San Diego Concert Roundup

Who's coming to town and where are they playing? Here's our best bets.

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Who's on tour? Are they coming to town? Where are they playing? And when? Lucky for us, San Diego has a lot of quality venues to watch live music - from the large (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre) to the intimate (the Casbah) to everything in-between. So we have an opportunity to see a wide variety of musical acts and genres (even though some major tours still bypass San Diego for L.A.)

Here's a month-by-month rundown of select bands and artists coming to town.

NOTE: For a list of links to the concert venue sites and their ticket info mentioned here, see the bottom of this page.

 

ACOUSTIC MUSIC SAN DIEGO (AMSD) CONCERTS

Sept. 21: Blame Sally ($20 and $47)
Sept. 28: Dala ($20 and $27)
October 9: Billy Joe Shaver
October 11: Tom Rush
October 20: Kelly Joe Phelps
October 26: Nuala Kelly
November 1: Caravan of Thieves

 

ANTHOLOGY

Sept. 1: Eric Darius 7:30PM $12 - $49 9:30PM $10 - $39
Sept. 5: The Fixx 7:30PM $10 - $50
Sept. 6: Walter Beasley 7:30PM $14 - $54 9:30PM
Sept. 7: Bobby Caldwell 7:30PM $14 - $44 9:30PM $10 - $36
Sept. 8: KPRi's Block Party 2 w/ The Wallflowers, Tristan Prettyman & Walk The Moon 3:00 - 10:00PM $39 - $150
Sept. 9: Anthony David (7 p.m.; $10-$39)
Sept. 13-14: Stephanie Mills 7:30PM $26 - $89
Sept. 15: Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Trina Johnson Finn 7:30PM $12 - $44 9:30PM 10 - $39
Sept. 16: Blood Sweat & Tears (7 and 9 p.m.; $14-$56)
Sept.

18: Future of Forestry 7:30PM $10 - $21
Sept. 19: Erika Davies & Burt Brion 7:00PM $15 - $18
Sept. 20: Alex Bugnon 7:30PM $11 - $42
Sept. 21-22: Count Basie Orchestra (7 p.m.; $14-$51)
Sept. 23: Howie Day 9:00PM
Sept. 26: Pat Metheny Unity Band, featuring Chris Potter (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; $10-$110)
Sept.

28: Jimmie Vaughan 7:30PM $14 - $59; Sept. 28: Candye Kane w/ Gregory Page 9:30PM $10 - $28)
Oct. 3: Marcus Miller ($11-$42)
Oct. 11: Gaelic Storm ($10-$35)
Oct. 17: Tony Lucca ($10-$23)
Oct. 20: Booker T. Jones (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; $10-$38)
Oct. 23: Delfaeyo Marsalis ($10-$36)
Oct. 26: Sandra Bernhard ($12-$44)
Oct. 27: Sandra Bernhard (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; $12-$49)
Oct. 28: Robert Glasper (7 p.m.; $11-$36)

Click here for upcoming shows at Anthology.

 

BELLY UP TAVERN

Aug. 30: Little Hurricane ($15-$17)
Sept. 1: Don Carlos ($28-$30)
Sept. 2: Cash'd Out with Stephen Rey and the Slicks 9:00pm / $16-18
Sept. 5: John Hiatt & The Combo (8 p.m.; $47)
Sept. 6: Dinosaur Jr with Electric Flower Group 9:00pm / $25 GA
Sept. 7: Black Uhuru with Doheny Days Music Festival Kick Off Party • Tribal Theory • DJ set by Dash Eye of Tribe of Kings 9:00pm / $23 adv / 25 dos
Sept. 8: Missy Higgins with Katie Herzig • Butterfly Boucher 9:00pm / $20 adv / 22 dos
Sept. 11: The Mar Del's 30th Anniversary 7:30pm / $$7
Sept. 12: Los Straitjackets, featuring Daddy-O-Grande, with Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Boys (8 p.m.; $13-$15)
Sept. 13: Mutator ($13-$15)
Sept. 14: Pat Benatar • Neil Giraldo 7:30pm / $69 adv / 74 dos
Sept. 15: The Atomic Punks with Way Cool Jr.

9:00pm / $15 adv / 17 dos
Sept. 16: She Wants Revenge with The Start • The Child 9:00pm / $20 adv / $22 dos
Sept. 19: Easy Star All-Stars with Passafire 9:00pm / $16 adv / 18 dos
Sept. 20: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones with Jonny Two Bags & Salvation Town 8:00pm / $17 adv / 19 dos
Sept. 21-22: English Beat 9:00pm / $20 GA
Sept. 23: An Evening with Kris Kristofferson 8:00pm / $60 adv / 65 dos
Sept. 24: Dragonette, The Knocks ($14-$16)
Sept. 26: Bebel Gilberto Trio (8 p.m.; $36-$38)
Sept. 28: The Psychedelic Furs ($33-$35)
Sept. 29: The Greyboy Allstars 9:00pm / $25 adv / 27 dos
Oct. 2: Nick Lowe - Solo Acoustic and seated show! 8:00pm / $25 adv / 27 dos
Oct. 3: Steely Damned 8:00pm / $16 adv / 18 day of
Oct. 4: Particle 9:00pm / $16 adv / 18 day of
Oct. 5: The Spazmatics - Ultimate New Wave 80's! with DJ Man-Cat 8:00pm / $15 adv / 17 dos
Oct.

6:STEPHEN MARLEY with Special Guests 9:00pm / $31 adv / 33 dos
Oct. 7: Ben Howard (8 p.m.; $20-$22)
Oct. 8: Dark Star Orchestra 9:00pm / $28
Oct. 9: Kenny Loggins 8:00pm / $79 adv / 84 dos
Oct. 11: Raveonettes ($18-$20)
Oct. 12-13: Xavier Rudd 9:00pm / $25 adv / $27 dos
Oct. 16: John Brown's Body • Kyle Hollingsworth Band 9:00pm / $15 adv / 17 dos
Oct. 17: Allen Stone with Yuna • Tingsek 8:30pm / $16.50 GA
Oct. 19: Super Diamond 8:30pm / $20 adv / 22 dos
Oct. 20: Taj Mahal - Early Show with special solo / seated show! 7:00pm / $50 adv / 55 dos
Oct. 20: Taj Mahal - Late Show with special solo / seated show! 10:00pm / $50 adv / 55 dos
Oct. 21: The Toadies with Helmet 8:30pm / $18 adv / 20 dos
Oct. 22: Leon Russell with Blitz Brothers 8:00pm / $25 adv / 27 dos
Oct. 25: Calexico - Casbah Presents with The Dodos 9:00pm / $22 adv / 24 dos
Oct. 30: The Devil Makes Three with Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss, and Jonny Fritz Corndawg 7:30pm / $17.50 adv / 20 dos
Oct. 31: Halloween Heat with Blasphemous Guitars 8:00pm / $25
Nov. 1: Collie Buddz & New Kingston with Los Rakas • DJ Carlos Culture 9:00pm / $23 adv / 25 dos
Nov. 8: Jens Lekman 9:00pm / $18 adv/ 20 dos
Nov. 10: Pine Mountain Logs 9:00pm / $18 adv / 20 dos
Nov. 11: BLUE OCTOBER with Barcelona • A Silent Film 8:00pm / $29.50 adv/ 29.50 dos
Nov. 13: Groundation • Trevor Hall 9:00pm / $23 adv / 25 dos
Nov. 16: Mother Hips 9:00pm / $18 adv / 20 dos
Nov. 17: One Drop 9:00pm / $13
Nov. 19: Boz Scaggs 8:00pm / $80 adv / 85 dos
Nov. 21: 40 Oz. to Freedom 9:00pm / $14 adv / 16 dos

 

 

See more San Diego concert listings here

CONCERT VENUES AND CLUBS

Concert Venues
4th and B
Anthology
Belly Up Tavern
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Canes Bar & Grill
The Casbah
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Viejas (formerly Cox) Arena
Del Mar Fairgrounds - San Diego County Fair - Del Mar Races
Embarcadero Marina Park South - Viejas Bayside
Harrah's Rincon Casino
House of Blues San Diego
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
San Diego Sports Arena
Jenny Craig Pavilion, University of San Diego
Pala Casino
Pechanga Casino and Resort
San Diego Civic Theatre
SDSU Open Air Theatre
SOMA
Spreckels Theatre
Sycuan Showcase Theater
UCSD RIMAC Arena
Viejas Casino
Acoustic Music San Diego
Ramona Mainstage

