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Sounds Like San Diego: July 4

This Fourth of July, head down to Old Town for the Euphoria Brass Band for their unique blend of brass and percussion

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It's Independence Day, which means that many of you will be spending the day with friends and family, and showing off your grilling prowess, but after the smoke from the fireworks clear the skies, there's still some fun to be had around town. Eleven seems to be the only spot with a full music lineup, and some of the usual venues are closed for the holiday, but if you haven't solidified your plans for the afternoon, I'd highly suggest heading down to Old Town for the Euphoria Brass Band to put you in a festive mood with their unique blend of brass and percussion that will make you feel like you're down in Dixie. Of course, if you want to join the masses for the final day of the San Diego County Fair, Weird Al will headline the Grandstand Stage before a fireworks show, and some of the usual Wednesday suspects will still be at their spots around town. I'd say you should find a neighborhood watering hole within walking distance from your house and pretend that you don't have to work on Thursday. If you're lucky, you don't. 

Wednesday July 4 (Independence Day):

  • Dizzy's presents the Euphoria Brass Band @ Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant (3 p.m.)
  • The Dirty Legs, the Bloodflowers, Flatwheeler @ Eleven
  • Toyota Concert Series presents "Weird Al" Yankovic, with the Navy Southwest Band and fireworks @ San Diego County Fair Heineken Grandstand Stage
  • Against the Grain @ San Diego County Fair Coors Lite Rock On Stage
  • Ford Dealers present DSB -- America's Favorite Tribute to Journey @ San Diego County Fair Paddock Stage
  • DJ Ill Spectre, Andre Power, Sasha Marie, Sufficient Sounds, Bency, Jae k @ El Dorado
  • Vanja James @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Wreck Shop Wednesday, with Mark Miller, Seeking Alpha, Cartoon Lion, Shaka Toki @ The Office
  • Talk Like June @ Brengle Terrace Park (Vista, 4:30 p.m.)
  • LA Riots @ Wavehouse (5 p.m.)
  • Cuban Dance Night @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Kingston presents Raggabound, DJ nOn prOfit @ Winston's
  • Holy! Holy!, Barely Free Partial Prisoners @ Ruby Room
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Jimmy Lewis @ Tiki House
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
  • Shelle Blue Band @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Coolish @ Valley View Casino

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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