Top Concerts in San Diego This Week
Here are the top concerts in San Diego this week!
Country music aficionados can catch Chris Stapleton’s soul-stirring vocals and masterful guitar work. Fans of a more modern sound won’t want to miss Don Toliver, blending his unique vocal-driven trap into an unforgettable live experience. For those looking for laughs amidst the melodies, David Spade brings his sharp wit and impeccable timing to the stage, offering a night of comedy gold.
There is something for everyone—get out there and watch a show or two!
Thursday, February 29
Show 7 PM
Arlo Parks, a London-born singer/songwriter and poet, gained acclaim with her vividly descriptive lyrics on young adult emotional experiences and mental health, blending bedroom pop with indie soul. Her debut album “Collapsed in Sunbeams” won the 2021 Brit Award and Mercury Prize while her follow-up, “My Soft Machine,” delved into personal topics like touring anxiety and relationships.
Doors 7 PM, Show 8 PM
Sitting On Stacy, a WACK rock band from Southern California, began when Hoyt, Kyle, and Trevor met in elementary school and grew their following in San Diego during college. They changed their name from “Paper” to “Sitting On Stacy” after struggling with online visibility, inspired by a dream Hoyt had.
Doors 7 PM, Show 8 PM
Judy Collins, renowned for her sublime vocals and songwriting, has made significant contributions to music and social activism over five decades with 55 albums. Her work includes Grammy-recognized interpretations, original compositions, and a commitment to various causes, maintaining her as a luminous and influential figure in the music industry.
Doors 7 PM
Joe Vann’s debut solo album, Found In The Smoke, combines experimental indie sounds with Americana, reflecting his upbringing in rural California. It’s described as a blend of emo and outlaw Americana, reminiscent of a collaboration between Justin Vernon and Townes Van Zandt.
Friday, March 1
Doors 7 PM
At 18, Natalie Jane impresses with her powerful voice and soulful pop music, drawing from early self-released songs to major-label hits like “AVA.” Her work combines a unique artistic vision, evident in her music and the cover art she designs, with a commitment to expressive, therapeutic songwriting.
Show 8 PM
John 5, born John William Lowery, gained fame as a versatile session guitarist and later as a member of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie’s bands, before embarking on a successful solo career with albums like Vertigo and Sinner. His work spans collaborations with a wide range of artists, including Avril Lavigne and Ozzy Osbourne, and showcases his unique blend of instrumental skill and horror-pop aesthetic.
Doors 7 PM
Mahalia, a British soul and neo-soul artist, began her career in her early teens and has released albums like “Diary of Me” and “Love and Compromise,” moving to Warner Music for her latest works. She’s also the daughter of musicians, started songwriting and playing guitar preteen, and has evolved with collaborations and solo projects, achieving a Top 30 U.K. album.
Doors 8:30 PM, Show 9 PM
The White Buffalo, led by Jake Smith, ventured into uncharted musical territory with their eighth studio album, “Year Of The Dark Horse,” diverging from their known sound to explore a genre-defying mix influenced by a wide array of artists. Embracing a new producer and studio, the project was a creative whirlwind, recorded in an intense, exploratory process that pushed boundaries and redefined their music.
Doors 8 PM
MitiS, born Joseph Torre, merges piano-driven melodies with electronic music, building on his classical piano training from a young age in Pennsylvania. His live sets blend production skills with piano roots, showcasing his evolution as an artist. With millions of streams and chart-topping releases, MitiS has cultivated a dedicated fan base, elevating his musical journey.
Doors 8 PM, Show 9 PM
MATTE BLACK, emerging from San Diego’s underground, debuts with “I’M WAVING, NOT DROWNING,” blending dark synthwave with industrial and techno influences. The album, created during the Covid-19 shutdown, explores themes of pain, panic, and hope, embodying the band’s unique sound and optimistic outlook.
Doors 8 PM
Daniel Bonte, an Indiana native turned California Country music sensation, is celebrated for his energetic performances and compelling songwriting, blending blues, rock, and soul into a style that echoes Garth Brooks and Luke Bryan. His love for country storytelling began in childhood, inspired by rides in his brother’s pickup through Indiana’s backroads.
