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Fun Things to do in San Diego

The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in San Diego over the next few weeks. Check them out below and let us know if there are any you feel we should add to the list. 

 

Chris Isaak

Christopher Joseph Isaak is an American rock musician and occasional actor. He is best known for his hit “Wicked Game,” as well as the popular hit songs “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying.”

When
July 17, Tuesday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

Graveshadow, Silence the Prince & Monarch

When
July 17, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Merrow
San Diego, CA

 

Anthony Green

Anthony Green is an American singer and musician from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He is currently the lead singer of Circa Survive and Saosin, while also maintaining a solo career.

Good Old War

Good Old War is an indie folk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania featuring former members of Days Away.

When
July 18, Wednesday @ 06:30 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Hobo Johnson

Frank Lopes, known professionally as Hobo Johnson, is an American vocalist and frontman of Hobo Johnson and the LoveMakers. Lopes is half Azorean Portuguese and a quarter Mexican and Native American.

When
July 18, Wednesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

Paramore

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro.

Foster The People

Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. It currently consists of lead vocalist Mark Foster, lead guitarist Sean Cimino, keyboardist Isom Innis, and drummer Mark Pontius.

Jay Som

Melina Duterte, better known by her stage name Jay Som, is a Los Angeles-based DIY and bedroom-pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

When
July 19, Thursday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Testament

Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band’s current lineup comprises guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, lead vocalist Chuck Billy, drummer Gene Hoglan, and bassist Steve Di Giorgio.

Carnifex

Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego County, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records. They have released six full-length albums and one EP.

When
July 19, Thursday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Rhye

Rhye is an R&B musical project of Canadian singer Mike Milosh. It originally consisted of him and Danish instrumentalist Robin Hannibal.

Lawrence Rothman

Lawrence Rothman is an American singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. His debut album The Book of Law was released on October 13, 2017 via Downtown Records/Interscope.

When
July 19, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Shenandoah

Shenandoah is an American country music group founded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1984 by Marty Raybon, Ralph Ezell, Stan Thorn, Jim Seales, and Mike McGuire.

When
July 19, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Harrah’s Resort SoCal – Dive
Funner, CA

 

Héctor Acosta

Héctor Elpidio Acosta Restituyo, better known as Héctor Acosta “el Torito” or simply Héctor Acosta, is a Dominican performer of merengue and bachata music. Acosta was the lead singer for the Dominican band Los Toros Band.

When
July 19, Thursday @ 08:30 PM 

Where
Blue Agave Nightclub
6608 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego, CA

 

Kid Cadaver

Kid Cadaver is an American pop punk band formed in 2012 between Los Angeles, California natives Raymond Venta /, Jeremy Harris / and Kenzo Cardenas.

When
July 20, Friday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
Soma
San Diego, CA

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band from Southern California. Their notable singles include “Go Daddy-O”, “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight”, and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit”.

When
July 20, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

Brad Paisley

Brad Douglas Paisley is an American country music singer-songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released ten studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA.

Kane Brown

Kane Allen Brown is an American country music singer and songwriter. He first came to the attention of the public through social media. He released his first EP, titled Closer, in June 2015.

Dan Tyminski

Daniel John “Dan” Tyminski is an American bluegrass composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist.

When
July 20, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Steven Middleditch is a Canadian actor and television writer, known for his role as Richard Hendricks in the HBO series Silicon Valley, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director and producer. He is known for portraying Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the sitcom Parks and Recreation.

When
July 20, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Balboa Theatre
San Diego, CA

 

Brad Paisley

Brad Douglas Paisley is an American country music singer-songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released ten studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA.

When
July 20, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Sara Petite

When
July 20, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park
Poway, CA

 

The Aquabats

The Aquabats are an American rock band formed in Orange County, California in 1994. Throughout many fluctuations in the group’s line-up, singer The MC Bat Commander and bassist Crash McLarson have remained the band’s two constant fixtures.

Froggy Fresh

Tyler Stephen Cassidy, better known as Froggy Fresh, is an American rapper who became known after uploading “The Baddest”, a rap music video on YouTube whose original upload earned over 11 million views.

When
July 21, Saturday @ 11:00 AM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Mars

Mars was a New York City rock band formed in 1975 when China Burg and artist Nancy Arlen brought Mark Cunningham and vocalist Sumner Crane together to talk about music. They were joined briefly by guitarist Rudolph Grey.

When
July 21, Saturday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Thirty Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of brothers Jared Leto and Shannon Leto. During the course of its existence, it has undergone various line-up changes.

Walk The Moon

Walk the Moon is an American rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2006, while a student at Kenyon College, deriving the band’s name from the song “Walking on the Moon” by The Police.

