SAN DIEGO PULSATES WITH LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCES
YEAR-ROUND, FROM A-LIST BANDS AND MULTI-DAY
FESTIVALS TO INTIMATE SHOWS
Over 40 DJs and musicians from around the world light up Waterfront Park
during this semiannual electronic dance music festival. Acts like Chromeo,
Richie Hawtin and Rüfüs du Sol take the stage.
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This landmark arena in the Midway
District regularly hosts big names in
music and sporting events and was
featured in the movie Almost Famous.
Upcoming shows include Janet Jackson
(10/7), Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull (10/22),
and Shakira (2/9/18).
The county’s largest venue hosts outdoor
shows like Depeche Mode (10/6), Jason
Aldean (10/7), Linkin Park (10/20), Jimmy
Buffet (10/21) and Luke Bryan (10/27).
This upscale, three-story gem in Little
Italy can entertain 800 people and serves
up a mix of music from electronica, indie
rock and tribute bands to Latin rhythms
and ’80s nights.
The home court of San Diego State
University’s basketball teams is hosting
special concerts during the off-season:
Arcade Fire (10/18); Halsey (11/5); Fall
Out Boy (11/15); and Jay-Z (12/19).
FOR LIVE MUSIC
There’s always a great show happening
at Belly Up in Solana Beach, an intimate
music venue that’s been popular for four
decades, and at The Observatory North
Park, a vintage theater that attracts big-name acts. Find live music from local
bands almost every night at House of
Blues downtown, and at Patricks Gaslamp
Pub and The Field Irish Pub in the
Every November, a variety of local
musicians and national indie rock bands
gather to perform at venues throughout
North Park for the annual San Diego
Music Thing. The two-day event includes
panels and networking events for
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