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.
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
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.
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!
Friday, August 23
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.