Embarcadero Marina Park South





Usher staff will always be available here to address concerns and answer questions. 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
Camera Check
Spirit/Alcohol Check
Stroller Check
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.

Come early and discover the new Bayside Brews refreshment area featuring local beers from Stone Brewing, Coronado Brewing as well as other Craft favorites like Avery White Rascal and 21st Amendment. GATES OPEN AT 6:00 PM, arrive early to enjoy an evening of food, beverages and spectacular music along the San Diego Waterfront. Bayside Brews has its own exclusive menu

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 and deliver through intermission. 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.

The San Diego Symphony requests that parents use discretion regarding the age-appropriateness of children attending a full-length Bayside Summer Nights concert. Babies one year of age and younger may sit on a parent’s lap. All other children must have a ticket. Should a child become disruptive during a concert, we ask that the parent discreetly escort the child away from the audience area (i.e. all the way back into the Food and Refreshment Plaza.) We greatly appreciate your consideration in this regard.

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.

Patrons may bring their own food and non-alcoholic drink in to the Bayside Summer Nights. 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 UNOPENED plastic bottles or thermoses, juice boxes, etc. (but no glassware.)

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 Bayside Summer Nights 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.