Celebrate Sunday Funday the Irish way at the 18th Annual ShamROCK on Sunday, March 17, from 2pm to midnight. In celebration of ShamROCK falling on a Sunday, the doors will be opening early to welcome over 20,000 Irish revelers into the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter. Destined to be the largest Irish celebration on the West Coast, this green bash will feature live Irish bands on the main stage, a 150-foot Irish pub on the street, over 80,000 square feet of green Astroturf, two DJ stages with amazing talent, and more.
On The Field main stage, ShamROCK will bring together top Irish rock and punk bands along with Irish step dancing guaranteed to have everyone on their feet. The day will start at 2pm 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 3-4pm. Next up is San Diego’s finest Irish Rock music by The Fooks from 4-5pm. Party on down with your bagpipes as The Bricktop Blaggers play from 5:30-6:30pm. Then it’s time to get your scream on with the Celtic Rock music from the Young Dubliners from 7-9pm, who are featured regularly on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Next up is Celtic Folk music from the Sligo Rags as they take the stage from 9:30-10:30pm. Last, but certainly not least, The Red NOT Chili Peppers will take the stage from 11pm to midnight. Between sets you can dance to the DJs’ 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-foot long Whiskey Irish Pub on 6th Avenue between G and F Streets. 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.
This year, shamROCK 2013 will take 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.
Upgrade your experience with the ShamROCK VIP ticket, which is $55 in advance; $65 day of event, and include entry into the exclusive ShamROCK Pre-Party at McFadden’s from 6am-2pm. No cover charge all day and one free drink for ShamROCK VIPs. Additional perks include VIP entrance into ShamROCK at 5th & G Street, access to VIP restrooms and the VIP lounge, two free drink tickets to be used at any bar within ShamROCK, $1 off drinks at the VIP car in the VIP lounge, and one free ShamROCK drink at Whiskey Girl. (www.sandiegoshamrock.com)