June Concert Calendar
6/1: A$AP Ferg @ Observatory North Park , observatorysd.com
Ariana Grande’s 2014 single “Hands on Me” features this hip-hopper from Harlem.
6/1: Frankie Ballard @ Moonshine Beach, moonshineflats.com
Country artist best known for his hits “Helluva Life” (2013), “Sunshine & Whiskey” (2014) and “Young & Crazy” (2015).
6/2: Yeasayer @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
This rock/pop trio dropped its Amen & Goodbye album in April.
6/3: Hellyeah @ House of Blues, hob.com
Heavy metalers on the We’re All in This Together tour through mid-July.
6/3: Dylan Scott @ Moonshine Flats, moonshineflats.com
In February, this country up-and-comer released a cover of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.”
6/3: Stephen Marley @ Quartyard, quartyardsd.com
Bob Marley’s second-born son is expected to drop his reggae album Revelation Pt. 2 - The Fruit of Life sometime in 2016.
6/3: Switchfoot @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Songs from this San Diego-native alt. rock band were featured prominently in the 2002 flick A Walk to Remember, starring Mandy Moore and Shane West.
6/4: Thrice @ House of Blues, hob.com
On May 27, this rock band dropped To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere, its ninth studio album.
6/4: Los Tucanes De Tijuana @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Norteño band known for its controversial narco-corrido songs about narcotics and Mexico’s drug cartels.
6/5: Lady Antebellum @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Grammy Award-winning country trio known for many hits including “Need You Now” (2009), “Just a Kiss” (2011) and “Bartender” (2014).
6/5: Gavin Degraw @ Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, runrocknroll.com
This pop rocker rose to fame in 2003, when his “I Don’t Want to Be” single was chosen to be the official theme song for One Tree Hill.
6/5: Awolnation @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre, fm949sd.com
This alt. rock outfit headlines FM 94/9’s annual summertime concert with support from Jake Bugg, The Wombats, Lucius and others.
6/5: The Offspring @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 91x.com
Punk rock band The Offspring co-headlines with Cheap Trick at 91X’s annual X-Fest concert, which also features performances by Iration, Kongos, Wolfmother and more.
6/6: Caravan Palace @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
These electro swing Parisians stop in America’s Finest City while on their one-month North American tour.
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6/7: Haley Reinhart @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Pop singer-songwriter on the road to promote her new album, Better, which dropped in April.
6/8: Rachel Platten @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
When Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton walks on stage at her rallies, this pop artist’s megahit “Fight Song” is playing.
6/8: I Declare War @ Brick by Brick, brickbybrick.com
Death metal foursome out of Seattle.
6/8: The Iron Maidens @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
All-female tribute band to heavy metal group Iron Maiden.
6/8: Missy Higgins @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
This indie artist released her new single, “Oh Canada,” in February.
6/9: Joan Jett And The Blackhearts @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Miley Cyrus inducted the “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Jett’s 1982 hit) singer-songwriter into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
6/10: Michael Mcdonald @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
R&B artist most known for his hits with The Doobie Brothers, including “What a Fool Believes” (1979), “Minute by Minute” (1979) and “Takin’ It to the Streets” (1976).
6/10: Dmx @ Parq Nightclub, parqsd.com
Rapper and actor Earl Simmons, aka DMX, is most known for his 2000 hit “Party Up (Up in Here).”
6/11: Jennifer Nettles @ KSON’s CountryFest, kson.com
While on hiatus from the mega successful country duo Sugarland, Nettles tours to promote her new album, Playing with Fire, which dropped May 13.
6/11: Too $Hort @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com and FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
2Pac, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Wiz Khalifa, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre are among the big names with whom this Bay Area-bred rapper has collaborated.
6/12: Espinoza Paz @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Singer and guitarist Isidro Chávez Espinoza, aka Espinoza Paz, performs en español.
6/13: Berner @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Bay Area-bred rapper signed to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records.
6/13-14: Bob Dylan @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
In August, Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) topped Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” list, closely followed by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Chuck Berry (No. 2 through 4, respectively). The 75-year-old Minnesotan - who’s best known for his folk-rock hits “Blowin’ In the Wind” (1963), “Like a Rolling Stone” (1965) and “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (1973), among many others - dropped his new album, Fallen Angels, on May 20 and is touring the U.S. with gospel/soul artist Mavis Staples through mid-July.
6/14: Donavon Frankenreiter @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
The surf rocker kicks off a two-week West Coast tour on this night in Solana Beach.
6/15: Toots And The Maytals @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Fredrick “Toots” Hibbert fronts this reggae act out of Jamaica.
6/15: Al Di Meola @ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
Paul Simon, Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder are a few of the artists with whom this Latin jazz artist has collaborated.
6/15: Slipknot @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com
Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men open for these metalers while on their North American tour.
