July Concert Calendar
7/1: Ringo Starr and His All-Star Band @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
Rolling Stone ranks former Beatles member Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey) at No. 14 on its “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” list.
7/1: Luis Coronel @ San Diego County Fair
As a teen, this Latin music vocalist gave up boxing to pursue a singing career.
7/1: Disgorge @ Brick by Brick
Death metal quintet straight out of America’s Finest.
7/2: Kool & The Gang @ San Diego County Fair
This R&B funk band is best known for its hits “Ladies Night” (1979), “Celebration” (1980) and “Get Down on It” (1981), among others.
7/3: Everclear @ Casino Pauma
Alt. rockers on the nationwide Summerland Tour with Sugar Ray, Lit and Sponge.
7/3: Los Cafres @ Music Box
These reggae artists out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, perform en espan?ol.
7/3: Calibre 50 @ San Diego County Fair
The four-piece Mexican music group is named after a .50 caliber machine gun.
7/5: Brit Floyd @ Civic Theatre
An acclaimed Pink Floyd tribute band out of Liverpool.
7/5: G-Eazy and Logic @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Rappers Gerald Earl Gillum (aka G-Eazy) and Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (aka Logic) headline the Endless Summer Tour with support from YG and Yo Gotti.
7/6: Tarrus Riley @ Music Box
Major Lazer’s 2015 single “Powerful” features Ellie Goulding and this reggae musician.
7/6: Selena Gomez @ Valley View Casino Center
In October, this pop star revealed that her much- rumored-about 2013 hiatus was actually spent in chemotherapy, following a lupus diagnosis.
7/7: Bryan Adams @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal
Canadian singer-songwriter most known for pop rock hits “Summer of ’69" (1985), “Heaven” (1985) and "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991).
7/8: Rascal Flatts @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
This country trio kicked off its Rhythm & Roots tour mid- June with opening acts Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane.
7/8: Chicago @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal
In April, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas inducted these legendary rockers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
7/9: K-Ci and JoJo @ Pala Casino
Brothers Cedric “K-Ci” and Joel “JoJo” Hailey comprise this R&B duo out of North Carolina.
7/9: Switchfoot @ Switchfoot Bro-Am
These San Diego-native alt. rockers host and perform the annual Bro-Am surfing contest to raise funds for local homeless and at-risk youth.
7/9: Banda el Recodo @ Valley View Casino Center
This Latin Grammy Award- winning group performs la musica de banda en espan?ol.
7/9: Lyle Lovett @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
Julia Roberts and this country singer-slash-actor were married for nearly two years between 1993 and 1995.
7/9: Slightly Stoopid @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
In 2009, this reggae rock band co-headlined the Blazed & Confused Tour with Snoop Dogg.
7/11-12: Boston @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
The American rock band hailing from its namesake town in Massachusetts is best known for its 1976 hit “More Than a Feeling.”
7/12: Widespread Panic @ Civic Theatre
Southern rock outfit out of Athens, Georgia.
7/14: Lalah Hathaway @ Music Box
In February, this soul singer won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her cover of her father’s (Donny Hathaway) “Little Ghetto Boy.”
7/15: We Are Scientists @ House of Blues
Indie rockers on the road to promote their new album, Helter Seltzer, which dropped in April.
7/15: Dixie Chicks @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Two of this country trio’s albums - Wide Open Spaces (1998) and Fly (1999) - have reached diamond status, meaning each record has sold more than 10 million copies.
7/16: Halsey @ SDSU’s Open Air Theatre
In February, 21-year-old Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, aka Halsey, performed her current single, “Colors,” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
7/16: Kesha @ San Diego Pride Music Festival
The singer-songwriter best known for her dance pop hits “We R Who We R” (2010), “Your Love is My Drug” (2010) and “Tik Tok” (2009), among many others, got her big break in 2009, when she provided vocals on Flo Rida’s No. 1 single “Right Round.” In April, 29-year-old Kesha Rose Sebert (aka Kesha, formerly Ke$ha) surprised fans by appearing onstage at Coachella during DJ Zedd’s set to perform their new collaboration, “True Colors,” which of cially dropped later that month. In May, after much publicized arguments with her record label, Kesha paid homage to Bob Dylan and his 75th birthday by performing a cover of his song “It Ain’t Me Babe” at the Billboard Music Awards.
7/16: Pitbull @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Enrique Iglesias and this Miami-born rapper teamed up once again to drop “Messin’ Around” in April.
7/16: The Fall of Troy @ SOMA
Hardcore rock trio out of Washington.
7/17: Saosin @ Observatory North Park
This post-hardcore quartet dropped its third studio album, Along the Shadow, in May.
7/17: Styx @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
These Illinoisans are best known for their rock hits “Renegade” (1979), “Mr. Roboto” (1983) and “Babe” (1979).
