The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park - Summer 2024 Season Calendar

Attend concerts and live performances at the waterfront Rady Shell venue. Check out this summer’s act lineup at the Embarcadero’s premier concert venue!
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Your Guide to the Summer 2024 Season at the Rady Shell

The Rady Shell Theater on the Water in San DiegoThe Rady Shell Theater is Right on the Bay

Today we’re going to take a deep dive into the Summer 2024 season calendar at The Rady Shell!

The Summer concert season is always lively in San Diego, and the shows at The Rady Shell are no exception. Watch the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and a variety of other musical acts, performances, and live events.

We’re focusing here mostly on the topic of the 2024 season of events. But so you know, we also did a full article all about The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. If you want to learn more about the venue itself, be sure to check that out as well!

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Parks is the San Diego Symphony
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Parks is the San Diego Symphony

Getting There & Parking

Finding the venue to attend a 2024 event is kind of a big deal, so let’s start there!

The Rady Shell is an outdoor venue in Jacobs Park, in San Diego’s Embarcadero neighborhood along the San Diego Bay and walking distance from the heart of Downtown San Diego. Concerts are held in the waterfront Marina Park.

There is parking next to the venue and near the public transit shuttle stop near the San Diego Convention Center.

The Pendry San Diego in the Gaslamp Quarter
The Pendry San Diego in the Gaslamp Quarter

Recommended Hotels Near the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Whether you’re coming into the San Diego International Airport (SAN) or a local just looking for a night out, I always like to recommend a hotel or two near the venue.

If you would like a high end experience, book at the nearby Pendry San Diego hotel, or stay at one of our team’s selections of the best hotels near the convention center.

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If you're planning to attend to a concert, try to arrive early. Sunsets on the San Diego Bay before the performance begins are simply breath taking!

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The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park - Concert & Events Lineup

The Rady Shell’s lineup for the Conrad Prebys 2024 Summer Season is packed with performances promising exciting weekends and a few weekday events. Let’s dive into the details!

The Beautiful Rady Shell Theater
The Beautiful Rady Shell Theater

Friday Series

Concerts on Fridays in 2024 are:

  • Summer 2024 Opening Night with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra (7/28, 7:30pm)
  • Ziggy Marley with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra (7/5, 7:30pm)
  • Beethoven by the Bay (7/12, 7:30pm)
  • Field of Dreams in Concert (7/19, 7:30pm)
  • Rent in Concert (8/2, 7:30pm)
  • Totally ‘80s with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra (8/16, 7:30pm)
  • Sondheim Tonight! A Celebration of Genius (8/23, 7:30pm)
  • Tchaikovsky Spectacular (8/30, 7:30pm)

Boats Watch a Show at the Rady Shell Theater from San Diego Bay
Boats Watch a Show at the Rady Shell Theater from San Diego Bay

Saturday Series

The 2024 Saturday series lineup is:

  • Music of John Williams (6/29, 7:30pm)
  • Disney in Concert: The Sound of Magic (7/20, 7:30pm)
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert (8/10, 7:30pm)
  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue (8/17, 7:30pm)
  • Classic Albums Live Performs The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (8/31, 7:30pm)
  • Classic Albums Live Performs Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (9/21, 7:30pm)

Watching a Show at the Rady Shell Theater
Watching a Show at the Rady Shell Theater

Sunday Series

2024 Sunday concerts are as follows:

  • An Evening with Audra McDonald (6/30, 7:30pm)
  • Icons of Song: The Music of Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder (7/7, 7:30pm)
  • Los Lobos + Los Lonely Boys: The Brotherhood Tour ft. Son Rompe Pera (8/4, 7:00pm)
  • Jason Mraz and the Superband: The Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride (8/11, 7:30pm)
  • Gipsy Kings ft. Nicolas Reyes (8/18, 7:30pm)
  • Pink Martini ft. China Forbes: 30th Anniversary Tour (8/25, 7:30pm)
  • The Beach Boys: Endless Summer Gold (9/1, 7:30pm)

Seating Arrangement at the Rady Shell Theater
Seating Arrangement at the Rady Shell Theater

2024’s Special Concerts

Scheduled events outside of the weekend series include:

  • An Evening with Marc Shaiman and his Music (Wednesday 7/3, 7:30pm)
  • Fourth of July with the Commodores (Thursday 7/4, 7:30pm)
  • Harry Connick, Jr. (Saturday 7/6, 7:30pm)
  • Jewel and Melissa Etheridge (Tuesday 7/23, 7:30pm)
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert (Friday 8/9, 7:30pm)
  • Jason Mraz and the Superband: The Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride (Sunday 8/11, 7:30pm)
  • Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave ft. Big Boi (Friday 9/6, 7:00pm)

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How to Buy Tickets and More

Purchase tickets on The Rady Shell’s website, or by emailing or calling the ticket office.

Pricing

Ticket prices vary with seating. Costs range from $33 for tickets in the Mission Fed Community Green to $120 for reserved Marina seating near the stage.

The Box Office at the Rady Shell Theater
The Box Office at the Rady Shell Theater

Discounted Tickets

Tickets can be purchased for individual concerts at full price, or through bundles for a discount.

  • Friday, Saturday, or Sunday A Series (all performances): 15% off
  • Friday, Saturday, or Sunday B or C Series (select performances): 10% off
  • 3+ Show Bundle: 5% off

A Few More Things to Know about The Rady Shell’s 2024 Concert Series

Here are some tips worth knowing for the 2024 summer concert season.

Taco and Pizza Food Vendors at the Rady Shell Theater
Taco and Pizza Food Vendors at the Rady Shell Theater

Are There Dining Options?

Yes! Grab a bite to eat at the vendors and Street Food Pavilion before the show, or order from The Rady Shell’s in-seat dining service.

Front Seat with Tables at the Rady Shell Theater
Front Seat with Tables at the Rady Shell Theater

Do Children Need a Ticket?

Children under 2 years old can sit in a parent’s lap for free.

Kids 2 and older require a ticket.

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