Saturday, March 2
Show 5 PM
Chris Stapleton’s ascent from esteemed Nashville songwriter to front-and-center headliner is marked by his soulful blend of rugged country, rock, and blues, culminating in influential albums like “Traveller” and “Starting Over,” which have both shaped and reflected a shift towards roots-oriented sounds in modern country music.
Show 10 PM
Don Toliver, known for his unique vocal-driven trap, gained fame with “Can’t Say” on Travis Scott’s Astroworld and further success with his albums, including the Top Ten hits Heaven or Hell, Life of a DON, and Love Sick. He’s teasing his fourth album, Hardstone, with the single “Bandit.”
Show 8 PM
David Spade, known for his “Saturday Night Live” tenure and role in “Just Shoot Me,” remains a significant comedic presence. His latest stand-up special, “Nothing Personal,” hit Netflix in 2022. Currently, he hosts “Snake Oil” on FOX, a game show he produces. Spade also co-hosts the podcast “Fly on the Wall” with Dana Carvey, featuring interviews with SNL alumni and guests, which has been nominated for a 2023 iHeartRadio Podcast Award and is in its second season.
Show 10 PM
Benny Benassi, an Italian dance music luminary, catalyzed the electro-house genre with “Satisfaction” in 2002. Renowned for DJing, remixing, and producing, he’s won GRAMMYs and played major festivals. His track “Cinema” and collaborations with artists like Madonna highlight a career that continually pushes musical boundaries across four LPs.
Show 7:30 PM
Las Migas, a Spanish quartet, merges flamenco with Mediterranean influences, featuring vibrant vocals, violin, and guitars. Evolving with Latin rhythms and emotive ballads, they’ve garnered acclaim, including a Latin Grammy nomination. The Barcelona-based group, known for their dynamic performances, introduces new vocalist Bego Salazar, refreshing their distinctive flamenco fusion.
Show 7:30 PM
Pete Correale, a New York comedian, uses his life as material, highlighted by TV specials and appearances. He also writes and co-hosts “The Pete and Sebastian Show,” showcasing his wide-ranging talent.
Doors 7 PM
Teenage Dads, an indie-pop band from Mornington Peninsula, stand out in Australian music with their self-produced songs and electrifying live shows. They’ve toured extensively, played major festivals, and their latest EP, Club Echo, received significant airplay on triple J.
Show 8 PM
The California Honeydrops blend modern and classic blues with a unique twist, gaining fame in the 2010s. Starting with 2008’s “Soul Tub!,” they’ve evolved from traditional blues to a rich mix of influences, highlighted by their 2018 double album “Call It Home, Vols. 1-2.” Founded by Lech Wierzynski and Ben Malament in Oakland, their lineup has changed over time, maintaining a dynamic presence on the blues scene.
Doors 8 PM
Daniel Bonte is a dynamic California country singer-songwriter known for his powerful vocals, electric live shows, and bluesy-rock-soul style reminiscent of Garth Brooks and Luke Bryan. As a child riding through Indiana backroads, he fell in love with the storytelling in country music blaring from his brother’s pickup.
Doors 6:30 PM
Hailing from California, Mom Cars deliver vibrant indie-rock reminiscent of the early 2010s, tinged with indie-rock-sleaze. Their debut album is out, and their energetic live shows are gaining them a loyal following.
Sunday, March 3
Doors 7 PM, Show 8 PM
Nelson’s “Sticks and Stones” album, celebrating human connection with upbeat tracks, marks a lively shift from his previous work. Produced with his band POTR, it features a mix of danceable and poignant songs, embodying a perfect concert setlist.
4 PM & 7:30 PM
Modi, celebrated as a top New York comedian, has been featured across major networks and shows, earning high praise for his stand-up. Born in Tel Aviv and raised in the US, he shifted from investment banking to comedy, captivating audiences with his unique blend of humor. Modi co-founded The Chosen Comedy Festival, showcasing Jewish humor, and has appeared in HBO’s “Crashing” and films. New York City even dedicated a day to him for his artistic contributions.
