following the sold-out success of Kind of Blue In Concert last Spring at Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center, we’ll showcase Miles Ahead: Miles Davis +19, Miles Davis' first collaboration with arranger Gil Evans released in 1957 by Columbia Records. Miles Ahead is one of the most famous recordings of Third Stream, a fusion of jazz, European classical, and world musics. Take pleasure in a track by track performance of this masterpiece with the nineteen-piece KSDS Jazz Orchestra.

San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert.

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Singin’ in the Rain in Concert

Aug 23

Singin’ in the Rain in Concert

“What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again!” It’s been called the greatest musical ever filmed — now, dance your way to Bayside Summer Nights and experience the charm of Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor on the big screen with the score played live by the San Diego Symphony conducted by Richard Kaufman.

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Chaka Khan

Aug 24

Chaka Khan

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“Chaka Chaka Chaka Chaka Khan.” The Queen of Funk first came to prominence in the 1970s as the lead singer of Rufus before launching a solo career in the ‘80s. The soulful power of her voice on massive hits like “I Feel for You” and “I’m Every Woman” has won her 10 Grammys®, sold 70 million records, and influenced generations of musicians.

San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert.

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The O'Jays plus the Commodores

Aug 25

The O'Jays plus the Commodores

Spend an evening Bayside enjoying classic R&B and soul hits of the 70’s and early ‘80s with The O’Jays plus the Commodores. Hear top 10 singles from the O’Jay’s including “Love Train” and “For the Love of Money,” and sing along to “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady” and “Brick House” from the Commodores.

San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert.

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1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Aug 30–31 | Sep 1

1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

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The summer season comes to a dazzling end with our crowd-pleasing annual Tchaikovsky concert led by conductor Christopher Dragon. Delight in the grand finale: the 1812 Overture complete with booming cannons and a sparkling fireworks display over San Diego Bay!

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