Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium
Birch Aquarium brings you the Green Flash Concert Series. Back for its 14th season, the Green Flash concert series combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium’s stunning Tide-Pool Plaza. Keep an eye out for a real “green flash,” a rare optical phenomenon caused by the refraction of light as the sun sets on the horizon. All concerts are general admission 21+ and standing room only, or go VIP for a deck seat! Green Flash admission includes concert attendance, parking, and entrance to all aquarium exhibits starting at 5:30 p.m. when doors open.
Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. The Blues Music Award-winning artist has performed all over the world, earning countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows. May 22
Wild Child is a Los Angeles based tribute to The Doors.. They successfully recapture the original: sound, feel, mood, dynamics and delivery of Jim Morrison and the Doors. The show includes the band’s classic rock hits “Break on Through (to the Other Side),” “Light My Fire,” “L.A. Woman,”“Love Her Madly,” “Riders of the Storm,” and more. June 19.
Venice and Pine Mountain Logs
Green Flash fan favorites Pine Mountain Logs and Venice return to the Green Flash stage. With talent that has toured with Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Pine Mountain Logs will rock the aquarium with their unique mashup of classic rock hits ranging from Led Zeppelin to the Jackson Five, Tom Petty, TLC, Aerosmith and more. Their insidious alter egos, Venice combines stellar harmonies with the classic Laurel Canyon sound. July 17
The Mother Hips
The Mother Hips’ ability to sing it sweet and play it dirty has helped their live show become the stuff of legend. Through countless headline shows, massive festival appearances, and dates with everyone from Johnny Cash and Wilco to Jackie Greene, Lucinda Williams, Steve Poltz and The Black Crowes, The Mother Hips features the breezy harmonies of The Beach Boys, the funky roots of The Band, the psychedelic Americana of the Grateful Dead and the Soulful Twang of The Byrds. August 14.
With 8 Billboard charting songs — including “Because the Night,” “Trouble Me,” and “These are the Days” — 10,000 Maniacs has covered plenty of ground in its 35-plus years, from cult-herodom to international stardom, to their current status as a cornerstone alternative band. But the sound and spirit of 10,000 Maniacs remains consistent. September 18.