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9.16: Carrie Underwood
@ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
The country singer, actress, seven-time Grammy winner and American Idol champion brings her Storyteller Tour to San Diego.
9.16: Fifth Harmony
@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast
Third-place finalists on the second season of X Factor, the vocal quintet released its second album, “7/27,” earlier this year.
9/16: Markus Shulz
@ Omnia, omnianightclub.com
This German-born, Miami-based trance DJ brings his Watch The World tour (named after his 17-song album - which actually has 27 tracks, including 10 accompanying acoustic versions) to San Diego after stops in Europe and South America.
9/16: Tony Junior
@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
After collaborating with Tiësto on the club banger “Get Down” last year, Dutch DJ Tony Junior (aka Tony Peroni) has already released three singles in 2016.
@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
Last year, U.K. DJ Scuba (aka Paul Rose, currently based in Berlin) released his fourth full-length album, “Claustrophobia,” on his own label, Hotflush.
9/16: Kraftwerk@ Balboa Theatre,
The pioneering German electronic quartet won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammy Academy in 2014.
9/16-17: Steve Simeone @ The Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com
“That’s when you know you’re getting drunk - when you ‘beer goggle’ yourself. You ever do that? You pass a mirror and you’re like, ‘oh s***' " - Steve Simeone in Irvine Improv show
9.16-18 San Diego Bayfair @ Mission Bay Park, Mission Bay, sandiegobayfair.org
Powerboats thunder to the finish line, reaching speeds in excess of 225 mph during this annual event on Mission Bay.
9.16-18 KAABOO Del Mar @ Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar, kaaboodelmar.com
Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffet and Jack Johnson headline the second KAABOO Del Mar, which also features stand-up comedy, art and pop-up installations of popular local restaurants. (See story here.)
9.17 SoCal Beast Spartan Race @ Pala Raceway, Pala, spartan.com
Try to conquer more than 30 obstacles while racing along a grueling course that stretches a dozen miles.
9.17: Luke Bryan@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre,
Named after his fifth studio album, released in 2015, Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights Tour includes covers of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.”
9/17: Dirty Phonics
@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Charly, Pitchin and Pho - the names of the French trap maestros comprising Dirty Phonics - may sound like a children’s book title, but the trio’s latest single, “Holy S***,” won’t be heard on Kidz Bop anytime soon.
9.17: Crystal Castles
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
The Canadian experimental-electro duo hit San Diego one month after releasing their fourth studio LP, “Amnesty (I).”
@ Parq, parqsd.com
Performing at a string of massive festivals worldwide (both alone and with Skrillex as duo Jack Ü), Diplo stops in San Diego for an exclusive club date.