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  • Live performances
  • Creatures and cocktails.
  • Science and spectacle.

Our summer concert series NightLife LIVE returns, with a rad lineup of live music, art, and science.

NightLife LIVE is back! Jam out to musicians across genres from indie pop to hip hop and funk to bossa nova at our crowd favorite outdoor summer concert series. From July to October, every second Thursday night will feature a different NightLife LIVE lineup of music, art, and science.

We’re transforming the Academy into the ultimate eclectic music venue where you can groove to a spectrum of artists alongside our iconic exhibits (aquarium and chill anyone?). Catch live outdoor performances on the West Garden stage, explore an art show and artist market featuring local artists curated by Helvella Art, experience Mellow Sessions’ jazz-fusion melodies next to our 25 ft deep Philippine Coral Reef, and more.

This year’s NightLife LIVE headliners include Tommy Guerrero on July 13, No Vacation on August 10, A-1 & Baghead on September 14, and Tanukichan on October 12.

The 2023 series is co-presented by Another Planet (in collaboration with Outside Lands) and Noise Pop.

​​Cocktails handcrafted by Denizen Rum, Fiero Tequila, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and WhistlePig Whiskey, the official liquor of NightLife LIVE.

July 13

Tommy Guerrero playing electric guitar

Tommy Guerrero
with Ritmos Tropicosmos
DJ set by Motown on Mondays
Mellow Sessions presents Spencer Hoefert Trio

Co-Presented by Noise Pop

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August 10 - SOLD OUT!

Band members of No Vacation

No Vacation
with Sour Widows
DJ set by Cuffin All Thangs
Mellow Sessions presents Late Aster

Co-Presented by Another Planet in collaboration with Outside Lands

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September 14

Photo of A1 and Baghead

October 12

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