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UCSD ArtPower to Kick Off Launchpad With Taylor Swift, Johnny & June Tributes

UCSD ArtPower is kicking off a new local Launchpad series that will highlight and invest in San Diego County artists and musicians.

Through the Launchpad series, ArtPower is investing in local artists and helping them to develop and premiere their act at the University of California, San Diego. From there, the initiative will also help musicians tour the country with their shows, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The first new UCSD ArtPower Launchpad shows will be tributes to the music of Taylor Swift and Johnny Cash & June Carter performed by two local artists. They’ll both play at the Epstein Family Amphitheater, a premiere venue that opened to the public in late 2022..

Here are additional details about the shows.

Because You’re Mine: The Music of June Carter and Johnny Cash

The first of the two UCSD ArtPower Launchpad shows will kick off the new series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22. The show will star San Diego musical theater artists Charles Evans Jr. as Cash and Caitie Grady Evans as Carter.

Tickets for this show will cost between $20 and $45 dollars.

Dream Like Taylor: A Live Band Journey Through the Enchanted Eras of Taylor Swift

Later this year, the UCSD ArtPower Launchpad series will continue with “Dream Like Taylor.” This tribute to the record-smashing singer-songwriter will include hit songs like “Shake It Off,” “Wildest Dreams,” and “Love Story.”

Organizers have scheduled the show for 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, also at the Epstein Family Amphitheater. Tickets will cost between $25 and $35.

How to Buy Tickets for The UCSD ArtPower Launchpad

If you’re interested in attending either of the UCSD ArtPower Local Launchpad shows, you can purchase tickets directly from ArtPower at this link.

Want to check out even more live music from local and national artists? See our guide to the best concert venues in San Diego.

Media credit: Image courtesy of artpower.ucsd.edu