Top Concerts In San Diego This Weekend | August 4-8

Platimum-selling rapper, Fabolous; living legends, The Beach Boys; and Britain’s Got Talent alum, Callum Scott, join our local San Diego performers, tribute bands, and a number of chart-topping artists and DJs in our list of San Diego concerts happening this weekend!

Thursday, August 4

The Elovaters – Belly Up

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

The Elovaters are one of the fastest rising groups in the American reggae scene. It’s an ascension that’s come through constant touring in support of acts like Stick Figure, Pepper and Ziggy Marley to eventually headlining clubs throughout the country.


Father John Misty with special guest Suki Waterhouse

Show 7:30PM

Father John Misty is a stage name adopted by American singer and songwriter Joshua Michael Tillman. His music paints languid, sadly beautiful portraits of love and life on the margins with the moody depth of Nick Drake and the country-influenced textures of Will Oldham.


Mt. Joy, Sun Room, Wilderado – ​Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Show 7:30PM

An indie folk-rock outfit with a soulful bent, Mt. Joy take their name from a peak inside a Pennsylvania national park near where founding members Matt Quinn and Sam Cooper grew up.


Friday, August 5

Sleeping with Sirens – The Observatory North Park

Show 6PM

Falling on the more melodic side of the post-hardcore world, Florida’s Sleeping with Sirens create a whirlwind of emotion with their yearning and aggressive blend of metal and emo influences.


Sum 41 & Simple Plan: The Blame Canada Tour – SOMA San Diego

Show 7PM

With the recent release of their fourth studio album, Get Your Heart On!, Simple Plan continues to gain worldwide recognition; Multiplatinum rock outfit Sum 41 wrapped its final tour supporting 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder in April 2013. It was one of the band’s longest and most attended touring cycles in its 20 year career, and they found themselves nominated for a Grammy for the first time ever.


Imanbek – Parq Nightclub

Show 10PM

Kazakh DJ and producer Imanbek’s futuristic dance-pop tracks are bright and hook-filled while exploring dark lyrical themes. The artist shot to attention with his 2019 remix of SAINt JHN’s “Roses,” which became an enormous viral hit and was certified platinum in over a dozen countries.


Cassie B Project – Moonshine Flats

Show 10PM

Cassie B’s music draws from the rich sounds of Motown soul and funk that she grew up listening to. She loves creating feel good music that makes you want to move.


Kaskade – Nova SD

Show 9:30PM

Grammy-nominated electronic producer, Kaskade, emerged as one of the most successful American progressive house DJs of the 2000s, pioneering the concept of Las Vegas residencies and selling out arenas across America.


DJ Mason Bates presents Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Show 7:30PM

Composer and DJ Mason Bates returns to present Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra. This stunning new concerto and film created by Mason with multi-Oscar® winner Gary Rydstrom and celebrated animator Jim Capobianco, sees a magical Sprite fly through the instruments of the orchestra to explore the nexus of creativity and technology.


Super Diamond – Belly Up

Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM

Super Diamond – tribute to the much loved, international pop icon Neil Diamond – perform the timeless classics including “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Cherry Cherry;” “Song Sung Blue,” “Forever in Blue Jeans” and many more.


Anthem Tribute Band

Anthem: Rush Tribute – Music Box

Doors 7PM, Show 7:30PM

Formed in 2018, Anthem is a San Diego-based tribute to progressive rock legends, Rush. Anthem are long-time Rush fans that capture and re-create the sound and energy of a Rush concert experience. Anthem performs Rush’s greatest hits as well as deep cuts to satisfy the casual music fan and the hard core Rush fanatics!


Martin McDaniel – Moonshine Beach

Show 10PM

Martin has signed a management deal with Ash Bowers, of Wide Open Music, and a publishing deal with Wide Open Publishing. Martin recently released “Girls, Trucks, And Beer” which is having success on both streaming and social platforms.


Jerry ‘Hotrod’ DeMink at the Salvation Stage – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Jerry “Hot Rod” DeMink is an international performing artist who has spent many nights playing shows across the country and abroad. Hot Rod is a diverse guitarist with deep roots planted in the soul of America’s home bred music.


Saturday, August 6

Fabolous – Parq Nightclub

Show 9:30PM

Fabolous is a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Brooklyn rapper who has appealed to the streets and pop charts with a cool, dexterous flow.


