Sounds Like San Diego: June 29

The Switchfoot Bro-Am returns by day, and by night, Charly Bliss' power pop hits the Casbah

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There's so much going on today, and you definitely might want to make an all day adventure out of the return of the Switchfoot Bro-Am. Of course, the surf competition will be stunning, but it's the real special treat is the free music that fills Moonlight Beach -- plus, our pals in Creature and the Woods were selected as this year's support act. We know that the guys in Switchfoot are pretty much the nicest guys around, but this free event is one of the many ways they give back to their hometown. Meanwhile, this isn't exactly a town known for jazz, but today there are actually two jazz festivals. At the Embarcadero, it's all about smooth jazz, with artists like Boney James and Peter White, while the Waterfront Park is presented by KSDS and features artists like Monette Marino World Jazz Ensemble and locals including Gilbert Castellanos and Sure Fire Soul Ensemble. There's also the Magic Summer Jam with classic R&B artists, Pitbull plays the San Diego County Fair, the Observatory goes deep with reggae and the punky sass of Charly Bliss hits the Casbah.  
Saturday, June 29:
  • Switchfoot Bro-Am & Concert with Switchfoot, Creature and the Woods @ Moonlight Beach (free, all ages)
  • Charly Bliss, Emily Reo @ Casbah 
  • Through the Roots, Bo Napoleon, Skyler Lutes, Roots of a Rebellion @ Observatory North Park
  • Ginger Root, Mamalarky, Shindigs @ Soda Bar
  • Pitbull @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Magic 92.5 Summer Jam with War, Cameo, Brick, the Original Lakeside, the Mary Jane Girls, Cherelle, Tom Browne, Vaughn Mason @ Pechanga Arena 
  • Third Annual San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival with Boney James, West Coast Jam: Richard Elliot, Peter White & DW3, Kirk Whalum & Johnathan Butler, Brian Simpson & Jazmin Ghent, Tony Exum Jr. @ Embarcadero Marina Park North 
  • 2019 Jazz on Tap with Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Euphoria Brass Band, Gilbert Castellanos, Monette Marino World Jazz Ensemble, Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio, JazzKatz Orchestra @ Waterfront Park (2-10 p.m.)
  • NPBC's Third Anniversary IPA Festival @ North Park Beer Company
  • Star Spangled Pops @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Dead Man's Party, Wag Halen @ Belly Up  
  • Sound Reasons, Allyrgic Reactions, Alvino & the Dwells, Djgirlgroupgirl @ Bar Pink
  • Ivan Amodei: Secrets & Illusions @ Balboa Theatre
  • Brit Floyd @ Civic Theatre
  • Booty Bassment with DJs Dmitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • People Who Could Fly @ Coors Light Rock on Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Matt Slocum Trio @ Dizzy's
  • Puerto, Lung Butter, Midnight Track @ Ken Club
  • Grim Jim @ Seven Grand
  • Berkley Hart @ Pilgrim United Church Of Christ, Carlsbad
  • We Like to Party @ Space
  • Chocolate: a Night of Deepdark Afrotech and Techno @ Blonde
  • Walter Brothers @ Panama 66
  • The Winehouse Experience, Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ Music Box
  • George Lopez @ Sycuan Casino (6 p.m. & 9 p.m.)
  • Off Broadway Theater Company's Queens Live in Concert @ Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center Branch (free, 7 p.m.)
  • Oddball Reunion, Great Electric Quest, Death Boys @ Pour House  
  • Nathan James @ Pour House (5:30 p.m.)
  • Body Rock Dance Competition @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dennis' Birthday Bash with Hiroshima Mockingbirds, Daytrip @ Black Cat Bar
  • Rip Carson @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8 p.m.)
  • Sarah Petite @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (1-4 p.m.)
  • Gasolina Party @ House of Blues (free)
  • Patrick "Bluefrog" Ellis Duo @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Park & Rec 
  • The Amalgamated, Marujah @ Tower Bar
  • Onoff @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Surf Punk @ Bancroft Bar
  • Sahara Grim, Kahlil Nash @ Lestat's
  • Chris Shrader @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Frequency1 @ Winston's (2 p.m.)
  • The Oles, Ocean Natives, Rebel Shakedown, Strictly Skunk @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Sounds Like Summer: Thread the Lariat, Blameless, Lunar Hand, Art Disposal, the Undertaking, Mandala, Silent Vice, the Midnight Block, Bummer Dreams, DiVad @ Brick by Brick
  • The Fallbrook Kid @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Nights Like Thieves, Infinite Signal, Wanted Noise @ Himmelberg's
  • US Air Guitar Competition @ The Merrow (8 p.m.)
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & Heminguey @ The Office
  • Good Vibes @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Bulevar Descarga @ 710 Beach Club
  • Baja Bugs, Neko! Neko! Neko! @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • JD Crawford Band @ Renegade
  • Nowhere Fast (Smiths tribute), DJ Disorder @ Manhattan Bar
  • DJ Chris Cutz @ U-31
  • Groove Mercenaries @ Tio Leo's
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • The Reflectors @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • The Verge, DJ Miss Dust @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Republic of Music, DJ Miss Dust @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Fifth Saturday @ El Dorado
  • Soul Sacrifice @ Rank & File, Sycuan Casino (9 p.m.)
  • City Side Music @ Rank & File, Sycuan Casino (4-8 p.m.)
  • Red, White & Booze Cruise @ Chere Amie Yacht
  • Wolfgang Gartner @ Bassmnt
  • Electromagnetic, Angelshade, Big Tooth Comb @ Navajo Live 
  • DJ Five @ Fluxx
  • Junior Sanchez @ Bang Bang
  • Night Swim Pool Party x Eventvibe @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
  • Laidback Luke @ Parq 
  • Summer Celebration @ Kava Lounge
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub

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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