Grassroots Group Leads Clean-Up at Dilapidated Starlight Bowl

Save Starlight, a grassroots group looking to revitalize the dilapidated Starlight Bowl amphitheater in Balboa Park, kicked off its campaign on Aug. 13 with a clean-up event. Dozens of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to pull weeds and pick up trash at The Bowl, which has fallen into disrepair since it shuttered in 2011.

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Volunteers hauled away weeds that have added to the disrepair at the amphitheater over the past five years.
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Dozens of volunteers gathered at Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park for a "reverse gardening" party spearheaded by the grassroots group, Save Starlight.
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The last performance at the open-air amphitheater was in 2011.
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Since shuttering, the amphitheater has fallen into disrepair.
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Save Starlight's goal is to revitalize The Bowl and once again make it a usable venue, only this time for concerts and festivals.
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Starlight Bowl is located directly in the flight path of the San Diego International Airport. The noise from airplanes was a constant problem for the theater's traditional programming over the decades. Often times, performers would "freeze" mid-scene while waiting for planes to pass overhead.
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Rake in hand, this volunteers put in some work Saturday morning.
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Since it shuttered five years ago, the Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park has fallen into disrepair. The grassroots group, Save Starlight, is hoping to revitalize the amphitheater. Noise has always been an issue at the venue, as it's located directly in the flight path of the San Diego International Airport.
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Save Starlight is hoping to clean up The Bowl.
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Overgrown plants have hidden some of the seating at the open-air amphitheater since it shuttered five years ago.
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