Electronic music

Epstein’s first family amphitheater events to showcase talent from UC San Diego and beyond

Niki – Nicole’s tour | Thursday, October 20

UC San Diego Associated Student Concert and Events Present Niki – The Nicole Tour. Jakarta-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and producer NIKI performs her first North American headlining tour “The Nicole Tour” at the Epstein Family Amphitheater. This concert is now sold out.

An evening of celebration with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra | Friday October 21

Musicians from the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and UC San Diego will perform in the first concert to be held at the Epstein Family Amphitheater. The program will feature the music of Igor Stravinsky and Samuel Barber, as well as that of Professor Rand Steiger and Professor Lei Liang. Australian conductor Elena Schwarz will take the podium, along with Professor Steven Schick who will conduct the symphony in a performance composed by former student Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Renowned violinist Paul Huang will also perform on the evening’s program.

Death Cab for Cutie with Yo La Tengo | Saturday October 22

Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie will perform in the new amphitheater, with an opening set from indie rock band Yo La Tengo. The group will be on tour with their album “Asphalt Meadows”, which will be released in September. This concert is now sold out.

Community party and movie night | Sunday October 23

Taking place right next to the Central Campus light rail station on the UC San Diego Blue Line, enjoy a free, all-day community event featuring family-friendly activities, vendors, and shows. The amphitheater will come alive with a parade of giant puppets presented by La Jolla Playhouse and Animal Cracker Conspiracy, salsa lessons and performances by the Young Lions Jazz Ensemble. Vendors will offer fun activities for all ages and delicious food and drink. In the evening, guests can enjoy two film screenings: Disney/Pixar’s Soul and the 1984 cult classic, Purple Rain.

Las Cafeteras: Hasta La Muerta presented by ArtPower | Thursday, October 27

A world premiere and part of UC San Diego’s Latinx History Month celebration, Hasta La Muerte is a captivating new production rooted in the indigenous Mexican practice of celebrating life and death, universally known as of Dia de los Muertos. A tribute to the ancestors who came before us, Hasta La Muerte is a passionate, multi-dimensional performance filled with song and dance, a traditional altar, and original and new music from Las Cafeteras.

at the Amphitheater Drag Show | Friday, October 28

Undergraduate colleges, the LGBT resource center and the university’s free event series Triton Fest have teamed up to present a unique Halloween-themed drag show. The event features Lala Ri and Daya Betty of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, as well as iconic local talent. The event is free and open to UC San Diego students. Tickets are required for entry and are available now.

Blacktronika: Where I Stand Festival | Saturday October 29

Blacktronika: Where I Stand Festival will bring together six innovative musical acts ranging from free jazz to cosmic funk to create a full day of sonic cultural expression. Blacktronika is a UC San Diego music course created by Professor King Britt that honors innovators of color who have contributed to the global advancement of electronic music. Talents featured for the event include Irreversible Entanglements, Tyshawn Sorey and King Britt, Xenia Rubinos, Chimurenga Renaissance, Georgia Ann Muldrow and 5hz.