Wave House in Mission Beach adds music venue – Get ready to ride the Sound Wave
There is a new addition to San Diego’s music scene coming next month. Mission Beach’s Wave House has taken over the site formerly known as Canes Bar and Grill to turn it into Sound Wave, a new indoor music venue. The opening show is planned for April 9 and will feature Wailing Souls, a Jamaican reggae group.
Sound Wave will hold 700 concertgoers and already has five acts planned for April. The venue plans to have shows Wednesdays through Saturdays. The 22,000 square foot two story building will also host DJs, local shows, art exhibitions and private events year round.
Wave House already has 1,200 capacity outdoor concert venue so the new addition will provide a backup in case of bad weather and will also diversify the musical styles available to attendees. Currently the Wave House venue showcases reggae acts but according to Diana Martinez, the talent buyer for Wave House, Sound Wave plans to have a broad mix of musical styles and will compete for acts with the Belly Up Tavern and the House of Blues.
Sound Wave will not only be a concert venue but will also house a restaurant serving a variety of tastes. Open daily it will offer breakfast all day, lunch and dinner. With its beach side location, Sound Wave will have plenty of outdoor seating including a rooftop veranda and a patio at beach level. Inside dining options will include a full bar with views of the famous 10 foot wave simulator as well as plenty of flat screen TVs. A different section of the restaurant will offer a more formal dining setting with large windows featuring ocean views. The building has undergone improvements since it use to be known as Canes. The stage has been expanded and the bar moved to allow for better views for concertgoers.
This new expansion will surely add to the appeal of Belmont Park and the amenities that Wave House already has to offer. The locale opened in the summer of 2005 with special attractions like the Bruticus Maximus, a smaller wave generator for beginners, three restaurants, an athletic center, Southern California’s biggest outdoor swimming pool, several bars and concerts between May and September.