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Upcoming Concerts in San Diego March 2017

By Savanah Duffy

One of the worst feelings for us music-lovers is to realize that our favorite band or artist will be having a concert nearby, but we can’t go because the show is sold out. With the dozens of great artists coming to San Diego this year, it would be a shame to miss out. So before you spend all of your money on coffee and your Netflix account, check out these upcoming concerts that will be in San Diego this March and see which artists you would like to experience live.


Senses Fail

If you’re looking for that emo, screamo, hardcore punk thing that we know and love, you’ve found it in Senses Fail. Metal instrumentation is balanced with equally intense and honest lyrics that are known for being reflective of lead singer and main songwriter Buddy Nielson’s personal experiences. If you listen closely, you’re bound to find something in Senses Fail’s music that you relate to.

Date: March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Observatory, North Park


The Shins

Nothing has “Chill Night Out” written on it quite like attending a concert by The Shins. Laid-back instrumentation creates folk rock and indie pop vibes that you can kick back and groove along to. Perhaps originally best known for their song “New Slang,” The Shins have a clearly-recognizable sound among the many indie groups out there.

Date: March 6-7 at 8 p.m.

Location: The Observatory, North Park


Blake Shelton

We’ve loved him since the heartwarming hit “Austin,” we’ve been entertained by him on “The Voice” and now we get to see him up close and personal at the Valley View Casino Center. With a classic Southern voice, Blake Shelton will get you nodding your head along to the beat one moment, and melting into a beautiful country love song the next.

Date: March 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Valley View Casino Center


Dance Gavin Dance

Dance Gavin Dance knows just how to please both the post-hardcore music-lovers and the screamo-fanatics at the same time. Lyrics that may inspire you, frighten you or thrill you are balanced between the clean and easily-identifiable tenor vocals of Tilian Pearson and the violent screaming of seemingly random phrases by Jon Mess. If you can get past the strange titles—I know a song called “Chucky vs. The Giant Tortoise” or “Flossie Dickey Bounce” may raise a few questions—this band is one that you can enjoy whether screaming is your idea of music or not.

Date: March 17 at 8 p.m.

Location: The Observatory, North Park

Tilian Pearson of Dance Gavin Dance


Yellowcard is back in San Diego again, in case you missed out on them when they visited in October. Just as emo and punkish as ever, Yellowcard is here to remind you your teenage years, when all you wanted was to put in your headphones and block out the world with “Ocean Avenue.” Let Ben Dobson’s pop-punk voice transport you back in time, and enjoy Yellowcard like it’s the early 2000s all over again.

Date: March 18 at 8 p.m.

Location: The Observatory, North Park



This contemporary Christian rock band has been going strong since 1985. Since then, they have released 17 studio albums, had a major change in lead vocals from the Australian Peter Furler to former DC Talk member Michael Tait and maintained their position as one of the best-known contemporary Christian bands existing. Newsboys has come a long way from their first album “Hell is for Wimps,” and you don’t want to miss out on their concert to hear where they are now.

Date: March 26 at 6 p.m.

Location: San Diego Civic Theatre


Panic! At the Disco, MisterWives and Saint Motel

Panic! At the Disco is a band that hasn’t needed an introduction since “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” was played in nearly every store and on every radio station in the country. Though Brendon Urie is the only remaining member, this band has only gotten more successful. Yes, this is the guy who used to run around in top hats and guy-liner, and on March 26 he will also be running around with the indie pop group MisterWives and the indie rock band Saint Motel, for what is shaping up to be a pretty spectacular dance party.

Date: March 26 at 7 p.m.

Location: Viejas Arena

Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco


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