10 concerts making noise at the end of 2023

These live shows have us excited for post-summer music across genres like country, rock ‘n’ roll, and hip-hop.

RCHP Snapdrago

This is what Snapdragon Stadium looks like when it’s concert time — image from May’s Red Hot Chili Peppers show.

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September is officially here, and we’re two-thirds of the way through 2023 — but we haven’t heard it all yet. San Diego is preparing for a star-studded set list of post-summer concerts, and we’ve rounded up 10 that will end the year with a bang.


  • Waterfront Park will get a little bit country at Boots In The Park on Saturday, Sept. 9, with a line up that includes Kane Brown, Tyler Hubbard and Flo Rida.
  • We love free, local music. Explore 75 acts on seven stages at the Adams Avenue Street Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 + Sunday, Sept. 24.
  • Coldplay will perform their “Music Of The Spheres World Tour” at Snapdragon Stadium with H.E.R. and 070 Shake on Wednesday, Sept. 27 + Thursday, Sept. 28.


  • Rock out with Guns N’ Roses and Alice In Chains on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Snapdragon Stadium.
  • P!nk’s “Summer Carnivalgets the party started at Snapdragon Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 3, with Brandi Carlisle, Grouplove, and DJ Kid Cut Up.
  • We’ll relive our 1990s mix tapes at The Rady Shell when 98°, All-4-One + OTOWN perform on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Live music at the Music Box

The stage is set for a good time at Music Box.

Photo via @andreogenesis


  • “American Idol” fans — tune in: Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips is making Music Box his “Home” on Friday, Nov. 3.
  • “Get Into It” — Doja Cat is coming to Viejas Arena on Sunday, Nov. 5, with guest Dorechii.


  • Pechanga Arena has a packed calendar, but Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will have us “Dancing In the Dark” on Saturday, Dec. 2.
  • End the year with The Wild Horses Festival on Saturday, Dec. 30, at Petco Park headlined by country star Zach Bryan.

We’ve heard about plenty of other concerts coming to San Diego. If you need more ideas, check for performances at local small, mid-sized, or large music venues.

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