Top performances coming to town this week include Zedd, Slum Village, Coast Club and Smokey Robinson.
7.2: Trace Adkins
The Louisiana-bred country singer, actor, and one-time Celebrity Apprentice contestant was last here in 2017 when he played Casino Pauma. Adkins is still touring on his 16th album, 2017’s Something’s Going On, which went all the way to No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums.
@ Del Mar Fairgrounds, sdfair.com
Zedd, aka 29-year-old Russian DJ Anton Zaslavski, has paired with an impressive roster of vocalists over the years — from Maren Morris, Selena Gomez and Aloe Blacc, to Hayley Williams, Troy Sivan and Kesha. But it’s Katy Perry who appears on his latest single, February’s 365. Perry also hired Zaslavski as an opening act on select dates of her Witness: The Tour last year.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
7.3: Slum Village
Returning to the Music Box one year after last playing there, T3 and Young RJ continue the legacy of this Detroit hip-hop crew that once featured J Dilla. After last releasing new material in 2016, the band dropped The Lost Scrolls, Vol. 2 in 2018.
@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
7.3: Ceremony & Sheer Mag
NorCal punk band Ceremony teams up with Philly-based rockers Sheer Mag for a double bill where all of the amps will be cranked to 11. Ceremony last released music in 2015, while Sheer Mag, after compiling their first three EPs into one full-length, released their debut album, Need To Feel Your Love, in 2017.
@ The Irenic, theirenic.com
7.4: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
The multiple Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and horse enthusiast returns to San Diego with his long-running Large Band after last appearing here with Robert Earl Keene in 2018. Lovett also added some new hardware to his collection last year when he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).
@ Embarcadero Marina Park South, sandiegosymphony.org
7.5: Anuel AA
The Puerto Rican rapper and singer won the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Award’s New Artist of the Year. His 2018 debut album, Real Hasta la Muerte, which was completed while he was in prison on a gun charge, has been certified platinum.
@ Viejas Arena, viejasarena.com
Paul Fisher, former professional surfer and one half of Australian DJ/production duo Cut Snake, curates a party at the ballpark that also includes a DJ set from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Riva Starr and Gene Farris. Fisher’s latest single, You Little Beauty, was released in May.
@ The Park at Petco Park, petcoparkevents.com
TEED, or Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, is U.K.-born, U.S.-based DJ, producer, singer and CRSSD vet Orlando Higginbottom. After releasing a handful of singles last year, Higginbottom has only released a pair of remixes to his track Energy Fantasy so far in 2019.
@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
7.5: Coast Club
After performing as DJ/production trio WeAreTreo for years, Trevor Shawn and Ace Future rebranded as Coast Club when Spencer Regan left the group. The new duo dropped their debut single, Coastin (feat. Sammy Johnson), last year, and followed it with another, Stay Here With You (feat. Cat Clark), in March.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
7.5: Smokey Robinson
The Motown legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Living Legend Award-winner, and Kennedy Center Honoree just played the San Diego County Fair last month. Now he heads up the road a few miles to take things indoors at Pechanga.
@ Pechanga, pechanga.com