Music lovers in America’s most beautiful city are now seeing a growing list of live concerts returning to multiple venues in the San Diego area.
The San Diego Padres announced in April that they will be hosting two in-person concerts over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30, at Petco Park.
The concerts include a Saturday performance with the Beach Boys headlining – with guests John Stamos and Mark McGrath – and a Sunday appearance by Ziggy Marley. The event will be open to the public and tickets, starting at $ 29, will be on presale starting May 5. Ticket sales will open to the public the next day. The stage will be set up near second base, the Padres said in a statement on Thursday.
However, attendance will always be limited for these events, as restrictions in the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy are not expected to be lifted until June 15 – if all goes well.
“Guests will have the option of choosing between a limited number of VIP seats on the playground, luxury suites, vaccinated / tested sections or socially remote pod style sections,” the Padres said in a statement on Thursday. .
Under state guidelines, live outdoor events with assigned seating, such as participation in sports and / or other live shows, will be determined by the current San Diego County level.
If San Diego still falls within the orange level threshold, where it is currently, participation will be limited to:
- 33% of normal capacity, which includes suites with 25% occupancy per suite
- Designated sections with 67% capacity for guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination
- Fully immunized state or out-of-town visitors only
A stadium spokesperson said capacity for the Memorial Day weekend concerts will be around 6,000 people due to the stage setup. Masks will be mandatory for anyone 2 years of age and over who does not eat or drink.
A weekly worker testing program would be required, which is already in place due to the ongoing Padres games.
In addition to the planned Memorial Day weekend concerts, Petco Park is still announcing a Hella Mega Tour stop on July 18 with Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer, postponed to its original July 24, 2020 date.
The stadium tour with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts has postponed its original date from July 23, 2020 to September 12, 2021.
Other San Diego County venues are also planning live social distancing performances in the coming months.
The North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista is also starting to add some headliners to its 2021 schedule, including:
- Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour for a date postponed to June 9
- Good Vibes Summer Tour 2021, with Rebelution, Steel Pulse and more on August 14
- Luke Bryan: Proud To Be Right Here 2021 tour ends September 23
- Kiss’ End of the Road World Tour September 25
- Hall & Oates October 3
- Maroon 5 on October 5
- The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour October 8
The other concert halls have not announced as many new dates. The Cal Coast Credit Union Theater on the campus of San Diego State University did not announce the dates for its show until September:
- Alicia Keys’ eponymous world tour postponed until September 10
- John Legend with The War and Treaty has been postponed to September 19
- The Osborne Brothers We’re Not for Everyone tour takes place on October 15
The concerts that fair-goers typically look forward to on the racetrack during the San Diego County Fair have all been listed as canceled, following the fair’s announcement of an event shrinking from one month to the next. 2021.
Justin Bieber’s 2021 World Tour is currently scheduled for June 2 at the indoor Pechanga Arena. Harry Styles, Celine Dion and James Taylor also have dates scheduled for indoor performances at the Pechanga Arena later this year.
Several other headliners have announced show dates for next year.