THE SOUND Opens Doors February 2023 with Ziggy Marley On-Stage

Published On: November 8th, 2022 | Categories: Community, Recreation |

Introducing THE SOUND – a brand-new, state-of-the-art performance space that adds an exciting mid-sized performance space for San Diego music lovers to see and hear their favorite artists!

On February 3, 2023, 8-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley will help launch the new venue with a very special performance.

Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and operated by Belly Up Entertainment, THE SOUND is a world-class, 1900-capacity concert venue; an exciting mid-sized venue option for San Diego music lovers to see and hear their favorite artists.

Envisioned and developed by California’s 22nd District Agricultural Association, the new room will host an eclectic range of public and private events, starting with Ziggy Marley’s special tribute to his father, Bob Marley, who would have turned 78 just a couple of days later.  More headline concert announcements will follow over the next couple of weeks.

Built inside the mission-styled Surfside Center on the Fairgrounds’ east side, THE SOUND’s modern, intimate ambiance is underscored by its seaside vibe. Seamlessly integrating current design into historic architecture, the new room amplifies the region’s thriving entertainment scene. Thus, THE SOUND.

“All of us at the 22nd District are thrilled to deliver THE SOUND to every San Diegan,” says Carlene Moore, CEO of the 22nd District. “We’re especially proud to partner with the great people at the legendary Belly Up venue, a long-time San Diego music company, who will undoubtedly curate the new room with local sensitivity. And, what better performer to start off the music at THE SOUND than a legend like Ziggy Marley?”

“So many great bands have played the Belly Up throughout the years, and now THE SOUND provides a really cool next step for these bands as they grow,” says Steve Goldberg, co-owner of the Belly Up.  “It’s a natural progression, right in our backyard, where we’ve been booking shows at the fair and the races for years.   We’re fortunate to be working with such good, professional partners at the Fairgrounds, and we can’t wait to hear the sound of Ziggy Marley coming from this exciting new venue.”

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