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San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Shamrock Festival

SAN DIEGO shamROCK March 15, 2014,   4 p.m.
Pre-purchase $30 Door: $45
Call: 619-233-5008 -

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!   First comes the Mardi Gras San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Annual Event,  then comes the shamROCK.

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. The day will start off at 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. with American Fiddle rock favorites, Lexington Field, who will rock your kilts off.

Test out your river dancing as you watch elite Irish Dancers, step dance across the stage from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Next up is San Diego's finest Irish Rock music by The Fooks from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Party on down with your bagpipes as The Bricktop Blaggers play from 5:30  p.m. to 6:30  p.m. Then it's time to get your scream on with the Celtic Rock music from the Young Dubliners from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., who are featured regularly on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Next up is Celtic Folk music from the Sligo Rags as they take the stage from 9:30  p.m. to 10:30  p.m. Last, but certainly not least, will make all Irishmen dream of Californication as The Red NOT Chili Peppers take the stage from 11 p.m. to Midnight!

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 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 on 6th Avenue between G and F Streets. 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 2013 takes place in the Gaslamp 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.

Your wristband into sham ROCK will get you in-and-out privileges, as well as no cover and food and drink specials at over thirty of the Gaslamp Quarter's and East Village's hottest nightclubs and restaurants. Remember you must get your tickets early because this event will sell out. You can get your tickets in advance by going online toor going to The Field located at 544 5th Avenue between Market and Island Avenue, but you must be at least 21 years old and have proper ID to enter. sham ROCK benefits the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. So grab your favorite leprechauns and get down to sham ROCK to celebrate like only the Irish can!

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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