Top Concerts In San Diego This Week
Our list of the top concerts in San Diego this week features a lineup of must-see live performances happening in the city, from electrifying rock shows to soulful jazz performances and everything in between.
Thursday, June 1
Michael Ray – Moonshine Beach
Show 7Florida’s Michael Ray has a resonant voice and a knack for crafting vibrant, upbeat contemporary country-rock. Although he built a strong grassroots fan base in Southern Florida, he also gained prominence as the winner of the CW network’s reality television vocal competition The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep in 2012.
The Interrupters – SOMA San Diego
The Interrupters’ lyrics often tackle social and political themes, addressing issues such as inequality, injustice, and personal empowerment. Their songs carry messages of unity, resilience, and the power of community, resonating with listeners who appreciate their positive and uplifting approach.
GBH – House of Blues
GBH’s legacy as punk rock pioneers endures, and they are recognized as an essential band within the genre. Their impact on the punk rock landscape, both musically and culturally, solidifies their place as one of the key contributors to the UK punk movement and beyond.
The Skints – The Observatory North Park
Known for their eclectic fusion of reggae, ska, punk, dub, and hip-hop, The Skints have crafted a unique sound that sets them apart in the contemporary music scene. Their music incorporates a wide range of influences, resulting in a vibrant and dynamic sound that appeals to a diverse audience.
The Aquadolls – House of Blues
The Aquadolls’ music is often characterized as surf rock or garage punk, incorporating elements of lo-fi and DIY aesthetics. Their songs feature catchy melodies, distorted guitars, and lyrics that touch on themes of youth, empowerment, and personal experiences.
Friday, June 2
Kai Wachi – Nova SD
Kai Wachi has been a dominant force in bass music since his debut. His thrilling productions continue to break new ground as the Boise creative has become accustomed to bridging different styles for dynamic hybrid works.
Brick + Mortar – House of Blues
As an indie rock duo, Brick + Mortar continue to evolve and push the boundaries of their musical expression. With their infectious blend of genres and captivating performances, they have earned a reputation as an exciting and innovative force in the indie music scene.
Haley Mae Campbell – Moonshine Flats
Haley Mae Campbell is well on her way to becoming one of Music Row’s shining new stars. She’s received local and regional radio airplay, and has over 15 million collective streams on Spotify.
Small Talk – Parq Nightclub
Small Talk has a strong affinity for house and techno, expressing a passionate attraction to these genres. Their musical style revolves around the captivating melodies and uplifting vibes of Deep House, infused with the powerful basslines and rhythmic intensity found in techno and tech-house.
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.
Save Ferris – Harrah’s Resort SoCal
Get ready to jump, dance and sway to the sounds of ska legends Save Ferris live at Dive! Grab a drink and your best dancing flip flops then head out to the pool to catch this group of punk pop all-stars.
Atomic Groove – Belly Up
Doors 5PM, Show 5:30PM
Each AG Happy Hour has a consistent delivery of fun and good vibes but is always has just enough change and variety to the show to keep a loyal, dedicated and enthusiastic crowd coming back for more, week in and week out.
Besos Jazz Trio – The Wu Tsai QRT.yrd
Enjoy live swinging jazz and music from around the world with Besos Jazz Trio, featuring tap artist and percussionist Claudia Gomez, guitarist Beston Barnett, and bassist Evona Wascinski.
Saturday, June 3
Bebe Rexha: Best F’n Night Of My Life – House of Blues
Bebe Rexha has received several accolades, including Grammy nominations and chart-topping hits. Her powerful voice, dynamic stage presence, and ability to connect with her audience have made her a sought-after performer at major music festivals and live shows.
Don Diablo – Nova SD
Called “Future House’s Founding Father” by EDM.com, Don Diablo has become an indisputable phenomenon regularly averaging upwards of 10M monthly listeners on Spotify. Don Diablo is one of the platform’s “Top 300 Most-Listened to Artists” with over half-a-billion streams to date.
Haley Mae Campbell – Moonshine Beach
New York-born and South Carolina-raised, Campbell’s music is a hybrid of city-slicker sass and small-town sensibilities, mixing rock-style vocals with undeniably country storytelling.
Dj Bonics – Parq Nightclub
DJ Bonics began his career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he worked at various radio stations, honing his skills as a DJ and radio host. He eventually caught the attention of Wiz Khalifa, and in 2010, he joined Khalifa’s team as his official tour DJ.
Bailey Callahan – Moonshine Flats
Bailey has been featured in and on Rolling Stone and RollingStone.com, American Songwriter, TN Star, Nashville meets London, Today in Nashville and while on tour has met and embraced new fans from every corner of the country.
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult – Music Box
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult (often abbreviated as TKK) is an American electronic industrial band formed in 1987. They are known for their unique blend of electronic, industrial, and alternative music, often infused with elements of funk, rock, and psychedelic sounds.
Sunday, June 4
G Perico – Music Box
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
G Perico emerged onto the rap scene in the mid-2010s and quickly gained attention for his authentic portrayal of the street life and gang culture prevalent in his neighborhood. He often reflects on his personal experiences and paints vivid pictures of the realities and challenges faced by those growing up in South Central LA.
Adam Carolla – Belly Up
Doors 6PM, Show 6:30PM
Known for his straightforward and sometimes controversial opinions, Carolla is unafraid to tackle sensitive subjects with his unique brand of humor. His comedic style often involves sharp observations, rants, and a penchant for highlighting absurdities in everyday life.
Stryper – House of Blues
Known for their distinctive yellow and black stage attire, Stryper gained popularity in the 1980s during the glam metal era. Their music blends heavy metal and hard rock elements with Christian lyrics, making them one of the pioneering bands in the Christian metal genre.
Joan – House of Blues
Drawing inspiration from 80s and 90s pop, joan creates a blend of synth-driven, feel-good tracks that evoke a sense of nostalgia while maintaining a contemporary edge. Their music often features catchy hooks, shimmering synths, and lush harmonies, creating a dreamy and uplifting atmosphere.
Jimmie Herrod – The JAI
Show 5PM & 7PM
Described by The Seattle Times as “a voice like a beacon of hope,” Jimmie Herrod has been bringing audiences to their feet with his miraculous, transporting voice (and dazzling smile) since he started touring with Pink Martini.
Monday, June 5
Billie Marten – House of Blues
Marten’s music blends elements of folk, indie pop, and acoustic singer-songwriter styles. Her songs often feature intricate guitar melodies, ethereal vocals, and poetic lyrics that delve into themes of introspection, youth, and personal experiences.
Weston Estate: Don’t Kill The Messenger Tour – House of Blues
Weston Estate is a distinctive alt band hailing from Cary, North Carolina, playfully self-proclaimed as “ya aunty’s favorite boy band.” Drawing inspiration from their cultural backgrounds, diverse personalities, and eclectic tastes, Weston Estate has crafted a unique musical space that is entirely their own.
Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs – Belly Up
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Mike Campbell is best known for his work as the lead guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, where he contributed to numerous iconic hits and played a pivotal role in shaping the band’s sound. With The Dirty Knobs, Campbell steps into the spotlight as the frontman and primary songwriter, showcasing his own musical vision and creativity.
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.
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 Rady Shell
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
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.
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
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.
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVE and ZIGGY MARLEY – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
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.
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.
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!