K.Flay

Kristine Meredith Flaherty, known professionally as K.Flay, is an American singer and songwriter from Wilmette, Illinois.

Welshly Arms

Welshly Arms is an American blues rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The band has been active since their debut in 2013 with the EP Welcome. The following year, they released a covers EP and in 2015, an album titled Welshly Arms.

When
July 21, Saturday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Easton Corbin

Dan Easton Corbin is an American country music singer. He signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2009 and released his self-titled debut album in March 2010, featuring the two number one hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll with It”, as well as the number 14 hit “I Can’t Love You Back”.

When
July 21, Saturday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Successful and driven, Rebecca Bunch seemingly has it all — an upscale apartment in Manhattan and a partnership at a prestigious law firm — but she feels like something is missing.

When
July 21, Saturday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Balboa Theatre
San Diego, CA

 

Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest is an American indie rock band originally from Leesburg, Virginia, United States, currently based in Seattle, Washington.

When
July 21, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Soma
San Diego, CA

 

The Adicts

The Adicts are a British punk band from Ipswich, Suffolk, England. One of the most popular punk rock bands in the 1980s, they were often in the indie charts during that decade. The Adicts originated as Afterbirth & the Pinz in late 1975.

Leftöver Crack

Leftöver Crack is an American punk rock band formed in 1998, following the breakup of Choking Victim. The band is currently signed to Fat Wreck Chords for CD releases, and Alternative Tentacles for vinyl releases.

When
July 21, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA

 

Juliette and the Licks

Juliette & The Licks is an American rock band led by actress and singer Juliette Lewis. Other band members have included guitarist Craig Fairbaugh and guitarist Emilio Cueto, bassist Jason Womack and drummer Ed Davis.

When
July 21, Saturday @ 09:30 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr. is an American comedian and actor. He has served as a correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central since 2015.

Steve Byrne

Steve Byrne is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is best known for creating and starring in Sullivan & Son.

When
July 21, Saturday @ 10:30 PM 

Where
Balboa Theatre
San Diego, CA

 

Jeff Beck

Geoffrey Arnold Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds. Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, he formed Beck, Bogert & Appice.

Paul Rodgers

Paul Bernard Rodgers is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company. He now lives in Canada as a naturalized Canadian citizen.

Ann Wilson

Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart. Wilson was listed as one of the “Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time” by Hit Parader magazine in 2006.

When
July 22, Sunday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Anuhea

Rylee Anuheakeʻalaokalokelani Jenkins, better known as Anuhea, is an American singer and songwriter.

When
July 22, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Harrah’s Resort SoCal – Dive
Funner, CA

 

Reckless Kelly

Reckless Kelly is an American country rock band. Formed in Idaho, the band moved to Austin, Texas in January 1997 and is now based there. The band’s name was inspired by the Australian bushranger, Ned Kelly.

When
July 22, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

The Cadillac Three

The Cadillac Three, originally known as The Cadillac Black, is an American Southern rock group consisting of Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray, and Neil Mason.

7horse

7Horse is an American rock and blues duo formed in 2011 most notable for their song “Meth Lab Zoso Sticker” which was featured in Martin Scorsese’s film The Wolf of Wall Street, in the second trailer and on the soundtrack.

When
July 23, Monday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

George Thorogood

George Lawrence Thorogood is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Delaware. His “high-energy boogie-blues” sound became a staple of 1980s rock radio, with hits like his original songs “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone”.

The Destroyers

Destroyer is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia fronted by singer-songwriter Dan Bejar and formed in 1995. Destroyer songs are characterized by abstract, poetic lyrics and idiosyncratic vocals.

When
July 23, Monday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

Logic

Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

NF

Nathan John Feuerstein, known by his stage name NF, is an American rapper, artist and songwriter, who has charted in both the Christian hip hop and mainstream hip hop markets.

KYLE

Kyle Thomas Harvey, better known by his stage name and mononym Kyle, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Ventura, California. He is best known for his breakout single “iSpy”, featuring American rapper Lil Yachty.

When
July 24, Tuesday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Bobby Tarantino

Bobby Tarantino is the sixth mixtape by American rapper Logic. It was released on July 1, 2016, by Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Recordings. It was released to various digital platforms without prior announcement.

 

When
July 24, Tuesday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Roger Hodgson

Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson is an English musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former co-frontman and founder member of progressive rock band Supertramp.

When
July 24, Tuesday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

Erick Fayard, Garth Lagrone, Nina Francis & Corina Rose

When
July 24, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Merrow
San Diego, CA

 

Judith Owen

Judith Owen is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Her first North American album, Emotions on a Postcard, was released in 1996 and has been followed by several additional albums. She is co-founder of Twanky Records with her husband, Harry Shearer.

