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From the beach to the mountains, San Diego Summers are full of amazing live music. Spend warm evenings under the stars listening to almost any type of music at these great events.

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Ticketed Concerts

Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay

When: April 5 - October 20, 2016
The popular Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay features top name entertainers performing on an outdoor stage adjacent to a picturesque marina at Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites on Shelter Island.

Green Flash Concert Series

When: May 18 - September 21, 2016
The Birch Aquarium at Scripps' annual Green Flash Concert Series offers a unique summertime experience with live music and spectacular ocean sunsets. The concerts occur on the third Wednesday of every month during May through September on the aquarium's stunning outdoor tide-pool plaza and include food, drinks and a sophisticated mix of national performers.

Toyota Summer Concert Series

When: June 3 - July 4, 2016
The Toyota Summer Concert Series is the San Diego County Fair's premier entertainment event, featuring internationally known artists on the Heineken Grandstand Stage every night of the fair.

91X Presents X Fest

When: June 5, 2016
2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick will co-headline with The Offspring.   Plus Iration, Kongos, Wolfmother, Chevy Metal, The Shelters, SWMRS, The Frights, Grace Mitchell, and The Young Wild rounding out the bill.

Julian Blues Bash

When: June 18, 2016
Lose your blues and find some fun! Julian Blues Bash beings together some of the best blues bands with the best fans for a day of amazing music dancing, food, drinks and fun.
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Bayside Summer Nights

When: July 1 - September 4, 2016
The San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights features food, fireworks and fantastic orchestral performances under the stars at picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South in downtown San Diego.

Switchfoot Bro-Am

When: July 9, 2016
The Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Summer Festival

When: July 10-31, 2016
Pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The annual Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts features the works of one famous composer each summer. The series also offers an optional dinner with Gustavo Romero following the concert.

SummerFest

When: August 3-26, 2016
The La Jolla Music Society SummerFest features more than 80 world-class classical artists and ensembles performing diverse concerts at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla. A free outdoor concert usually occurs at Scripps Park near La Jolla Cove.

Vans Warped Tour

When: August 5, 2016
The nationally-renowned festival has become an icon for youth, punk rock and skate culture bringing together a diverse lineup of artists, stemming from every genre, for the summer.

KAABOO Festival

When: September 18-20, 2016
3 days, 7 stages, 100+ music acts, and many more happenings you'll just have to discover for yourself.

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Free Concerts

El Cajon's Dinner and a Concert

When: May 6 - October 7, 2016
Occurring every Friday night, El Cajon's Dinner and a Concert transforms the Prescott Promenade in downtown El Cajon into a dynamic live concert scene with free rock, country, big band and R&B performances.

Coronado Promenade Summer Concert Series

When: May 29 - September 11, 2016
A beloved local tradition, the Coronado Promenade Summer Concert Series takes place every Sunday evening in Spreckels Park near the center of town. Visitors can enjoy cool live music while picnicking.

Bird Park Summer Concerts

When: June 11 - August 6, 2016
For over a decade, North Park's Bird Rock Summer Concerts have drawn hundreds of people to the beautiful Bird Park setting for picnics, dancing, and enjoying the music of local talent.

Santee Summer Concert Series

When: June 16 - August 25, 2016
Join the community of Santee for the Summer Concert Series and the weekly Food Truck Rally every Thursday throughout the summer.

Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk

When: June 18, 2016
A day of adventurous music and fun by the beach. More than 30 performers will take the stage at locations around the Village, plus there will be a beer garden, food trucks, an artisan market and much more.

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts

When: June 21 - August 23, 2016
Since the first Twilight Concert was held at Seagrove Park in the summer of 1983, the Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts have been a great Del Mar tradition, providing an opportunity for Del Mar families and visitors to gather by the Powerhouse to socialize, picnic, and enjoy music together as the sun sets over the ocean.

Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts

When: June 21 - September 1, 2016
Balboa Park's annual Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts offers a free concert series under the stars on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Twilight concerts feature a mix of musical performances, including military bands, Dixieland jazz, big band swing and Latin salsa.

Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park

When: June 24 - July 22, 2016
Put on by the community organizations and businesses every summer, Summer Concerts in the Park is a beloved musical traditions in Mission Hills.

TGIF Concerts in the Park

When: June 24 - August 19, 2016
Carlsbad's TGIF Concerts in the Park offers great music, plenty of room to dance, beautiful park settings for picnicking, free shuttle buses, fun hands-on art activities for the kids - it's the best in community programming.

International Summer Organ Festival

When: June 27 - August 29, 2016
Guests can also visit the Spreckels Organ Pavilion for its free International Summer Organ Festival, occurring at 7:30 PM every Monday. San Diego's warm summer nights allow guests to enjoy the majestic sound of the world's largest outdoor pipe organ, while enjoying music played by world-renowned concert and theater organists.

Point Loma Summer Concerts

When: July 8 - August 5, 2016
Families, friends and neighbors will enjoy a picnic and settle in for free concerts at Point Loma Park. This year's Point Loma Summer Concerts lineup promises to please a variety of musical tastes including young talent on the "Junior Stage".

University Heights Summer in the Park Concert Series

When: July 8 - August 5, 2016
Come out to Trolley Barn Park and enjoy an evening of free entertainment during University Heights Summer in the Park concert series.

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea

When: July 17 - September 4, 2016
The coastal city of La Jolla also hosts Summer Concerts by the Sea on Sundays over the summer. The family friendly outdoor concerts take place at Ellen Browning Scripps Park, overlooking La Jolla Cove, and feature artists performing a variety of styles, including blues, country, swing and classic rock.

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