Top Concerts In San Diego This Memorial Day Weekend | May 26 To May 29
Our list of San Diego concerts this Memorial Day weekend promises a lot of parties and amazing performances. So, go out there and have some fun!
Thursday, May 26
A massively successful boy band, New Kids on the Block emerged in the late ’80s combining R&B grooves, infectious pop hooks, and a dynamic, dance-oriented image.
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Raveena is a highly creative, dynamic, and spiritual artist who aims to build fully-realized worlds within each of her projects: conceptual experimentations in sound, threaded together by stories of healing and self-realization meant to experience from start to finish.
After a spell as teen pop sensations, the sister act, Aly & AJ, reinvented themselves in the 2020s, first as a synth pop duo, then as soft modern rockers.
Poppy is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and performance artist who crafts catchy pop, raucous metal, and subversively humorous videos.
Doors 6PM, Show 6PM
For nearly four decades, Donavon Frankenreiter has been travelling the globe, first as a professional surfer and now as a musician. These days instead of surf competitions, it’s concert halls that bring him to town, where he entertains audiences with his unique blend of laid-back grooves, philosophical lyrics and soulful delivery.
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
The Pineapple Thief is a prolific British prog rock band who incorporate the sounds of Porcupine Tree, Radiohead, and Muse into a sprawling, experimental experience.
Since its inception in 2010, Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.
Hot Rod is a diverse guitarist with deep roots planted in the soul of America’s home bred music. He has spent many years traveling and recording with Chicago Blues legend A.C. Reed and Americana icon Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs. Those experiences helped to mold him into the dynamic entertainer that has been revealed through his various band projects.
Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM
Donavon Frankenreiter is an American musician and surfer. His debut self-titled album was released in 2004 on Brushfire Records through Universal Music.
Friday, May 27
Doors 9PM, Show 9PM
Each promoter knows that when booking Jordan Suckley, they’re in for an exceptional experience–incorporating a showcase of his scratching skills. Resting on his laurels is no way to go for Jordan, though, so you’d best prepare to be blown away–again and again.
This sturdy American blues-rock trio from Texas consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass), and Frank Beard (drums). ZZ Top plays red-hot Texas boogie and blues, and no one does it better – or has done it longer – than this “little ol’ band from Texas.” The trio’s enduring appeal owes much to their mastery of and feel for rootsy forms.
Sheyna Gee released her latest single, “Anymore,” on April 2nd. “Anymore” is the first release for the Los Angeles native since 2019. Fortunately, we will not have to wait another two years for more music from Sheyna. Gee is planning to release three more songs this year.
Niiko X SWAE is an emerging DJ group that is pioneering a new era of future bass music. Their debut single, “Run This Town”, is a future bass/pop anthem
Ghastly’s sets have been heralded as “energetic and eclectic live performances which are sometimes followed by odd speeches about the abnormalities of life, regretful sexual encounters, and well cooked food.” With such a diverse personality and rapport for his fans, it’s clear that Ghastly has one thing on his mind, and that’s to change the world.
Summer 97 effortlessly blends nostalgic and new with a sound that summons your favorite memories while causing you to create memories in the moment. Instead of being bound by a genre, they 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.
Camarada music takes a sonic spin into the atmosphere that songwriter Carole King created. Her hits, including I Feel the Earth Move and It’s Too Late take on a new hue and jazz reimagining. Join us for a night of classic songs jazzified as only Camarada elegantly delivers.
The band is comprised of talented and seasoned musicians whose combined stage experience provides a strong musical backdrop that lifts Faux Fighters head and shoulders above other tribute bands. The combination of Chelsea’s ‘Dave Grohliness’, his ability to cover Dave’s vocal range and the energy of the performance ensures that the band really captures the essence of Foo Fighters, producing a dynamic and engaging stage show.
Saturday, May 28
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Gasolina Party is a community for Reggaeton & Latin music fans that are pushing the culture forward. Gasolina has grown to be the largest reggaeton party in the United States, bringing out over 1,500+ attendees into iconic venues across the country.
Justin Credible’s passion for music probably started since he could spell because he began DJ’ing at a young age at school functions and local house parties. He started falling in love with DJ’ing as soon as his enthusiasm to Hip Hop surfaced. Justin is passionate when it comes to entertaining people with his music and dance.
