Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Located in the Embarcadero Marina Park South in Downtown San Diego, Rady Shell at Jacobs Park is a $45 million outdoor concert and events venue has quickly become a San Diego landmark.

This incredible location offers breathtaking bay and skyline views making it a world class outdoor venue. The Shell has a flexible seating capacity that enables it to host between 2,000 and 10,000 attendees per event.

The new venue boasts a 13,015-square-foot outdoor stage, ensconced by a 57-foot steel shell that measures 33,000 square feet, weighs 270,000 pounds and is covered with two layers of a white, PVC-like fabric. Its appearance may remind some concertgoers of a more intimate version of the iconic Hollywood Bowl, relocated to a panoramic bayside setting.

In addition to its permanent new stage, The Shell features backstage dressing rooms with showers, an on-site music library to house the musical scores performed by the orchestra, a VIP lounge, and more.

The rear of the stage area includes a 5,445-square-foot public viewing deck with concrete steps. The site also offers a building with a permanent, 68-stall restroom, part of which will be open year-round to the public. The concert site will also be rented out, be it for private functions, groups meeting at the adjacent San Diego Convention Center or other events.

Update July 2021: Project is now completed and will open to the public in August 2021!

Checkout the official site: Rady Shell Website.


This outdoor music venue is a great addition to the downtown San Diego entertainment scene, and will surely attract many festivals and concert series to take place in this incredible downtown setting.

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