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The Hottest Concerts Happening in California this August

The Hottest Concerts Happening in California this August

The temperature isn’t the only thing burning up this summer! August is shaping up to have a bangin’ concert schedule that’s sure to pump up the California music scene. Festivals, stadium concerts and intimate performances – August has them all!

If you're not sure which shows to hit up, check out our definitive list of the hottest concerts live performances in California this August. Regardless of which corner of Cali you call home, we peeped the lineups of each major city for the best shows to end the summer on.

G-Eazy with Ty Dolla $ign

Calling all rap and hip-hop fans: if you love bumpin' beats and braggadocious lyrics, you'll love these too-cool-for-school rappers on The Endless Summer Tour. Tickets start at a very reasonable $25 – a great way to kick off the August concert lineup. They’ll be making several stops throughout California, from Wheatland to San Diego. Although his California tour technically starts at the end of July, we added them for you anyway to show there’s “No Limit” to how much we love G-Eazy.

July 28 - Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre

July 29 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

July 31 - Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheater

August 01 - San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheater

Lupe Fiasco

Get up close and personal with the low-key rapper and genius behind the “Kick, Push" superstar. Lupe’s tour will bring him to California for three days – and he’s bringing friends! Alongside him will be special guests B.A.G, Mickey Factz and KOTA The Friend. On August 3rd, Lupe will be a featured artist joining Sublime on the stage.

August 02 - Ventura, CA @ Discovery Ventura

August 03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theatre

August 04 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

Outside Lands 2015

This quirky music festival has a little bit of everything for everyone. A 3-day festival in beautiful San Francisco, this year’s headliners are The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, and Janet Jackson. We’re stoked for the down-to-earth vibes at Golden Gate Park that are a far cry from the frenzy Coachella brings. Besides these exciting live performances in California, there will be a comedy tent, wine and beer tents, and cool stuff for the under 18 crowd.

August 10, 11 & 12 - San Francisco @ Golden Gate Park

Charlie Puth

The adorable, blue-eyed crooner with boy-next-door-charm is Cali-bound this August. It seems the whole world has caught the Charlie-fever thanks to his catchy and relatable heartbreak hit “Attention.” Charlie’s Voiceover tour will be joined by Hailee Steinfeld, a brunette cutie we absolutely loved in Pitch Perfect 2.

August 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater

August 15 - Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre

Panic! At the Disco

It may be time to panic indeed. Brendon Urie began the Pray For the Wicked international tour in mid-July, and their live performances in California are already selling out. It’s an awesome album that promises to be an amazing live show. The funk-rock-synth sounds are coming to California in the second week of August – but tickets are going fast! The first August show is sold out, so make sure to snag your seats for the second one!

August 14 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center: SOLD OUT

August 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center


J.Cole announced his KOD Tour in early May of this year. He will be joined by fellow hip-hop star, Young Thug as they begin their tour in Miami, FL. Cole World is showing California lots of love, as he’ll be stopping by in both August and September to perform several shows! It’s definitely a tour you don’t want to miss.

August 22 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl

August 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

August 29 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena    

Now that you know of the amazing live performances in California happening this summer, get out there and enjoy the incredible live music scene in the state! If you’re driving to the Staples Center, Greek Theater, or any other concert venue, make sure that your car is covered by insurance to protect yourself from wild fans (“Help! They’re crowd surfing my Toyota!”). Car accidents can happen anywhere, and concerts are no exception.

If a fellow concert-attendee causes a parking lot accident, keep the good times rolling by making sure you have great California car insurance from the best car insurance providers. Whether you’re sitting center stage, backstage, or in the nosebleeds, call Insurance Online at (949) 566-8760 visit InsuranceOnline.com to get the cheapest quote in as little as three minutes.

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Based in Newport Beach, CA, Sandra has been a licensed insurance agent in California and Texas for 5 years and is an editor and writer specializing in all types of insurance matters. Sandra is Insurance Online's authority on auto, home, and business insurance and has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, and US World News Report.

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