Labor Day weekend is upon us. In between all of the BBQs and beach action, make sure you leave some time for the dance floor, as there are four festivals around San Diego. Plus, there are many other club events, concerts and pool party happenings in town.
Friday, M83 hits Soma for an all-ages show. The local indie-electro duo Hyena opens the night -- you can grab tickets here. The Del Mar Summer Concert Series comes to a close this weekend, so get in these last two events if you can: Friday features Ozomatli performing after the last race at the track, and on Saturday, it’s Reggae Fest with Ziggy Marley. Check out the details via this link.
For the EDM crowd on Saturday and Sunday, TrampsLikeUs is a two-day concert at Valley View Casino Center, aka the Sports Arena. You’ll be able to check out Wolfgang Gartner, Moby (DJ set), Rusko, Flux Pavilion and so much more. The fun starts at 9 p.m. and rolls till 4 a.m. -- it’s 18 and up to party, 21 and up to drink. Get more info here.
Saturday is the SoCal Music Festival in the East Village, with 25 DJs and bands performing on four outdoor stages across five blocks between 9th Avenue and Park Boulevard. The fun starts at 2 p.m., and you can grab more details via this link. There’s also the Liquid Aloha Music Festival on Saturday, featuring the Expendables, the Nervous Wreckords, Hi Roots and more. Grab details here.
Saturday night, join me for Club Ascension at the Kava Lounge, where Tom King and I have been doing this monthly night for more than six years. Special guest DJs Atom and Michael join us, along with artist Gina Curtis. Plus, we’ll be celebrating Tom’s birthday. For more info, go here.
Intervention at the Hard Rock Hotel welcomes Sidney Samson on Saturday and Martin Solveig on Sunday. Get your details here. At Wavehouse in Mission Beach, Felix Cartal, Brazzabelle, FYOR and Mossberg Pump will entertain from 3-9 p.m., and you can grab info via this link. In North Park, its Everybody Loves the Sunshine pool party at the Lafayette Hotel, with DJs Ikah Love, Adam Salter, Kanye Asada and !JBAL. There’s also Summersplash Reggae on the Bay, with Barrington Levy, the Wailers, Midnite and more. Your info is here.
Keep up to date via my blog, and remember, designated driver this weekend. I’ll see you on the dance floor.
Robin Roth is a familiar voice in the San Diego scene. She is on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 91X, plus she promotes and spins all over town. For more info about upcoming gigs, check out her event blog. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.