Sounds Like San Diego: August 4

It can hard to carry on after intense and bleak news -- but today is a perfect day to get out and celebrate community

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It can be really hard after a week with intense and bleak news to just carry on with our lives, but today is a perfect day to celebrate community and causes. I grew up in Chula Vista, so the Lemon Festival is near and dear to my heart and the downtown village has seen a renaissance in recent years that makes it a desirable spot to spend the day with vendors, performers and live music. By evening, the Casbah is hosting a benefit for Border Angels, an important organization on the front lines of helping immigrants and asylum-seekers who would otherwise have to navigate our nonsensical legal system on their own. Soda Bar rages with Bars of Gold, Jill Scott plays a sold-out show at Humphreys, and Weird Al makes an appearance of weirdness at the Civic Theatre.

Sunday, Aug. 4:

  • Jill Scott @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Chula Vista Lemon Festival @ Historic Third Avenue, Chula Vista (free, all ages, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Border Angels Benefit: Rod of Correction, Se Vende, Cabron, Stuntdouble & Tenshun, Palomino, Memo Nericcio @ Casbah
  • Bars of Gold (members of Bear vs. Shark), Shades McCool, Phantom Twins @ Soda Bar
  • Goldroom's High Seas Tour with Goldroom, Le Youth, Eau Claire @ Adventure Hornblower
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (various locations; read our fest preview here)
  • Warsaw, Micelves, Nyles Lannon @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Beethoven By the Bay @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • God Module, Inva//id, Aaimon, DJs Disorder and Deadmatter @ Tower Bar 
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • Weird Al Yankovic @ Civic Theatre 
  • Pocari Sweat @ Space
  • Ancient Voices @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (11 a.m.)
  • Chad & Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Give You Nothing, Tuning, Golden Boy, more @ The Che Cafe (1 p.m. matinee)
  • Cryptic and Friends: Summer's End Metalfest with Cryptic, Kryptid, Indisposed, the Bush Whackers @ The Che Cafe (7 p.m.)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • The Velvicks @ Bancroft Bar
  • Nena Anderson, Mrs. Henry @ Brooks Theatre, Oceanside
  • Keep It on the DL @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Boy Named Sue, Shoeless @ The Holding Company (4-8 p.m.)
  • Jason Hanna Jazz Quartet, DJ Jecs @ Salty Frog
  • Weekender with Justin Campbell (Desert Hearts), Eric Medina, Cris Herrera, Sprout b2b DJ Instagator, Yanic @ Quartyard
  • Trevor McSpadden @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Suicide Forest, Arachnigod, Mythraeum, Kyrkogard @ Brick By Brick
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • Jam and Spam Brunch ft. Tenelle, Mahi Crabbe, Dom & Nico, KL Noise Makerz @ Music Box (11 a.m.)
  • Rosy Dawn Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live 
  • The Corderman @ Navajo Live

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and 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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