Top Concerts In San Diego This Week
Afrojack is ready to party with you this weekend, and so is Super Diamond, Reggie Watts, Dirt Monkey, Jantsen and a lot more on our list of top concerts in San Diego this week.
Also, looking ahead (at the very bottom of this post), we’ve got Lizzo, John Legend, Hozier and more big names coming to San Diego soon! Grab your tickets while you can!
Thursday, March 30
Mason Jennings – Belly Up
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Singer/songwriter, Mason Jennings, blends the personal insights of a poet, the political broadsides of a protest singer, and the broad musical eclecticism of a jazz musician with a rock & roller’s passion.
Half Hour Late – Music Box
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Half Hour Late is the kind of band you want to hang with. San Diego-based music sensation who was recently nominated for “Best Pop Album 2022” at the San Diego Music Awards, has just released their latest single, “Gettin’ By.” It’s a musical and visual delight that is sure to please fans and newcomers alike.
Friday, March 31
Super Diamond – Belly Up
Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM
Super Diamond – tribute to the much loved, international pop icon Neil Diamond – perform the timeless classics including “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Cherry Cherry;” “Song Sung Blue,” “Forever in Blue Jeans” and many more.
Lost Kings – Parq Nightclub
Los Angeles-based EDM duo Lost Kings bring together woozy grooves, house influences, and more mainstream electronic styles to create a sound that has both the familiarity of pop and a distinctive party-starting energy.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – The Observatory North Park
Unknown Mortal Orchestra is an experimental pop band that delves into wild psychedelia and trippy prog, powered by the questing nature and musical skills of Ruban Nielson.
Rusko – Nova SD
Rusko pioneered the rise of dubstep, transforming it from an underground genre in urban London to an international phenomenon stretching from the UK to the US and beyond.
Bailey Callahan – Moonshine Beach
Bailey Callahan is that girl who lights up every room she enters. A singer/songwriter who reigns from Orlando, Florida and now makes Nashville her home, Bailey is a vibrant young woman who lives in the moment but most definitely has a plan for the future.
Soulfly – Music Box
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Soulfly is an American metal outfit led by Sepultura’s Max Cavalera that draws heavily from groove, thrash, nu-metal, and Brazilian tribal music.
JT Harker – Moonshine Flats
JT Harker’s most recent single “She’s A Fire” was on the Spotify curated New Music Nashville playlist for 6 weeks and is currently on the Young Nashville list. His next high-energy single “Country Summer” is slated for a May 28 release on Stepside Records.
Saturday, April 1
Afrojack – Nova SD
Grammy award winning DJ and producer, Afrojack, is one of the most influential names in electronic dance music today. At only 27, he has played a large role in the worldwide explosion and popularity of dance music with The Hollywood Reporter calling him “a global icon” set “to conquer the world.”
Reggie Watts – Music Box
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Watts blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy, wowing audiences with performances that are 100% improvised.
Dirt Monkey & Jantsen: Full Circle Tour San Diego – House of Blues
Dirt Monkey has carved his uplifting, bouncy, and unique sounds into the Denver dubstep community, and onto the national touring scene. | Jantsen has devised his charismatic signature sound over the past decade, drawing influences from across the musical spectrum to bring life into bass music.
Super Diamond – Belly Up
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Super Diamond have been featured in articles in many national publications and have appeared on the David Letterman Show. The San Francisco Chronicle has recently said, “Super Diamond does Neil Diamond without any irony, but with loving enthusiasm — and a lot of practice.”
Joanne Shaw Taylor – Balboa Theatre
Over the past two decades, Joanne has proven herself as a prolific songwriter, releasing seven acclaimed albums under her belt, each increasingly more successful with her 2019 “Reckless Heart” breaking into the UK Top 20 Album Chart and cementing herself as one of the most important exports in British blues-rock.
Eddie Zuko – The Observatory North Park
Eddie Zuko is a young Chicano singer/songwriter from California’s Imperial Valley. Making music since the age of 12, Eddie elegantly weaves English and Spanish in a melodic hip-hop lane of his own.
Chucho Valdés Quartet – The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
In a career spanning more than 60 years, both as a solo artist and bandleader, the great Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés has distilled elements of the Afro-Cuban music tradition, jazz, classical music, rock, and more, into a deeply personal style.
Bailey Callahan – Moonshine Flats
While Bailey is most certainly characterized by her fun-loving, carefree personality, what lies beneath her effervescence is a tenacity and determination that makes her a force to be reckoned with. She navigates her business within the music industry with moxie and grace.
