Get Ready to Shake Your Clovers at the San Diego ShamROCK Music + Beer Festival

The stage is set, the taps are ready to flow, and the 28th Annual ShamROCK Music + Beer Festival in San Diego is gearing up.

It promises to be the ultimate convergence of live music, green and craft beer, Irish and other grubs, games and shenanigans, and a guaranteed good time in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter!

Shamrock Music and Beer Festival

More than a pub crawl, the San Diego ShamROCK festival seamlessly combines the artistry of a good brew with the energetic pulse of live Celtic music, making it a must-attend event for beer and whiskey connoisseurs, music enthusiasts, Irish brethren, and anyone seeking an epic Gaelic San Diego day.

Crafted to Perfection

For nearly 30 years, ShamROCK has been a tastemaker’s haven, seamlessly blending the best in craft beer, Irish beer, and whiskey cocktails with a carefully curated selection of Celtic rock and tribute bands.

San Diego Shamrock

The Gaslamp Quarter becomes an urban façade of Irish rolling hills, setting the stage for an immersive experience of pub-style seating, distinctive brews, traditional Irish dance performances, classic Irish and international grubs, and a musical lineup that hits all the right notes.

Fuel Up with Irish Favorites & More

No need for a trip to Ireland when ShamROCK brings the essence of Irish cuisine right to you! Prepare for a culinary journey with a mix of traditional Irish dishes and flavors from around the world, ready to make your taste buds dance with delight.

  • Wicked Sausage: Enjoy artisanal sausages, including Bangers and Mash, and sausage fries, perfectly paired with refreshing lemonade.
  • Aunty Devi’s Meat Pies: Dive into authentic Irish delights, from savory meat pies to Scotch eggs, and sweet treats like turnovers.
  • Mrs. Kim’s Kitchen: A unique blend of Southern Vietnamese and Irish cuisine, featuring corned beef and cabbage sliders, banh mi sandwiches, and matcha-flavored desserts.
  • Stick ‘n Bite: Grab skewers of sausage, chicken, or steak on the go, complete with sides and sauces for a flavor-packed meal.
  • II Cannoli Bar: Satisfy your dessert cravings with Italian specialties, including cannoli, calzone, tiramisu, and a selection of beverages.
  • Strawberries and Chocolate: Treat yourself to organic strawberries dipped in Belgian chocolate, sprinkled with toffee crumbs, or paired with ice cream.

It’s a Beer Lover’s Paradise!

Embrace the Irish tradition of good cheer with an extensive selection of craft beer, Irish beer, whiskey cocktails, and an endless flow of green beer. Sip craft brews including Breckenridge Brewery, Nitro Irish Stout, Mission Brewery, Kona Big Wave, and Elysian.

Premium and VIP ticket holders will be able to cash in their complimentary drink tickets at any bar and enjoy sipping from their 32oz keepsake commemorative stein. Raise a glass and don’t forget to say “sláinte” for a traditional Irish “cheers!”

San Diego Shamrock

Musical Event Like No Other!

Spanning four emerald-carpeted blocks in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, ShamROCK boasts three stages for a musical event like none other.

Pint Stage Lineup

Presented by The Field Irish Pub, the Pint Stage will evoke the lively atmosphere of Ireland with performances by the region’s top Irish and Celtic acts, with Irish dance performances by Na Scealaithe Irish Dancers between sets.

San Diego Shamrock

  • 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM | SKELPIN – An Irish folk group that fuses Celtic music and Spanish flamenco.
  • 4 PM to 5 PM | ASS POCKET WHISKEY FELLAS – Often incorporating crowd participation of all ages, their playlist runs from Irish traditional to classic rock, drawing a wide range of appeal.
  • 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM | FINNEGAN BLUE – Blending rock, bluegrass, Irish, gospel, reggae, and NOLA second line with a punk rock inspired edge.
  • 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM | LEXINGTON FIELD – A fiddle rock band with original sound, catchy melodies, and high-energy live shows that you won’t want to miss!
  • 9:15 PM to 11 PM | THE FOOKS – The iconic San Diego Irish band that you can’t live without!

Rainbow Stage Lineup

Get ready for a euphoric journey of musical nostalgia at the Rainbow Stage!

While the Pint Stage brings you the authentic pulse of Ireland with its top Irish and Celtic acts, the Rainbow Stage is set to come alive with melodies of the region’s top tribute and cover bands playing renditions of familiar favorites.

This stage is a vibrant homage to the songs that defined generations, performed by the region’s most acclaimed tribute and cover bands.

  • 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM |BLINK 180 TRUE – America’s #1 Blink-182 tribute band!
  • 4 PM to 5 PM | To Be Announced
  • 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM | LIES N ROSES – Passionate musicians recreating the energy of an immersive Guns ‘n’ Roses experience!
  • 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM | CASSIE B – Show-stopping talent promising an experience you won’t forget.
  • 9:15 PM to 11 PM | PAGING THE 90S – SoCal’s raddest 90’s cover band performing the top hits of the decade.

The ShamROCK Shenanigans Stage

The ShamROCK Shenanigans Stage is the heart of jovial competitions and lighthearted fun, featuring FREE Shenanigan Showdowns all day. Flaunt your best Irish jig, test your luck in Leprechaun Tug-of-War, or compete in Blarney Stone Balancing.

Shamrock Music and Beer Festival

Games like Gaelic Jenga and Shillelagh Cornhole await, alongside unique contests like Unicorn Races and Rainbow Streamer Relays. The mischievous ShamROCK leprechaun emcee will be orchestrating these showdowns, offering prizes sure to make your friends green with envy.

Don’t miss the Irish Dance Lessons at 4:15 PM and 5:45 PM at the Shenanigans stage.

Whether you’re an experienced dancer looking to show off your moves or have only ever danced in your living room, you’ll learn how to hop, turnout, point and switch in this free 20-minute Irish dance lesson by Na Scealaithe (pronounced “Na SHKAYL-uh-huh”).

Bring your high knees and a good attitude!

San Diego Shamrock
San Diego Shamrock

Ticket Tiers to Suit Every Lad, Lass, and Lil’ Tike

General Admission tickets kick off at $39, granting access to the full spectrum of festivities and live music.

Elevate your experience with VIP tickets starting at $79, offering an exclusive package that includes four drinks, expedited entry, access to the Lucky Leprechaun VIP Irish Pub, a stylish Saint Patrick’s Day hat, upgraded restroom facilities, and a few surprises!

28th annual shamrock music + beer festival
VIP Tickets

ShamROCK offers Gaelic galore for the whole clan and offers Lil’ Tike tickets and Military discounts.

San Diego ShamROCK: Serving More Than Just Good Times

Beyond the revelry, ShamROCK gives back by supporting the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of the Gaslamp Quarter.

This one-day St. Patrick’s Day affair funds the year-long programs and museum operations for the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, the oldest building in Downtown San Diego. 

Join us in our efforts to preserve history while making memories!

See you there!

For more information, line-ups, tickets, and more, visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    March 16, 2024 2:00 pm
  • End Date
    March 16, 2024 11:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
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  • Venue
    • Gaslamp Quarter
  • Address
    416 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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