Music & Dance Take To The Outdoors At ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station This Month

Things are heating up this month at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, with performances taking to the outdoors for everyone to enjoy. From hip-hop performances to the sounds of music, there is no better place to soak in the sunshine than at San Diego’s largest arts and culture district.

INTERNATIONAL MAKE MUSIC DAY | June 21

On Tuesday, June 21, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is coming alive with the sounds of music thanks to Apt 4 Music and Songbirds Music. In celebration of International Make Music Day, join us for an all-day music production taking place from 10AM-5PM featuring music workshops along with a final grand performance at 4PM in North Promenade (2848 Dewey Rd) by a junior band provided by Apt 4 Music.

This program was made possible by the NTC Foundation with generous support from Bank of Southern California and RiverRock Real Estate Group.

SUMMER SOLSTICE | June 21

What better way to enjoy the longest day of the year than with a celebration of all things arts and culture?

On June 21, artists and creatives are opening their doors to welcome in a little extra sunlight and the community to come check out their working spaces, watch them create art in real-time, and learn more about the inspiration and process in creating their work. The evening begins at 5PM in the Command Center with cocktails and wine with a select group of artists highlighting their work – followed by a dance performance from H2O Dance Company on the North Promenade. 

Next, indulge in a four-course meal at Solare with an “Evening of Seafood” dinner led by San Diego’s own fishmonger, Tommy Gomes. As you feast, you will be serenaded by Rice Enright and Apt 4 Music. The entire experience is $88++ per person, reservations are required, and you can reserve your seats by calling 619-270-9670, or emailing [email protected].

SHOCK IN THE PARK PERFORMANCE & DANCE BATTLE | June 26

On Sunday, June 26 from 12PM-3PM check out “Shock in the Park” presented by Culture Shock in Central Promenade (2641 Truxton Rd). Culture Shock is a nonprofit Hip Hop dance organization dedicated to innovative performance, entertainment, artist development, education, and community outreach.

This free community event will feature a variety of dance performances and open freestyle sessions by some of San Diego’s best dance troupes.

SUMMER CAMPS

With the first day of summer quickly approaching, June 21, the time is now to start planning out your kids’ summers with fun and exciting camps and activities. Some of our creatives have put together a selection of great summer camps for all ages. Highlights include:

Bilingual Kids

Enjoy eight weekly themed weeks from June 20 through August 12 featuring Spanish, Mandarin and ESL. Each week will conclude with a Fiesta/派对/Party. In each session, your children will embark on new experiences, and make friendships, all the while learning and enhancing their language skills. Virtual options are also available.

Malashock Dance

Enjoy a selection of week-long half-day classes in various dance styles from Jazz and Hip-Hip to Ballet and Contemporary. Plus, get a chance to show off what you’ve learned at the end of the week as camp concludes with an informal showing! Camps are available beginning June 20 through July 29 and are broken up by age groups.

Milk Oolong Pottery

Learn skills on the pottery wheel, sculpting, hand-building, and surface decoration to create a variety of projects. Six sessions are available beginning July 5 through August 19.

Mockingbird Improv

Kids will enjoy silly games and exercises that turn them into budding improvisers and performers by learning teamwork, creativity, and the power of a positive attitude. Classes begin June 15 and run through August 25. Plus, students will enjoy a showcase on August 26.

Monart School of Art

Embrace your inner artist with half-day drawing and mixed media art camps. Weekly camps begin June 20 and will run through August 26 with each week featuring a different theme including ocean fun, cartoons, amazing animals, and more.

San Diego Craft Collective

Get crafty with classes and workshops for kids of all ages and interests including gardening (June 20-June 24) and woodworking (June 27-July 1). Plus, more camps to come throughout the summer including fashion design, sewing, and wood & clay.

About ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District located in historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center in the Liberty Station neighborhood, near Downtown on San Diego Bay. With 100 park-like acres, the ARTS DISTRICT is home to nearly 145 museums and galleries, artist studios, dance companies, fine dining, creative retail and other organizations that showcase San Diego’s creative community and provide innovative experiences for the public.

See you there, San Diego!