Top Concerts In San Diego This 4th Of July Weekend | June 30 – July 04
Lots of amazing DJs gracing our top concerts in San Diego this 4th of July weekend…plus, Jason Mraz, Common, and several others! Have a wonderful 4th of July and don’t forget to watch a show or two!
Thursday, June 30
Alila Sessions Benefiting the Rob Machado Foundation ft Goth Babe – Alila Marea
Doors 6PM, Show 6PM
Alila Marea Beach Resort and Belly Up present Alila Sessions, a series of intimate seaside music experiences with proceeds going to the Rob Machado Foundation. Enjoy performances by celebrated singer-songwriters in a relaxed living room setting at Alila Marea, accompanied by elevated culinary, gentle ocean breezes and soulful sunsets over the Pacific.
Tori Roze and the Hot Mes – Music Box
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Roze is a key artist in conveying the emotional intent behind a song. “Hearing Tori Roze’s sultry voice for the first time is like learning that Santa Claus isn’t real: it absolutely breaks your heart. Roze seduces you with her Erykah Badu-esque flair, and just when you think she can’t be any smoother, she claws her way into your ears with her rocking roars”
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Guilty Ones – Belly Up
Doors 7PM, Show 7:30PM
A singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a keen eye for the details of American life and a powerful and passionate performing style, Dave Alvin helped to kick-start the American roots rock scene in the early ’80s with the band the Blasters, and has since gone on to a career as a solo performer, songwriter, producer, and sideman that’s been as well respected as it is eclectic.
Hell’s Belles – Paddock Stage
Hell’s Belles are committed, ferocious, meticulous women rock musicians delivering authentic AC/DC to the unbelievably supportive and wicked awesome fans. All day and all night long, all over the world, pitch perfect AC/ DC delivered with a highly charged vigor.
Friday, July 1
NGHTMRE – Nova SD
From Seoul to Coachella Valley, producer, DJ, and label owner Tyler Marenyi, best known as NGHTMRE has solidified himself as a global force in modern dance music. A certified tastemaker and festival mainstay with captivating talents reaching far beyond the EDM landscape, NGHTMRE’s potent artistic impact is anything but ordinary.
Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER in Concert – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
In 2018 Marvel Studios’ Black Panther quickly became a global sensation and cultural phenomenon. Now you can relive the excitement of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) becoming king and battling Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) all while the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar®-winning score live to picture.
Dj Susan – Parq Nightclub
In the scene today, DJ Susan is one of those leaders, and his charting release catalog, his celebrated DJ sets, and his champion record label, Hood Politics Records, all stem from his own mission to lift up the scene and the people in it.
Traffic Jams: Steve Pandis Jazz Trio – The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
As an acoustic and electric bassist, vocalist, and performer, Steve Pandis is a force to be reckoned with. Over the last thirty years, his talents have taken him around the globe, onto international movie and television screens, and to the GRAMMY® podium.
Through The Roots – Belly Up
Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM
Few things ever grow tall without roots. For the members of Through The Roots, it took a decade of inspired songwriting and heavy touring to develop the band’s unique sound: a modern blend of roots reggae, hip-hop, rock, and electronic pop.
Kalan.FrFR with Dj Bar1ne – Lair Nightclub
Kalan.FrFR is a multifaceted Compton rapper/singer, previously a football star, who has collaborated with Rich the Kid, G Perico, and YG, among others.
Summer 97 – Moonshine Flats
Summer 97 effortlessly blends nostalgic and new with a sound that summons your favorite memories while causing you to create memories in the moment.
Forever Motown – Paddock Stage
It’s The Original Cast of Forever Motown with nine all-star performers featuring Theo Peoples, former Lead Singer of The Four Tops; Glenn Leonard, former Lead Singer of The Temptations; and Traci Robinson, former lead singer of The Marvelettes with an All-Star live band. This is a full stage production of your favorite hit songs from All The Motown Legends. This show is not to be missed.
Digable Planets – Music Box
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Digable Planets burst onto the music scene in 1993 with their Grammy-winning single, “Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”. The trio carved out a unique style of jazz-informed Hip Hop.
Ramón Ayala – Corona Grandstand Stage
Accordion king, Ramón Ayala, began playing his favorite instrument at a very young age. Ayala has performed with several groups and was featured in the hit single “Ya No Llores.”
JT Harker – Moonshine Beach
Since inking a deal with George’s Stepside Records in 2019, Harker has released 5 singles, the first two “Heaven Lost An Angel” (2019) and “If I Ain’t Got You”(2020) doing well with the streaming and playlisting.
Saturday, July 2
Jason Mraz & Raining Jane – Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
By the time he achieved massive success with 2008’s breezy love song “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz was already one of the more prominent singer/songwriters of the era, having come up among a crop of similarly earnest acoustic-driven songsmiths in the front half of the decade.
