7 Places to Watch a Live Show According to This San Diego Expert

Singer Brian Justin Crum Shows Us the Best Places to Catch a Live Performance in San Diego

Photographed By: Bhadri Kubendran San Diego Concert Venues

Expert: Brian Justin Crum
Credentials: Singer/Musician

Brian Crum

1 | Thinking Inside the Box San Diego Concert Venues

Music Box

I premiered my show “Somebody To Love” at the Music Box. [The] chic design and cool layout make for an extremely sexy and unique concert experience. It’s located in the heart of Little Italy with tons of amazing restaurants around.

2 | Shaken, Not Stirred San Diego Concert Venues

Martinis Above Fourth

Martinis Above Fourth is near and dear to my heart. [It’s] one of the only spaces in San Diego (and one of the few in the US) that highlights Cabaret artists! They bring in tons of incredible Broadway performers and singers from all over.

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3 | It’s No Ugly Duckling

Cygnet Theater

Cygnet Theater is the premier queer theater in San Diego! They highlight the stories of queer people, be it the story or the author who wrote the piece. I love that they create a safe space to tell these important stories.

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4 | Get in the Belly San Diego Concert Venues

Belly Up

I just love this quirky spot! Belly Up is an old fashioned, Western-themed music venue bringing in some really awesome artists. A little bit country and a little bit of rock and roll! They have something for everyone.

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5 | Finding Center Stage

San Diego Musical Theatre

San Diego Musical Theatre is one of the most professional theatres in San Diego. They work with incredible performers, music directors [and] directors. They just have a great team and always deliver a quality production! 

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6 | Zero Flicks Given


I know, I know…but one of my favorite things to do while in San Diego is karaoke! Flicks does Karaoke Sunday, Monday and Tuesday! Spoiler alert: “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette is my go-to jam! 

7 | A Very Good Place to Start

La Jolla Playhouse | The Old Globe

I’m giving you a two-for-one here, guys! Both La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe are known for their dedication to new work! Many of your favorite Broadway shows have had their out-of-town tryouts at these famous theatres.

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