IN THE END: the Premier Linkin Park Experience is a Linkin Park tribute band based in LP’s own backyard: Los Angeles. A band full of music industry veterans, IN THE END’s members have performed with some of the biggest artists and on some of the biggest stages in the world including The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Coachella, Lollapalooza and many more.
Besos Jazz Trio, an eclectic, worldly-inspired jazz band, comes to Panama 66 for an evening of fine food and lovely entertainment. Bring your dancing shoes!
Vibrant, eclectic & truly original, the multi-Grammy-nominated, Hiroshima, creates a musical world all its own. The intoxicating mix of traditional Japanese folk music & instruments interwoven with Jazz, R&B, Salsa & more has been a pioneering voice in contemporary music since the 1970’s.
Most rock & roll bands are a tightly wound unit that developed their music through years of playing in garages and clubs around their hometown. Steely Dan never subscribed to that aesthetic. As the vehicle for the songwriting of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan defied all rock & roll conventions.
The story of GWAR is carved across the history of this barren and hopeless planet, but GWAR themselves are not of this world… their story begins in the deepest reaches of outer space.
For over 15 years, we have come together over Memorial Day weekend to sing, dance and crawl our way to fundraising for The Wingman Foundation! SDC 2022 kicks off on Saturday, May 28th with an extremely lucky group of 2,000 crawlers coming together and celebrating all that it means to be an American. We’re packin’ freedom, independence, DJs, dancers and bottle service into San Diego’s BEST venues!
Young Guns – A Tribute to the Superstars of Country Music! This international touring country rock band is one of the hottest country music shows in the world. The band tears up the stage with songs from iconic country artists old and new.
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Professional surfer, Donavon Frankenreiter, began his musical career as a protégé of Jack Johnson. You can find him touring the world with his three-piece band and still catching waves anytime he can.
The Seamonks plays rockabilly, blues, outlaw country and a little funk so you can shake your rump.
Four 90’s kids first came together as a solo project under singer/songwriter Jerry Jacobs. They toured nationally for years gaining a loyal fan base and steady listening traction. Their high-energy and interactive performances alongside their cohesive and united musicality set them apart.
The 18-year old, Norwegian producer, Alan Walker, has emerged on the global music scene as one of the most successful artists of 2016. His record breaking single “Faded” was released on December 4th, 2015 and has today reached 3.8 million sold units worldwide and the music video has 310 million views on YouTube.
Sunday, May 29
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
With their sixth and seventh albums, Rubber Soul and Revolver, The Beatles scaled new ground. This concert series is a world-first live performance of both albums in track order. Four exceptionally talented young stars of the Australian music scene embark on this challenging task.
Emerging from Italy, world class DJ & producer, Benny Benassi, is a name needing little introduction but deserving of wide acclaim. Having built a career and reputation spanning over fifteen years, this humble, authentic and charming artist has grown from club DJ to festival king to multi-million selling record producer taking success in his stride.
Mystery Skulls is an electronic dance-oriented neo-soul and vintage disco-influenced outfit centered around lead singer/songwriter Luis Dubuc. Dubuc was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela until he was eight, when his family moved to Toronto, where he fell in love with dance music as well as hip-hop and metal.
Guttermouth are studio hounds; they returned to the punk rock scene in fall 2002 when the ambitious Gusto was released, and came back for more in 2004 with the scathing Eat Your Face (with guitarist Don Horne and ex-Slick Shoes bassist Kevin Clark now on board).
Alex O’Connor, also known as Rex Orange County, is a gifted singer/songwriter known for his literate, quirky brand of bedroom pop that combines jazz, hip-hop, and soul influences.
Shabazz DJ’ed on celebrity birthday parties for Drake’s 30th, and Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday bash in Los Angeles. He also expanded his career in music by outshining everybody else, which landed him extensive bookings for big time events all over the West Coast.
While performing a catalog of 400+ well-known hits and their original island-themed songs, the Rippy Dippy & the Hidden Hippies show has evolved into a collaborative movement. Independent pieces of art, painted by “Hidden Hippies” are sold at all performances, and audience members are invited to join the band on stage! Bongos, shakers, and tambourines are supplied to help create a fun, and inviting atmosphere.
Irving Flores is an accomplished pianist, composer, arranger and music producer. He has performed with Bill Watrous, Charles McPherson, Abraham Laboriel, Poncho Sanchez, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Alex Acuna, Akira Jimbo, Airto Moreira, Cuba’s “El Negro” Hernandez, Gilbert Castellanos, and Peter Sprague.
See you there, San Diego!