Top concerts this week (Aug. 7-13)

Top performers coming to San Diego this week include Sam Hunt, Kaskade, Ludacris and 2 Chainz.

8.8 James Vincent McMorrow

The 34-year-old Irish singer-songwriter covered Chris Isaak for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and worked with Kygo last year. He released his fourth full-length, “True Care,” in May.

8 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach . $23. 21+. 858.481.8140 or

8.8 Neil Diamond

Already owning the title of “most ever appearances by any artist at the Valley View Casino Center,” the 76-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee returns to the venue in Point Loma to add to his total.

8 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $53-153. All ages. 619.224.4171 or

8.9 Creepseed

Josh Kmak, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, one-time front man for local rockers Shady Francos, and contributor to both the Schizophonics and the New Kinetics, brings his solo project to The Belly Up.

8 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $11. 21+. 858.481.8140 or

8.10 The Avett Brothers

The band’s ninth studio album, “True Sadness,” was produced with frequent collaborator Rick Rubin last year. It was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

7:30 p.m. The Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. $46-$56.50. All ages. 619.570.1100 or

8.10 Sam Hunt

Before embarking on his own career, Georgia-born country music singer-songwriter Sam Hunt penned tunes for the likes of Reba McEntire, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney. His recent smash hit, “Body Like A Back Road,” is from Hunt’s upcoming second studio album.

7 p.m. Mattress Firm, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. $39-$175. All ages. 619.671.3500.

8.10 Julian Jordan

The Dutch DJ turns 22 this month and has already collaborated with EDM powerhouses like Martin Garrix and Sander van Doorn. He’s kept busy by releasing four new singles this year, including last month’s Chinook (and an accompanying extended mix) on his own GOLDKID Records.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-$55. 21+. 619.544.9500 or

8.10 Steve Earle & The Dukes

The veteran singer, songwriter and activist collaborated with Shawn Colvin on the album, “Colvin and Earle,” last year, and released his 16th solo studio album, “So You Wannabe an Outlaw,” in June.

8 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 481 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Sold out. 21+. 858.481.8140 or

8.11 Kaskade

Kaskade (aka Ryan Raddon) drew record numbers when he played Coachella a few years back, and he sold out the Mattress Firm Amphitheater when he was in town later with the same massive stage set. But, you know, he’s in town for a quick performance at Omnia.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-$55. 21+. 619.544.9500 or

8.12 GZA

The oldest founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA (aka Gary Grice) last released a full-length album in 2008. Since then, he’s lectured at Harvard, Oxford, USC, NYU and MIT (among other prestigious colleges), and collaborated with both Tom Morello and Vangelis.

9:30 p.m. Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $25. 21+. 619.795.1337 or

8.12 Petit Biscuit

Petit Biscuit is 17-year-old French DJ/producer Mehdi Benjelloun. He is classically trained, plays piano, guitar, cello and more, and has already released his self-titled debut EP. One if its singles, Sunset Lover, has been streamed more than 300 million times and spawned an accompanying EP of remixes that was released in June. Not bad for a high school junior.

8 p.m. The Observatory North Park , 2891 University Ave., North Park. $20. All ages. 619.239.8836 or

8.12 Ludacris

Christopher Bridges hasn’t released an album in two years. The three-time Grammy winner has been busy starring in The Fate of the Furious and hosting the reboot of Fear Factor. But new music is rumored to be on the way.

After last race of the day. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Free with racetrack admission, $6-10. All ages. 858.792.4242 or

8.12 Slander

Derek Andersen and Scott Land met while they were frat brothers at UC Irvine. They’ve gone on to work with the likes of Skrillex, DJ Snake, Diplo, and Bassnectar, and even created their own genre (Heaven Trap). They collaborated with French DJ Basstrick (aka Romain Atherton) on their latest single, Drop It.

9 p.m. Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20-$55. 21+. 619.544.9500 or

8.12 Hans Zimmer

The Academy Award-winning German composer and producer has created music for more than 150 films -- including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, “The Dark Knight
trilogy and Disney’s “The Lion King.”

7:30p.m. Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego. $45-$220. All ages. 619.594.7315 or

8.12 2 Chainz

2 Chainz? At HOB? What else is there to say? The Atlanta-based rapper released his fourth album, “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music,” in June.

7 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $35-$60. All ages. 619.299.2583 or

8.12 Steve Martin & Martin Short

No, it’s not a “Three Amigos” reunion or a live-action third installment of the ‘90s “Father of the Bride” reboots. These guys are actually going to play music together. But there will likely be some comedy as well.

7:30 p.m. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego. $55-$149.50. All ages. 619.594.0234 or