Top Concerts In San Diego This Weekend | June 16 – 20
Here’s the big list of concerts in San Diego this busy Father’s Day weekend, June 16 to 20.
Get out for a show or two!
Thursday, June 16
Chris Young – Corona Grandstand Stage at San Diego County Fair
Country artist, Chris Young is a global entertainer from Nashville. Young is a member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry and has been recognized for chart-topping songs like “Famous Friends” with Kane Brown, “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think of You.”
Mickey Avalon – The Holding Company, 1st Floor
Mickey’s contagious demeanor and unique writing style has made him a hot commodity in the music industry as hip-hop artist Young Jeezy and producer Jermaine Dupri jumped at the chance to collaborate with him for a Boost Mobile commercial.
The Altons – Soda Bar
Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:30PM
The Altons are a soul rock group with a twist of Latin inspired flavors and rhythms. Their music is driven by intense grooves from the rhythm section that will bring you to your feet, while soulful leads inspire lovers to dance a little closer.
The Tubes – Belly Up
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
No matter how memorable THE TUBES recordings were, the lifeline of the band has always been their live performance. From the exuberant and imaginative to the outrageous, THE TUBES continue to perform for hordes of fans throughout the world.
Friday, June 17
Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Santana were pioneers of Latin rock who successfully married elements of blues, rock, and Latin music, and enjoyed international acclaim for decades. Earth, Wind & Fire is the brainchild of musical Renaissance man, Maurice White, with an expansive R&B sound covering elements of jazz, rock, funk, and African music.
Cuffing Season R&B Live Tour feat. RL, CandyMan, & Andre Power – House of Blues
Doors 9PM, Show 9:30PM
Robert Lavelle Huggar, better known by his initials RL, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for being the lead singer of the R&B group Next.
Croatia Squad – Parq Nightclub
The art of sensitive noise and subtle sounds and beats is what CROATIA SQUAD is all about, as well as one of Switzerland’s most on demand and respected deep and tech house producer and DJ.
Buddy – SOMA Sidestage
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Compton artist Buddy announced his presence in the early 2010s as a down to earth yet unorthodox rapper and singer.
The Fixx – Music Box
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
The Fixx’s style and substance has always created a special connection with its audience. Their themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking and it’s also been mass appeal with three #1 hits, five in the Top 5, a dozen reaching the Top 10 with millions of albums sold worldwide.
Nicky Romero – Nova SD
Nicky Romero has progressed from being a young, musical wunderkind to become one of the most influential artists of his time. As a DJ, producer and mogul whose label is at the forefront of modern electronic dance music, it goes without saying that Nicky is a force to be reckoned with.
Coriander Live – Moonshine Flats
Coriander is an high-energy, dance-driven party band, which delivers top quality live music entertainment.
Zach Brosi at the Salvation Stage – House of Blues
Musician and underwater basket weaving enthusiast Zach Brosi delivers a rambunctious fusion of funk, rock, pop, reggae, and the blues. Combining all of his favorite genres into one fresh squeezed jar of noise, Zach’s music is best known for being versatile and all encompassing.
Presley & Taylor – Moonshine Beach
Sibling harmonies… there’s just nothing like them. Match those harmonies with a fresh country sound, communicated through the bond of sisters and best friends, inseparable in performance and in life, and you have something truly special. That’s Presley & Taylor.
The Sully Band Happy Hour – Belly Up
Doors 5PM, Show 5:30PM
Sully began his music career at the age of 9 at his first paying gig and securing his first recording contract at age 19 with Island Records. Since that time, music has been a central theme in his life.
China Crisis – House of Blues
A bit fiery for most in the new romantic camp during the early ’80s, China Crisis were inspired by similar sources but injected their pop songs with occasional political commentary and bluesy reggae rhythms.
Cash’d Out – Belly Up
Doors 8:30PM, Show 9PM
The group’s genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event.
Saturday, June 18
Sarah McLachlan – Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
With over 25 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. The Canadian-born, Grammy and Juno Award winning artist has sold over 40 million albums.
Boombox Cartel – Nova SD
Blurring the lines between electronic and hip-hop with Latin influences, internationally-recognized Mexican American producer act, Boombox Cartel, has risen the ranks as an unparalleled force in the world of dance music.
