Top San Diego Concert Venues

San Diego Concert

Are you ready for a night of music? Discover the top San Diego concert venues and get ready to move to the music.

You will find that San Diego has a variety of venues for concerts ranging from small, intimate facilities to large and spacious sites.







Belly Up Tavern

Belly Up Tavern
Address: 143 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Telephone: (858)481-8140
Box Office is open at noon. 
Belly Up is open most nights. You must be 21 or over. They serve alcohol and limited bar food. Parking is free. The price varies according to who is performing. Many shows are in the $5-$20 range.
Tip: Have dinner at the Wild Note Cafe next door for preferential seating at this San Diego concert venue.

Copley Symhony Hall
Address: 750 B St., San Diego
Telephone: (619) 235-0804
Box Office is open weekdays 10 AM-6 PM and weekends noon-4 PM.
This historic theatre was built in 1929 as The Fox Theatre movie palace. It has a uniquely elegant ambiance. It's home to the San Diego Symphony, but also hosts concerts, comedy shows, and civic events. There's a convenient parking lot across the street.
Tip: Enjoy dinner before your concert at a downtown restaurant. You cannot bring food into the theatre and refreshments for sale are limited.


Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Address: 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, CA
Telephone: (619) 671-3608
Box Office is open weekdays 10 AM - 2 PM and 10-noon on Sat.
This large amphitheatre has room for 20,000 people. This San Diego concert venue brings exciting performers to the San Diego area. Parking is free.
Tip: Plan on a slow exit from the parking lot. There's always a long line of cars trying to get on the freeway and it backs up. I guess that's to be expected with 20,000 all trying to leave at once.


House of Blues San Diego
Address: 11055 Fifth Ave., San Diego 92101
Telephone: (619) 299-2583
Box Office is open Wed.-Fri. 12:30-5:30 PM and opens at 3 PM Sat. - Tues. Extended hours on concert days.
House of Blues is located downtown in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. It's a great place for a concert. You'll find top entertainers performing here and the sound system is awesome.
Tip: Dine at the House of Blues Restaurant or shop at their Company Store for priority entrance into that night's concert. 


Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Address: 2244 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego
Telephone: (619) 224-3577
Box Office is open Tues.-Sat. 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM.
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay attracts top performers. Venue seats 1,300 people making for an intimate atmosphere. None of the seats are too far from the stage.
Tip: Check out their packages that include dining or hotel stays as well as the concert admission.


Open Air Theatre SDSU
Address: 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego
Telephone: (619) 594-0429
Box Office is open weekdays 7:30 AM - 6 PM
The Open Air Theatre is located on the campus of San Diego State University. This venue seats 4,600 people. Park in lots S2 or PSt. All other lots will be ticketed. The cheapest seats at the top are concrete; bring a cushion!
Tip: There is no service charge on tickets purchased directly through the Viejas Arena box office.

Viejas Arena (formely Cox Arena)

Viejas Arena (formerly Cox Arena)
Address: 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego, CA
Telephone: (619) 594-6947
Box Office is open weekdays 7:30 AM - 5 PM during the school year. Hours will vary during the summer.
Viejas Arena is located on the campus of San Diego State University. It is a 12,000 seat indoor arena. You will get ticketed if you park in the surrounding neighborhood. Plan to Park in Parking Structure 4 located directly north of the arena. They have a limited number of concerts at this San Diego concert venue.
Tip: There is no service charge on tickets purchased directly through the Viejas Arena box office.



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