The idea for the Epicentre emerged when the old Mira Mesa Library was vacated in 1992 and teens expressed the need for a center where they could gather. In 1995 the Mira Mesa Town Council and the San Diego City Council converted the old library into the teen center and Epicentre opened in 1997. It has since become a movement in which teens are treated as valuable members of the community.
The Epicentre is an all-ages concert venue that boasts 1-4 shows on a weekly basis, usually held from Thursday to Sunday, although events are occasionally scheduled during the work week. The Epicentre has a maximum capacity of 525. Doors for most events open at 7:30 and shows usually end by 11:30 unless otherwise stated. Tickets are only available the night of the event unless otherwise stated.