Doors 7 PM, Show 8 PM
G. Love & Special Sauce blend Delta blues and old-school hip-hop, gaining fame with their gold-certified debut in 1994. Led by G. Love, the band has explored various musical styles over decades, collaborating with notable artists. Their latest works include the Keb’ Mo’-produced “The Juice” and “Philadelphia Mississippi,” showcasing their enduring blend of blues and hip-hop influences.
Doors 7 PM
Griffin House, an American singer-songwriter, has been active for over 20 years with 13 albums, gaining recognition for his storytelling and grassroots touring. His work, including the documentary “Rising Star,” explores his life’s challenges and his music has been featured on prime time TV and acclaimed by American Songwriter.
Monday, March 4
Show 8 PM
The Paper Kites, an Australian indie folk band known for their harmonious and introspective music, gained fame with albums like States and Twelvefour. They’ve earned ARIA nods and explored collaborations in their album Roses, with their latest work, At the Roadhouse, inspired by a live residency in Victoria.
Concerts in San Diego: March 2024
Starting from freestyling while playing Xbox, Queens rapper Lil Tecca, influenced by Chief Keef, rose to fame with hits like “Ransom,” and has since released three successful studio albums, including 2023’s “Tec,” consistently charting in the Billboard Top Ten with his Auto-Tuned flow and collaborations with notable artists.
Grace Potter’s transformative journey across the U.S., sparked by personal challenges and a quest for self-reliance, culminated in the creation of her album “Mother Road.” This work, blending reality and myth, features diverse characters and stories, reflecting her emotional growth and artistic versatility, making it a pivotal moment in her career.
MercyMe, a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Christian band known for their hit “I Can Only Imagine,” has achieved significant accolades, including Billboard’s Top Christian Artist of the 2010s and numerous awards, with a major motion picture about their frontman’s life and a legacy of impacting the Christian music scene.
Busta Rhymes, a prominent figure in rap’s golden era, gained fame with his distinctive style and humor, achieving success as a solo artist and with Leaders of the New School, and continuing to impact the genre with his latest album “Blockbusta.”
Nicky Romero, evolving from a musical prodigy to a major influence in electronic dance music, has marked his journey with iconic hits, successful collaborations, and the impactful growth of his label Protocol Recordings, continuously shaping the landscape of the genre.
Hippie Sabotage, a Sacramento-based electronic music duo formed by brothers Kevin and Jeff Saurer, gained fame for their hip-hop beats and eclectic influences, soaring to international recognition with their popular remix of “Habits (Stay High).”
Sierra Ferrell, with her captivating voice and eclectic style, journeyed from West Virginia to Nashville, busking across America and eventually signing with Rounder Records, now debuting her genre-defying album “Long Time Coming,” co-produced with Grammy-winner Gary Paczosa and featuring a lineup of notable musicians.
David Spade, known for his “Saturday Night Live” fame and “Just Shoot Me” role, continues to entertain as a stand-up comedian and host of FOX’s “Snake Oil” and co-hosts the podcast “Fly on the Wall” with Dana Carvey, featuring interviews with notable figures, earning widespread acclaim and award nominations.
Concerts in San Diego: April 2024
Doors 6:30 PM, Show 7:30 PM
Prepare for an evening filled with laughter as Hollywood’s comedic genius, Kevin Hart, takes the stage for two shows.
Lang Lang, an internationally renowned Chinese pianist, has achieved superstar status in the classical music world, known for his charismatic performances, eccentric style, and extensive repertoire, primarily focusing on Western classical compositions while also promoting Chinese music, touring globally, and releasing numerous acclaimed recordings.
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is a highly successful stand-up comedian, ranking as the second highest grossing touring comedian, with over 1.1 billion views on YouTube and over 25 million social media fans, recognized in industry publications like The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
Trevor Noah, globally recognized comedian and former host of “The Daily Show,” excels as an author, podcast host, producer, and philanthropist, while continuing to captivate audiences with his stand-up tours and impactful entertainment ventures.
