The San Diego Symphony’s highly anticipated permanent bayside concert venue located in the Port of San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park South opens summer 2020. The new venue will feature a permanent, highly innovative, architecturally striking and acoustically superior outdoor stage that will allow the symphony to present a wider variety of musical presentations and enrich the patron experience with improved sightlines, expanded concession area and permanent bathrooms. The symphony’s project transforms a public park on San Diego Bay into a welcoming community space that will host approximately 3,100 concertgoers per event with the flexibility to accommodate a maximum capacity of 10,000 attendees.
In September 2019, Theatre Box®, the Gaslamp Quarter’s new luxury theater, dining and entertainment complex, opened a stylish new rooftop restaurant and bar: 5th & Sky Rooftop Gardens & Lounge. The 5,000-square-foot open-air bar offers a picturesque setting under cherry blossom trees, around firepits and next to an original hand-painted mural by artist Kahori Maki. A sushi bar, patio-style seating and intimate bar offer a place to relax, socialize and take in the stunning San Diego skyline and views of the Coronado Bridge. The menu, designed for sharing, offers fresh sushi selections and signature small plates. Over-the-top cocktails are complemented by a curated wine list and local craft beer. Signature drinks include a lychee martini, a combination of Belvedere vodka, yuzu, lychee and black cherry; spicy tamarind margarita, made with Don Julio Blanco tequila, tamarind vodka and lemon with Tajín rim; and the Oaxacan on sunshine, a combination of Pierde Almas mezcal, Aperol, lemon and agave. 5th & Sky accommodates up to 200 guests and is open Thursday through Saturday, offering bottle service packages and hosting live DJs Friday and Saturday nights.
Venue 808 is a new 18,000 square foot meeting space in downtown’s East Village neighborhood. Its modern industrial architecture complements a unique mix of guest amenities and flexible meeting facilities that can be configured to meet a group’s specific needs. Venue 808 has a 1,000-person capacity and can accommodate a seated event for 350 guests. Additional features include a welcome center, full bar, prep kitchen, breakout offices with TV, and a sound system with microphone.
“The Magnolia” in the East County city of El Cajon is an exciting new 1,210-seat venue in Live Nation Entertainment’s global portfolio. The former East County Performing Arts Center reopened in September and recently announced its upcoming show lineup: Dec. 13, 2019, Stassi Schroeder: Straight Up with Stassi Live featuring Beau Clark & Taylor Strecker; Dec. 29, 2019, PJ Masks–Save The Day Live!; Jan. 9, 2020, Art Garfunkel; Feb. 20, 2020, Kathleen Madigan―Hot Dogs & Angels Tour; and March 7, 2020, Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour are just a few of the upcoming performances booked at the new venue.
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