Prince Again – Lakehouse Resort
It doesn’t get more legendary than the music of Prince. Join us for the kick-off of our Summer Concert Series at Lakehouse!
waveform* – House of Blues
waveform* is an indie/folk rock duo from Monroe, Connecticut. The songwriting of Dan Poppa and Jarett Denner builds upon lo-fi and slow-core ideas of the 90s and today, drawing direct comparisons to Alex G, Duster, and Horse Jumper of Love.
JT Harker – Moonshine Beach
Opening for established country artists Jake Owen, Rodney Atkins, Devin Dawson, RaeLynn and Love and Theft, among others, JT and his ultra talented band rapidly made a name for themselves with their high-energy stage show. They toured tirelessly throughout the west coast.
Sunday, April 2
Berkley Hart – Music Box
Doors 6PM, Show 7PM
For the last two decades Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart have been entertaining audiences with their natural down-home humor and masterfully-crafted songs . They have also become well-known for their theme-shows, most notably their productions of “O Berkley Where Hart Thou.”
Ronstadt Revival (Seated Show) – Belly Up
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Ronstadt Revival is the premier tribute to Linda Ronstadt, with a full 7 piece band, including fiddle and pedal steel, to bring you the true authentic sound of the Ronstadt catalog. Real, raw and 100% LIVE music.
Monday, April 3
Rayland Baxter – Belly Up
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
American singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter is an artist whose music is at once mystic and down to earth, focused on the ebb and flow of human relations while wrapped in simple but evocative melodies and sung in a voice that reflects the mysteries of life that are the stuff of his songs.
Upcoming Concerts in San Diego
Concerts in San Diego: May
Charismatic Grammy-winning singer/rapper, Lizzo, combines her roots in Houston rap, gospel soul, and classical flute as confidently as she addresses race, sexuality, and body positivity. Her 2013 debut, Lizzobangers, reflected her years in Minneapolis’ hip-hop and indie music scenes, and as time went on, her style became more wide-ranging and melodic.
Award-winning performer and Grammy-nominated songwriter, Tove Lo, crafts raw, confessional pop shaped by her love of grunge and the pristine sounds of her Swedish homeland.
The Cure – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
The Cure is the flagship for Great Britain’s post-punk gloom-rock trend of the late ’70s, with a ghoulish image that masked the diversity of their music.
Ashe – Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
Ashe is an emotive performer who combines poetic singer/songwriter pop with electronic flourishes. She emerged in the 2010s singing on Ben Phipps’ “Sleep Alone,” and Shaun Frank’s Juno-nominated “Let You Get Away,” before releasing her 2018 debut EP, The Rabbit Hole.
Matchbox Twenty is a mellow post-grunge group of rockers who worked their way toward hit status, driven by the angst-ridden vocals of Rob Thomas.
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Ringo Starr’s 2023 All Starr Band consists of Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart and Gregg Bissonette.
Thrice: The Artist In The Ambulance 20th Anniversary Tour – The Observatory North Park
Thrice is an Orange County post-hardcore outfit who mix elements of punk, screamo, and pop with progressive tendencies.
Concerts in San Diego: June
An Evening with JOHN LEGEND – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
This special solo performance will feature songs and stories with 12-time GRAMMY® winner John Legend. Experience intimate reimaginings of his greatest hits (“All of Me,” “Ordinary People,” “Tonight”), unexpected stories from Legend’s life and career, and selections from his most recent release LEGEND (“Nervous,” “Wonder Woman”).
Janet Jackson – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Janet Jackson didn’t merely emerge from the shadows of her famous brothers to become a superstar in her own right. Starting with her breakout 1986 album Control, she became one of the biggest pop stars of the ’80s.
blink-182 2023 Tour – Pechanga Arena
One of the most prominent bands to emerge from the Southern California punk scene, blink-182 gained mainstream success in the early 2000s atop their simple, brilliant, boastful three-chord rock.
Barenaked Ladies – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Barenaked Ladies is one of Canada’s most successful exports since the early ’90s, a melodic alt-pop band pairing strong harmonies with clever lyrics.
DIANA ROSS: The Music Legacy Tour 2023 – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
The Music Legacy Tour 2023 will showcase iconic #1 chart toppers featuring hit-after-hit from Diana Ross’ solo career catalog and as the lead singer of The Supremes. Captivating fans with her soulful, heart-felt vocals and magnetic stage presence, Diana Ross owns the room and touches her audiences.
Earth, Wind & Fire – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Performing greatest hits from their catalog of more than 23 albums, Earth, Wind & Fire’s sound blends funk, jazz, pop, soul and R&B into a musical genre entirely their own.
