A guide to San Diego’s summer concerts

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A guide to San Diego’s summer concerts

Pop breakthrough Billie Eilish will perform at the Open Air Theatre at SDSU on July 13.

Pop breakthrough Billie Eilish will perform at the Open Air Theatre at SDSU on July 13.

Justin Higuchi

Pop breakthrough Billie Eilish will perform at the Open Air Theatre at SDSU on July 13.

Justin Higuchi

Justin Higuchi

Pop breakthrough Billie Eilish will perform at the Open Air Theatre at SDSU on July 13.

by Kelly Kerrigan, Staff Writer

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Summertime is right around the corner, and with that comes a lot of artists stopping by San Diego and the rest of Southern California on their big summer tours. From country to rock to hip-hop and everything in between, San Diego will be a hotspot for concerts in summer 2019.

Here is a complete guide to all the best upcoming shows in San Diego this summer:

 

Saturday, May 18: Sitting On Stacy at Che Cafe, UC San Diego

San Diego State’s very own Sitting On Stacy will be performing just after finals are over. The indie band has made quite a name for itself around Southern California.

The band is most known for its song, “Tied Hands,” but has also released an EP “Mel’s Neck of the Woods,” and an album, “Obsessed.”

Song You May Know: “Tied Hands”

Song You Should Listen To: “High on Life”

 

Saturday, June 1: Brad Paisley, Chris Lane and Riley Green at North Island Credit Amphitheatre

The country stars are stopping by the North Island Credit Amphitheatre, a popular spot for country shows in San Diego. The three-time-Grammy winner Brad Paisley is bringing along Chris Lane and Riley Green for his summer tour.

Songs You May Know: “Whiskey Lullaby,” “Beat This Summer”

Songs You Should Listen To: “My Miracle”

 

Thursday, June 6: Father John Misty and Jason Isbell at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Father John Misty is known for four albums worth of vulnerable and poetic lyrics. His newest album, “God’s Favorite Customer” came out in 2018 and this will be his first tour since that release.

Songs You May Know: “Real Love Baby,” “Nancy From Now On”

Songs You Should Listen To: “The Songwriter,” “Total Entertainment Forever”

 

Saturday, June 22: Paul McCartney at Petco Park

Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Petco Park this summer on his “Freshen Up” tour. McCartney released his newest album “Egypt Station” this past fall, which includes singles “Come On to Me” and “Fuh You.” The former Beatle also does not refrain from playing the Fab Four’s hits during his solo career.

Songs You May Know: “Band on the Run,” “Live and Let Die”

Songs You Should Listen To: “Let Me Roll It,” “Every Night”

 

Sunday, June 23: Khalid at Pechanga Arena

The Coachella performer has been known for his collaborations with big names such as Halsey, Billie Eilish and John Mayer. His latest album, “Free Spirit” was recently released and will be leading his tour this summer.

Songs You May Know: “Location,” “Young, Dumb & Broke”

Song You Should Listen To: “Outta My Head” ft. John Mayer

 

Monday, July 8: Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara at Pechanga Arena

The hit-making singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes found his fame off the late app, Vine. Since then he has released three albums, with a brand new single released last week. Mendes’ charming composure and powerful vocals have attributed to his success.

Songs You May Know: “In My Blood,” “Stitches”

Songs You Should Listen To: “Fallin’ All In You,” “Where Were You in the Morning?”

 

Saturday, July 13: Billie Eilish and Denzel Curry at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Billie Eilish has blown up over the past year, becoming more successful with each day that passes. Eilish often takes a dark approach to her songwriting, but it offers music that is unlike anything else on the radio at the moment, which has created her an obsessive fandom.

Songs You May Know: “Bury a Friend,” “Lovely”

Songs You Should Listen To: “I Love You,” “Watch”

 

Saturday, July 20: Cage the Elephant, Beck and Spoon at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Cage the Elephant’s newest album “Social Cues” was released this last April. The album offers the authentic sound of the band while bringing a strong return from their past albums. The band will be touring with other renowned rock acts Beck and Spoon. 

Songs You May Know: “Cigarette Daydreams,” “Ready to Let Go”

Songs You Should Listen To: “Social Cues,” “Sweetie Little Jean”

 

Thursday, Aug. 22: Kacey Musgraves at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

To close out summer, Kacey Musgraves will come to the Open Air Theatre at San Diego State. Musgraves has had a huge year for her music career — the country singer took home Album of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards for her album “Golden Hour,” and performed at Coachella in April.

Songs You May Know: “Rainbow,” “Butterflies”

Song You Should Listen To: “Space Cowboy”

 

Other Concerts:

Thursday, May 23: New Kids on The Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson at Viejas Arena

Thursday, May 23: Ocean Alley at The Casbah

Thursday, May 23: Festival De Musica Cubana 2019 at Humphreys Concert By the Bay

Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26: My Life Every Day USA 2019 featuring: Yellow Claw, Jai Wolf, AC Slater, Dr. Fresch

Tuesday, May 28: A R I Z O N A at House of Blues

Friday, June 7: Inner Wave at Observatory North Park

Sunday, June 9: Bad Religion at Observatory North Park

Wednesday, June 12: Jake Owen at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Friday, June 14: Train and the Goo Goo Dolls at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Friday, June 14: Toby Keith at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Wednesday, June 19: Local Natives and Middle Kids at Observatory North Park 

Friday, June 21: Hootie & the Blowfish at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Saturday, June 22: America at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay

Sunday, June 23: Santana and Doobie Brothers at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Wednesday, June 26: Anderson .Paak and Earl Sweatshirt at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Friday, June 28: Tchami at Hard Rock Hotel

Saturday, June 29: Smokey Robinson and Pitbull at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Sunday, June 30: Sticky Fingers at House of Blues

Wednesday, July 10: Jon Bellion at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Friday, July 19: Porter Robinson at OMNIA Nightclub San Diego

Sunday, July 28: The Raconteurs at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Thursday, Aug. 1: Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Monday, Aug. 5: Lord Huron, Julia Jacklin and Shakey Graves at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay

Friday, Aug. 9: Death Cab for Cutie at Observatory North Park

Friday, Aug. 9: Young the Giant and Fitz & The Tantrums at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Sunday, Aug. 11: Dirty Heads and 311 at The Interrupters

Friday, Aug. 16: Summer Salt at House of Blues

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