Concerts

Petco Park became one of San Diego's top concert venues the moment the Rolling Stones took the stage in 2005. With a look at the lineup for 2022, it has become the place to play for the biggest musical artists on tour in San Diego. It is conveniently located in downtown San Diego with plenty of parking and public transportation.

The ballpark seating and field offer a spacious outdoor capacity with flexible configurations and stage layouts to accommodate concerts of all sizes—from smaller acts on the Sycuan Stage to 40,000+ capacity arena-level shows. View concert seating chart.

And Petco Park has ample and well-maintained facilities and amenities, including suites, restrooms and concessions. Add in the perfect weather and it's hard to conceive a better concert venue than Petco Park in San Diego. Music of all kinds regularly fills the ballpark (view upcoming events calendar), from Madonna to McCartney to Metallica, Taylor Swift, Beach Boys, The Eagles and Billy Joel. Punk, ska, country, hip hop, electronic, and metal, orchestras, local bands and even high school bands have performed concerts at Petco. Now with the arrival of KAABOO, and in 2022, shows by Garth Brooks and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Bunny, Motley Crue and Def Leppard, Petco Park sits at the top of the list of large concert venues in San Diego.

Note: Proof of vaccination and negative COVID test results are not required for concert entry. Facial coverings are highly recommended and good basic human courtesy.

Upcoming Concerts at Petco Park

Wild Horses San Diego 2022

September 2022 – Cody Jinks and Midland at Gallagher Square

FKJ Concert - San Diego, October 2022

October 9, 2022 in Gallagher Square at Petco Park.

Elton John Concert in San Diego - 11/09/22

November 2022 – Elton John to perform at Petco Park

Wu-Tang + Nas at Petco Park - October 2022

October 2022 – Wu-Tang, Nas and Busta Rhymes at Petco Park

Dream Eaters 2022 with Dabin, Snakehips, William Black and More

October 2022 – MyLifeEveryDay (LED) returns for another Dream Eaters concert just before Halloween.

Duke Dumont

November 2022 – Duke Dumont will be performing at Petco Park

Dia de los Deftones concert at Petco Park 2022

November 2022 – The Deftones are returning to Petco Park for Dia de los Deftones

Concert - Marc Rebillet

November 2022 – in San Diego on the Sycuan Stage in Gallagher Square.

Concert - Zach Bryan: American Heartbreak Tour

November 2022 – in San Diego on the Sycuan Stage in Gallagher Square.

A Day To Remember concert at Petco Park in San Diego 2022

October 2022 – A Day To Remember, Movements, and Magnolia Park on the Sycuan Stage.

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Concert Info and Resources

2022 Rules & Guidelines - Understand the latest food rules, bag policy, COVID mask and vaccination restrictions and what you can and cannot bring. You can also find more information in the FAQ. See photos from A View From My Seat. Read more about where to sit for concerts.
Concerts Tonight - Need to find out what band is playing at Petco Park tonight? Check the Calendar.

Petco Park Concert History

View the biggest shows at Petco Park to date. Other noteworthy past performers include Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Chris Lake and Slightly Stoopid in 2021, Vanilla Ice and Coolio in 2019, John Legend , Macy Gray, Colbie Caillat and Jewel in 2010. Note: Beatle Paul McCartney performed in both 2014 and 2019 and Rolling Stones twice in 2005 and 2015.

San Diego Concert Venues

San Diego is fortunate to boast some large, world-class concert venues to see bands play, many outdoors. Among the best in the San Diego area include:
  • The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park - New in 2021, an iconic confluence of architectural, auditory and natural beauty on the San Diego waterfront. View website
  • CalCoast Open Air Theater - Unique, 4000-seat outdoor amphitheatre at San Diego State University, built in 1941. View website
  • Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay - This smaller outdoor venue near the airport in Point Loma draws big names to its stage, View website
  • Viejas Arena (Cox Arena) Also located on SDSU campus. 12,000-seat basketball arena also hosts concerts. - View website
  • House of Blues - Right around the corner from Petco Park in downtown San Diego, this national chain is well-known. - View website
  • Chula Vista Amphitheater - 20,000 seats and almost as many name changes (North Island Credit Union, Coors, Cricket Wireless, Sleep Train) - View website