2013 Del Mar Summer Concert Series

Now that the Del Mar race track is open, it means the return of the Del Mar Summer Concert series. Almost every Friday and Saturday through August 31, there is a great musician or band playing at the grandstand. Concerts start after the last race of the day and admission is included with your ticket into the races. Here is a look at who is performing this summer.

The B-52s
Friday, July 19

Catch The B-52s perform classic hits like “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster”. Original band members Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, and Keith Strickland will all be in attendance for the fun and energetic show.

Fitz And The Tantrums
Friday, July 26

Sammy Hagar & The Wabos
Saturday, July 27

Join Sammy Hagar & The Wabos for a heavy metal, vivid, and fun evening. As former lead singer for Van Halen, Hagar should not disappoint crowds at Del Mar. Come to the track to hear classic hits such as “I can’t drive 55”, “Why can’t this be love”, and “Dreams”. You won’t want to miss out!

Los Tucanes De Tijuana
Sunday, July 28

Friday, August 2

Larry Hernandez
Sunday, August 4

Friday, August 9

Local San Diego indie rock band, Pinback, will be performing on August 9. Formed in 1998, current band members include Rob Crow, Zach Smith, and Chris Prescott. Pinback’s fifth studio album, Information Retrieved, was released in October of 2012.

Steel Pulse
Friday, August 16

Saturday, August 17

American alternative rock band, Weezer, is returning once again to the Del Mar race track. Known mainly for their alternative rock and power pop singles, the band has had huge success in multiple genres. They should provide for a very fun and entertaining night at the track!

Special Guests
Friday, August 23

Special Guests
Friday, August 30

Reggae Fest featuring Ziggy Marley
Saturday, August 31

Be sure not to miss the world famous Jamaican reggae singer and oldest son of Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley. This reggae fest should be an inspirational and relaxing night. Listen to famous melodies such as “Tomorrow people” and “People get ready”.

That is this years lineup! Originally scheduled for Friday, August 23 were the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Since then their names have been taken off the lineup and we’re speculating that the thoroughbred club is trying to stimulate hype about the groups appearance. Even with their mysterious absence, we can’t wait to see one of the many other artists playing in Del Mar!

Be sure to have dinner at one of these fabulous Del Mar restaurants this summer and stay late at the track to check out one of these great artists. Who are you most excited to see perform? Let us know in the comment section below.

San Diego Summer Concert Series

San Diego has no shortage of things to do in the summer. With more daylight to burn and perfect weather, it’s no wonder locals and visitors alike love to be outdoors. San Diego offers many summer concert series to enjoy all summer long showcasing all genres of music.

La Jolla Concerts By the Sea (July 15-Sept 2 Every Sunday afternoon 2-4pm)
Where: Ellen Scripps Browning Park – 1133 Coast Boulevard La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: FREE
Details: Family-friendly free summer concerts overlooking the La Jolla Cove. Perfect for a family picnic during the summer. They also have free raffle giveaways each week for local activities and restaurants!

Ellen Scripps Browning Park

Green Flash Concert Series (now – Sept 19 @ 6:45pm)
Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla.
Cost: $24-$32
Details: Enjoy live music during warm summer evenings while overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All aquarium exhibits will be open for viewing and are included in the ticket price.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops (July 23-Sept 2 @ 7:30pm)
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South (behind the San Diego Convention Center)
Cost: $18-$76
Details: Come see the San Diego Symphony accompany some of today’s hottest pop acts such as Wilson Phillips and The Temptations

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts (June 19-Sep 9)
Where: Del Mar Powerhouse Park- 1600 Coast Bl, Del Mar
Cost: Free
Details: Load up the family, a picnic and a blanket and enjoy an ocean view with great music. Arrive early, the park is large but gets packed.

Del Mar Powerhouse Park

Del Mar Summer Concert Series (July 20-Sept 1)
Where: Del Mar Fair Grounds
Cost: Free with race track admission
Details: Go for the races stay for the music! Four o’ Clock Fridays hosts a live band free with admission to the races. This year 12 bands will be playing which include Cake, The Offspring, Ben Harper, and much more!

Seaside Stage

Toyota Summer Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair (June 8-July 4 @ 7:30pm)
Where: Heineken Grandstand Stage at the San Diego Fair
Cost: Various (tickets on sale through Ticketmaster). Select concerts are free with fair admission such as the Coors Light Rock on Series (21+ only*), and Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series.
Details: *Shows prior to 8:00PM on the Coors Light Rock On Series stage are open to all ages. Concerts held almost daily featuring performances by Train, Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Rae and many others.

San Diego County Fair

Balboa Park Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts (June 19-Aug 30 @ 6:15-7:15 pm)
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park
Cost: Free
Details: Concerts are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings with music styles ranging from rock and country to Motown and oldies.

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

La Mesa “Summers at Six” Concerts (June 10-Aug 12 @ 6-7 pm)
Where: Harry Griffin Park Amphitheatre, 9550 Milden St, La Mesa
Cost: Free
Details: Concerts are every Sunday evening starting June 10. Each week will showcase music from a different decade starting with the 1910’s and ending with music from the 2000’s.

Harry Griffin Park Amphitheatre

For more summer activities for the whole family, head over to our visitor’s guide.