Del Mar Racetrack, opening Wednesday, July, 21, has been bringing free concerts to "where the surf meets the turf" since 1994.
Better known as 4 O'Clock Fridays, the popular concert series has attracted top talent to Del Mar, including Billy Idol, Flaming Lips, Ziggy Marley, Devo, Alice in Chains, Violent Femmes, Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson. This year, the track will host seven 4 O'Clock Fridays at a new Seaside Stage (with the Pacific Ocean serving as your backdrop), along with four Saturday shows on the Infield stage. Speaking of, just announced and performing Saturday, Aug. 21: Weezer.
Formed in 1992 in Los Angeles, the Snuggie-wearing alt/pop band has had five Top 10 albums and influenced -- for better or worse -- a fury of today's pop-punk bands. In addition to their appearance at Del Mar, Weezer is set to play the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and release a special edition of their legendary sophomore album, Pinkerton. Recently, the band contributed a new song to the Shrek Forever After soundtrack (their second for the movie franchise) and frontman Rivers Cuomo appeared onstage with B.o.B. at Wango Tango in Los Angeles.
On Wednesday, SoundDiego will have the complete Del Mar Summer Concert Series 2010 lineup.