August Concert Calendar

8.1: Boz Scaggs @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

This veteran singer/songwriter and one-time lead singer of the Steve Miller Band also teamed up with Michael McDonald and Steely Dan's Donald Fagan in The New York Rock and Soul Revue ('89-'92).

 

8.2: Duran Duran 

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Formed in 1978, the indomitable English quartet returns to San Diego on its Paper Gods Tour with disco vets CHIC and L.A. DJ Tokimonsta in tow.

 

8.2, 3: Gary Clark Jr. @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Austin-based guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr. spends two nights in San Diego playing songs from his latest blues opus, "The Story of Sunny Boy Slim."

 

8.3: Weezer & Panic! At The Disco 

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Two of mainstream rock's popular veteran acts join forces for a co-headlining summer tour, each to promote a new album.

 

8.3: Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals 

@ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

The Dr. Dre/Kendrick Lamar collaborator brings his fantastic live band to San Diego to play cuts from his new album, "Malibu."

 

8.3: Beth Hart @ Belly Up, bellyup.com

The 1993 Female Vocalist winner of Ed McMahon's Star Search, Beth Hart is best known for her 1999 hit, "LA Song (Out of This Town).

8.4: Kansas 

@ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

These '70s rockers are best known for their singles "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind."

 

8.4: Kenny Chesney 

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Eight years since he last brought his sexy tractor to San Diego, the "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" country singer returns for his Spread the Love tour.

 

8.4: Cassadee Pope 

@ Moonshine Beach, moonshinebeachsd.com

One-time lead vocalist of rock band Hey Monday, Pope became the first female winner of NBC's The Voice in 2012.

 

8.4, 5: KC and the Sunshine Band

@ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com

Strap on your "Boogie Shoes" for back-to-back nights with one of disco and funk's most enduring acts.

 

8.5: Girl Talk @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, dmtc.com/concerts

An engineer before turning to music, Pittsburgh's Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk) releases his albums as pay-what-you-want downloads.

 

8.5: Sum 41 @ Qualcomm Stadium, sandiego.gov/qualcomm

The Canadian pop-punkers hit San Diego during another trek around North America with the Vans Warped Tour, which brings 70-plus bands to seven stages in Qualcomm's parking lot.

8.5: UB40 @ Pala, palacasino.com

Having been replaced by his brother since taking a hiatus in 2008, the veteran reggae band's original front man and lead singer, Ali Campbell, is back with founding members Mickey Virtue and Astro.

 

8.6: Flogging Molly @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

The seven-piece Celtic rockers from L.A. feature San Diegan and former professional skateboarder Matt Hensley on accordion.

 

8.7: Far East Movement @ Pala, palacasino.com

The L.A. hip-hop/EDM quartet has collaborated with Justin Bieber, David Guetta, will.i.am, Snoop Dogg and other big-timers. The group's biggest hit, "Like a G6," reached Number One on iTunes and the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2010, marking the first time Asian-American act accomplished this feat. Their latest release, the "KTown Riot" EP, dropped in 2014.

 

8.9: Kurt Vile @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

This singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist co-founded indie rock band The War on Drugs with Adam Granduciel before releasing six studio albums on his own.

 

8.12: Indigo Girls @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

The Grammy Award-winning folk duo released their 14th studio album, "One Lost Day," last year.

8.12: Buddy Guy 

@ Pala, palacasino.com

The legendary blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has won multiple Grammy Awards and been presented with the National Medal of Arts. Jeff Beck opens.

 

8.12-13: Seth MacFarlane 

@ Embarcadero Marina Park South, sandiegosymphony.org

The filmmaker, singer and creator of Family Guy and American Dad spends two nights showcasing his singing chops in a show titled "Seth MacFarlane and the Great American Songbook."

 

8.13: 311 @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, dmtc.com/concerts

In 2014, these Nebraska-based funk rockers released their 11th studio album, "STER3OL1TH1C" - their first record in six years.

 

8.13: Jason Aldean 

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Ahead of his seventh album ("They Don't Know," which drops in September), country singer Jason Aldean brings his Six String Circus Tour to Chula Vista to perform his new hit "Lights Come On" and classics including "My Kind of Party."

 

8.14: Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas 

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Friends since co-starring in the 2008 Disney Channel film "Camp Rock," the two pop megastars are hitting the road together on the Future Now Tour.

 

8.15: Grace Potter @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Having released her solo debut, "Midnight," last summer, the pop rocker is still on the road (touring sans the Nocturnals) a year later.

8.17: Us the Duo @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego

Los Angeles husband-and-wife folk duo Michael and Carissa Alvarado toured with Pentatonix and released their third album, "Just Love," this year.

 

8.19: Brandi Carlile @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

Currently on tour with the Old Crow Medicine Show, Carlile released the vinyl-only "Live at KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic" album during Record Store Day in April.

 

8.19: Thievery Corporation 

@ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, dmtc.com/concerts

Fresh from a recent headlining slot at San Diego Oysterfest, downtempo DJs Eric Hilton and Rob Garza are embarking on a world tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary together.

 

8.19, 20: The Used 

@ Observatory North Park, 

observatorysd.com

The Utah rockers commemorate 15 years together by playing their self-titled debut album one night, and second album, "In Love and Death," (2004) the next night during a string of two-night stops across North America.

 

8.20: Amy Grant  @ Embarcadero Marina Park South, sandiegosymphony.org

Christian singer Amy Grant (aka Mrs. Vince Gill) has won six Grammys, written three books and released 15 albums.

 

8.21: Common Kings @ Pala, palacasino.com

O.C.'s Common Kings mix the soul of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder with traditional Polynesian sounds.

 

8.22: Guns N' Roses @ Qualcomm Stadium, sandiego.com/qualcomm

Before beginning his tenure as AC/DC's new front man, Axl Rose returns to San Diego for the 'Not in This Lifetime...' tour with original GNR band mates Slash and Duff McKagan.

 

8.23: Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

 

@ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

KAABOO top act Harper, backed by The Innocent Criminals for the first time in 10 years, returns to S.D. with his "Call It What It Is" album and tour.

 

8.26: Hot Chip @ Observatory North Park, 

observatorysd.com

The Mercury Prize-nominated British synth-poppers dropped their sixth studio album, "Why Make Sense?" in 2015.

 

8.26: Dave Matthews Band @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

The two-time Grammy winner, who has returned to his acting roots in recent years, returns to South Bay with his American rock jam band.

 

8.26: Pepper @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, dmtc.com/concerts

San Diego-by-way-of-Hawaii reggae-rock trio Pepper released its seventh studio album, "Ohana," in April.

8.27: George Benson @ Thorton Winery, thortonwine.com

The 10-time Grammy-winning jazz guitarist has released, or been featured on, hundreds of albums.

 

8.27: Gov't Mule 

@ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com

Originally an Allman Brothers Band side project, this jam band quartet is still fronted by guitarist Warren Hayes.

 

8.27: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa 

@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com

Engulfed in a thick haze of smoke nightly, the two rappers join forces for The High Road Summer Tour featuring Kevin Gates and Jhené Aiko.

 

8.29: Deftones 

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

On the heels of its April-released eighth album, "Gore," the

Sacramento alt-metal quintet marches toward its 30th year together with a new tour.

 

8.31: Santana @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple-Grammy-winning guitar pioneer returns to San Diego on his new Luminosity World Tour.

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