7/17: Rick Springfield @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal
In February, this Grammy Award-winning rocker dropped his new album Rocket Science.
7/17: Ashanti @ Pala Casino
This R&B artist co-produced the 2016 independent film Mothers and Daughters, starring Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone and Christina Ricci.
7/17: Julión Álvarez @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena
Norteño singer-songwriter on his 22-stop Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos! U.S. tour.
7/17: Diana Ross @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
In 2012, the R&B songstress and founding member of The Supremes received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
7/17: Diamond Rio @ Sycuan Casino
In 2002, Diamond Rio’s big hit “Beautiful Mess” topped Billboard’s “Hot Country Songs” chart.
7/18, 20: CeeLo Green @ Belly Up Tavern
CeeLo’s sold-out, June 24 show at The Belly Up has been rescheduled to these two dates in July.
7/19: The Acacia Strain @ SOMA
Oceano, Knocked Loose, Culture Killer and To The Wind open for these deathcore rockers while on the Common Vision Tour.
7/19: The Psychedelic Furs @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
These alt. rockers’ hit song “Love My Way” is featured on the 1998 film soundtrack for The Wedding Singer.
7/20: Barenaked Ladies @ SDSU’s Open Air Theatre
This alt. rock foursome wrote the the opening theme song for CBS’ megahit show The Big Bang Theory.
7/21: Weird Al Yankovic @ SDSU’s Open Air Theatre
In 2015, this musical parodist took home the golden gramophone for Best Comedy Album at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.
7/21: Straight No Chaser @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
A cappella decet (10-person band) on the worldwide I’ll Have Another tour through January 2017.
7/21: Slayer @ House of Blues
VH1 ranked this thrash metal band No. 50 on its “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list.
7/21: Reckless Kelly @ Belly Up Tavern
Brothers Willy and Cody Braun front this country rock group out of Austin, Texas.
7/21-22: Blink-182 @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena
This “crappy punk rock” (according to its Facebook page) band plans to release a new album, Bored to Death, on July 1.
7/22: Cold War Kids @ Del Mar Racetrack
In September, this indie rock band’s newest single “First” topped Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart.
7/23: Phish @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food - which blends chocolate ice cream with caramel, marshmallow swirls and fudge fish - is named after this jam band.
7/23: The Robert Cray Band @ Belly Up Tavern
Grammy Award- winning blues musician and guitarist.
7/23: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons @ Pala Casino
This pop rock group rose to fame in the early 1960s after its hits “Sherry” (1962), “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1962) and “Walk Like a Man” (1963) topped Billboard charts.
7/23: Shawn Mendes @ SDSU’s Open Air Theatre
In 2015, 17-year-old pop singer- songwriter Shawn Mendes made Time’s “30 Most Influential Teens” list.
7/24: Brantley Gilbert @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Jason Aldean’s hit singles “My Kinda Party” (2010) and “Dirt Road Anthem” (2011) were written by this country artist.
7/24: Twenty One Pilots @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena
This alt. pop duo will travel internationally through April 2017 while on its Emotional Roadshow tour.
7/26: Brand New + Modest Mouse @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Rock bands Brand New and Modest Mouse co-headline a one-month U.S. tour.
7/27: Bonnie Raitt @ Civic Theatre
Rolling Stone ranks this singer at No. 50 on its “100 Greatest Singers” list.
7/27: Dead & Company @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
John Mayer joins Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and others to perform the band’s hits.
7/28: Chris Botti @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter out of Portland, Oregon.
7/28-30: The Wailers @ Belly Up Tavern
Bob Marley formed and fronted this reggae band until his death in 1981.
7/29: Papa Roach @ Pala Casino
These hard rockers plan to release a new album sometime this year.
7/29: Fitz and the Tantrums @ Del Mar Racetrack
This six-piece indie pop act dropped its new, self-titled album June 10.
7/29: Trace Adkins @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
Country artist best known for his hits “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” (2005), “Ladies Love Country Boys” (2006) and “You’re Gonna Miss This” (2008), among others.
7/30: Ziggy Marley @ Del Mar Racetrack
Bob Marley’s eldest son dropped his new reggae album, Ziggy Marley, in May.
7/30: Julieta Venegas @ House of Blues
This Long Beach-born Mexican pop rocker performs en espan?ol.
7/30: Sublime with Rome @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
In 2009, former Sublime bassist Eric Wilson teamed up with singer- slash-guitarist Rome Ramirez to form this new reggae band.
7/30: Air Supply @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
Soft rock duo known for a slew of sappy singles including “All Out of Love” (1980), “Lost in Love” (1980) and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” (1983).
7/31: Nicky Jam @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena
Reggaeton performer Nick Rivera Caminero, aka Nicky Jam, wraps his Fenix Tour on this night in America’s Finest.
7/31: Chris Botti @ Thornton Winery
See 7/28 listing.
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