Hailing from Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains, Tyler Childers delivers authentic and weathered Americana with influences from ’70s progressive country. From his breakout “Purgatory” to Grammy nods, politically charged bluegrass in “Long Violent History,” and the ambitious triple LP “Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?” Childers’ storytelling and unique style make him a standout in the genre.
Billy Joel and Sting are starting the fire with one of the hottest shows at Petco Park. These iconic artists will be joining together for one night only to bring the party to downtown San Diego! Don’t miss out—this show at America’s #1 Ballpark will be the only show on the West Coast.
Show 8 PM
ZZ Top, the iconic rock, blues, and boogie band hailing from Texas, has been performing for over fifty years, and now features Billy F Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Elwood Francis, who joined after Dusty Hill’s passing in 2021; they’re known for hits like “La Grange” from their breakthrough album “Tres Hombres.”
Lauren Daigle, a multi-award-winning artist known for her powerful vocals, has maintained her success on the Billboard charts, including her recent album’s debut single “Thank God I Do,” which became her 6th Billboard No. 1 song and set a record for topping the charts for over 20 weeks, further solidifying her status as a global vocal powerhouse with a dedicated fanbase.
Godsmack, a hard rock band from Boston, evolved from their post-grunge roots to a mature sound blending classic rock and heavy metal, culminating in their latest and possibly final album, “Lighting Up the Sky.”
BoyWithUke, an anonymous Massachusetts-based singer, songwriter, and producer, has garnered attention with his distinctive blend of confessional lo-fi pop and ukulele-driven music, gaining mainstream success with hits like “Toxic,” and continuing to captivate audiences with releases like “Serotonin Dreams” and “Antisocial.”
STRFKR, initially known as Starfucker, is an indie electro band founded by Josh Hodges, known for its dance-friendly hooks and dynamic performances, evolving from an eponymous debut in 2008 to the more atmospheric “Future Past Life” in 2020, while grappling with mainstream success and lineup changes.
Koe Wetzel, a rising Texas country-rock artist known for his hard-hitting, storytelling songs, quickly gained popularity in the Lone Star State’s music scene with albums like “Noise Complaint” and “Sellout,” transitioning to a major label while maintaining his gritty sound; he continued to release new tracks and embarked on extensive tours, gearing up for his fifth album, “Hell Paso.”
Concerts in San Diego: May 2024
Justin Timberlake, known for *NSYNC, launched a solo career with “Justified” in 2002, followed by Grammy wins and hits, and later expanded into acting. His concerts offer a musical journey through his iconic career.
Jacob Collier, a Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist from North London, rose to fame with his innovative online performances and has since released critically acclaimed albums, collaborating with renowned artists, and has been recognized for his unique blend of jazz, R&B, and electronic sounds.
Riley Green, a country singer who gained fame through CMT’s Redneck Island, has made a name for himself in the late 2010s with his music rooted in traditional country themes, highlighted by his 2019 hit “I Wish Grandpas Never Died,” and followed by a series of successful EPs, including “If it Wasn’t for Trucks,” “Behind the Bar,” and “There Was This Girl.”
Grammy-nominated multi-platinum rock band NEEDTOBREATHE brings their “high-energy, infectious” (Music Row) live show to arenas across the country this year with “The CAVES World Tour.”
Two Door Cinema Club made a splash with their unique blend of guitar-driven post-punk hooks and electronic elements. Their journey began with the success of their debut album “Tourist History” in 2010, leading to continued evolution with albums like “Beacon,” the synth-pop-inspired “Gameshow,” and the new wave-inspired “False Alarm.”
Gloria Trevi, the Mexican artist known for her groundbreaking contributions to Latin music, boasts a prolific career spanning several decades with a focus on feminist sociopolitical lyrics, provocative stage performances, and a string of chart-topping albums, including “Gloria” and “Versus” (with Alejandra Guzman), as well as experimentation with genres like EDM and flamenco-infused pop.
Jordan Davis, a country singer from Shreveport, Louisiana, blends pop and R&B influences in hits like “Singles You Up” and has seen significant chart success, most notably with his albums “Home State” and “Bluebird Days,” and his collaboration with Luke Bryan on “Buy Dirt.”