CASBAH

Sept. 1: The Album Leaf , Tiny Telephones , ANA/, DJ Velvet Touch 16 adv/ 18 day of
Sept. 2: TWO GALLANTS , Cosmonauts 16 adv/ 18 day of
Sept. 3: The Field , Church Hustlers, Colour Field $12
Sept. 4: A.A. Bondy $15
Sept. 5: Three Mile Pilot, Tit Wrench, DevFits 12 adv/$14
Sept. 6: Blaqk Audio, Hi Deaf $15
Sept. 7: Scott H. Biram , Restavrant, Low Volts 10 adv/ 12 day of
Sept. 8: The Heavy , The Brothers Grim $16 adv/$18 day of show
Sept. 9: Pegi Young and the Survivors , Jesse LaMonaca $15
Sept. 10: Trouble In The Wind, The Paragraphs, Duchess, Sick Balloons $6
Sept. 12: Shabazz Palaces $12
Sept. 13: Moving Units $12
Sept. 14: Hunx and His Punx, Shannon and the Clams, NO , The Kabbs , Bunny Gang
Sept. 15: Father John Misty , Get Back Loretta , Low Volts , Wildcat Wildcat, Dead Feather Moon, Kevin Martin
Sept. 18: Moonface , Foxygen , Bunny Gang 12 adv/ 14 day of
Sept. 19: YOB , Norska, Cormorant 10 adv/$12 day of show
Sept. 20: Six Organs of Admittance $12
Sept. 21: The Soft Pack , Heavy Hawaii $12
Sept. 22: The Bright Light Social Hour , Maren Parusel 8 adv/ 10 day of,br> Sept. 23: Local H , Ambassadors, Scott Lukas 10 adv/ 12 day of BUY Bound for the Floor since 94, or the 90's in general...continue to rock! Attention - doors at 8pm for this one! Sept. 26: Rodriguez SOLD OUT!!!
Sept. 27: The Features, Army Navy 10 adv/ 12 day of
Sept. 28: Menomena , PVT $18
Oct. 01: The Jezabels , Yukon Blonde $16
Oct. 02: Wolf Gang , The Royal Concept, Frank & Derol $10
Oct. 03: Blood Red Shoes 10 adv/$12 day of show
Oct. 06: Rochelle Rochelle , The Makeup Sex, The Beautiful View $8 adv/$10 day of show
Oct. 07: JEFF The Brotherhood , Diarrhea Planet, Roxy Jones 10 adv/$12 day of show
Oct. 08: MONO , Chris Brokaw $15
Oct. 11: Sean Hayes , Birds of Chicago $15
Oct. 12: Old Tiger, The Heavy Guilt , Nena Anderson and the Mules, The Red Fox Tails 8 adv/ 10 day of
Oct. 13: Big Business 10 adv/ 12 day of
Oct. 15: Mouse on Mars 18 adv/ 20 day of
Oct. 16: Los Campesinos! $15 adv/ $17 day of show
Oct. 17: Willis Earl Beale $10
Oct. 18: Cold Cave $12
Oct. 19: Bowerbirds 12 adv/ 14 day of
Oct. 20: The Sheepdogs , Blackbox Revelation $15
Oct. 22: Jason Lytle, Sea of Bees $15
Oct. 23: Crocodiles , Beaters $15
Oct. 24: Cheap Time , Unnatural Helpers 8 adv/ 10 day of
Oct. 27: Matthew Dear, Light Asylum 15/$17
Oct. 28: Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Crypts $15
Oct. 30: Red Fang , Black Tusk, Lord Dying 13 adv/ 15 day of

Click here to see upcoming shows at the Casbah.

CRICKET WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE

Sept. 7: Dave Matthews Band, Allen Stone (7:30 p.m. : $52-$89.90)
Sept. 10: Linkin Park, Incubus, Mutemath (6:30 p.m.: $43-$125.25)
Sept. 15: Rascal Flatts (ticket prices and on-sale date TBA)
Sept. 22: Jason Aldean (ticket prices and on-sale date TBA)
Sept. 29: Jason Mraz, Christina Perri (7:30 p.m. : $30-$51.85)
Oct. 4: Florence + The Machine, The Weeknd, Maccabees (7 p.m.; $46-$79.90)
Oct. 18: Brad Paisley (ticket prices and on-sale date TBA)

DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR


HARRAH'S RINCON CASINO
Sept.

