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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