Top Concerts In San Diego This Weekend | July 28 – August 1
Rich The Kid, Michael Franti, David Gray, and The Marine Band lead our amazing list of top concerts in San Diego this weekend. Don’t forget to have fun before Monday strikes again!
Thursday, July 28
Eldredge is an Illinois-born country singer and songwriter whose records blend the Nashville sound with polished pop and a soulful delivery.
Equal parts ecstatic and hallucinogenic, the genre-unrestricted group Guerilla Toss draw from no wave and noise as well as funk, punk, psychedelia, and pop.
With a wide spectrum of influences from The Avett Brothers to Zedd, Micah Kimball strives to create music bred from every genre and every decade. The width of influence makes it easy for anyone to discover something desirable in Micah Kimball Music. This is your invitation to start searching.
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies.
Friday, July 29
Backwoods bravado, patriot’s pride, country soul, keg-thumping beats — these are the qualities that Moonshine Bandits have championed since they began their journey. Armed with a hybrid arsenal of country and hip hop fusion, the California duo of Dusty ‘Tex’ Dahlgren and Brett ‘Bird’ Brooks are back with the grittiest, spirited and distinctly grass-roots release of their sixteen year campaign of musical badassery – “Gold Rush.”
Doors 9PM, Show 9PM
Simon Patterson is the master craftsman of melancholic melody and the premier purveyor of razor sharp beats. He headlines the coolest festivals and clubs the world over. His tour schedule is relentless.
Sam Feldt is a Dutch EDM producer known for his melodic house remixes, mixtapes, and collaborations, who had his first international hit with “Show Me Love.”
A live symphony orchestra performs Alexandre Desplat’s epic score as the franchise’s seventh film is projected onto a giant screen. Join all your favorite characters—and not-so-favorite ones!—as they encounter familiar dangers, new threats, and powerful friendships in this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Coriander is a high-energy, dance-driven party band, which delivers top quality live music entertainment. With a wide range of songs and styles and their show stopping energy, Coriander fills dance floors every time they step onstage.
“Led Zeppelin 2 came hopping down from the Misty Mountains in 2008… sell(ing) out venues from here to Mordor by playing with disarming historical accuracy, punishing rhythmic power, and (natch) a whole lotta love.” — Chicago Reader (January 7, 2020)
R3hab is a Dutch DJ of North African origin with dancefloor hits and collaborations with Calvin Harris, Ciara, Sander van Doorn, and Nervo.
The Green is a Honolulu six-piece band whose self-titled debut won Best Reggae Album at Hawaii’s 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM
Whether you were a fan of Prince’s irrevocable style, or only discovered his catalogue after his passing, Prince Again is a show for all to enjoy. With no doubt that Prince Again will pay homage in a party fashion, audiences are guaranteed to be on their feet from start to finish.
Steven Cade has captivated and energized crowds across North America with his signature sound. He infuses contemporary pop elements into country-influenced songs, creating a unique slant on traditional country music.
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, July 30
With a style very much in line with the dark, highly pressurized flows of other icons of Atlanta hip-hop, Rich The Kid established himself with a string of mixtapes and singles that has led to a deal with major-label Interscope Records, the multi-platinum hit “New Freezer” (2017), and the Top Five albums
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Planet Asia (born Jason Green) rose from the uncharted hip-hop territory of Fresno, California to become one of the stars of the West Coast “true school” generation that emerged in the late ’90s.
CID is one of the most in-demand DJs in dance music today, he’s performed at global festivals, including EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland and Bonnaroo, and has headlined international clubs and venues.
It’s time to go hunting for Horcruxes once more: part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ in Concert is nearly here! A live symphony orchestra performs Alexandre Desplat’s epic score as the franchise’s seventh film is projected onto a giant screen.
Steven Cade is a Nashville based, award-winning modern country artist and singer/songwriter. Originally from Texas, Steven arrived to Nashville by way of California. His sound is frequently compared to Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes, and Rascal Flatts.
Inspired by the audience participation of the Flaming Lips, the anything-goes attitude of The Henry Clay People, and the over-the-toppedness of 80s tribute bands like Fast Times, Black Crystal Wolf Kids are the world’s first indie-rock tribute band, paying costumed, sing-along-encouraged homage to the best music of right now (The Killers! MGMT! Billie Eilish!) as well as indie’s storied past (The Pixies! The Talking Heads! The Cure!).
Ron Houston and The Berry Pickers is an energetic fun loving band fronted by Louisiana native Ron Houston. The amazing rhythm section is locked down by The Berrys who were born and raised in San Diego and drummer Jack Hoole. If you are looking to have a great time dancing and hanging with great friends… go see this band.
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
It’s no longer a secret that Los Angeles-based Jerry’s Middle Finger (JMF) delivers the best Jerry Garcia Band tribute experience in the world – performing and celebrating the music of JGB with unparalleled sound and energy.
Cassie B Project aims to reach every age and generation through live music. While they love to get the party started with the latest Top 40s hits, they are no stranger to the nostalgic music of the past!
Gimme Gimme Disco is a DJ based dance party playing all your favorite ABBA hits, plus plenty of other disco hits from the 70s & 80’s like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, & Cher (DISCO ATTIRE ENCOURAGED). So honey honey, take-a-chance and you’ll be dancing all night long.
Come out for an evening of amazing live music by the popular music group, “Sound Strike.” These talented Marines will get you pumped with a performance that will be sure to keep you swaying – ooh-rah!
Interdependent yet independent, these selections explore the musical concept of counterpoint—the relationship between two or more musical lines or voices, used by composers spanning the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century. The evening includes the world première of a multimedia version of Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint, commissioned by La Jolla Music Society for SummerFest, the Synergy Initiative, and Lincoln Center, which will feature clarinetists from all of the Lincoln Center performing ensembles.
Sunday, July 31
Sunday funday…the weekend ain’t over yet!
Franti and his band Spearhead are known for the communal spirit they create with their extraordinary live shows. The singer regularly brings down the barrier between the performers on stage and the people in the audience; whether venturing into the crowd to slap hands or pulling fans up to dance, sing and play along with the band.
Leon Bridges’ Boundless Tour will see the Grammy® Award-winning R&B artist and songwriter bring to the stage all elements of his career-spanning experiences, inspirations and award-winning catalog of songs.
Gray has released 12 complex, ambitious, heartfelt albums across his career. Some have been big commercial successes (2002’s A New Day At Midnight and 2005’s Life In Slow Motion were UK chart toppers), others have been more intimate and experimental.
The San Diego String Quartet will be performing the amazing music of Queen, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles in an intimate, candlelit setting at J11. Come hear the classic songs from the pioneers of rock in a setting that you’ll never forget!
Three time winner of “Best Blues” at the San Diego Music Awards Robin Henkel performs country blues with an intensity rarely seen in Southern California.
Monday, August 1
Chelsea Chen, an internationally renowned young American organist and composer, returns to her hometown Spreckels Organ for what might just be a night of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur” (LA Times). Expect a unique mix of traditional organ repertoire along with piano/orchestral transcriptions and contemporary music.
See you there, San Diego!