Top Concerts In San Diego This Weekend | July 14-17
Whiz Khalifa, Sean Kingston, and Joss Stone lead our amazing list of top concerts this San Diego Pride Festival weekend! Get out there and have fun!
Thursday, July 14
Jonathan Karrant – Music Box
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Jonathan Karrant is one of the Jazz world’s leading male vocalists. Jonathan Karrant’s album, “On and On” hit #4 on the Billboard Jazz charts and his album Live hit #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. His most recent album “Shadows Fall” (a collaboration with Joshua White) is currently in the top 12 on the community radio charts.
Kevin Nealon (seated show) – Belly Up
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Emmy and SAG-nominated actor, comedian, and author Kevin Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series Weeds. Kevin most recently starred on the CBS-TV comedy series Man With A Plan, produces and hosts digital series Hiking with Kevin, and tours his stand-up globally.
Cheryl Silverstein Jazz Trio – Madam Bonnie’s
Enjoy melodious music from the Cheryl Silverstein Jazz Trio and sip on a signature Madam Bonnie’s cocktail such as the Naomi Parker, a mixture of Angels Envy, apricot, and black walnut.
The Moneymen Duo at the Salvation Stage – House of Blues
The Moneymen Duo have played music together for many years. Their creativity, spontaneity, and obvious comfort together in front of a crowd is immediately evident as they play through their unique and expansive song list.
Friday, July 15
Wiz Khalifa: BAB Single Release Party – Parq Nightclub
A perfect balance of pop hooks, effortless charm, and stoner rap swagger, Pittsburgh rapper, Wiz Khalifa, was one of the highest-rising stars of a certain sect of mainstream hip-hop in the 2010s.
Beethoven by the Bay – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony fairly whirls with exuberance and wild abandon. Principal Guest Conductor, Edo de Waart leads the Orchestra in one of Beethoven’s most optimistic and exuberant works.
Justin Holt – Moonshine Beach
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Justin Holt is a singer-songwriter and Country Music artist with a passion for making people feel at home while entertained through his music.
SAYMYNAME – Nova SD
Saymyname is the godfather of #hardtrap. The title is not arbitrarily applied. His first major musical success was in 2012 with a trapped-out remix of Hardstyle superstar Showtek’s “F.T.S.” This tune, which Saymyname credits as the impetus for the Hardtrap genre, was banged out ad infinitum on every major festival stage in the world multiple times over.
Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Music Box
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra is a raw, powerful and in your face musical experience. This massive 20-piece group of All Star musicians is a spectacle to both watch and hear.
Sean Kingston: The Road To Deliverance Tour – House of Blues
Jamaican singer/rapper, Sean Kingston, crafts a dance-friendly medley of dancehall, R&B, and hip-hop, which was featured most prominently on his breakthrough debut single, 2007’s platinum chart-topper “Beautiful Girls.”
Coin: Uncanny Valley Tour – SOMA San Diego
Never over-confident, COIN’s contagious exuberance braces every track. Their acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in the summer of 2015, produced by Grammy nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent), establishing them as a unique band that was here to stay.
Badfish – Beach House
Encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts.
Rachel Horter – Moonshine Flats
Rachel Horter is a singer/songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Her music style incorporates all things country, adding RnB influence mixed with some soul.
Tony Harnell – House of Blues
With multiple top requested MTV videos, sold out concerts worldwide, and a lifelong passion for music, Tony is considered by fans, critics, and peers alike to be one of the greatest rock voices of all time.
Fan Halen – Music Box
Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM
Known as “The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to Van Halen”, FAN HALEN sets the stage for a night with Dave, Eddie, Alex and Michael with a true-to-life tribute to not only the band but the spirit of an era!
Saturday, July 16
Grayscale – The Observatory North Park
A punk-pop unit from Philadelphia, Grayscale’s fiery blend of raw punk and hooky alt rock invokes names like the Dangerous Summer and All Time Low.
