...with special guests SISTER SLEDGE and DJ PRINCE HAKIM!


Kool & the Gang return to The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park with fan-favorite hits such as "Celebration", "Cherish", "Jungle Boogie", "Summer Madness" and many more, following their sold-out 4th of July performance in 2022. Sister Sledge – making their Rady Shell at Jacobs Park debut – will get audiences on their feet with their own lineup of hit songs, and DJ Prince Hakim gets the night started in his triumphant return to our San Diego stage.

Kool & the Gang have earned two Grammy® Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums.

From Nairobi to Newark, Kool & the Gang have performed continuously longer than any R&B group in history and their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled R&B band of all time. A reviewer recently called their performance “a 24-karat show”, and every year, even after a half-century on the road, yields a non-stop schedule of shows across the globe.

With dance floors all over the world set alight with the contagious joy and expression in their music, the Sledge sisters became a household name and symbol of unity with their 1979 world­wide hit and iconic album We are Family. The multi-lead vocal group are responsible for some of the biggest dance anthems of all time, including "Lost in Music", "He's the Greatest Dancer" and "Thinking of You".

Please note: the San Diego Symphony does not appear on this concert event.

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Time 7 p.m.
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The Rady Shell expanded culinary program — The Shell Provisions — offers an impressive range of local specialties from some of San Diego's finest eateries and locally sourced options ranging from casual to upscale. New state-of-the-art kitchens and dining spaces will make dining with your friends and family at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park a memorable experience.

The Shell Provisions is brought to life by our local partners. These partners include some of San Diego's most talked-about favorites, like Chef Richard Blais, Urban Kitchen, Biga, Lola 55, Wicked Popcorn, Kitchens for Good and Cali Cream.

(See all of your options, including our new, deliciously curated "Blais by the Bay" pre-order service, on our Dining Page!)


Please note: Food and beverages may not be brought in to The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. In an effort to reduce waste, guests are welcome to bring one empty reusable plastic or aluminum water bottle only. Bottles can be filled at water refill stations inside the venue. Glass bottles are not permitted.