Tux ’n Tennies bash kicks off Summer Pops on bay


San Diego Symphony’s annual summer fundraiser and kick-off to the Summer Pops, Tux ’n Tennies, was held June 27 at Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Each year’s event has a different theme, and this one is an ideal Southern California summer with a tribute to The Beach Boys, featuring the band Papa Doo Run Run.

The evening started with a beach-themed cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, live music, photographs, vintage woodies and activities to capture the magic of the summer. Cocktails were followed by dinner catered by Sycuan.

The evening concluded with a fireworks display over the bay.

For more information on the Summer Pops series, visit

Photos by Vincent Andrunas.