5.11: Andy McKee @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
This folk guitarist’s strummings are featured on Josh Groban’s rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” (2007).
5.12: Beyonce ? @ Qualcomm Stadium, ticketmaster.com
All hail Queen Bey, aka 34-year-old Beyonce? Giselle Knowles-Carter, who first rose to stardom in the late 1990s as one-third of the R&B trio Destiny’s Child and, in 2015, was No. 21 on Forbes’ list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” The 20-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress known for her feel-good, empowering singles “Run the World (Girls), “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “Irreplaceable” (among countless other hits) travels internationally this summer while on The Formation World Tour, following the February release of her single “Formation.”
Lemonade, the sixth studio album from Jay Z’s baby mama, dropped April 23. It’s a safe bet this new release will top Billboard’s charts, as her last five solo albums have done, and that this long-awaited show at Qualcomm Stadium is one not to miss.
5.12: NGHTMRE @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com
Mid-twenties trap music musician Tyler Marenyi, aka NGHTMRE, hails from North Carolina.
Photo by David Jackson
5.13: Steel Panther @ House of Blues, hob.com
Glam metalers known for their over-the-top personas and lyrical parodies.
5.13: Moonshine Bandits @ Brick by Brick, brickbybrick.com
Dusty “Tex” Dahlgren and Brett “Bird” Brooks compose this country rap duo.
5.13: Showtek @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com
David Guetta and this Dutch EDM twosome collaborated on the tracks “No Money No Love,” “Sun Goes Down” and “Bad” on Guetta’s 2014 Listen album.
5.13: The Rocket Summer @ Quartyard, quartyardsd.com
OneRepublic, Goo Goo Dolls and Paramore are a few of the bands with which this alt. rock group has toured.
5.13: Love and Theft @ Moonshine Flats, moonshineflats.com
Country duo most recognized by its 2009 single, “Runaway.”
5.13: Andrew Bird @ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
Indie rock instrumentalist Andrew Bird composed the opening song for FX’s Baskets, starring Zach Galifianakis.
5.13: Channel 93.3 Summer Kick-Off Concert @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, channel933.com
Top 40 artists Gwen Stefani (pictured), Ariana Grande, Flo Rida, Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea and others perform at this annual summertime music fest in Chula Vista.
5.13-15: Pennywise @ Observatory North Park , observatorysd.com
Good Riddance, T.S.O.L. and Youth Brigade, respectively, open for punk outfit Pennywise at these three performances in North Park.
5.14: Billy Joel @ Petco Park, padres.com
The “Piano Man” (Billy Joel’s nickname and title of his 1973 hit) returns to San Diego for the first time in 15 years to play his only California show scheduled for 2016.
5.14: Getter @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
In March, this dubstep DJ dropped his Radical Dude! EP.
5.14: Kris Allen @ Music Box, musicboxsd.com
This pop rock artist and American Idol Season Eight alum is expecting the birth of his second child in June.
5.14: Motion City Soundtrack @ House of Blues, hob.com
These alt. rockers plan to disband after the last date of their So Long, Farewell tour this summer.
5.15: Snoop Dogg @ FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
In February, D-O-Double-Gizzle said via Instagram that he’d rather smoke weed at home than attend the Grammy Awards - the rapper has yet to take home a golden trophy, despite 17 nominations.
5.17: Tech N9ne @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Hip-hopper Tech N9ne plans to drop his seventeenth album, The Storm, this fall.
5.17: Hillsong United @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena, as.sdsu.edu
This 10-piece Christian rock band hails from down unda.