Top Concerts In San Diego This Week

The list of the top concerts in San Diego this week has some big names and a wide range of options, from Nelly and Pato Banton, to Janet Jackson and Diana Ross!

Get out there for a show or two!

Thursday, June 8

Eels – Belly Up

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

With a career spanning over two decades, Eels have crafted a diverse discography that explores themes of heartbreak, resilience, and self-reflection. Their music is characterized by a blend of rock, folk, and electronica, creating a unique and atmospheric sound that captivates listeners.

Saint Luna – Music Box

Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:30PM

Five best friends creating music that relates to all genres of rock, who love performing live and making sure to keep the crowd moving.

Friday, June 9

Nelly – Parq Nightclub

Show 9PM

Nelly, a multi-platinum hip-hop artist and entrepreneur, has made an indelible mark on the music industry with his infectious hooks and undeniable charisma. With chart-topping hits like “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma,” Nelly’s distinctive blend of rap and melodic hooks has garnered him worldwide acclaim.

Valentino Khan – Nova SD

Show 9:30PM

Valentino Khan is an electronic music producer and DJ recognized for his energetic and genre-bending sound. Known for his high-octane performances and chart-topping tracks, Valentino Khan continues to push boundaries and captivate audiences with his infectious beats and unparalleled stage presence.

Watch What Crappens: The Cheater Brand Tour – The Observatory North Park

Show 8PM

“Watch What Crappens” is a popular podcast that focuses on recapping and discussing reality TV shows, primarily from the Bravo network. The podcast was created by Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam, who are known for their humorous and irreverent take on reality television.

San Diego Freak Out presents Pearl & The Oysters, Moans, Auz Fontaine – Casbah

Doors 8:30PM, Show 9:30PM

Calling all psychedelic music lovers! Get ready to embark on a mind-bending journey at the San Diego Freak Out, an extraordinary event brought to you by Mike Turi from Wild Wild Wets and graphic artist, Andrew McGranahan!

Scott Silven – The JAI

Show 6PM

Scott Silven is a phenomenal illusionist and mentalist who wows audiences and leaves them stunned with his charm and magical sleight of hand.

Pato Banton – Belly Up

Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM

With a career spanning several decades, Banton has established himself as a charismatic performer known for his energetic stage presence and engaging live shows. His music combines elements of reggae, dancehall, and pop, creating a vibrant and accessible sound that has garnered him a dedicated fan base worldwide.

Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

STRANGELOVE-The Depeche Mode Experience, based in Los Angeles, offers a flawless and comprehensive live concert experience that covers the highlights of Depeche Mode’s extensive career. Their performances take the audience on a nostalgic journey through time, capturing the essence of Depeche Mode’s music and touching upon significant milestones from the band’s 40+ year history.

Sam Outlaw Presents: Chattahoochee, a Tribute to ’80s and ’90s Country Music – Moonshine Beach

Show 10PM

Sam Outlaw is a rising star in the world of country music, known for his modern take on the classic sound. With his smooth vocals and introspective songwriting, Outlaw captures the essence of traditional country while infusing it with a fresh and contemporary flair.

Chickenbone Slim at the Salvation Stage – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Chickenbone Slim’s distinctive sound combines elements of blues, west coast swing, rockabilly, and roots rock, captivating audiences with its unique and eclectic style.

Whiskey, Cash and Roses – Moonshine Flats

Show 10PM

Whiskey, Cash, and Roses is a band that embodies the soul of American roots music. With a sound that fuses elements of country, rock, and blues, they create a captivating musical experience. Led by dynamic vocals and heartfelt songwriting, Whiskey, Cash, and Roses deliver an authentic and timeless sound that resonates with listeners.

Saturday, June 10

Melanie Martinez: Portals Tour – Viejas Arena

Doors 6PM, Show 7:30PM

Melanie Martinez is a unique and captivating artist known for her distinct visual style and genre-blending music. With her whimsical and darkly introspective songs, Martinez has built a dedicated fan base, showcasing her creativity and storytelling ability through albums like “Cry Baby” and “K-12.”

Carlos Rivera – Pechanga Arena

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

Carlos Rivera, a multi-platinum selling artist and acclaimed singer-songwriter, has established himself as one of the most influential voices of his generation. With an impressive discography and notable collaborations with renowned artists, Rivera’s global hits and captivating performances have garnered him a massive following.

Garbage & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Show 7PM

Garbage is an alternative rock band that exploded onto the music scene in the 1990s with their powerful blend of grunge, pop, and electronic elements, led by the captivating vocals of Shirley Manson. | Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is the solo project of Noel Gallagher, the renowned songwriter and former Oasis guitarist, delivering a melodic and anthemic rock sound that showcases his songwriting prowess.

San Diego Freak Out presents JJUUJJUU, Wild Wild Wets

Show 8:30PM, Show 9:30PM

This year’s San Diego Freak Out has collaborated with the Desert Daze festival to put together an incredible weekend featuring Desert Daze’ founder, Phil Pirrone’s highly hypnotic band, JJUUJJUU.

