OneRepublic Fine Day

OneRepublic's huge free concert at Embarcadero heads up Friday's live-music action -- even if it is sold out

I often see nights in San Diego that represent a wide swath of music genres  but tonight takes that to the next level. I mean, King Lil G is at the Observatory and Rascal Flatts is at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Hall of Fame songwriter Jimmy Webb is at AMSD (at Sweetwater High) and rockabilly legends Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys are at the Casbah. If you're looking for something new and fresh, catch ATO Records artist Margaret Glaspy at Soda Bar before she makes a "Conan" appearance next week, and if you're looking for something free, try your luck at the NEEDTOBREATHE show at Embarcadero Marina Park South -- though be warned that online tickets (your only way to get into the show) have long been maxed out. Doesn't mean you can't hang out outside the venue and listen for free.

Friday, July 8:

  • All-Star Concert with OneRepublic, NEEDTOBREATHE @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
  • Jimmy Webb @ AMSD
  • Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys, Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics, Hotshot Drifters @ Casbah
  • Rascal Flatts, Kelsea Ballerini @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • King Lil G @ The Observatory North Park
  • Margaret Glaspy, Birdy Bardot @ Soda Bar
  • Dead Kids Get Up DJs @ Bar Pink
  • Beatles vs. Stones @ Music Box
  • CALPhonics Happy Hour @ Belly Up (happy hour 5 p.m.)
  • Foreverland: The Electrifying 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson, and Graceband @ Belly Up
  • Levi Dean & the Americats, Rosewood & Rye @ The Black Cat
  • Metal Tribute Fest: The Irons, Cowgirls From Hell, Blackout (San Diego), Blaze of Jovi @ Brick By Brick
  • Diane Moser with Mark Dresser, Hafez Modirzadeh, & Vijay Anderson @ Dizzy's
  • Death By Dancing with Jon Blaj @ Whistle Stop
  • Caitlin Evanson, Kennady Tracy, Tim Connolly @ Lestat's
  • Pop Punk Mayhem, Approaching Fiction, Labor Weight @ The Merrow
  • Terrans, Emphasize, the Profit Heist, False North (AZ) @ The Bancroft
  • Acoustic Happy Hour w/ Pat Hilton @ 710 Beach Club (5-8 p.m.)
  • Fooz Fighters, Mostly Platonic @ 710 Beach Club
  • After Hours with DJs Kid Wonder and Saul Q @ The Office
  • "Open" the Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Root_DIR, Los Pinche Pinches, Entresol @ Tower Bar
  • Skunk Records: Law, Perro Bravo, No Kings, with DJ Product @ Winston's
  • DJ Greyboy @ El Dorado
  • DJ dirtyKURTY @ Rich's Nightclub
  • Don Cannon @ Fluxx
  • Cazzette @ Bang Bang
  • DJ Vice @ Omnia
  • Synaptik Event @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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.

  • All-Star Concert with OneRepublic, NEEDTOBREATHE @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
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