Top concerts this week in San Diego (Aug. 6-12)

 Performances in town this week include Willie Nelson + Alison Krauss, Wale, Weezer / Pixies and Party Favor.

8.8: Shooter Jennings 

The son of outlaw country legend Waylon Jennings and singer Jessi Colter is set to release his latest album, Shooter, this month. The record marks a return to country music for the singer and songwriter after teaming with Marilyn Manson and Brandi Carlile on his 2016 tribute album to electronic/disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, Countach (for Giorgio).

@ Belly Up,

Shooter Jennings

Shooter Jennings.

(Courtesy photo)

8.10: Willie Nelson + Alison Krauss 

Nelson, a 12-time Grammy Award winner, nine-time CMA Award winner and Kennedy Center Honoree, joins forces with Krauss, a 27-time Grammy Award winner (!), nine-time CMA Award winner and holder of an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music. But hardware aside, a show with these two on the same stage together will undoubtedly be a night to remember.    

@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay,

Willie Nelson + Alison Krauss

Willie Nelson performs at The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson produced by Blackbird Presents at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media)

(Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Essential Broad)

8.10: Aloe Blacc

Head to the Seaside Stage at the Del Mar Racetrack after the last race for an evening of music showcasing Blacc and his soul, funk and hip-hop fusion. — Leslie Hackett


@ Del Mar Racing,

Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

Aloe Blacc.

(Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

8.10: Party Favor 

Last here in June, Manhattan-born/L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland makes a quick return to San Diego in hopes of continuing the ’90s-themed party he started at OMNIA a few months ago.


Party Favor

Party Favor.

(Courtesy photo)

8.10: Wale 

After releasing his fifth studio album, Shine, last year, Wale, aka Washington D.C. rapper Olubowale Akintimehin, has already followed it with a pair of EPs in 2018 – March’s It’s Complicated and May’s Self Promotion.

@ House of Blues,



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8.11: Weezer / Pixies 

Weezer heads to Chula Vista on the heels of their 2017 11th studio album, Pacific Daydream, and the promise of their highly anticipated forthcoming Black Album. Pixies, featuring original members Black Francis, David Lovering and Joey Santiago, join in on the fun for a night of alt-rock yin and yang. 

@ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre,

Weezer / Pixies

Weezer / Pixies.

(Courtesy photo)

8.11: Reggae Fest featuring Ziggy Marley

Enjoy reggae tunes throughout the day topped off by a headlining performance from Ziggy Marley after the last race of the day. — Leslie Hackett

@ Del Mar Racing,


8.11: Matoma 

Twenty-seven-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) released his latest single, Lonely (feat. MAX), in March. The producer is set to release his sophomore full-length album, One In A Million, a follow-up to 2016’s Hakuna Matoma, sometime later this year.





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