Upcoming 2023 Tours and Festivals

One of the benefits of living in San Diego past its sandy shores is its large population, drawing in artists to tour its many stages. As spring and summer approaches, San Diego promises an eventful year of tours and festivals.

Official Poster for the Bittersweet Daze Tour | photo courtesy of Cavetown Wiki

This summer, friends and indie artists mxmtoon, Ricky Montgomery, and GrentPerez will join Cavetown on the tour “Bittersweet Daze.” They are collaborating to raise money for the This is Home Project. The project, which shares a name with one of Cavetown’s older songs, aims to support LGBTQ+ youth by donating to various foundations and making financial help and resources more accessible. A dollar from each ticket sold will fund the project. 

All four artists will visit San Diego on the second stop of their tour on July 21 at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open. Tickets are currently available on, with prices ranging from $40 to $282. 

If music fans are hoping for a shot of nostalgia as opposed to the newer, indie sounds, a familiar British rock band is returning to San Diego. Coldplay, the creators of famous singles “Yellow” and “Viva La Vida”, are currently doing a world tour for their newest album: “Music of the Spheres.” It began on March 28th, 2022 in Costa Rica. They will also visit the U.S. this September on the  27th and 28th at the local Snapdragon Stadium. However, both dates are sold out, and only Los Angeles’ Rose Bowl has tickets left, with prices ranging from $99.50 to $1,1012 on While expensive and sold out, the trailer for the tour promises a fun and bright experience for those lucky enough to have acquired a ticket.

Coincidentally, if fans of Steve Lacy missed the earlier sale for his “Give You The World Tour,” they have no need to worry. Steve Lacy returns to San Diego this summer for the “Re:SET Concert Series.” The series, which lasts from June 2 to June 4, is also being held at Thrive Park in Snapdragon Stadium. 

List of performers for the Re:SET Concert Series | photo courtesy of KALW

Steve Lacy headlines the last day with James Blake, Tory y Moi, and Foushee. Meanwhile, other stars such as boygenius and Clairo start off the three-day weekend concert. A one day general admission ticket starts at $99.50, while three-day tickets start at $250. If fans wish to have a luxurious experience, a one-day VIP ticket starts at $275, which includes an exclusive bar, restroom, and viewing area. If fans wish to stay all three days, the VIP ticket starts at $650 and includes all previous perks along with VIP parking. 

San Diego also has other options for residents more geared towards country than pop. The annual “Boots in the Park” country music festival is visiting San Diego once again on April 1. It has historically acquired big headliners such as Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw. This year, Carrie Underwood is set to headline at Waterfront Park, the location of the festival. It will also include other country household names such as Walker Hayes and Tyler Rich. Unfortunately, MC students will have to wait a few more years to attend as the event is reserved for 21 and older.

With the beach, skyscrapers, and suburbs all within one day travel distance of each other in San Diego, it remains one of the most popular counties in the country. However, as time goes on, it seems that it will also add captivating music and live entertainment to its bag of tricks.

Written by Sabina Pedido

Sabina is a sophomore staff writer. When not analyzing Taylor Swift's lyrics, she can be spotted eating a bag of trail mix.

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