6/16: 3 Doors Down @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Mississippian rockers best known for their hits “Kryptonite” (2000), “Here Without You” (2003) and “It’s Not My Time” (2008).
6/17: Matt Nathanson @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
TV shows NCIS, One Tree Hill and Scrubs have featured songs by this folk rocker.
6/17: The Beach Boys @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com
Rolling Stone ranks this iconic rock and roll band at No. 12 on its “100 Greatest Artists” list.
6/17: Tokyo Police Club @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
This indie rock foursome dropped its Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness, Pt. 1 EP in April.
6/18: Grand Funk Railroad @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Classic rock band out of Flint, Michigan.
6/18: James Taylor @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
In 2015 - 47 years after his self-titled first album debuted in 1968 - this folk rocker’s 17th album, Before This World, became his first No. 1 record on the “Billboard 200" chart.
6/18: Rebelution @ San Diego Oysterfest, oysterfestsd.com
Reggae rockers on the road promoting their new album, Falling Into Place, which drops June 3.
6/18: Devildriver @ Brick by Brick, brickbybrick.com
Metal band touring internationally in support of its new album, Trust No One, which dropped May 13.
6/19: Roberto Tapia @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
San Diego-born Norteño artist and instrumentalist.
6/19: Total Chaos @ Brick by Brick, brickbybrick.com
Punk rock quartet on its one-month South West Street Punx tour with Conflict and Resilience.
6/21: Hunter Hayes @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Country singer-songwriter most recognized by his hits “I Want Crazy” (2013), “Wanted” (2012) and “Storm Warning” (2011).
6/21: Jacob Whitesides @ House of Blues, hob.com
In December, Spotify hailed this pop singer as one of 2016’s “Artists to Watch.”
6/21: Céu @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças (Céu, for short) is a samba and jazz performer out of São Paulo, Brazil.
6/22: Cage The Elephant @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach produced this alt. rock group’s newest album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which dropped in December.
6/22: Case/Lang/Veirs @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
Teaming up for a tri-headlining North American tour, Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs plan to release their collaborative album, case/lang/veirs, on June 17.
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6/22: Kenny Rogers @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
This Country Music Hall of Famer plans to retire once his Gambler’s Last Deal Final World Tour wraps in 2017.
6/23: Newsboys @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
The Cars 2 film trailer features this Christian pop group’s song “City to City.”
6/23: George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Rolling Stone ranks this psychedelic funk band at No. 58 on its “100 Greatest Artists” list.
6/23: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Country folk outfit on its 50th anniversary tour.
6/24: Ill Niño @ Brick by Brick, brickbybrick.com
Heavy metalers on the road with Bobaflex, Terror Universal, Shattered Sun and others.
6/24: The Jacksons @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine Jackson perform their Motown classics “I Want You Back” (1969), “ABC” (1970) and “I’ll Be There” (1970), among many others.
6/25: Pierce The Veil @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
These rockers from SD covered Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” on the Punk Goes Pop 4 compilation album.
6/25: Shirley Caesar @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
The self-proclaimed “First Lady of Gospel Music” headlines the San Diego County Fair’s 12th annual Gospel Festival.
6/25: Salt-N-Pepa @ Magic 92.5 Summer Jam, magic925.com
Hip-hop trio out of Queens, New York, best known for its hits “Push It” (1987), “Let’s Talk About Sex” (1991) and “Whatta Man” (1993).
6/25: Big Mountain @ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
This San Diego reggae band rose to fame in 1994 with its very successful cover of Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way.”
6/26: Blue Öyster Cult @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Goo Goo Dolls, Pierce the Veil, HIM and others have covered this rock outfit’s big hit "(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (1976).
6/26: Los Tigres Del Norte @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Members of this Norteño band will serve as judges on Season Five of La Voz... Mexico.
6/28: Charlie Puth @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Meghan Trainor and Selena Gomez collaborated with this rising pop star on his recent album, Nine Track Mind, which dropped in January.
6/28: Jonny Lang @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Grammy Award-winning blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist out of Fargo, North Dakota.
6/29: Hinder @ House of Blues, hob.com
Rock quintet on a two-month U.S. tour in support of its recent EP, Stripped.
6/29: Jana Kramer @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
This country singer and actress is best known for her hits “Why Ya Wanna” (2012) and “I Got the Boy” (2015).
6/30: Foghat @ Syucan Casino, sycuan.com
TV shows Dexter, Bates Motel and Family Guy have featured this classic rock band’s hit “Slow Ride” (1975).
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6/30: Brian Wilson @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Rolling Stone ranks this pop rock Hall of Famer and member of The Beach Boys at No. 12 on its “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” list.
6/30: Andy Black @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
On May 6, the Black Veil Brides lead rocker dropped The Shadow Side, his debut solo album.
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