Ends Radio! This segment is something special and close to home as we all heard
the stories about Balboa Park getting a makeover including coming together to
preserve a historic amphitheater known as The Starlight Bowl.
Constructed in 1935, this 3,600 seat amphitheater was originally commissioned
by the Ford Motor Company for the 1935 California Pacific-Exposiiton. As the
years passed, the venue evolved and became a precious gem in San Diego, and it
was known for musical performances such as Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Bob
Dylan, and The Rolling Stones. Unfortunately, around 2011 was when the venue
filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Since then, the venue has been sitting there,
abandoned for almost 10 years. Sadly in 2019, it was when the venue was broken
into. However, hope lit up when a non-profit organization known as Save
Starlight developed back in 2016. Fighting to keep the Starlight Bowl alive and
revive it, volunteers and the community came together to help preserve a
precious gem in hope to create a new and adataple platform for future
generations, events. and so forth. Hoping that goal will be reached soon.
Anyways, that’s all the news for today, until then let’s save our venues, save our
events, and stay safe and sane also. Health is important. Peace out, folks!