December 5, 2023
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In its inaugural summer season season, the Epstein Household Amphitheater at UC San Diego will host “Saturday Evening Reside” alum Fred Armisen and jazz artist Gregory Porter.

 “We’re proud to supply Grammy-award successful musicians, widespread comedians, top-notch nostalgia bands, in addition to applications for the youngest members of our group,” mentioned Colleen Kollar Smith, an govt director at UCSD who oversees the amphitheater.

Armisen, additionally of “Portlandia” fame, arrives on Aug. 2,  with the present, “Comedy for Musicians however All Are Welcome,” billed as an evening of comedy, music and enjoyable, with particular company. Porter, the two-time Grammy winner, follows on Aug. 18. His final album, the gathering, Nonetheless Rising, got here out in 2021.

The rest of the season, which continues via September, contains a mixture of excursions and native performers:

  • There might be three international music live shows: Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Oumou Sangare on July 21; a founding father of the Buena Vista Social Membership, Cuban guitarist Eliades Ochoa on Aug. 19, and Love in Exile, a collaboration amongst singer/composer/producer Arooj Aftab, pianist and jazz composer Vijay Iyer, and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily on Sept. 19.
  • The Household and Nostalgia sequence contains the music of Elton John in “Keep in mind When Rock was Younger” on Sept. 1 and the music of Prince in “Purple Xperience” on Sept. 2, with producer and recording artist Marshall Charloff. There additionally might be interactive reveals, resembling Disney’s “Moana Sing-along Movie Evening,” on Aug. 10.
  • Native partnerships all through the summer season embrace Metropolis Ballet on July 14-15 and Aug. 11; the Blindspot Collective, presenting the Blindspot Youth Collective, on Aug. 4-5, and Doorways for Change, that includes Ben Harper, on Sept. 9. 

Tickets could also be bought on-line. Sing-alongs begin at $5, whereas different reveals begin at $15.