San Diego Music festival

Your San Diego Summer Entertainment Schedule

Summer in San Diego is springing to life, as the weather heats up and our favorite annual events start kicking off this May. Here in our home of Shelter Island and Point Loma, the local venues are working overtime to bring fantastic acts to their stages, and big events to our calendars. So if you’re looking for some can’t-miss San Diego summer entertainment events within walking distance of our front door, you’ve come to the right place!   

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay (0.3 miles)

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The Humphreys Concerts By The Bay performance series is back and better than ever. This 1,400-seat open-air venue (located at our sister Property, Humphreys Half Moon Inn) is only a five-minute stroll from our front door, and represents one of the area’s most-renowned stages. Its waterfront location makes for a truly lovely setting, as well — affording local boaters a chance to float alongside the seating area, and take in the show from their craft. This year’s series presents shows from world-famous artists like Ringo Starr, Graham Nash, Indigo Girls, Tori Amos, Jason Isbell, Diana Krall, Chris Isaak, Collective Soul, and Chicago. Even better, our own Blue Wave Bar & Grill is offering a fantastic three-course prix-fixe dinner special for any guests with a concert ticket! So you’ll want to stop by for dinner before the show, walk over to the venue and come back for a nightcap afterward. 

2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106


Humphreys Backstage LIVE (0.3 miles)

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In addition to the outdoor stage, Humphreys is also home to the intimate lounge and venue Humphreys Backstage LIVE. Backstage hosts a wide range of live performances, and is perfect for a lively night out. Sip on local brews or handcrafted cocktails from our in-house mixologists while enjoying the show and taking in the waterfront views. Upcoming shows include Ron’s Garage Band, Funk All-Stars, Falling Doves, The Bayou Brothers and many more. If you’re looking for the perfect place to mingle with locals, this is the spot to be on any given night.

2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106


The Wine Pub (1 mile)

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This intimate space is home to one of the most extensive wine selections in the city, which — given the competition — is truly saying something. In addition to scrumptiously sippable vintages, The Wine Pub also offers guests an impressive live music schedule featuring celebrated local singer/songwriters. Even better, The Wine Pub is only a short distance away. So stop in to sample a glass of vino, and listen to some great artistry from their lovely outdoor seating area. 

2907 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106


Point Loma Summer Concerts (2.1 miles)

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This treasured summer series is a perennial favorite for music lovers of all generations that takes place in a lovely outdoor park in one of our favorite family neighborhoods. Not only are the shows always a fantastically family-friendly occasion, but the event organizers hold a yearly raffle to benefit kids’ music education programs — thereby helping to create the next generation of performers. This year’s lineup includes shows from bands performing favorites from the big band ‘40s to the synth-pop ‘80s, and everywhere in between. 

1049 Catalina Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92107


Live Music Sundays at Liberty Station (2.8 miles) 

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The tasting room, bottle selection and general vibe are always great reasons to visit Carruth Cellars at nearby Liberty Station. Their summer live music series is even more justification for paying them a visit! Every Sunday all summer long, guests can enjoy performances by outstanding local artists at their space here. So feel free to pop in, nibble their famous charcuterie plate, and drink in the tunes as you sample their style.

2710 Historic Decatur Rd #17, San Diego, CA 92106


The Loma Club (3.2 miles away)

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The Loma Club is a neighborhood golf course located within the aforementioned Liberty Station. You’ll find more than just competitive links at this neighborhood haunt, though. The Loma Club is also home to the recently opened Tappers Mini Golf & Cocktails, which features fantastic food, amazing views of the downtown skyline, and a live music stage that’s always offering something fresh and fun.

2960 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106   


A Stay at Island Palms Sounds Great

Feel like taking in some of these tunes for yourself? Best Western Plus Island Palms is just moments away from every stop on the list. Our competitive rates, stellar location and guest-first amenities are worth singing about, too. And don’t forget —  every Thursday, guests are invited to get into the Shelter Island spirit thanks to our Aloha Thursdays series at Blue Wave Bar & Grill. Polynesian dance shows from master practitioner Bebe Valero set the mood for kicking back and enjoying San Diego’s legendarily mild weather in style. Stay tuned as we gear up to kick off our own summer live music series as well! In the meantime, Check out our special offers, and reserve your stay today!