Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
Humphreys' 1,400 seat outdoor theater, located right on the San Diego Bay, has presented a number of entertainment and other attractions since 1982.
With summer fast approaching, it's once again time for Humphreys By the Bay to unveil its lineup.
The iconic Shelter Island venue -- now celebrating its 32nd year -- announced the list of shows on its web site on Sunday.
The season kicks off with alt-rockers Franz Ferdinand on April 15, followed by pop-rock sensations Tegan & Sara on April 17.
Plenty of other big names have been announced for this summer as well, and the month of June alone includes shows by Michael McDonald, Doobie Brothers, Erykah Badu and soul-saving San Diegan Jewel.
Later summer months keep the name-recognition factor high, with Huey Lewis & the News, Chicago, Chris Isaak, and Willie Nelson all scheduled to make appearances.
Other standout shows include Lyle Lovett & His Large Band on Aug. 14, Steely Dan on Aug. 21, Melissa Etheridge on Sept. 8, Carly Rae Jepson on Sept. 13 and -- for all you knuckleheads who can't resist shouting out "Freebird!" at every concert you attend -- Lynyrd Skynyrd on Sept. 19.
Tickets for all shows can be purchased via Ticketmaster or by phone at 800-745-3000. Here's the full lineup:
- April 15: Franz Ferdinand with special guest Palma Violets, $38
- April 17: Tegan and Sara with special guest stars, $44
- April 20: Keyshia Cole – The Woman to Woman Tour, $70
- May 26: Juanes – Loud And Unplugged Tour, $75
- June 3: Jewel - Greatest Hits Tour (solo acoustic), with special guests Atz Lee & Steve Poltz, $70
- June 6: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, $45
- June 12: Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual Tour, $58
- June 18: Michael McDonald/Boz Scaggs, $100
- June 19: Doobie Brothers, $70
- June 21: Joan Rivers, $55
- June 27: Erykah Badu, $65
- June 28: Chris Mann, $48
- July 2: Summerland Tour 2013 – Alternative Guitars, starring Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge, $50
- July 5: America, $55
- July 6: Jim Gaffigan, $62
- July 7: Under the Sun Tour 2013, featuring Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball, $65
- July 10: Railroad Earth/Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, $55
- July 11: Huey Lewis & the News Sports 30th Anniversary Tour, $70
- July 14: An Evening with Yes, $60
- July 15: Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, $82
- July 21: Bill Cosby, $68
- July 23: Jonny Lang/Robert Randolph & the Family Band, $56
- July 26: The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute, $43
- July 30: Rock 'n’ Blues Fest, featuring Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers, $53
- July 31: Gipsy Kings, $74
- August 1: Chicago, $98
- August 3: Chris Isaak, $85
- August 4: Bill Maher, $79
- August 7: Willie Nelson & Family, $88
- August 8: Los Lonely Boys/Los Lobos/Alejandro Escovedo, $55
- August 9: Brandi Carlile, $43
- August 10: D’Angelo, $95
- August 14: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, $65
- August 15: Straight No Chaser, $57
- August 16: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour 2013, $65
- August 21: Steely Dan, with special guest Deep Blue Organ Trio, $155
- August 23: George Thorogood & the Destroyers/Buddy Guy, $72
- August 24: Toad the Wet Sprocket, $45
- August 28: Regeneration Tour 2013, featuring the Human League, Erasure’s Andy Bell and Howard Jones, $55
- September 8: Melissa Etheridge Live, $80
- September 13: Carly Rae Jepsen, with special guest Hot Chelle Rae, $55
- September 14: Tower of Power/Average White Band, $53
- September 19: Lynyrd Skynyrd, $101
- September 20:Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll World Tour, $110
- September 21: Lila Downs, $37
- September 27: Air Supply, $49
- October 2: Jesse Cook, $40
- October 11: Keali’i Reichel, $50
Chris Maroulakos is a writer and managing editor for the San Diego music blog Owl and Bear.