One More Time (A Tribute To Daft Punk) – Music Box
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Like it or not, One More Time may very well be the closest you’re going to get to an authentic Daft Punk concert experience in this lifetime.
Jarren Benton: Freebasing With Kevin Bacon 10th Anniversary Tour – House of Blues
Southern rapper Jarren Benton is all about shock value in his rhymes, but his tongue-twisting dexterity and absurd wit are his true selling points.
Mustache Harbor – Belly Up
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Mustache Harbor’s mission and destiny is simple: to build a mustache army and create a Soft Rock Explosion the likes of which has not been seen since Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and The Little River Band ruled the airwaves and created AM Gold.
YG with Dj Five – Parq Nightclub
Wielding a forceful and slightly raspy voice ideally suited for the prowling basslines that support many of his best-known tracks, YG has achieved and sustained commercial success throughout the 2010s without ever being overtly pop.
Audien: Progressive House Never Died Tour – Nova SD
Audien is no stranger to hard work, and has continued to release music while honing in on his signature sound and style. In 2021 he signed with Armada and has put out 3 singles this year — one of them being “Wish It Was You” with Cate Downey that has brought energy and emotion back to the dance floor. Look for Audien to continue on a path of progressive house and melodic trance in 2021 and beyond.
Summer 97 – Moonshine Beach
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.
T.S.O.L. – The Observatory North Park
In the early years of Los Angeles punk, one of the premiere hardcore bands was T.S.O.L., which stood for True Sounds of Liberty, offering poppier music than many of their contemporaries and featuring an image that appealed to punks who wanted to dive deeper into the gothic subgenre already being offered by many British punk bands.
Totally 80’s – House of Blues
Make way for San Diego’s favorite 80’s music cover band!
Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles – Paddock Stage
This Southern California group is the ONLY show to have “official authorization” to perform the Eagles catalog of music. A spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles to a level normally reserved for gold and platinum recording artists.
JT Harker – Moonshine Flats
As the California country venue circuit picked up steam in the mid-2010’s, JT took full advantage of the opportunities. Opening for established country artists Jake Owen, Rodney Atkins, Hardy, High Valley, Chase Bryant, Josh Thompson, Josh Abbot Band, Muscadine Bloodline, Devin Dawson, RaeLynn and Love and Theft, among others
Sunday, July 3
Common – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy®-winning artist, actor, author and activist, Common brings his signature lyricism, musicality, and creative energy to San Diego for a single evening, performing many of his greatest hits throughout his career. One of the most influential figures in hip-hop, don’t miss Common’s triumphant return to The Rady Shell for a powerful and moving night of music.
Cut Snake – Music Box
Doors 9PM, Show 10PM
Frequently pushing that sensual sweet-spot between genres, Cut Snake’s rough and ready party vibes come out of the studio with slick sonic edges, holding their own just as well at banging peak-time as at a lazy afternoon poolside sesh.
BETAMAXX – Belly Up
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Formed in 2009, BETAMAXX has been captivating audiences all over Southern California with their authentic ‘80s live music experience. Packed with ultra-high energy, this 7-piece group, delivers a non-stop, nostalgia-filled, rock concert that keeps the dance floor packed from beginning to end.
DJ Pauly D – Nova SD
Pauly’s unique style and honing of his DJ skills since the age of 16 have given him the ability to mix in and out of top 40 and house music, introducing an entirely new essence to dance music. Pauly’s eclectic track selection, incomparable style and infectious personality continues to captivate crowds around the globe.
Enanitos Verdes – Corona Grandstand Stage
Enanitos Verdes is a rock trio from Argentina formed in the 70s by singer/bassist Marciano Cantero, guitarist Felipe Staiti and drummer Daniel Piccolo. After touring South America, “La Muralla Verde” started climbing the Latin rock charts.
Purple Xperience – Paddock Stage
The Purple Xperience is a five-piece group hailing from Prince’s birthplace, Minneapolis, MN. They have been touring around the country since it’s inception in 2011 by Dr. Fink and front-man Marshall Charloff – bringing the greatest and most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution in the world to audiences of all generations.
Monday, July 4
Skynnyn Lynnyrd – Paddock Stage
Skynnyn Lynnyrd has committed the past 11+ years breaking down the “Classic” Lynyrd Skynyrd songs. The group is committed to carrying on and performing the original music in the exact same manner it was played and performed by the great “Lynyrd Skynyrd” as a “National” tribute band, they are recognized by many of the top promoters as “The Best Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute” in the country.
Coming Next Week!
Fleet Foxes: Shore Tour – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
One of the most prominent bands to emerge during the late-2000s indie folk boom, Seattle’s Fleet Foxes fuse earthy, harmony-rich folk-rock with a sense of lush pop sophistication calling to mind the late-’60s work of acts like the Beach Boys, the Zombies, and Fairport Convention.
See you there, San Diego, and Happy 4th of July!