AJR, the indie pop trio consisting of Adam, Jack, and Ryan, has redefined 21st-century pop music, amassing billions of streams and achieving multiple platinum and multiplatinum singles and albums since their emergence in 2012.
Natalie Merchant, known for her work with 10,000 Maniacs and a successful solo career, blends jangle pop and folk traditions while championing humanitarian causes. After leaving 10,000 Maniacs in 1993, she continued to release albums, with her solo debut “Tigerlily” in 1995 spawning hits like “Carnival” and “Wonder.”
Hailing from Northern Ireland, Two Door Cinema Club blends guitar-driven post-punk hooks with electronic elements, gaining recognition with their debut EP “Four Words to Stand On” and chart-topping album “Tourist History,” followed by successful releases like “Beacon,” “Gameshow,” “False Alarm,” and “Keep On Smiling,” showcasing their evolution and experimentation in sound while consistently making an impact on the music scene.
In a one-night-only performance, the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will play Elgar’s deeply moving cello concerto, a masterpiece shaped by the aftermath of WWI, under the baton of Rafael Payare, who will also lead the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s emotive 5th Symphony, known for its rich melodies and intense passion.
Concerts in San Diego: June 2024
Madison Beer, a platinum-selling artist from Long Island, rose to fame with Justin Bieber’s endorsement, evolving into a singer-songwriter-producer known for her mix of electronic pop, alt-rock, and R&B. With hits like “Hurts Like Hell” and charting albums like “Life Support,” she’s also ventured into writing with her memoir “The Half of It,” and continued her musical journey with her second album “Silence Between the Songs.”
Blink-182, the iconic pop-punk band, known for their humorous and high-energy anthems, achieved mainstream success with “Enema of the State,” underwent hiatus and internal changes, but reunited with their classic lineup for a 2023 resurgence and tour.
Formed in ’93, Third Eye Blind bursts onto the scene with their self-titled debut, delivering introspective lyrics paired with soaring melodies in hits like “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper.” Though lineup changes have followed, frontman Stephan Jenkins’ distinct vocals and socially conscious themes remain. Expect catchy hooks, infectious energy, and a touch of introspection at their live shows.
NF, the rapper and composer, has risen to multi-platinum success with his emotionally charged lyrics and raw authenticity. From his early albums like Mansion and Therapy Session to his chart-topping hits like “Let You Down” and albums such as Perception and Clouds, NF’s music continues to resonate with audiences, culminating in his 2023 release, Hope, featuring notable collaborations.
Noah Kahan, a talented American singer-songwriter known for his warm, raspy voice, has made a mark in the folk-infused pop scene, drawing comparisons to artists like Ben Howard and Vance Joy. With a series of successful releases, including his debut album “Busyhead,” Kahan has been steadily refining his songwriting and gaining recognition in the music industry.
Cody Jinks, a trailblazing independent musician with over 2.5 million equivalent units sold and 3.5 billion streams, has won numerous awards including Music Row’s 2023 Independent Artist of the Year, has multiple RIAA-certified songs and albums, and recently launched a partnership between his Late August Records and The Orchard, all while working on his eleventh studio album and preparing for an extensive tour.
The Doobie Brothers transitioned from boogie rock to blue-eyed soul, marked by hits like “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes.” With members like Tom Johnston and Michael McDonald, they’ve seen lineup changes, reunions, and sustained live success into the 2020s, culminating in a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Concerts in San Diego: July 2024
New Kids on the Block, a highly successful boy band from the late ’80s, known for their R&B-infused pop and dance-oriented image, achieved immense popularity with hits like “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step by Step,” earning millions and influencing the late ’90s teen pop boom. After disbanding in 1994, they made a comeback in 2008 with “The Block” album, continuing to tour and release new material, including the 2017 EP “Thankful.”
Lake Street Dive, formed in 2004, blends neo-soul and pop/rock with elements of jazz and funk; they gained acclaim with live performances and original songs, followed by a successful covers EP in 2012; their evolution continued with albums like “Bad Self Portraits,” “Side Pony,” and “Free Yourself Up,” culminating in 2021’s “Obviously,” which incorporated feminist and socially conscious themes; the band revisited cover songs in 2022 with “Fun Machine: The Sequel EP.”
