Top concerts this week in San Diego (July 2-8)


Top performers coming to town this week include Clint Black, Dead & Company with John Mayer, Klingande and Vance Joy.

7.3: Illenium

Denver-based DJ/producer Nick Miller has released a handful of singles so far in 2018 – Don’t Give Up on Me (feat. MAKO) with Kill the Noise, The Glitch Mob remix of Crawl Outta Love (feat. Annika Wells), the AWAY remix of Leaving and Sound of Where’d U Go (feat. Kerli) with Said the Sky & 1788-L.


7.4: Clint Black

The award-winning country superstar last released an album in 2015, but that hasn’t stopped him from making regular stops in San Diego. This time, he leads the holiday festivities in a show called America’s Birthday with Clint Black.

@ Embarcadero Marina Park South,

7.4, 5: moe.

Buffalo, N.Y.’s jam-scene stalwarts take over the Belly Up for two nights of hippie heaven with band founders Chuck Garvey and Rob Derhak leading the charge.

@ Belly Up,

7.6: Dead & Company

Did someone say jam-scene? The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band that started it all returns with OGs Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, and Bill Kreutzmann still in tow. Oh, and some guy named John Mayer will be there as well.

@ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre,

7.6: Klingande

French tropical house DJ/producer Klingande (aka Cédric Steinmylier) recently teamed up with Jamaican singer Krishane, the son of reggae veteran Barrington Levy, on his latest single, Rebel Yell. An eight-song remix EP for the song was released last month.


7.6: Primus

Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander continue to bring the weird as the band heads toward its 35th year. But they won’t have to do it alone. Metal titans Mastodon and L.A.’s JJUUJJUU are also on the bill.

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,

7.6: Kenny Loggins

The perennial hitmaker returns to San Diego after it was reported he’s re-making his 1986 smash Danger Zone for the upcoming sequel of Top Gun. Last year, Loggins teamed with Michael McDonald on the Thundercat single, Show You the Way.

@ Pala Casino,

7.7: Vance Joy

The Australian singer/songwriter best known for the 2014 hit, Riptide, heads back to San Diego after releasing his second studio album, Nation of Two, in February.

@ Harrah’s,

7.7: Mercer

Paris-born, Miami-based producer Mercer (aka Nicolas Mercier) is part of the Pardon My French collective with fellow countrymen/DJs Tchami, DJ Snake, and Malaa, the last of whom remixed Mercer’s latest single, Satisfy (feat. Ron Carroll), a month ago.

@ Bassmnt,

7.8: Destructo

One-time CEO and founder of HARD Events Gary Richards has performed under the Destructo moniker for more than two decades. Currently the president of LiveStyle, Richards recently teamed up with veteran Brooklyn rapper Busta Rhymes for current single, F**king S**t Up.

@ Quartyard,