Top Concerts In San Diego This Week | September 29-October 3

International and homegrown superstars are making our list of top concerts in San Diego this week very impressive – get out there and see a show or two!

Thursday, September 29

PJ Morton: Watch the Sun Tour – The Observatory North Park

Show 7PM

New Orleans’ PJ Morton is an uncommonly versatile keyboardist, songwriter, and producer known for his own R&B, gospel, and pop albums, as well as extensive studio work for other performers.

KES – Music Box

Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:30PM

One of Trinidad & Tobago’s most popular and celebrated musical acts, Kes (aka Kes the Band) has consistently blazed new trails for soca, the uptempo soundtrack of party life in today’s Caribbean.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band: Trouble Is…25th Anniversary Tour – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Show 7PM

Twenty five years into his recording career Kenny Wayne Shepherd continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll. Shepherd has built an enviable resume as an accomplished recording artist, a riveting live performer and one of the most talented and distinctive guitarists of his generation.

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Suzanne Vega – Belly Up

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, Vega has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known venues. Known for performances that convey deep emotion, her distinctive, “clear, unwavering voice” (Rolling Stone) has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed near-whisper” by The Washington Post

Cemetery Sun & Lil Lotus – House of Blues

Doors 6PM

Employing a lethally catchy blend of pop-punk, alt-rock, and electro-R&B, Northern California’s Cemetery Sun split the difference between the sonic might of 30 Seconds to Mars, the beachfront affability of Walk the Moon, and the emotional intensity of Twenty One Pilots.

Get The Led Out – Balboa Theatre

Show 7:30PM

Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It’s been their mission to bring the studio recordings of “the mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage.

Friday, September 30

Anees – Music Box

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

An independent singer-rapper that is taking the Arab world by storm, Anees’ music is not like any other. He’d blast you with freestyle melodies with lyrics that will hit you real deep.

Declan McKenna: Zeros Tour USA – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Show 8PM

Declan McKenna is a British singer-songwriter who made his debut in 2015 as an emerging artist at the Glastonbury Festival. The British artist rose to fame with “Brazil” followed by the 2016 self-released single “Paracetamol” and EP “Stains” and “Liar”.

Gloria Trevi: Isla Divina Tour – Viejas Arena

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

Hailed as “the Mexican Madonna” after emerging in the late 1980s, Gloria Trevi is a Latin chart-topper known for her feminist lyrics and compelling stage shows.

Upsahl – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

With a style that bridges thoughtful adult alternative fare and playful pop, American singer and songwriter, UPSAHL, debuted her warm voice and articulate lyrics on self-releases as early as her mid-teens.

Henry Rollins: Good To See You – The Observatory North Park

Show 8PM

Henry Rollins is a Black Flag leader stayed punk rock as a solo act while becoming premier spoken word artist of his time.

Liu – Parq Nightclub

Show 10PM

Deep house and future house DJ who rose to fame under the mononym Liu. He has performed at several of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in Brazil including Tomorrowland Brasil 2016 and 2017 Electric Zoo.

Summer 97 Live – Moonshine Flats

Show 10PM

Summer 97 effortlessly blends nostalgic and new with a sound that summons your favorite memories while causing you to create memories in the moment.

Layton Giordani – Nova SD

Show 9:30PM

A true artist in every sense of the word, Layton Giordani stands firmly as one of the most popular tastemakers of techno’s new school, with his pioneering musical vision serving as a contemporary voice for the younger generation.

Heaven 17 – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Heaven 17 is a glistening ’80s electro-pop out of Sheffield’s synth scene, with danceable grooves and memorable melodies plus the well-deep vocals of Glenn Gregory.

Don Carlos – Belly Up

Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM

Legendary reggae artist, Don Carlos, started his singing career in 1965 by collaborating with likeminded musicians before quickly moving on to create solo singles. In 1972, Carlos became one of the original contributors of Black Uhuru, founding the Jamaican trio alongside co-founders Garth Dennis and Derrick “Duckie” Simpson.

Clayton Shay – Moonshine Beach

Show 10PM

Clayton Shay hails from the corn fields of Illinois, but has called Nashville home since 2018. Since then, he has focused on songwriting, crafting a high quality live show, touring with international act Blackjack Billy, and releasing his own music.

The Doobie Brothers: 50th Anniversary Tour – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

The Doobie Brothers are California yacht-rock hitmakers who melded soul, rock, Southern-fried boogie, and R&B, detailing it all with a glimmering pop sheen.

Saturday, October 1

Ty Dolla $ign – Parq Nightclub

Show 9PM

Ty Dolla $ign is sly singer/rapper with a deep discography as a collaborator (Post Malone’s number one “Psycho”) and headliner (the platinum “Paranoid,” “Or Nah”).

Scorpions – Viejas Arena

Doors 6PM, Show 7PM

Scorpions is a German band who blew in with the first wave of ’70s heavy metal, then stuck around for decades while unleashing many a classic anthem.

Charlotte Sands: Love and Other Lies Tour 2022 – House of Blues

Doors 7:30PM

With a sound that joins childhood songwriting influences like Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter with later emo-pop inspirations, Charlotte Sands rose to fame in 2020 when she went viral with “Dress,” a song about a highly publicized Harry Styles fashion cover shoot.

