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Summer weather, ocean views, live music concerts….what more could you want? Two tickets to enjoy this trifecta of San Diego summer? You got it! We want to send you to Humphreys Concert by the Bay to enjoy your own star-studded evening. We are lucky San Diego’s outdoor summer concerts don’t have to wait until June 21st to begin. With near perfect weather almost all year round many summer concert series are already in full swing with picturesque backdrops deserving of their own spotlight.

This summer, make sure to see a concert at one of the three waterfront venues below:

An oasis of palm trees surrounds Humphreys summer concerts

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Set amid palm trees and under the starry San Diego sky, there is nothing else quite like Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, located on Shelter Island with views of the Marina and the Point Loma hillside in the distance. Playing everything from rock and jazz to comedy, blues and international music, concerts run from May to October, which is just how long summer lasts for us San Diegans. Comment below to win 2 tickets to see Chris Botti on June 1, 2012.

Green Flash Concerts in the Tide-Pool Plaza

Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium

Enjoy a rockin’ sunset this summer at the seventh annual Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. The concert series, which kicks off May 16, combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium’s stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Savory happy-hour appetizers, craft beers and wines are available for purchase. Keep an eye out for a real “green flash,” a rare optical phenomenon caused by refraction of light as the sun sets on the horizon.

The downtown skyline at San Diego Symphony Summer Pops

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops

Join the San Diego Symphony as they perform with some of today’s hottest pop acts in the annual Summer Pops concert series along the Embarcadero Marina Park South. The series starts off with a bang on June 29, 2012 including patriotic marches, American Idol stars and a spectacular firework display celebrating Independence Day weekend. The fun continues until Labor Day with stars like Roberta Flack, Burt Bacharach, and a live music screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

> Find More Great Concerts on the San Diego Event Calendar

63 Responses to Sizzling San Diego Summer Concerts on the Water

  1. Humphreys is fun…. seating in cramped…..but they have cocktail waitresses.

  2. have never been would love to go

  3. would love to enjoy music while the sun shines on me and I can feel the breeze of the sea water while listening to good tunes

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  5. Courtney McGowan

    Esperanza Spaulding!  Can’t wait!!!

  6. christianheberth

    my girlfriend birthday is May 31! that good gift would take to see chris botti! 

  7. Chris Botti tix will round out my summer!

  8. Humphrey Half Moon Inn is my FAVORITE hotel in San Diego and has been for the last 23 years!! It’s an amazing venue to enjoy concerts given by talented artists regardless of genre…

  9. We have been away from San Diego for over 7 years and so happy to be back in our hometown!!  Two tickets to Chris Botti at Humphreys would be an awesome welcome home and birthday surprise for my hubby and I!!!

  10. Thank you San Diego Blog for this great post and the opportunity to attend Chris Botti’s Concert! I am so excited!!!

  11. I would like to win this for my brother. He is so dedicated to everything he does and is my hero.He so often puts aside his own pains in order to assist others.I know he is a big fan of Humphrys.He often goes to the bay and listens.He plays his guitar and sings to the people in the other boats around while waiting for the music. Just once I think it would be cool to actually go “inside” and be in the audience. Thank you.His name is David Lafoon from Escondido.


  13. Stephanie McKown

    Would love to have a date night with my husband away from our five yr old and new baby! Our last date was two years ago!!