San Diego Symphony Kicks off Summer Season at Waterfront Venue

June 01, 2022

With summer right around the corner, the San Diego Symphony will be kicking off their outdoor summer concert season at their new, waterfront venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park on Friday, June 24! For those planning visits to San Diego this summer, The Rady Shell is a can't miss attraction. On the heels of launching the landmark venue last year, the Symphony's second summer season will have more concerts than ever before, with a lineup of esteemed artists, beloved movie performances, and more!

Located in downtown San Diego on the Embarcadero, a concert experience at The Rady Shell is a feast for the senses. The venue boasts panoramic views of San Diego's downtown skyline, the San Diego Bay and features a robust culinary program with favorite local purveyors highlighting the cuisine San Diego is famous for! 

Steve Martin & Martin Short: You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today! | June 19

Steve Martin and Martin Short's "You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today!" is a show that redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways by two of the most influential and acclaimed comedians of the past century. 

Opening Weekend Performances: 

Opening Night: Orchestral Technicolor | Fri, June 24 

Witness the Symphony’s vibrant Music Director Rafael Payare, guest pianist Joyce Yang and the orchestra kick off the summer season with a can’t-miss performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. 

Boyz II Men | Sat, June 25 

The group that redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits will perform some of its most celebrated classics of the past two decades alongside the symphony. 

Straight, No Chaser: The Music Of Thelonious Monk | Sun, June 26 

Join guest performers Gilbert Castellanos, Charles McPherson, Gerald Clayton and more for an evening celebrating the second most recorded Jazz musician of all time, Thelonious Monk.

The full concert lineup can be found at

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