Matte Black – Music Box

Doors 8PM, Show 9PM

Matte Black is an electronic group out of San Diego CA. The group captures lush dark-synth stylings complimented by gritty industrial anthems , while embodying their affinity for underground techno.

Payare Leads Verdi’s Requiem – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Show 6:30PM

Music Director Rafael Payare and the Orchestra open the new season with one of the monumental masterpieces of Western music. Verdi’s Requiem is an equally thrilling experience for both the lifelong music lover and the new listener discovering choral and orchestral music for the first time.

Apocalyptica: Cell-0 Tour – The Observatory North Park

Show 7PM

Apocalyptica is a Finnish string quartet who began in the ’90s as a Metallica classical cover band, stayed vital for decades, scoring pop hits in 2008.

Summer 97 – Moonshine Beach

Show 10PM

Instead of being bound by a genre, Summer 97 fuse alternative, rock, pop and country for a unique sound resulting in a kinetic and infectious energy that you can’t help but to dance to.

Good Times Ahead – Nova SD

Show 9:30PM

Good Times Ahead (GTA) is a Miami electronic dance duo who employ Latin percussion and jazz, hip-hop, and metal influences in their music.

Kolohe Kai: Hazel Eyes Tour – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

Kolohe Kai is a Hawaiian reggae-pop group with a smooth, romantic sound led by singer and songwriter Roman De Peralta.

Too Many Zooz – Belly Up

Doors 8PM, Show 9PM

The musical style of Too Many Zooz was “branded” by drummer King of Sludge, who recognized that there
was no worthy existing classification for the New York trio, whose other two members are the equally unclassifiable Leo P (saxophone) and Matt Doe (trumpet).

Clayton Shay – Moonshine Flats

Show 10PM

Clayton has released four studio singles, accumulating millions of streams across all platforms, and has had two singles break Top 40 on the iTunes Country Chart. He has also released music videos for every single that he’s put out, and three of those music videos landed on CMT.

Zucchero: World Wild Tour – Balboa Theatre

Show 8PM

One of Italy’s finest exponents of rock blues, Zucchero has sold more than 60m records. He has sung in 5 continents, 69 countries, and 628 cities, and has featured in many international events including Woodstock 94, all Nelson Mandela’s 46664 shows, and more!

Sunday, October 2

Rosalía: MOTOMAMI WORLD TOUR – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:30PM

After earning national recognition with her experimental flamenco album, “Los Angeles”,in May 2018, fans worldwide embraced Rosalia’s release of her innovative breakthrough single, “Malamente – El Mal Querer”, in which she displayed her phenomenal vocal capability meshed with her now fully realized fusion of classic flamenco with R&B, hip-hop, contemporary Latin-American rhythms and electronic beats.

LN & Desert Daze Present: Viagra Boys & Shame – The Observatory North Park

Show 7PM

Viagra Boys is a chaotic and idiosyncratic post-punk band from Sweden whose songs revel in rage, noise, drugs, and anti-patriarchal ranting.

Rafael Payare and the Orchestra – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Show 5PM

Music Director Rafael Payare and the Orchestra open the new season with one of the monumental masterpieces of Western music.

Camilo: North American Tour 2022 – Pechanga Arena

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

A best-selling Colombian singer and songwriter, Camilo is recognized for his breezy tenor vocals and infectious blend of reggaeton and Latin pop.

FNGRS CRSSD Presents CamelPhat – Beach House

Doors 4PM

Mike Di Scala and Dave Whelan are CamelPhat, a British electronic duo traversing various styles of deep house and techno. Formed in 2004, the pair put out a number of digital EPs and singles on Vice and Nervous Records before signing to Dutch EDM label Spinnin’ Records in 2014.

Billy Nation: A tribute to Billy Joel – Music Box

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

Billy Nation is a premier Billy Joel tribute band that gives the audience an authentic Billy Joel concert experience complete with Billy’s signature grand piano, growling saxophone, and rich harmonies.

Point North – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Points North is a California-based rock band consisting of guitarist Eric Barnett, bassist Uriah Duffy and drummer Kevin Aiello. The band has released two studio albums and is known for its high-energy shows.

Whitney Shay – Belly Up

Doors 6:30PM, Show 7PM

With sparkly dresses, fiery tresses, and a talent rivaled only by her unstoppable hustle, Whitney Shay is one #busylittlesinger. The four-time San Diego Music Award winner (including 2019 Artist of the Year) and 2019 Blues Music Award nominee is scorching stages at home and internationally.

Monday, October 3

Metric: The Doomscroller Tour – The Observatory North Park

Show 7PM

Metric is a Toronto-based indie band, fronted by Emily Haines, with a blend of tuneful new wave and spooky synth pop.

Aida Cuevas: 45th Anniversary – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Show 7:30PM

Aida Cuevas presents “45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo,” an unforgettable concert celebrating a long-lasting career as Mexico’s most important female voice.

Rosie Darling & Caleb Hearn – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Intense emotional growth is often the best fuel for a musician’s creative fire, and indie-pop songstress Rosie Darling has certainly turned pain into beauty on Coping, her debut EP on Nettwerk Records.

See you there, San Diego!

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