Top concerts this week in San Diego (June 17-23)


Top performers coming to town this week include Santana, Khalid, Paul McCartney and Tiësto.

6.17, 18: Lucinda Williams

It’s another two-night dip for the three-time Grammy-winning Americana singer in Solana Beach. After releasing an expanded version of her 1992 album, This Sweet Old World, in 2017, Williams teamed with Charles Lloyd & The Marvels for last year’s Vanished Gardens.

@ Belly Up,

6.18: Jamila Woods

The Chicago singer, poet, and longtime Chance the Rapper collaborator released her sophomore album, LEGACY! LEGACY!, last month. Each track honors an artist that has inspired Woods, including Betty Davis, Zora Neale Hurston, Muddy Waters, Sun Ra, Frida Kahlo and others.

@ Casbah,

6.19: Local Natives

After traveling the world to record 2016’s Sunlit Youth, the L.A.-based indie rock quintet stayed in Southern California to produce their fourth full-length album, April’s Violet Street. Australian trio Middle Kids opens the show.

@ Observatory North Park,

6.20: Rob Thomas

The Grammy-winning former Matchbox 20 frontman released his fourth solo album, Chip Tooth Smile, in April. Butch Walker (Pink, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Fall Out Boy) produced.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay,

6.20: Mattson 2

The last time San Diego’s twin sibling instrumental duo played in town, they were opening for Texas psych trio Khruangbin. Now they’re back for a show of their own promoting a new album, Paradise, released this month.

@ Belly Up,

6.20: Eric B. & Rakim

The pioneering New York-based hip-hop duo reunited in 2017 after 23 years of going their separate ways. The MC and DJ continue their Technique Tour, which began as a way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their influential debut album, Paid In Full.

@ House of Blues,

6.21: Antibalas

The Brooklyn-based afrobeat ensemble returns to the Belly Up after making a stop in Solana Beach last year. The collective continues to tour for their 2017 release, Where the Gods Are in Peace.

@ Belly Up,

6.21: Tiësto

The legendary Dutch DJ and AFTR:HRS Records founder returns to OMNIA one day shy of exactly a year from the last time he played the club. His eight-song, April-released Together EP pairs him with the likes of Sikdope, MESTO, 7 Skies, Micky Blue, Dzeko and John Christian.


6.21: Sirus Hood

Algerian-born, France-bred house DJ Sirus Hood kicked off this year by releasing his latest single, Out of the Box. He followed it in February with his four-track Out of Order EP, which features Kentucky-based DJ, producer and vocalist Kevin Knapp.

@ Spin,

6.21: Alanis Morissette

Things you oughta know: In March, the 44-year-old Canadian singer and actress announced that she is pregnant with her third child. Also, she recently chopped off most of her trademark long hair. But most importantly, if you head down to Shelter Island for this show (originally scheduled for 6.19), you’ll get to hear her play an acoustic set.

@ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay,

6.22: Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney is playing at the best park in baseball. What more can be said?

@ Petco Park,

6.23: Khalid

The 21-year-old Texas-bred singer and songwriter is already a five-time Grammy nominee and multiplatinum-selling artist. In April, he released his second studio album, Free Spirit, which debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

@ Pechanga Arena,

6.23: Santana

After publishing his memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light, in 2014, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, multiple-Grammy winner, Kennedy Center Honoree, and guitar pioneer Carlos Santana returns to San Diego. The tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of 1999 smash album Supernatural. The Doobie Brothers open the show.

@ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre,