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Tony Bennett, Wynonna Judd, Leslie Odom Jr. join Bayside Summer Nights 2017 lineup

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 18:26:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The San Diego Symphony has announced its 2017 Bayside Summer Nights star-studded lineup which includes musical legend Tony Bennett, the Tony Award?winning star of Hamilton Leslie Odom Jr., and country songstress Wynonna Judd.

Formerly known as Summer Pops, Bayside Summer Nights offers family entertainment ranging from popular tunes to light classical to movie entertainment.

The 10?week season begins with the patriotic Star Spangled Pops on June 30, July 1 and 2, and concludes with a bang with the 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular on September 1, 2 and 3, the Symphony announced.

Also performing this season is acclaimed Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes and Grammy Award?winning Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo.  Films accompanied by live orchestra include Academy Award®?winning La La Land, Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets ™ and E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial.

“Last year’s Bayside Summer Nights was our most successful summer season on record and proved we had a perfect combination of vibrant performances and engaged audiences; we look forward to 2017 being an equally incredible season,” said CEO Martha Gilmer. 

The Symphony will perform our annual free concert for military families Aug. 31.

"This has always been a crowd?pleasuring concert which not only brings military families together, but also allows us to express our thanks and admiration for their service,” Gilmer said.

Enhancing the guest experience, concert?goers may bring in picnics to enjoy from the lawn seating or take advantage of the convenient tableside food service offered in the Champagne seating section by Behind The Scenes – a leading catering and events company with an impressive client list including the Olympic Games, ESPN X Games and the NFL Super Bowl. To compliment the great wine list currently offered, new this summer will be an expanded microbrewery offering in partnership with Stone Brewing Co.

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