San Diego Summer Concerts You May Not Know About

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Summer’s here and concert season is in full effect. Through the end of summer, there will be some epic performances by local musicians as well as international talent. San Diego is home to all different kinds of music venues, from intimate stages to arenas. There’s no excuse to miss some good, live music this summer! Here’s a few shows that are happening throughout San Diego in the coming months, which you may not have heard about:

The Observatory North Park

The Observatory is a small, historic venue and it provides a perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening with your favorite band. VIP balcony tables are available, where you can enjoy the best views in the house along with specialty cocktails, bottle service and delicious food. Dinner and drinks are available at the venue’s connected restaurant – West Coast Tavern. Stop by happy hour before your show from 4-6pm.

Taking Back Sunday with Every Time I Die & Modern Chemistry
Friday July 28 at 7:30pm

Atmosphere : Welcome to California Tour with ZULUZULUU, Greg Grease & DJ Just Nine
Sunday August 20 at 8pm

Fleet Foxes with Natalie Prass
Thursday September 21 at 8pm

House of Blues

101.5 KGB Presents Jim Morrison Celebration Featuring Wild Child
Friday August 18 at 8pm

If you love a trip down memory lane and the sounds of yesteryear, this is one you won’t want to miss. A Wild Child performance is the closest thing to a real 60’s Doors concert and Live Doors Experience. This is not a typical tribute band; Wild Child relies on recapturing the original sound, feel, mood, dynamics and delivery of the Doors’ music. In true Doors fashion there are no wigs, props, costumes, or phony banter between songs.

Ben Folds- Paper Airplane Request Tour
Saturday September 23 at 8pm

Local Brews Local Grooves
Saturday September 9 at 6pm

This event pairs some awesome local musical talent with your favorite local breweries. Is there anything better than the combination of good music and good beer? We think not. The local breweries involved are: Alesmith, Belching Beaver, Eppig, Firestone Walker Green Flash, Karl Strauss, Mason Aleworks, Modern Times, Resident, and Stone. Local musicians include Almost Monday, Jessica Lerner Bandm Matthew Haynie, Miklo, Serenade & Strum, Sons of Eden, Stephanie Love, The Broker’s Band, The Dirty Puppets, and more!

San Diego Symphony

La La Land in Concert
Saturday August 12 at 7:30 pm

As a part of the Bayside Summer Nights Event, the most honored American movie musical since Chicago is coming to San Diego. Damien Chazelle’s joyful masterpiece about struggling Los Angeles actors and musicians will be screened with live orchestra and jazz musicians on a giant LED screen.

1812 Tchaivosky Spectacular
Friday September 1 at 7:30pm

As always, Bayside Summer Nights will come to a spectacular end with the music of Tchaikovsky, the booming cannons, the blazing brass and a fireworks display for everyone to remember! Live music and fireworks are the perfect way to end the summer on the right note.

The Music Box

The Coltrane & Davis Tribute: The Sounds of John Coltrane and Miles Davis
Sunday July 23 at 8pm

The Crystal Method with Omega Squad and Viejo Lowbo
Saturday August 5 at 9:30pm

The Grammy Award-nominated, platinum-certified trailblazing duo—Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland—will take the stage with their genre-mashing electronic sounds that fuel the current zeitgeist.

Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at [email protected].

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