Blanco Brown with Justin Credible – Parq Nightclub
Blurring the lines between Country and hip-hop music, Blanco Brown makes a southern sound that he proudly calls “TrailerTrap.” It’s a boundary-breaking, multicolored genre of his very own – which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast.
Justin Holt – Moonshine Flats
Justin writes about what he knows and relates to, and having fans relate to his own lyrics is what keeps him going. The story-telling aspect of country music is what first attracted him to the genre after attending his first Corey Smith concert at age ten.
Seven Lions – Nova SD
Putting sheer technical production prowess to work in soulful, deep, hybridized creations all distinctly his own, this multi-talented musician is single-handedly changing the sonic landscape for future generations to come by bridging the gap between the soaring, ethereal vibe of trance and intensely adrenalizing bass music.
Cheekface – House of Blues
An indi rock trio from Los Angeles, Cheekface consists of drummer, Mark Edwards; guitarist/singer, Greg Katz; and bassist/singer, Amanda Tannen.
The B-Side Players – Belly Up
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
The B-Side Players are a 9-piece band part of a new movement in popular music. A band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language.
Rachel Horter – Moonshine Beach
Rachel enjoys recording covers for her YouTube channel, which has garnered her over 6 million views and tens of thousands of subscribers. Rachel released the official music video for her lead single, “How lucky” on youtube and Her debut EP, “Lucky” is available now on all platforms.
Reina Del Cid – SOMA San Diego
Reina Del Cid is the band moniker and alias of singer/songwriter Rachelle Cordova, whose style navigates folk-rock, Americana, and adult alternative realms.
Sunday, July 17
JOSS STONE: One Night Only – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Joss Stone comes to San Diego for one night only, hot on the heels of her new album Never Forget My Love. The Grammy® Award-winning artist is a force to be reckoned with: her debut recording, Soul Sessions, was a multi-platinum best seller, and her eight studio albums have sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
Iya Terra – Music Box
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Bringing a modern-conscious approach to songwriting, Iya Terra crafts messages in love & respect. Currently based out of LA, and with members hailing from the west coast, SLC, and Vegas, their powerful rhythm section provides the heartbeat over which scintillating guitars and soothing vocals float melodies of universal resonance.
Arlie @ the Voodoo Room – House of Blues
Rising quickly from solo bedroom pop project to regional full-band sensation and finally to a major-label contract, Nashville indie pop act Arlie offered a fusion of classic retro pop melodies with bright, thoroughly modern production on their 2018 debut EP, Wait.
Dispatch, O.A.R., G. Love – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Forget trying to slap a label on Dispatch. You’re welcome to give it a shot, plenty of people have, calling them at times a heartfelt acoustic trio, a wailing rock band, a devil-may-care funk act, but the band defies epithets at every turn.
iPalpiti Artists International presents On Wings of Peace
Acclaimed by the press for its “beauteous string playing”, “lustrous, polished tone,” and “vocal quality”, iPalpiti (ee-PAHL-pit-ee is Italian for “heartbeats”) is a consortium of prize-winning young professional musicians from around the globe, where each member is considered a soloist.
Rise Against, The Used, Senses Fail – Petco Park
A fiery American punk and melodic hardcore outfit, Rise Against emerged from the fertile Chicago hardcore scene in the early 2000s, employing a vitriolic but melodic mix of old-school punk gang vocals and pick slides, and blazing post-grunge hooks.
The Temptations & the Four Tops – Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
The Temptations are the embodiment of harmony, dignity and class. They are the most popular male vocal and soul group in the world. And they have influenced every ensemble that has followed in their footsteps, from Delfonics to one of the biggest selling artists in history, Boyz II Men.
Infinite Floyd – The Wall – A Brick By Brick Tribute (seated show)
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Paying attention to every musical detail and faithfully recreating the ‘true’ live Pink Floyd concert experience, Infinite Floyd bring together all the best moments from the timeless Pink Floyd back catalogue, and combining the latest state-of-the-art sound and light technology, to create a performance that is both sonically perfect and visually awesome.
See you there, San Diego!