• A New Concert Hall and Venue in San Diego

     
    POSTED November 17, 2022
     
    Photo credit: The Sound San Diego
  • A New Concert Hall and Venue in San Diego

     
    POSTED November 17, 2022
     
    Photo credit: The Sound San Diego

San Diego rocks! And, beginning on Feb. 3, 2023, the coastal city will rock more than ever before. That’s when THE SOUND, a new state-of-the-art concert venue, will make its debut with an opening performance by 8-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley. Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and operated by Solana Beach-based Belly Up Entertainment, THE SOUND adds an exciting mid-sized venue to San Diego’s performance scene and for private events. 

Built inside the mission-styled Surfside Center on the Fairgrounds' east side, The Sound’s modern, intimate ambiance exudes a seaside vibe, and integrates modern design into the Center’s historic architecture. With 7,500 square feet on the main floor and 2,000 square feet on the upper level, the $17 million venue has a capacity of 1,900 for general admission concerts, including 200 reserved seats upstairs and 100 downstairs. The capacity for an all-seated performance is 800. The space includes five bars, and will offer light food items, in addition to cocktails, beer and wine. 

The Del Mar Fairgrounds has various other venues that are available for private events, including the Bing Crosby Hall (capacity, 3,500), Mission Tower (capacity, 1,400), and the Equus Tower (capacity, 250) on the sixth floor of the Del Mar Racetrack Grandstand. With more than 200,000 square feet of space across five buildings, the multiuse facilities can host groups of all sizes.

 

 

 

Keith Kirsten has been named the inaugural director of sales for the reimagined Sierra Nevada Resort, an Outbound Hotel, which is set to have its grand opening on Nov. 1. 

 

The rooftop pool bar at West Hollywood’s Andaz Hotel is the highest in Los Angeles, and now the venue has another singular destination. It’s partnered with Marquis, the LA-based beverage brand, on Norma Jean, a limited-edition cocktail.  

 

Two things California is justly famous for are its beaches and its wine, which come together at the California Wine Festival. Founded in 2004 in Santa Barbara, it’s one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state. And it’s a great way to entertain clients or gather co-workers together for sips, bites and bonding.

Over the next 10 months, the California Wine Festival will take place at four locations in Southern California, all offering ocean views and plenty of Pacific breezes.

Here’s the schedule:

November 11-12, 2022

Huntington Beach