Scott Silven – The JAI

Show 6PM

As an acclaimed illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist, Silven pushes the boundaries of his craft by creating stylish, smart, and uniquely immersive performances on both stage and screen that mesmerize audiences across the globe.

Fortune Feimster: Live Laugh Love Comedy Tour – Balboa Theatre

7PM & 9:30PM

Fortune Feimster, the hilarious comedian and actress, takes the stage by storm with her unique brand of comedy that combines wit, storytelling, and impeccable timing, leaving audiences in stitches. Known for her appearances on popular shows and her relatable humor, Fortune Feimster brings laughter and joy to every performance.

Matoma – Nova SD

Show 9:30PM

With chart-topping hits like “Old Thing Back” and collaborations with renowned artists, Matoma has become a driving force in the electronic music scene. His uplifting tracks and vibrant live performances create a feel-good atmosphere that keeps fans dancing all night long.

Dj Dynamiq – Parq Nightclub

Show 10PM

Dynamiq, also known as the Open Format Assassin, possesses a remarkable skill set that spans across multiple genres, solidifying his reputation as a genuine open-format club DJ. With a deep understanding of Hip Hop, Latin, EDM, Top 40, and various other genres, he effortlessly navigates through diverse musical landscapes.

Sam Outlaw Presents: Chattahoochee, a Tribute to ’80s and ’90s Country Music – Moonshine Flats

Show 10PM

Sam Outlaw is an acclaimed singer-songwriter whose music effortlessly blends the sounds of traditional country with hints of Southern California folk and rock. With a warm and soulful voice, Outlaw delivers honest and introspective lyrics that resonate with authenticity.

Tainted Love – Belly Up

Show 8PM

Experience the 80s like never before with a Tainted Love performance that immerses you in the era. This exceptional show offers a complete package: unforgettable songs, impressive choreography, iconic video projections, and a lineup of seven incredibly talented and charismatic musicians that will leave you in awe.

Whiskey, Cash and Roses – Moonshine Beach

Show 10PM

With their soulful harmonies and skilled musicianship, Whiskey, Cash, and Roses offer a musical journey that captures the essence of the American spirit.

Sunday, June 11

Janet Jackson – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Show 7:45PM

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.

Brett Goldstein Live – Balboa Theatre

7PM & 9:30PM

Brett Goldstein (Comedian, actor, writer, director, Double Emmy winner and swimmer) brings his live stand up to San Diego…There will be swears…

Diana Ross: The Music Legacy Tour 2023 – The Rady Shell

Show 7PM

Captivating fans with her soulful, heart-felt vocals and magnetic stage presence, Diana Ross owns the room and touches her audiences. They can expect to be captivated by timeless hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Upside Down”, “I’m Coming Out”, “Reach Out and Touch”, “Endless Love” and many more.

Hobo Johnson – SOMA San Diego

Doors 7PM

With raw and confessional lyrics delivered in a spoken-word style, Hobo Johnson’s music connects deeply with listeners, earning him a dedicated following and critical acclaim for albums like “The Rise of Hobo Johnson” and “The Fall of Hobo Johnson.”

Waterparks: The Property Tour – The Observatory North Park

Show 6PM

Waterparks, a pop-punk trio from Houston, Texas, came onto the scene in the early 2010s and quickly gained popularity. They built a strong fan base through the release of two independent EPs before signing with a record label and releasing their debut album, “Double Dare,” in 2016.

Gov’t Mule – Harrah’s Resort SoCal

Show 8PM

Gov’t Mule, the iconic Southern rock jam band, brings their electrifying performances and improvisational prowess to the stage, blending blues, rock, and soul into a powerful musical experience that captivates audiences. With their signature sound and instrumental virtuosity, Gov’t Mule continues to push boundaries and deliver unforgettable live shows.

Donovan Melero – House of Blues

Doors 6PM

Donovan’s debut album, “Chelsea Park After Dark,” was born out of a period of personal loss and reflection during the tumultuous year of 2020. The album’s 11 songs offer a sincere and relatable exploration of themes such as loss, healing, acceptance, and hope, showcasing Donovan’s unique musical experimentation with soundscapes and heartfelt storytelling.

Poncho Sanchez – Belly Up

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

As a Grammy Award-winning percussionist and bandleader, Poncho has mastered the art of blending traditional Latin rhythms with vibrant jazz elements, creating a dynamic and infectious sound that is uniquely his own. With an impressive discography and a reputation for delivering high-energy shows, Poncho Sanchez continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of Latin jazz.

Monday, June 12

Shawn Colvin – Belly Up

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

With a gift for crafting heartfelt lyrics and delivering them with her captivating voice, Colvin’s songs resonate deeply with listeners. From her breakthrough hit “Sunny Came Home” to her intimate acoustic ballads, Shawn Colvin’s talent and authenticity shine through in every performance.

Concerts in San Diego: June

John Legend – The Rady Shell

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”).

SEVEN LIONS: Beyond The Veil – The Journey III Tour – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Jeff Montalvo, known professionally as Seven Lions, is an American DJ, record producer, instrumentalist and remixer from Santa Barbara, California. Active musically since 2010, his music combines styles as diverse as trance, melodic dubstep, drum and bass, glitch hop and electro house.

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.

