Byline: The Log Staff
SAN DIEGO — Boaters can enjoy live music and comedy performed by world-famous entertainers in an annual summer tradition, at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.
Launched in June, the annual summer concert series brings an eclectic lineup to the bay, with artists including Willie Nelson, Chris Isaak, Steely Dan, Chicago, The Monkees, Yes, the Gipsy Kings, Bill Maher, Sugar Ray, Fastball, Huey Lewis & the News and Garrison Keillor.
“Our 32nd anniversary of Humphreys Concerts By The Bay features 53 evenings of entertainment, with more shows being added throughout the season,” said Mitzi Stone, promotions director of Humphreys Concerts. “As always, Humphreys will present a typically broad array of rock ‘n roll, blues, R&B and comedy.
This 1,400-seat outdoor waterfront venue provides an intimate concert setting with a boat party atmosphere included. Located on the site of Humphreys Half Moon Inn and Marina along Shelter Island Drive, the venue has hosted performances by numerous music legends over the years. While the venue’s intimate outdoor setting makes it a hot ticket, the waterside access for boaters in Half Moon Marina makes it distinctly boat-friendly.
Those lucky enough to get slips with views of the concert stage regularly hold parties aboard their vessels — and boaters aboard kayaks, canoes and electric runabouts regularly fill the channel, hoping to get a glimpse of the show.
Guest slips are available on a first-come, first-served basis and the nightly rate doubles on concert evenings. For details, call Half Moon Marina at (619) 224-3401.
Concert tickets are available separately or in a variety of special event packages that include dinner at Humphreys Restaurant and/or accommodations at Humphreys Half Moon Inn. Both the restaurant and hotel are located adjacent to the concert venue at 2241 Shelter Island Drive.
For ticket information, visit humphreysconcerts.com.
This summer’s concert lineup includes:
July 5: America
July 6: Jim Gaffigan
July 7: Under the Sun Tour — Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball
July 10: Railroad Earth/Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers.
July 11: Huey Lewis & the News — “Sports” 30th anniversary tour with special guest Lacy Younger
July 14: Yes
July 15: Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Radio Romance Tour
July 23: Jonny Lang/Robert Randolph & the Family Band
July 26: The Fab Four — the Ultimate Tribute
July 27: Russell Peters Notorious World Tour
July 30: Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest — Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers
July 31: Gipsy Kings
Aug. 1: Chicago
Aug. 3: Chris Isaak
Aug. 4: Bill Maher
Aug. 7: Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Lily Meola
Aug. 8: Los Lonely Boys/Los Lobos/Alejandro Escovedo
Aug. 9: Brandi Carlile with special guests Ivan & Alyosha
Aug. 10: D’Angelo
Aug. 11: The Monkees
Aug. 14: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
Aug. 15: Straight No Chaser
Aug. 16: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour with special guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot
Aug. 21: Steely Dan with special guest Deep Blue Organ Trio
Aug. 23: George Thorogood & the Destroyers/Buddy Guy
Aug. 24: Toad the Wet Sprocket with special guest Grant Lee Buffalo
Aug. 28: Regeneration Tour — Howard Jones, Men Without Hats and Erasure’s Andy Bell
Sept. 8: Melissa Etheridge
Sept. 13: Carly Rae Jepsen with special guest Hot Chelle Rae
Sept. 14: Tower of Power/Average White Band
Sept. 19: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sept. 20: Diana Krall
Sept. 21: Lila Downs