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San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Shamrock Festival

March 16, 2019, 2 p.m.- 12 a.m. Midnight

6th Avenue between E & G Streets
San Diego, CA
Pre-purchase $30-up,

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.--Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA Get set to rock your best "jig" at the Annual sham ROCK. Authentic Irish faire, lucky libations and go-go dancers that are hot enough to make even a leprechaun blush! 

2019 Entertainment

4 stages of entertainment - Full line up to be announced on March 10, 2019

The Pint Stage

Irish Dancers | Finnegan Blue | Brogue Wave | The Fooks | Lexington Field | Drunken Lullabies | Na-Scealaithe | Danny O'Coughlin and the Snake Oil Salesmen

Shamrock Shenanigans Stage

Stein Holding Contest
Irish Jig Off
Magical Chairs
Unicorn Races
Rainbow Steamer Relay
St. Patrick's Day Cornhole
Giant Jenga
Skee Ball
Giant Pot 'O Gold Beerpong
Giant Tag
Scavenger Hunt
Glitter Bar
Photo Booth
Interactive Mural

The Pub Stage is Open Format

Fresh One & Chris Cutz
Murphi Kennedy
DJ Bryan Kato

The Clover Stage is Open Format

Tony Arzadon
Cheyenne Giles
Erick Diaz
Knock 2
Will Hernandez

Huge Pub in the streets to serve up an endless flow of

  • green Bud Light beer
  • craft beer selections
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey libations

sham ROCK is the Gaslamp's favorite block party! Get positively Celtic

Don your green and become Irish for the day as you enjoy the hottest line up outside of Dublin on The Field Main Stage. sham ROCK is bringing together top Irish rock and punk bands along with Irish step dancing guaranteed to have everyone on their feet. 

Between sets you can dance to the DJ's tunes as they spin the hottest house and dance beats! Looking to find the famed pot of gold? Follow the traveling rainbow and caterpillar across the rolling hills of Ireland to one of the two DJ stages to jiggy with it to the hottest national and local DJs. Everyone will be lost in the Irish haze as the Electronic Ireland stage unveils itself, usually on Fifth Avenue and F Street to rock the block! To check out San Diego's favorite local DJs make your way over to the 150' long Whiskey Irish Pub.

Dublin will have nothing on our pub, which will have lots of Miller Lite BEER and plenty of Jameson Irish Whiskey to concoct any of your favorite St. Paddy's Day libations. Your senses will be stimulated as 18 of the hottest go-go fairies dance above the bar with a mixed in river dancing performance to bring you back to Old Ireland.

sham ROCK  takes place in the Gaslamp, usuallly held on F Street between 5th and 7th Avenue's and 6th Avenue between G and E Streets. The main entrance is located at 5th and G Street, which has served as the gateway into a celebration of green for over a decade with sell out crowds topping over 20,000 attendees.

In addition to the shamROCK festival, there's also a wonderful St. Patrick's Parade & Festival held annually at Balboa Park during the daylight hours, providing a great alternative for family celebrations.

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