Concerts in San Diego: July
Charlie Puth Presents The “Charlie” Live Experience – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park™
Charlie Puth has proven to be one of the industry’s most consistent hitmakers and sought-after collaborators. Puth has amassed eight multi-platinum singles, four GRAMMY nominations, three Billboard Music Awards, a Critic’s Choice Award, and a Golden Globe nomination.
Fall Out Boy: So Much For (Tour) Dust – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fall Out Boy rose to the forefront of emo pop in the mid-2000s, selling more than four million albums thanks to the band’s tabloid-grabbing bassist, able-voiced frontman, and handful of multi-platinum, Top 40 hits.
Known for their anthemic, richly emotive brand of pop-rock, Paramore have garnered acclaim that far exceeds their initial success as one of the guiding lights of the emo scene of the mid-2000s.
Morgan Wallen is a Tennessee-based singer and songwriter who adds a touch of pop gloss to down-to-earth country sensibilities.
Bryan Adams is a Canadian guitarist, singer, composer, and photographer. He has been cited as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, and is estimated to have sold between 75 million and more than 100 million records and singles worldwide.
Diana Krall – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered two GRAMMY® Awards, ten Juno® Awards and have earned nine Gold, three Platinum, and seven multi-Platinum albums.
Concerts in San Diego: August
Rod Stewart – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Over the course of his career, Rod Stewart has been lauded as the finest singer of his generation; he’s written several songs that turned into modern standards; he’s sung with the Faces, who rivaled the Rolling Stones in their prime; and he’s had massive commercial success.
Cigarettes After Sex – SOMA San Diego
Ambient pop collective, Cigarettes After Sex, grew out of an experimental sound project by songwriter Greg Gonzalez. The band’s hushed, dreamy music earned a devoted international fan base in the mid-2010s with a combination of elegantly crafted singles, EPs, and viral YouTube videos, which led up to their 2017 eponymous debut.
Michael Franti & Spearhead Big Big Love Tour with special guests SOJA – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, activist, hotel owner (Soulshine Bali) and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism.
Pantera – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Pantera is one of the best metal bands of the ’90s due to their brutal, well-executed aggressive style of playing.
Josh Turner: Long Black Train 20th Anniversary Tour – Harrah’s Resort SoCal
Nashville, Tennessee native Josh Turner is heading to Harrah’s Resort SoCal to get fans on their feet for a night of country hits in The Events Center. His single, “Your Man” quickly became an anthem that fans from all walks of life can sing their hearts out to.
Little Feat: Boogie Your Summer Away Tour – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Little Feat is a classic example of a fusion of many styles and musical genres made into something utterly distinctive. Their brilliant musicianship transcends boundaries, uniting California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie into a rich gumbo, that has been leading people in joyful dance ever since.
Yellowcard is a Jacksonville emo/pop-punk band whose use of the violin set them apart from their contemporaries.
America – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
As America, the perennial classic-rock favorite, hits the road in 2023, they’re celebrating their 53rd Anniversary with their powerful performances.
Chicago – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Chicago was one of the most successful bands of the rock era, racking up 21 Billboard Top Ten hits between 1970 and 1990, a period where they survived the departure of key band members while also subtly adapting to changing times.
Concerts in San Diego: September
As one of the most popular groups to emerge in the post-grunge alternative rock aftermath, Weezer merged the heavy power pop of arena rockers like Cheap Trick and the angular guitar leads of the Pixies while injecting their melodies with doses of ’70s metal gleaned from bands like Kiss.
Sirius XM Presents Yacht Rock Revue – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
From humble beginnings in a basement, touring in partnership with Live Nation and Sirius XM, Yacht Rock Revue now headline sold-out shows across the country, from Webster Hall in New York to the Wiltern in L.A. While rising from bars to amphitheaters, they’ve ticked every box on the Rock Star Accomplishments bingo card.
Styx – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Styx draws from over four decades of barnburning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. The band draws on an unlimited cache of ways to immerse one’s mind and body in their signature sound.
Concerts in San Diego: October
Irish singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Hozier rose to global attention in 2013 when his moody and soulful rock single “Take Me to Church” became a viral success. The song catapulted him into a major-label contract for his eponymous debut, platinum certifications in 11 countries, and a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year in 2015.
The Teskey Brothers: The Winding Way Tour – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
GRAMMY-nominated Aussies, The Teskey Brothers announce their return to North America for the first time in four years on The Winding Way Tour.
Air Supply – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. However, it is the live shows that always hold audiences captive around the world.
Concerts in San Diego: December
Depeche Mode: Memento Mori Tour – Pechanga Arena
Pioneering English band, Depeche Mode, took the underground electronic club sounds of the early ’80s and expanded them to stadium-sized levels within a decade, becoming one of the best-selling international groups in the process.
See you there, San Diego!