MUSIC BOX ROCKS SAN DIEGO BY WAY OF LITTLE ITALY By Sandra Castillo
They say that all good things must come to an end, but when the popular venue, Anthology, abruptly closed its doors for good in January, 2013, a shock wave of disbelief swept through the music community of San Diego. Located on the fringe of downtown, in a section of the city known as Little Italy, Anthology was one of the most popular entertainment hubs and dining attractions in Southern California. Patrons were able to feast on delectable cuisine while enjoying a plethora of great, musical acts that performed at Anthology, during the course of its five-and-a-half-year reign. Notable legends, such as Dr. John, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Aaron Neville, graced the stage there, giving the audience manna for the soul and senses.
Although it seemed as if the vacancy at Anthology was to remain a permanent situation, one that continued to dismay those who were eagerly hoping and waiting for an investor to come in and rescue the building from being turned into condominiums or a phalanx of business offices, there was a collective sigh of relief when word spread throughout the local community that the now-defunct Anthology would reopen as a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility. Fortunately, a few years later, the location that formerly showcased one of San Diego’s most unique entertainment epicenters would now be known as Music Box.
In September, 2015, Little Italy welcomed Music Box, with wide, open arms. As the newest addition to the eclectic neighborhood, highly recognized for its diverse array of eateries, swanky boutiques and wine bars which are surefire magnets for those looking to get their well-crafted libation on, Music Box boasts 13,000 square feet of roomy perfection, covers three floors and features a LED screen at the back of the stage which is employed to make the concert-going experience at the venue a much more pleasurable, aesthetically satisfying one. The acoustics of the venue are emitted of the highest, superior quality which makes taking in the music an enjoyable affair. Lest one is curious, drinks and gourmet-style food are served to those dining in, which adds to the overall ambience of the visit to Music Box.
Music Box plays host to a myriad of national and international performing artists who bring their own brand of music to those who flock to the venue on any given night, whether it’s midweek or on the weekend, to catch their favorite entertainer or band in concert. It is an impressive and rivals that of other well-known music establishments in the area, including the Observatory, Casbah and House of Blues, catering to the whims of the most discerning of music lovers.
Music Box is located at 1337 India Street, in San Diego. Visit musicboxsd.com or call 619-795-1337, for more information.
See you there!