San Diego enjoys its music, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to hear live classical, jazz, rock, and more throughout town. You’ll have no trouble finding everything from tiny dive bars with mini-stages up to huge multiday music festivals. Whether you prefer mellow jazz, danceable blues, or hard-hitting rock, odds are it’s playing live.
If you’re in Point Loma for the evening, head to Humphrey’s for live music any time of year. Humphrey’s Backstage Music (2241 Shelter Island Blvd., www.humphreysbythebay.com) offers a lounge-style venue with live music or DJs spinning danceable tunes or playing charming smooth jazz to drink and converse by. Check the website for this month’s schedule.
If you’re around in the summer season, buy tickets in advance for the local favorite concert series, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay (www.humphreysconcerts.com). National acts come out to play against the backdrop of the marinas of Shelter Island as the sun sets over San Diego Bay.
The outdoor venue takes advantage of the evening climate, so you can bask in the warm air under the stars as you listen to the tunes of your favorite rock band or folk singer.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition