Multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow debuts her ninth album at the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine. The nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, imbuing her hits with elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has performed with the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Prince, B.B. King, Sting and many more legendary performers. Her new album, Be Myself, articulates her concerns for the future of the world, while rocking with same passion you know and love.
Celebrate Halloween weekend with your favorite ghouls at the House of Blues San Diego during Una Noche de Espiritus y Fantasmas (A Night of Spirits and Ghosts), courtesy of 104.5 Radio Latina and featuring the Como La Flor Band. This musical act, a tribute to Latin music superstar Selena, is named after one of the Tex-Mex queen's big hits and captures all of her influential style as well as her signature sound. Selena's life and career were cut short in 1995 at age 23, but her influence is still felt far and wide. The Grammy winner had already released a significant string of hits, including "Amor Prohibido," "Tú Sólo Tú," "I Could Fall in Love," "Dreaming of You" and many more. Show off your costume -- you might win a $500 prize! Frightfully fun cocktails and spook-tacular bites will be available for purchase.
After having played more than 300 live shows in the last four years, Yemen Blues finally arrives to make its San Diego debut. An astonishing musical concept that resides at the crossroads of traditional Yemenite melodies and the world of funk, blues, and jazz, Yemen Blues is led by Israeli vocalist and "ridiculously charismatic frontman" Ravid Kahalani, who burst onto the world and contemporary music scenes in 2010 to create a global buzz that has only gotten louder and more intense since then. Conjuring up a rich and diverse aural palette with the use of percussion, oud, horns, and strings, the collective coexists in both the past and present, at once timeless and modern. Check out their singular sound at Price Center East Ballroom in La Jolla.
Patti Austin made her auspicious debut on the stage of New York City's famed Apollo Theater at the tender age of 4. Just a year later, she'd won her first recording contract with RCA Records. In the '80s, she hit the top of the charts with R&B favorites like "Baby, Come to Me" and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" with James Ingram, and "It's the Falling in Love" with Michael Jackson. Since then, she's been exploring the jazz genre with her gorgeous voice, and in 2008, after nine Grammy nominations, she took home the award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her acclaimed release of Avant Gershwin. Now this charismatic cabaret entertainer comes to the Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego with a concert of well-chosen soul, pop and jazz classics spanning the last several decades through today.
Groove with electro-pop princess Halsey when the "Now or Never" songstress brings her hopeless fountain kingdom concert tour to San Diego in support of her second full-length album. With a cluster of bangers -- from the Grammy-nominated Chainsmoker collab "Closer" to platinum tracks "New Americana" and "Colors" -- the hitmaker delivers what Rolling Stone dubs "adult dystopian synth-pop realness." The new album soars with poetic lyricism and cinematic production, and epic hitmakers like Cashmere Cat and Migos' Quavo have also worked their way into a few tracks. Now her signature vocals and pixie presence take center stage as she headlines at the Viejas Arena. She's hitting the road with her British counterpart, pop sensation Charli XCX, and Drake-approved Canadian rapper Partynextdoor ("Recognize," "Come and See Me").
Parlez vous francais? Whether you speak the language or not, the San Diego Symphony's concert featuring music by the French masters has something for everyone. From Jean-Phillipe Rameau's exotically mythological opera suite to Gabriel Fauré's darkly suggestive music from a tragic stage melodrama, from Maurice Ravel's bright, brilliant, jazz-tinged Piano Concerto (as performed by French-Canadian Ravel specialist Louis Lortie) to Ibéria, Claude Debussy's fantastic musical "impression" of a Spanish composer, you'll say "oui oui!" to Fabulous France at Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall.
Saturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 2:00pm
Día de los Muertos isn't a day of mourning, but a chance to honor loved ones that have passed on. Celebrate with three amazing Chicano and Mexican bands that'll keep you on your feet and dancing toda la noche -- all night long! The Grammy-winning La Santa Cecilia will bring their modern tunes, laced with Latin American roots of cumbia, bossa nova and boleros. They're joined by Morrissey mariachi tribute rockers Mexrrissey, who play to the ears of devoted Chicano/Latino Smiths fans (it's a huge cult following if you haven't heard). Last but not least, San Diego gets a visit from New York's only all-female mariachi group Mariachi Flor de Toloache, who bring this traditional sound to newer audiences. The fiesta goes down at the Balboa Theatre.