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50+ San Diego Summer Concerts 2017

From jazz to 90s throwback alt-rock to Steve Martin on the banjo, here are the local shows you don’t want to miss this summer


Diana Krall is playing at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay on August 8.

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series at The Westgate

Jazz enthusiasts can get their groove on poolside every Thursday night until August 31, listening to Southern California’s finest jazz stars at this luxury hotel favorite.
1055 Second Avenue, Downtown


Sunset Terrace Concerts

New this summer to the Cape Rey Hotel’s outdoor music shindigs is an ocean-view cocktail and raw bar, plus poolside cabana day rentals that come with fruit, bottled water, soft drinks, board games, and even Wi-Fi.
1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad


Humphreys Concerts By The Bay

From rock to jazz, blues to comedy, the outdoor bayside theater offers a variety of lively concerts complete with views of the San Diego skyline.
Prices vary | 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island

July 13: The Temptations

July 14: 50 Summers of Love: Micky Dolenz, Mark Lindsay, and The Fab Four

July 17: Chris Isaak

July 19: Happy Together Tour

August 1: Huey Lewis and The News

August 8: Diana Krall

August 12: America

August 17: Lost 80s Live

August 18: Lost 80s Live

August 23: Bryan Ferry

August 24: Garrison Keillor

August 25: Dave Koz

August 26: Pink Martini

August 27: The Gipsy Kings

August 30: The Doobie Brothers


Del Mar Summer Series

Spend a day at the races and stick around for a free concert at the Seaside Stage following the last race of the day. Artists include Tribal Seeds (July 21), Billy Currington (August 5), Slightly Stoopid (August 26), Steve Aoki (September 3), and more.
$6 for racetrack and concert admission, $20 for concert only admission | 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar


Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Hear live performances every Monday night at the 30th International Summer Organ Festival (June 26–August 28) or attend the free weekly outdoor organ concert every Sunday.
2125 Pan American Road East, Balboa Park


La Jolla Music Society Summerfest

The nationally recognized chamber music festival features performances from more than 80 artists and ensembles.
August 4–25 | Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego


Moonshine Beach

Pacific Beach’s main country bar is launching Wednesday Night Live this July, a night of live music from country up-and-comers with $5 cover and $2 drinks.
1165 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach


Brandon Boyd, Incubus

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

R.I.P. Sleep Train, hello Mattress Firm Amphitheatre! The concert venue in Chula Vista offers 20,500 seats in the great outdoors.
2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista

July 1: Rebelution

July 7: Deftones with Rise Against

July 14: Dirty Heads

July 28: Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows

August 10: Sam Hunt with Maren Morris

August 11: Incubus with Jimmy Eat World

August 29: Foreigner with Cheap Trick


Twilight In The Park

Jam out at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, where nearly every genre of music will hit the stage, from ballet folklórico and bluegrass to salsa and an Elvis tribute band.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays July–August, free | 2125 Pan American Road East, Balboa Park


Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

The concert venue at SDSU will host all types of acts from a European cello duo to 90s throwback alt-rock to Steve Martin on the banjo.
5500 Campanile Drive, College Area

July 9: Prince Royce

July 18: 2Cellos

July 20: Retro Futura Tour

July 21: Third Eye Blind

August 1: AFI and Circa Survive

August 12: Steve Martin and Martin Short

August 13: Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

August 20: 311

August 24: Young the Giant

August 27: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and St. Paul & The Broken Bones


Harrah’s Resort SoCal

It’s not just about the cha-ching at Harrah’s. This summer the casino welcomes Lynyrd Skynyrd (July 14), the Gene Simmons Band (August 4), the tribute band Australian Pink Floyd Show (August 26), and comedian Bill Burr (September 2).
From $40 | 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center


North Park Observatory

The historic theater specializes in hipster folk, electronic, alt-rock, and hip-hop. Located in the lobby, West Coast Tavern is perfect for a pre-show tipple and stays open until 2 a.m. nightly.
Prices vary | 2891 University Avenue, North Park

July 1: Cat Power

July 11: The Roots

July 15: Joshua Radin & Rachel Yamagata

July 28: Taking Back Sunday


San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights

Relax bayside and be swept away by the symphony with shows from Tony Bennett (July 12) and Amos Lee (August 25) and soundtrack performances alongside screenings of Harry Potter (July 29–30) and La La Land (August 12).

June 30–September 3, prices vary | Embarcadero Marina Park South, Marina District

July 4: America’s Birthday with Wynonna

July 6: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

July 7–8: Leslie Odom Jr.

July 12: Tony Bennett

July 14–15: Air Supply

July 27: New Orleans Jazz featuring Dr. John

July 28: Hooray for Hollywood!

July 29–30: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert

August 4-5: Boz Scaggs with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra

August 6: Sergio Mendes

August 10: Latin Jazz Masters

August 11: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in concert

August 12: La La Land in concert

August 13: Angélique Kidjo

August 18-19: Broadway concert featuring Fiddler on the Roof

August 20: Boléro by the Bay

August 24: John Beasley presents Monk’estra

August 25: Amos Lee

August 26: The Commodores

August 27: Ozomatli

September 1-3: 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

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