Your Guide To This Week’s San Diego Concerts

Get in the mood for summer with your choice of festivals: a mini-festival of rock ‘n’ roll at Brick By Brick, smooth jazz at the Embarcadero or Chamber Music at USD. Or ditch the festivals entirely for some melodic metal and hardcore. It’s your summer after all.

Sounds Like Summer – 7/7

Brick By Brick

Linda Vista

Need a soundtrack for your summer? This show at Brick By Brick is a good place to start.

Deftones and Rise Against – 7/7

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Chula Vista

Come enjoy the alt-metal stylings of Deftones as they team-up with melodic hardcore group Rise Against to bring you a tour for the ages.

Anarbor and Sundressed – 7/7

Soda Bar

City Heights

You may know Anarbor’s alt-rock from your Saturday morning cartoons, namely the theme for Cartoon Network’s Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins. But Anarbor hasn’t stopped there. Their music has found a home on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Good Day L.A. and MLB Network Countdown.

Sundressed brings together emotional, indie and punk to provide you with a diverse soundscape that will entertain listeners all night.

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival – 7/8

Embarcadero Marina Park North


If you like your music smooth like a fine wine or a good whiskey, you’re in luck.

Starting July 7 and carrying on all weekend is Sunny 98.1’s Smooth Jazz Festival. Come to the Embarcadero Marina Park to see some talented jazz unfold.


Brian Culbertson

Michael Franks

Peter White, Keiko Matsui, Euge Groove

Nick Colionne

The L.A. Collective


Boney James

West Coast Jam With Richard Elliot, Rick Braun & Norman Brown

Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler

Eric Darius

Curtis Brooks

Chamber Music Festival Final Participants Concert – 7/8

University of San Diego

Linda Vista

Come hear the best of the Chamber Music Festival play works such as Torelli’s Trumpet Concerto in D, Kozeluch’s Concerto for Piano Four-hans, Mozart’s Divertimento in D for two horns and strings and Schoenfield’s Trio for clarinet, violin and piano.

Be refined and spend your Saturday with some masters.