Concerts in San Diego: August 2024
JASON MRAZ and THE SUPERBAND: The Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Jason Mraz is a singer-songwriter known for his breezy melodic pop, incorporating elements of folk, jam band music, hip-hop, and soft rock, who gained prominence with hits like “The Remedy” and “I’m Yours,” achieving Grammy success and continuing to release albums, including his latest, “Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride,” in 2023.
Luke Bryan, a pivotal bro-country figure, achieved fame with hits like “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” transitioning into pop through TV roles. Raised in Georgia, he moved to Nashville, signed with Capitol Records, and released multiple chart-topping albums, blending pop-rock with traditional country, shaping 2010s mainstream country music.
Lainey Wilson brings a heartfelt Southern authenticity to contemporary country music, with a voice that carries a hometown twang and lyrics that strike a balance between tough and tender; her journey from a Louisiana small town to Nashville success is etched in her chart-topping hits and award-winning performances, resonating a revival of ’70s country-rock spirit.
Foo Fighters evolved from Dave Grohl’s solo project into a leading rock act with a relentless work ethic, marked by a distinct sound, consistent touring and recording, multiple Grammys, and resilience through tragedy, leading to their 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction and the cathartic 2023 album “But Here We Are” following drummer Taylor Hawkins’ death.
Sebastian Maniscalco, a celebrated comedian and actor known for his sold-out shows and roles in films like “The Irishman,” has risen from stand-up comedy to widespread fame, receiving accolades for his touring achievements and expanding his career into the realms of television and dramatic cinema.
O.A.R. (Of a Revolution), originally a college jam rock band, evolved into a chart-topping alternative rock group with a dedicated fan base through relentless touring and albums like “The Rockville LP” and “The Mighty.” In 2022, they released their tenth album, “Arcade,” featuring the popular track “In the Clouds.”
Hailing from Regina, Canada, the Dead South combines punk spirit with bluegrass and old-time string band music; they gained international recognition with albums like “Good Company” and “Illusion & Doubt,” and their 2019 release “Sugar & Joy” topped the Billboard Bluegrass chart.
Concerts in San Diego: September 2024
P!nk, a singer known for her dynamic blend of pop and rock, made her mark with hits like “Get the Party Started” and “Just Give Me a Reason,” earning Grammy Awards and topping charts with her albums like “M!ssundaztood” and “The Truth About Love,” while continuing to evolve her sound with releases like “Hurts 2B Human” and “Trustfall.”
Irish singer and multi-instrumentalist Hozier gained global recognition with his viral hit “Take Me to Church” in 2013, leading to a successful career with platinum albums and a Grammy nomination, followed by the release of albums like “Wasteland, Baby!” and the concept album “Unreal Unearth” in 2023, showcasing his diverse influences and musical talents.
Peter Hook, known for his involvement in Joy Division and New Order, has been revisiting and performing the albums from his bands’ repertoire annually, culminating in celebrations of over four decades of Joy Division’s influence, with a focus on their Substance compilations, expressing his ongoing enjoyment of these performances and anticipation for the future.
Green Day, a Bay Area trio, rose to fame in the early ’90s as a pop-punk band before evolving into a more melodic and diverse act, achieving massive success with albums like “Dookie” and “American Idiot” and continuing to influence the punk and rock scene with their rebellious attitude and style.
The Hoodoo Gurus’ iconic songs like “What’s My Scene,” “I Want You Back,” and “Miss Freelove ’69” are just a glimpse of their extensive repertoire that has left an indelible mark on Australian and international music fans from the 1980s to the present day.
Franco Escamilla, known as “El Amo del Sarcasmo” or “The Master of Sarcasm,” is a Mexican standup comedian, singer/songwriter, and radio personality who gained fame through his YouTube channel and hosted his comedic talk show, “El Show de Franco Escamilla,” in 2016, and made his music recording debut with the album “Fe” in 2017, followed by a Comedy Central special and U.S. theater tour.
See you there, San Diego!