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Humphreys Concerts by the Bay Kicks Into Summer with Hot June Lineup

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humphreys4It’s June and that’s when this classic San Diego venue really kicks off the 32nd season of Humphreys Concerts.

June started with an amazing solo acoustic set by Jewel on June 3rd (the woman can yodel, for heaven’s sake!), followed by a ‘rocked-up’ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (what is a nocturnal, anyway?). And the rest of June and summer will offer an eclectic blend of rockers, crooners, jokers and someone who is “so unusual”, lighting up the Humphreys stage.

We caught up with Bobbi Brieske, Concert Manager for Humphreys and she said it well. “In the early days of Humphreys Concerts, the line-up consisted of primarily smooth jazz artists,” Brieske recalls. “Over the years, new acts were introduced and the genres broadened to include rock, comedy, country, alternative, R&B and more. This has proven to be a recipe for success and is one way we are able to attract people of all musical tastes.” I like that recipe. So take a look at the rest of June…

Cyndi Lauper – Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 The new Tony Award winner and passionate philanthropist kicks off her She’s So Unusual Tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album. Lauper will perform the record-setting album in its entirety. Recorded and released in 1983, She’s So Unusual, features some of Lauper’s most well-known songs and perennial radio favorites including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” “Money Changes Everything,” and “All Through the Night.”

Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs – Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 Michael McDonald’s distinctive and soulful sound along with his formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, have made him a celebrated musical presence for four decades. He will be performing from his set list of ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” and two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums. Former Steve Miller Band member Boz Scaggs imparts a mellow, laid-back tone with his jazz standards and pop/rock, as heard in the hits “Lido Shuffle”, “Lowdown” and “Heart of Mine.”

The Doobie Brothers – Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 The propulsive roots-based, harmony laden, guitar driven style of The Doobie Brothers has delighted their many fans through their many personnel changes over the course of four decades. Their indelible contributions to the American songbook, from “Listen To The Music” and “China Grove” to “Black Water” and “Long Train Runnin'”, remain as beloved and relevant as ever. Original members Pat Simmons and Tom Johnston, and 30-year member John McFee will play both classic and brand-new Doobies tunes.

Joan Rivers – Friday, June 21 at 8:00 After more than sixty years in show business, she’s still making us howl with laughter. She’s a comedian, best-selling author, Tony-nominated actress, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, jewelry designer, red-carpet fashion laureate, businesswoman and mother and grandmother. Joan Rivers is known as one of the hardest working entertainers in the world.humphreys2

Erykah Badu – Thursday, June 27 at 8:00  Multi Grammy-winner, American soul singer and songwriter, whose work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz, Erykah Badu is best known for her role in the rise of the neo-soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical stylings and sense of fashion..

Chris Mann – Friday, June 28 at 8:00 Chris Mann certainly shined as a finalist on NBC TV The Voice, but his star has risen even higher since the hit show’s second season. His debut full-length, Roads, introduced a whole new generation to the classical-pop genre. Here he makes his debut on the Humphreys stage.

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