9: B.B. King and Tedeschi Trucks Band (7 p.m.; $40-$140)
Sept. 15: Marco Antonio Solis ($63-$220)

HOUSE OF BLUES

Sept. 14: The Walkmen (8 p.m.; $22.50)
Sept. 26: Citizen Cope (8:30 p.m.; $30-$55; all-ages)
Sept. 27: Amon Tobin (9 p.m.; $30-$50; 18-and-up)
Sept. 30: Hatebreed (7 p.m.; $20-$32.50; all-ages)
Oct. 2: Ed Sheeran, Passenger (8 p.m.; $20-$32.50; all-ages)
Oct. 5: Kimbra (7:30 p.m.; $20-$32.50; on sale 10 a.m. Friday; all-ages)
Oct. 6: Nightwish, Kamelot (8 p.m.; $39.50-$65; all-ages)
10/07: 8:00PM The Slumerican Tour featuring Yelawolf
10/08: 8:00PM Casbah and House of Blues present The Hives
Oct. 9: AWOLNATION (8 p.m.; $20-$40; all-ages)
10/10: 7:00PM Mark Christopher Lawrence Presents: A Night of Comedy
10/11: 7:00PM Less Than Jake with The Mad Caddies, Flatfoot 56 & Mrs. Skannotto
10/12: 8:00PM KPRI presents Eric Hutchinson
10/14: 8:00PM An evening with Patti Smith
Oct. 16: Bombay Bicycle Club (9 p.m.; $22.50)
10/17: 8:00PM Casbah Presents Stars with Diamond Rings and California Wives
10/20: 9:00PM Casbah Presents Major Lazer
10/21: 9:00PM Datsik Firepower Tour w/ support by Terravita, XKR, and GETTER
10/22: 8:00PM KPRI Presents Beth Orton with Sam Amidon
10/24: 7:30PM HOB and Casbah Present Matt & Kim with Oberhofer
10/25: 8:00PM MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS 'THE HEIST' WORLD TOUR w/ Special Guest Dee-1 and Xperience
10/28: 8:00PM THE LONGLIVEA$AP TOUR
10/29: 8:30PM Public Image Limited (PiL)
10/31: 8:30PM Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Click here to see upcoming shows at the House of Blues.

HUMPHREY'S CONCERTS BY THE BAY


Thu, Sep 06, 8:00P: Pink Martini
Fri, Sep 07, 7:30P: Jewel (solo acoustic)
Mon, Sep 10, 7:30P: Olivia Newton-John
Tue, Sep 11, 8:00P: Chicago
Thu, Sep 13, 7:30P: Doobie Brothers
Sat, Sep 15, 7:00P: Tower of Power / Average White Band
Tue, Sep 18, 7:30P: Roger Hodgson: The Legendary Voice of Supertramp
Sun, Sep 23, 7:30P: Tony Bennett
Tue, Sep 25, 7:30P: Bonnie Raitt with special guest The Randall Bramblett Band
Fri, Sep 28, 8:00P: Bill Maher
Sat, Sep 29, 7:30P: Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sun, Sep 30, 7:30P: Crosby, Stills & Nash
Thu, Oct 04, 7:00P: George Thorogood & The Destroyers with special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

PALA CASINO

PECHANGA CASINO

Sept. 7: Sara Geronimo ($65-$85)
Oct. 5: Jake Shimabukuro ($20-$30)

RAMONA MAINSTAGE

 

RIMAC at UCSD

 

SDSU OPEN AIR THEATRE

Sept. 30: The Shins (7:30 p.m.; $18.75-$40)
Oct. 2: Furthur, featuring Bob Weir & Phil Lesh (7 p.m.; $35-$55)

 

SOMA

Click here to see upcoming shows at SOMA.

 

SPRECKELS THEATRE

Oct. 3: The Head & The Heart, Blitzen Trapper (8 p.m.; $30)

 

SYCUAN CASINO

Sept. 8: Andrew “Dice” Clay (7 and 9:30 p.m.; $35-$45)
Sept. 30: Mark Chesnutt (6 p.m.; $25-$35)
Oct. 5: Chubby Checker ($5-$55)
Oct.

12: Chris Cagle (6 p.m.; $45-$55)
Oct. 27: Pocho Barraza (7 and 9:30 p.m.) $45-$55)

 

VALLEY VIEW CASINO ARENA (SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA)

Sept. 23: Red Hot Chili Peppers (7:30 p.m.; $39.50-$59.50)
Sept. 27: Phineas & Ferb Live (4 p.m.; $20.50-$62.50)
Oct. 4: The Black Keys (8 p.m.; $40-$55)
Oct. 8: Peter Gabriel ($39.50-$129.50)
Oct. 20: Carrie Underwood (7:30 p.m.; $43.50-$63.50)

 

VIEJAS CASINO

 

VIEJAS ARENA at SDSU

 

4TH & B

Sept. 1: David Allen Coe (8 p.m.; $20-$30)
Sept. 15: Adam Ant (8 p.m.; $25-$35)
Sept. 21: Ronnie Mund Block Party (9 p.m.; $25)
Oct. 6: Dr. Dog (8 p.m.; $22.50-$32; on sale 10 a.m. Friday)