with Michael Lum

17th Annual ShamROCK Gaslamp Block Party…3/17/12

17th Annual ShamROCK Gaslamp Block Party

  It’s been 17 years since the birth of shamROCK

 and since lucky number 17 falls on a Saturday this year,
shamROCK is destined to be the biggest Irish Celebration on the West Coast
 when over 20,000 Irish revelers hit the streets of the Gaslamp.
The 17th Annual shamROCK 2012,
presented by Jameson and The Field,
 will take place on the most sacred party day of the year,
St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until Midnight.
We are pulling out all the stops for this year’s Celebration as we re-create a 150-foot Irish Pub on the streets of the Gaslamp; turn the streets green with over 80,000 square feet of green Astroturf; and with a lighting extravaganza, transform the Gaslamp Quarter into an urban, super chic version of the rolling hills of Ireland!

Everybody knows that shamROCK is the party of the year, and in 2012 it will live up to the “ROCK” in shamROCK with three stages of live entertainment.

The Field Irish Stage will feature the Young Dubliners, Irish Rock,

Irish Punk Rock and other Irish favorites.

Fifth Avenue and F Street will feature the new Electronica stage

with the most sexy, crazy sounds that will trance you into an Irish haze. The final stage will be located next to the 150-foot Irish pub and will play host to over 25 Irish River Dancers and your favorite San Diego and Los Angeles DJs. Dublin will have nothing on our pub, which will have lots of BEER and plenty of Jameson Irish Whisky to concoct any of your favorite St. Paddy’s Day libations.

shamROCK will have three ticket prices with advance prices starting at $35, increasing to $40 and $45 at the door. Your wristband into shamROCK will also get you in-and-out privileges, as well as, no cover and food and drink specials at dozens of the Gaslamp Quarter’s hottest nightclubs and restaurants. Don’t test your luck, get your tickets now as shamROCK has sold out the last three years and with it leaping onto a Saturday all we can say is, “Erin go bragh!” All proceeds benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact McFarlane Promotions at 619.233.5008 or visit

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