Earth, Wind & Fire – The Rady Shell

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 – The Rady Shell

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 – 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.

Paramore – Viejas Arena

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 – Petco Park

Morgan Wallen is a Tennessee-based singer and songwriter who adds a touch of pop gloss to down-to-earth country sensibilities.

Bryan Adams – Viejas Arena

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

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

Lil Baby – Pechanga Arena San Diego

Atlanta-bred rapper, Lil Baby, is charismatic, confident, and overwhelmingly popular on a worldwide level, consistently topping the charts with his rough-yet-accessible commercially geared sound.

Santa Fe Klan – Pechanga Arena

Santa Fe Klan, the rising star of Mexican music, has taken the world by storm with critical acclaim, award wins, and a GQ Mexico cover story, solidifying his position as one of the most exciting artists in the genre.

Post Malone: If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d be Crying – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Known for his distinctive appearance, which often includes face tattoos, and his laid-back personality, Post Malone has become a popular figure in popular culture. He has been praised for his ability to seamlessly blend various genres and his willingness to experiment with different musical styles.

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 with special guests SOJA – The Rady Shell

Show 6PM

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 – 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 – Humphreys

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.


Experience a night of unforgettable artistry, energy and music as Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave return to The Rady Shell and reggae royalty Ziggy Marley makes his debut at the waterfront venue. Mavis Staples and the Robert Randolph Band get the evening started… don’t miss a single minute of this soulful, joyous celebration of music by these legendary artists.

Yellowcard – Petco Park

Yellowcard is a Jacksonville emo/pop-punk band whose use of the violin set them apart from their contemporaries.

Dierks Bentley: Gravel & Gold Tour – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Dierks Bentley rocketed to the top of the country charts with his driving 2003 debut single “What Was I Thinkin’,” opening up a career where he’d remain in the Top Ten year after year while simultaneously taking musical chances.

The Smashing Pumpkins: The World Is A Vampire Tour – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Alt-rock icons, The Smashing Pumpkins, are recognized for their amalgam of progressive rock, heavy metal, goth, psychedelia, and dream pop; a layered, powerful style driven by swirling, distorted guitars that churned beneath lead singer/songwriter Billy Corgan’s angst-ridden lyrics.

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

Coldplay – Snapdragon Stadium

Coldplay is a passionate, heart-rending alternative pop group whose sweet melodies and swooning lyrics made them one of the biggest bands of the new millennium.

Weezer – Petco Park

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.

Odesza: The Last Goodbye Tour – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Adding a heavier beat but keeping the dreamy side of indie electronica intact, Seattle duo, ODESZA, rose to success in the mid-2010s with albums like 2014’s In Return and 2017’s A Moment Apart, the latter of which hit number three on the Billboard 200.

Maluma – Pechanga Arena

Maluma, the Colombian sensation, has become a leading voice in Latin music and a global youth idol, with an enormous social media following and numerous record-breaking achievements. With recent ventures in movies, including Disney’s “Encanto” and “Marry Me” alongside Jennifer Lopez, Maluma continues to make waves beyond the music industry.

Concerts in San Diego: October

P!NK’s Summer Carnival 2023 – Snapdragon Stadium

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released 8 studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 60 million albums equivalents worldwide, 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1) and has sold out arenas all over the world.

Hozier – Petco Park

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.

Sting – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Sting was the lead singer and bassist for the Police who pursued a solo career distinguished by his sophisticated blend of jazz, pop, and world music.

Guns N’ Roses – Snapdragon Stadium

Guns N’ Roses is the best and most influential hard rockers of the 1980s and ’90s, a straight-ahead guitar boogie band that often displayed a surprising musical diversity.

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.

Angel Olsen: Forever Fall Tour – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

An indie singer/songwriter who delivers her vulnerable songs with a distinctive warble informed by vintage country, Angel Olsen’s early, spare, acoustic songs grew increasingly lush and dramatic across her first several albums.

Concerts in San Diego: November

Jo Koy – Pechanga Arena San Diego

As one of today’s premiere stand-up comics, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. Jo’s uniquely relatable comedy pulls inspiration from his colorful family that has reached all kinds of people and has translated into sold-out arenas around the world.

Stevie Nicks – Viejas Arena

With her distinctive voice, mystical lyrics, and ethereal stage presence, Nicks has captivated audiences for decades, solidifying her status as a true rock legend. Her solo career, marked by hits like “Edge of Seventeen” and “Stand Back,” has further showcased her unparalleled talent and enduring influence.

Concerts in San Diego: December

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – Pechanga Arena San Diego

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s 2023 international tour began February 1 in Tampa, Florida. As the tour has continued across the United States, it’s been called “the most rewarding, spirited and fulfilling…concert probably ever by a rock icon” by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and a “once-in-a-decade moment of thunder” by the Austin American-Statesman.

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.

DEREK HOUGH: Symphony of Dance – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

For the first time in 4 years the incomparable Derek Hough brings you an All New Spectacular Symphony Of Dance. With electrifying music, awe inspiring dance and nonstop entertainment. Derek Hough is the perfect way to experience the beauty and power of music and dance.

See you there, San Diego!

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