ShamROCK St. Paddy’s Day Music + Beer Festival Returns to its Roots After 3 Year Hiatus
After a three-year hiatus, the San Diego ShamROCK Music + Beer Festival is making a triumphant return to the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 2PM to Midnight. For 26 years, locals and tourists alike have flocked to the Gaslamp Quarter as shamROCK transforms the bustling San Diego downtown neighborhoods into a Celtic carnival for the senses with an abundance of pub-style seating, flowing green beer, traditional Irish steppers, Celtic rock bands, photo-ops, shenanigan games (with prizes!), and activation throughout the Gaslamp.
Guests in 2022 can look forward to an impressive lineup as ShamROCK tips its hat to its past and returns to an Irish and Celtic rock-centric roster with headliner Young Dubliners. “We wanted to go back to our roots and really highlight the elements that made ShamROCK such a massive phenomenon for the last 26 years” says Rhiannon Luna of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. “That means bringing the focus back to our bands and the laid back, community block party feel.”
ShamROCK block party attendees will be welcome to enjoy FREE games throughout the day at the ShamROCK Shenanigans Block. Giant lucky Jenga, Pot of Gold Cornhole, and Giant beer pong are just some of the shenanigans that will test your skill and luck! Throughout the day, the infamous ShamROCK leprechaun emcee will be hosting showdowns on stage with epic prizes that would make even a leprechaun green with envy! Keep an eye out for the full game schedule to include Unicorn Races, Rainbow Streamer Relays, Magical Chairs and more
General Admission tickets start at just $45 for a day full of festivities, non-stop music, and a keepsake ShamROCK stein. VIP tickets start at just $89 and include 5 drinks, VIP dedicated entry, exclusive access to the Lucky Leprechaun VIP Irish Pub, festive Saint Patrick’s Day hat, upgraded restrooms, keepsake stein, and to top it all off: delicious bites like Irish Stew from The Field and Chips & Curry small bites!
Party with a purpose – This one-day Saint Patrick’s Day affair funds the year-long programs and museum operations for the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF), a small non-profit in the Gaslamp Quarter dedicated to preserving and protecting architecture, history, and the culture of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The GQHF also runs the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, the oldest building in Downtown San Diego. The 2020 and 2021 event cancellations created an insurmountable strain on the Foundation ability to persist, often operating on a month-to-month basis with no certainty of a future. In 2022, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day to save the GQHF!
For more information, tickets, line-up announcements and more visit sandiegoshamrock.com.