The Biggest Music Night of the Summer

Music fans, mark your calendars for Aug. 28 -- the biggest music night of the summer

Everyone knows that summer is peak concert season in San Diego but with so many shows piling up on our calendars, it might come as a surprise that there is one particular upcoming evening that could very well be described as "the biggest music night of the summer" -- and it's Aug. 28.

Hear us out: There is literally a huge concert for nearly every genre going down on that particular Wednesday night. Let's take a look, shall we?

  • Chula Vista's North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre rocks out with a triple-header consisting of Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and AFI.
  • Looking to relive your glory years? Head to SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre for the classic-rock double whammy of ZZ Top and Cheap Trick.
  • Satisfy your reggae cravings at the Observatory North Park with Protejé and Lila Iké.
  • Afro-fusion singer/songwriter Burna Boy headlines downtown's House of Blues.
  • In the mood for croon? Get lost in Chris Isaak's baby blues when he headlines Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.
  • Sycuan Casino Resort gets in on the action with disco/funk giants Kool & the Gang and the Village People.
  • Soda Bar blows up (and is sure to sell out) with the critically acclaimed, Madrid-based reggaeton artist Ms. Nina. 
  • Too young to hang at bars? Head to the Irenic, the all-ages North Park church, for indie-rock group Hot Flash Heat Wave.
  • Even Tom DeLonge ventures out of his top-secret UFO research lair for an Angels & Airwaves show (the first of four local shows in three months!) at the Belly Up.

See what we're saying? And of course, that's just a small sampling of what'll be going down in town when Aug. 28 rolls around. For a full list of the night's shows, stay tuned for Rosemary Bystrak's in-depth daily show listings right here on

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