ArtPower at UC San Diego Announces Local Launchpad Program

ArtPower at UC San Diego is proud to present two upcoming shows at the Epstein Family Amphitheater as part of a new Local Launchpad program.

This program aims to invest in local artists, providing them with a space to develop and premiere concert performances at UC San Diego and ultimately tour other performing arts venues across the country.

The first collaborations include artists and musicians familiar to local theatre and music audiences.

Because You’re Mine

The Music of June Carter and Johnny Cash
Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Location: Epstein Family Amphitheater at UC San Diego
Performance: 7:30 PM, Gates Open: 6:30 PM
Tickets: $20–45 (Free tickets available to UC San Diego students)

Local Launchpad Program by ArtPower at UC San Diego

Get ready for an electrifying tribute to the iconic love story of Johnny Cash and June Carter! Starring Charles Evans Jr. as Johnny Cash and Caitie Grady Evans as June Carter, “Because You’re Mine” brings to life the timeless hits that defined a generation.

From the legendary duets like “Jackson” and “Long Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man” to Johnny Cash’s chart-toppers such as “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire”, this celebration of the extraordinary legacy of these beloved artists will have you singing along and dancing in your seats.

Dream Like Taylor

A Live Band Journey Through The Enchanted Eras of Taylor Swift
Date: Friday, July 12, 2024
Location: Epstein Family Amphitheater at UC San Diego
Performance: 8 PM, Gates Open: 7 PM
Tickets: $25–35 (Free tickets available to UC San Diego students)

With her distinct style, legendary catalog of music, and stage presence like no other, it’s easy to see why Taylor Swift is one of the most successful and influential artists of the 21st century.

This tribute, created by Cassie B and developed at UC San Diego, features all of Taylor’s top hits, including; ‘Shake It Off,’ ‘Blank Space,’ ‘Love Story,’ ‘You Belong With Me,’ ‘Look What You Made Me Do,’ and ‘Wildest Dreams.’ 

ArtPower at UC San Diego presents Local Launchpad Program

Local Launchpad Program: Elevating Local Talent

“Nostalgia and tribute concerts not only entertain but also serve as a fantastic way to introduce community members to our new venue,” says Colleen Kollar Smith, Executive Director of UC San Diego’s Campus Performance and Events Office.

“We are thrilled to present bands that have built large followings in San Diego like Yachtley Crew and Queen Nation. At the same time, we want to create opportunities for local artists to develop work and provide a platform that will serve them creatively and economically into the future.”

“This program is intended to forge a pathway to representation for this work and pave the way for future tours of these concerts to performing arts centers and venues beyond our region.”

“My dream for performing is to always be challenging myself to create bigger and better entertainment for audiences,” says Cassie Bauerman, the singer and namesake of the popular band Cassie B.

“This experience with UC San Diego is a significant step in my career, with their support and creativity elevating my performance to a whole new level.”

See you there!

  • Purchase Online: HERE
  • Purchase by Phone: 858 534 1430
  • Purchase in Person: Triton Box Office, Liontree Arena

Box Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

See you there, San Diego!

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