Knotfest Roadshow – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Knotfest is a music festival created in 2012 by American heavy metal band Slipknot. The event has been held both as a touring festival and a destination festival in several countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Colombia and France.
The Sometimes Island – Music Box
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Tropical indie pop band, The Sometimes Island, just released their latest EP, “Beverly & Barbara”, which peaked at #2 internationally on Apple’s Alternative chart, beating out Billie Eilish. The band sold out the Troubadour in LA on November 13, and is in the midst of a national tour.
Keshi – The Observatory North Park
Vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter, Keshi, builds his infectious tracks out of lo-fi hip-hop beats and ultra-chill R&B vocalizing. His songs are defined by distant falsetto vocals, delicate and textural instrumentals, and booming drums.
Dj Dynamiq – Parq Nightclub
Known as the Open Format Assassin, Dynamiq’s expertise extends into many genres making him one of the few true open-format club DJs. He’s well-versed in Hip Hop, Latin, EDM, Top 40 and much more.
Coriander – Moonshine Beach
Tailoring each show to their client’s needs, this four-piece group can play everything from your elegant cocktail hour to the full blown after-party. With a wide range of songs and styles and their show stopping energy, Coriander fills dance floors every time they step onstage.
Kenny Metcalf – Paddock Stage at San Diego County Fair
Accomplished musician and vocalist, Kenny Metcalf, recreates the multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar in each and every performance of Elton John: the Early Years.
Pine Mountain Logs – Belly Up
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM
Prepare yourselves, if you can, for cover songs performed with such energy and attitude, with voices so pure and performances so transcendent, that you might just find yourself, against your better judgment, dancing so hard that your legs snap off, leaving your torso flopping helplessly — yet happily — into a musical oblivion. Such is the power of The Pine Mountain Logs.
Presley & Taylor – Moonshine Flats
This duo’s personalities and styles effortlessly complement each other. Presley has a cool, sexy style that’s reflected in her attitude on and off stage, while Taylor brings out the classy, bold taste that isn’t afraid to take risks. Together, they hit the mark of what’s trendy while staying true to themselves.
Sunday, June 19
Los Tigres del Norte – Corona Grandstand Stage at San Diego County Fair
Los Tigres del Norte is a group of five Mexican-American brothers from San Jose, California. Performing regional music from their beloved Mexico, the group has sold more than 60 million albums.
Xavier Wulf – Music Box
Doors 7PM, Show 8:30PM
As an artist and a person, Wulf is quite literally driven by something beyond himself — maybe that’s a little on the nose for a rapper known for his deep love of street racing and drifting, but it’s also an apt description for his process. When Xavier clicks with an instrumental, he closes his eyes, puts the lyrical pedal to the floor, and lets it all out, following whatever road feels right.
Vansire – House of Blues
Vansire is a musical group based out of Minnesota. They began making music together in 2015 and have since released two EP’s, The Rolling Driftless North and After Fillmore County, along with two full length albums Reflections and Reveries and Angel Youth.
The Highwayman ft. Makayla Phillips – Belly Up
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
The Highwayman Show is a 10 piece All Star group that captures the essence of Outlaw Country as defined by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. The Highway”man”, Tony Suraci, is an immensely gifted vocalist who channels the spirits and voices of the original Highwaymen in a breathtaking 2 hour performance.
Brit Floyd: World Tour – San Diego Civic Theatre
Brit Floyd is a Pink Floyd tribute band formed in 2011 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Their live shows attempt to emulate and recreate the sound and soundscape of Pink Floyd’s live shows.
Monday, June 20
Joshua Radin (seated show) – Belly Up
Doors 6:30PM, Show 7:30PM
Radin has toured the world countless times, sold hundreds of thousands of records and topped the iTunes charts, earned raves from Rolling Stone to The Guardian, performed on “The Tonight Show,” “Conan,” and more, played Ellen DeGeneres’ wedding at her personal request, and had his songs featured in more than 150 different films, commercials, and TV shows.
Joe Purdy – Soda Bar
Joe Purdy is an American singer/songwriter who has released fourteen albums over the last fifteen years. In 2017, Purdy made his acting debut in American Folk.
See you there, San Diego!