Chris Lorenzo – Music Box

Doors 10PM, Show 10PM

Producer, remixer, DJ and Rinse FM host, Birmingham UK’s Chris Lorenzo is widely acknowledged for pioneering his hometown’s emergent and increasingly popular Jackin’ house come Bassline hybrid sound, which he terms simply “House & Bass”.


iParty w. DJ Matt Bennett: Playing your favorite Disney & Nick Hits – House of Blues

Doors 8:30PM

Matt Bennett is an American actor. He is known for playing the role of Robbie Shapiro in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and for starring in the Will Ferrell-produced film The Virginity Hit


THE BEACH BOYS: Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Show 7:30PM

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys – who have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon, are bringing their “Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer” tour to fans around the world.


Martin McDaniel – Moonshine Flats

Show 10PM

Martin has played all around the country, opening for huge acts like Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Billy Currington. Martin has also made waves in the streaming world, and his independently released songs have earned top spots on Spotify-curated country playlists such as “New Boots” & “Breakout Country”.


William Black – Nova SD

Show 9:30PM

William’s artistic designs draw inspiration from the natural world around us, and our reaction to it. His songs touch on important topics including depression, addiction, love, and loss. These songs feature his signature soundscape of beautiful uplifting melodies with passionate singers.


Jimmie Allen – Viejas Casino & Resort

Show 4PM

2021 CMA New Artist of the Year Winner, Jimmie Allen. performs chart-topping hits like “Freedom Was a Highway,” “Best Shot,” “Make Me Want To,” and “Down Home.”


Jesse McCartney – ​SeaWorld San Diego

Show 6PM

Singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney has had the kind of career that most young artists dream for themselves. Ask the New York-born artist to recall some of the highlights and he’ll tell you about meeting two U.S. presidents, playing to thousands of devoted fans in Tokyo, and meeting his musical heroes, Stevie Wonder and Craig David.


Carlos Ballarta – The Observatory North Park

Show 6PM

Carlos Ballarta is a star comedian from Mexico who has taken the stand up world by storm with his dark humor and sell out crowds all over the country. Carlos has been featured on Comedy Central, and recently released his Netflix special titled, “Furia Ñera.”


The Drowning Men – Belly Up

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

The Drowning Men are purveyors of sweeping, dramatic indie rock with a gruff, blue-collar sensibility. Evoking an alternate universe version of Arcade Fire as fronted by Nick Cave, the band’s sound feels both carefully orchestrated and straight from the heart, striking a fine balance between the overblown and the down to earth.


Cassie B Project – Moonshine Beach

Show 10PM

Cassie B’s vocals are unmatched, and something special to experience live! As important as great vocals are to a band, her top priority is to connect with her audience and bring the FUN!


Take45 Accompanied By Headband Andy, Daybenders & Marko – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Based out of Poway, California, Emmanuel Guetty Louis Jr. is a multifaceted artist who goes by the stage name Take45. Apart from being a songwriter and producer, Take45 is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, guitar, and drums.


Sunday, August 7

Calum Scott – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Calum Scott is an English singer and songwriter. In April 2015, he became known worldwide after competing on the ITV talent contest Britain’s Got Talent, where he performed his version of Robyn’s hit “Dancing on My Own”.


Bernadette Peters – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Show 7:30PM

Bernadette Peters, Broadway’s brightest star, joins the San Diego Symphony in an evening of song from the Broadway shows she’s received accolades for, as well as from her Grammy® Award-winning and -nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more!


FNGRS CRSSD x DAY.MVS XL present Worakls – Music Box

Doors 10PM, Show 10PM

The young French prodigy, Worakls, is a composer above all. As he grew up in a family of musicians, he started to learn the piano at the age of 3. Soon after the Conservatory, he finds in electronic music a perfect way to give his melodies this incomparable onirism and strengh that suit them so well.


Short Fictions – House of Blues

Doors 7PM

Short Fictions is an American Emo band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band consists of Sam Treber on guitar and vocals, Alex Martin on bass, Chloe June on guitar, Alex Barkley on Bass VI, Ryan Veith on drums, and Nick Bursick on trombone.


Monday, August 8

Caroline Robinson – Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Show 7:30PM

Hailing from St. Philip in Atlanta, Robinson has been featured as a solo recitalist in many venues across the United States. Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams LIVE,” and Philadelphia-based public radio station 90.1 WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. She is a prize winner at several distinguished organ competitions like Dublin International (2014) and the Albert Schweitzer (2010).


Rostam – Casbah

Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:30PM

Rostam is the solo moniker of multi-instrumentalist/producer Rostam Batmanglij, who balances experimental sounds and heartfelt intimacy in all the music he makes


See you there, San Diego!