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

CountryFest - August 19, 2022

A new country-themed Party in the Park happy hour for 2022

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

November 2022 – Elton John to perform at Petco Park

Slightly Stoopid Concert at Petco Park

Sep 2022 – Locals Slightly Stoopid return to the Sycuan Stage at Petco Park in September.

Bad Bunny San Diego Concert Information

September 2022 – Bad Bunny has added a second date at Petco Park on his 2022 tour.

Rise Against Concert

July 2022 – Rise Against and The Used are coming to Petco Park in July as part of a summer 2022 North American U.S. tour.

Full-Stadium Concerts At Petco Park

A history of the largest concerts at San Diego’s Petco Park

Kaskade at Petco Park

March 2022 – Kaskade is coming to Petco Park

KAABOO festival punts to 2022

KAABOO San Diego has been postponed without any concrete details

Dirty Heads Concert - Postponed

COVID-19 is the reason Dirty Heads with Bryce Vine & Spray Allen on the Sycuan Stage has been postponed.

Polo and Pan

February 12, 2022 – FNGRS CRSSD presents DAY.MVS In The Park with Polo & Pan

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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