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Sounds Like San Diego: July 4

Soak up some music along with those fireworks tonight

There are nearly two dozen places to see fireworks in San Diego this Independence Day, which means you can expect to see our beaches and parks packed and the roadways completely clogged between 9:30 and 11 p.m. or so, so if you do plan on hitting the town, be strategic and plan ahead. There aren't a ton of shows, but the Fair wraps with their final performances, Adrian Demain plays Tiki Tuesday at Bar Pink, and Michele Lundeen is at Humphreys Backstage, making it really convenient if you're watching the Big Bay Boom from Shelter Island -- or catch Big Something if you're watching 'works in OB. Maybe you're best off just finding your closest watering hole and saving the music for the rest of the week.

Tuesday, July 4:

  • 4th of July Party with Bad Vibes, Subtropics, Matcha @ Blonde
  • 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band @ Grandstand, San Diego County Fair 
  • Anjelah Johson @ Grandstand, San Diego County Fair 
  • Tiki Tuesday feat. Mr. Adrian Demain @ Bar Pink
  • Lake Murray Fireworks and Music Fest @ Lake Murray (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • 4th of July Neightborhood Cookout feat Eric Safe Ultimate Rock Show (6-8:45 p.m.), Mike White & Saxophonist (2-6 p.m.), @ Carnitas Snack Shack, Harbor Drive (noon-9 p.m.)
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Big Something  @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Independence Day Festival & Fireworks @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • 000Beats 4th of July Party  @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • True Bass Tuesdays with DJ Ramsey & Raji Rabbit @ The Office
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Lyrical Exchange Open Mic @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • '50s/'60s Dance Party @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live 
  • LIVN @ 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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