Sounds Like San Diego: August 22

Kacey Musgraves brings her award-winning disco/pop/country hits through SD Thursday

We've heard of numerous artists who start their careers in the world of country, and then their success crosses over to pop and more mainstream avenues, but few have won more praise than Kacey Musgraves. Not only does she have numerous awards and Grammys under her belt, she played Coachella and Lollapalooza, and her influence on other acts is undeniable. Tonight, she performs at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre and the amazing Poolside opens and I've gotta say I'm a little green with envy and will definitely be feeling some FOMO. Around town, Seaport Sessions continues tonight with a set by Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth, Gary Wilson & the Blind Dates play the Merrow, the Surrealistics rock the Casbah, and Kyle Craft returns to Soda Bar.

Thursday, Aug. 22:

  • Kacey Musgraves, Poolside @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
  • Seaport Sessions with Jake Najor & The Moment of Truth, Ray Ashley (Maritime Museum) @ Seaport Village (lecture at 4 p.m., music 5-7 from p.m.)
  • The Surrealistics, Imagery Machine, the Night Howls @ Casbah
  • Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey @ Soda Bar
  • Gary Wilson & the Blind Dates, Javier Escovedo & the City Lights, the Fictitious Dishes @ The Merrow
  • Kenny G, Russ T. Nailz @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Mijares Rompecabezas @ Balboa Theatre 
  • Miles Ahead: Miles Davis +19 in Concert @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Club Possession presents Mascara Monsters @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • The Monsoon, the Shed, Devil Tusk @ Pour House  
  • Little Jesus, the Delirians @ Music Box
  • Alex Fernandez @ Sycuan Casino 
  • Lalo Keys Presents: Hip-Hop Collective V @ Space
  • Irving Flores @ Rooftop Pool Deck, Westgate Hotel 
  • Salvation Thursday with Hylas, Positive Language, Boys Don't Disco, FNGRS CRSSD, Delos @ Blonde
  • Noche Tropical con Leoni Torres, DJ Warapo y mas @ House of Blues
  • The Heavy Guilt, Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth @ The Holding Company
  • Synergy Series III: In Step @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Roni Lee Group @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Founders @ Amplified Ale Works
  • Fixation, Therapy, L4N P4R7Y, Vile Reality @ Che Cafe
  • Kickstop Ensemble @ Himmelberg's
  • Alesana, Capture, Avoid, Dead Superstar, Shawshank Redeemed @ Brick by Brick
  • Kristine W in "The Land of the Living" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • In Lessons, Grey Whether, Cold 43 @ Bancroft Bar
  • Soulventure, Casa Nuova @ Rich's Nightclub
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • DJ Dougie Frosh @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Stephen Lewis & the Big Band of Fun @ Winston's
  • Joe Guevara @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Dig Deeper with DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Switching Lanes ft. Shuski B2B Sly Turner @ PB Avenue
  • DJ Byrd @ Park & Rec
  • The Frets, MDRN HSTRY @ Moonshine Beach 
  • The Loosen Up with DJ Mane One @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Todd Goodnough from Modern Day Moonshine @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Tommy Price & the Stilettos @ Tio Leo's
  • Linda Rae & Breakheart Pass @ Renegade
  • Devin & the Doo, Ghost Dane, JMMRS @ 710 Beach Club

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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