When
July 24, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

Streetlight Manifesto

Streetlight Manifesto is an American punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey formed in 2002. They released their first album, Everything Goes Numb, which was distributed by Victory Records, on August 26, 2003.

When
July 24, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Soma
San Diego, CA

 

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band’s name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, founded in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel.

Nothing More

Nothing More is an American rock band from San Antonio, Texas, United States. Formed in 2003, the band spent much of the 2000s recording independent albums and struggling to maintain a steady lineup or attract record label interest.

Bad Wolves

Bad Wolves is an American heavy metal supergroup formed in 2017.

When
July 25, Wednesday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Mt. Joy

When
July 25, Wednesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

Evaride

When
July 26, Thursday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

Sparkle by Steph

When
July 26, Thursday @ 06:00 PM 

In Real Life

In Real Life is an American boy band composed of Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, Sergio Calderon, and Michael Conor, the final five vocalists from the American reality television music competition series Boy Band.

When
July 26, Thursday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall
San Diego, CA

 

Devin Dawson

Devin Dawson is an American country music singer-songwriter. He became famous after filming a mashup of Taylor Swift songs with his fellow friend Louisa Wendorff on her YouTube channel, which gained popularity on YouTube.

When
July 26, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Harrah’s Resort SoCal – Dive
Funner, CA

 

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. When he was 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King.

When
July 26, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

Juice WRLD

Jared Higgins known professionally as Juice WRLD, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Calumet Park, Illinois, Chicago Metropolitan Area. He is primarily known for his breakout hits, “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams”.

When
July 26, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Soma
San Diego, CA

 

M. Crane & Mario Esteban

When
July 26, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Merrow
San Diego, CA

 

Kris Allen

Kristopher Neil Allen is an American singer and songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, he self-released a 2007 album entitled Brand New Shoes.

When
July 26, Thursday @ 08:01 PM 

Where
Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall
San Diego, CA

 

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. When he was 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King.

When
July 27, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

The Pettybreakers

When
July 27, Friday @ 09:00 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

Snow Tha Product

Claudia Alexandra Feliciano, known professionally as Snow Tha Product, is an American hip hop recording artist and actress from San Jose, California. She released her first album Unorthodox in 2011.

When
July 28, Saturday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless
San Diego, CA

 

Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet.

When
July 28, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center
Funner, CA

 

Kathy Griffin

Kathleen Mary Griffin is an American comedian and actress. She has starred in several comedy specials for cable TV and has released several comedy albums.

When
July 28, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego, CA

 

Kill Y  our Name, Aghori, Sinshrift & Fireglass

When
July 28, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Merrow
San Diego, CA

 

Playboi Carti

Jordan Terrell Carter, better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper, record producer, and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.

When
July 28, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Soma
San Diego, CA

 

Como La Flor Band

When
July 28, Saturday @ 09:00 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

311

311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron “P-Nut” Wills, and drummer Chad Sexton.

The Offspring

The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984.

Gym Class Heroes

Gym Class Heroes is an American band from Geneva, New York. The group formed in 1997 when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during their high school gym class.

When
July 29, Sunday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

 

Adam Ant

Adam Ant is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK No. 1 singles.

When
July 29, Sunday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

Easy Star All-Stars

Easy Star All-Stars is a reggae collective founded in 1997 by Michael Goldwasser, Eric Smith, Lem Oppenheimer and Remy Gerstein of New York City-based Easy Star Records. The band is known for its reinterpretations of classic albums in reggae style.

When
July 29, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Harrah’s Resort SoCal – Dive
Funner, CA

 

Shawn Mullins

Shawn Mullins is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music.

Max Gomez

Max Gomez is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in Taos, New Mexico. He has been compared to Jackson Browne and John Prine because of his seasoned blend of Americana and folk.

When
July 29, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

The Decemberists

The Decemberists are an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon. The band consists of Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, and John Moen. Their debut EP, 5 Songs, was self-released in 2001.

Whitney

Whitney is an American band from Chicago, which formed in 2015 and is signed to Secretly Canadian. The band was formed shortly after the breakup of members Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich’s band Smith Westerns in late 2014.

When
July 30, Monday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA

 

King Princess

Mikaela Straus, known by her stage name King Princess, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Brooklyn, New York.

When
July 30, Monday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Music Box
San Diego, CA

 

Foreigner

Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones ex-Spooky Tooth and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

Whitesnake

Whitesnake are an English hard rock band formed in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

Jason Bonham

Jason John Bonham is an English drummer. Bonham is perhaps best known for being the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and Patricia “Pat” Bonham.

When
July 31, Tuesday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA

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