Sunset (Sessions) Comes Early

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SoundDiego covered Sunset Sessions extensively last year, providing videos, interviews and pictures to keep you in the loop on the exclusive music-industry event. We'll be heading back to the event this weekend to bring you more coverage, but in a rare glimpse behind the curtain, you can actually attend a show with one of this year's big draws on Wednesday when reggae legend Jimmy Cliff performs at the Belly Up. The night should be a memorable one, with Cliff sharing stories from his colorful life and impressive music career. If that doesn't suit your fancy, Howlin' Rain is at the Casbah, eukele master Jake Shimabukuro shreds at the Balboa Theater, and guitar legend Ottmar Liebert performs two shows at Anthology.

Wednesday, Feb. 15:

  • Sunset Sessions presents An Evening of Music and Story with Jimmy Cliff, Lukas Nelson @ Belly Up
  • Howlin' Rain, Allah-Las, Shaking Pyramid @ Casbah
  • Dracula Lewis, Jaws, Infinity Dots @ Tin Can
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ Balboa Theatre
  • Picus Maximus, Agave @ The Griffin
  • Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ Anthology (7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)
  • Josh Damigo @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • Milo Greene @ The Loft
  • Stevie & the Hi-Staxx @ Bar Pink
  • Whitney Shay & the Shakedowns @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Chad Cavanaugh, Chad Taggart, Deno Marquee @ Lestat's
  • Thee 90 Proof Pissers @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Physical Education Presents: Moonlight Matters, Damn Jules, French Kiss Collective @ El Dorado
  • Privet Duo Project, Crosswalk Heroes, A.K. Sturgis @ Ruby Room
  • Wreck Shop Wednesdays with Plane Without A Pilot, Gatsby's Fiddle @ The Office
  • Real Eyes, Skandar the Messenger, Synchronometry, Animal Riot @ Kava Lounge
  • Gilbert Castellanos w/ The New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Evolution @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Kingston Presents: Badfish, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Trent Hancock @ Marble Room
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's
  • Northstar @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Now.Hear.This! @ Whistle Stop
  • Tommy Price @ McP's Irish Pub

Rosemary Bystrak 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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