Thanksgiving is upon us. And while we’ll all indulge in the bounty of the season – with an oversized helping of turkey or that extra slice of pumpkin pie – the best way to shake off that tryptophan-induced coma is by seeing some live music.
San Diego’s robust music scene offers diverse options for concert goers. From intimate venues and expansive outdoor arenas, to iconic rock clubs and moody jazz halls, you can quench your thirst for good live music any day of the week.
So get off that couch, leave the Thanksgiving leftovers at home and indulge your senses with some lively performances.
Here are some great shows at some of my favorite local venues:
Saturday, November 26
Crooked Fingers at THE CASBAH
w/Strand of Oaks & Little White Teeth
Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
$12, 21 and up
Led by singer Eric Bachmann, this North Carolina-based band recently released their sixth full length record, Breaks in the Armor.
November 30 & December 1
Boney James at ANTHOLOGY
Shows at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
$19 – $98, All ages
A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Soul Train Award winner and a pioneer of urban jazz, Saxophonist BONEY JAMES combines traditional jazz with elements of R&B and hip-hop.
Wednesday, Nov 30th
B.B. King w/ Walter Trout at Belly Up
Doors at 7:00 pm
$99.00 / $104.00 day of show, 21 and up
Don’t miss this chance to see the reigning King of the Blues, B.B. King up close and personal at this local favorite intimate venue in Solana Beach!
Saturday, December 3
The Holiday Hootenanny! at the Jenny Craig Pavilion at USD
My Morning Jacket, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim, Delta Spirit, and the Blackout Party
$40 +, All Ages
This annual holiday concert festival has a line-up that will surely get you movin’ & groovin’ for the holidays.