This month’s not-to-miss live music events9 p.m. on Sunday, July 10: The Six String Society presents “Long Live the 27 Club” at the Belly Up, Solana Beach. $22 – $24.
This unique theatrical concert will honor musicians who left us at an early age — the age of 27 to be exact. The Six String Society features some local artists: Gregory Page, Casey Hensley, Laura Chavez, Whitney Shay, Robin Henkel, Greg Douglass, Sherri Anne, Tim Foley and Leonard Patton. July 10 the group will be performing the music of legendary artists Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Robert Johnson, Amy Winehouse and Jim Morrison, and will also share stories about these tragically lost talents. BellyUp.com
2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16: North Coast Symphony presents “Summer Splendor” at the Encinitas Community Center, Encinitas. $10 general admission/$8 for students, seniors and military/$25 for a family of three or more
The event will start with the “instrument petting zoo” at 1 p.m. for those interested in getting up close and personal with the musicians’ tools. The concert itself will feature light classical and pops favorites including selections from “Les Miserables,” “Cossack Dance” by Tschaikovsky, and more. The event will also feature soloist Olivia Truitt. NorthCoastSymphony.com
9 p.m. on Friday, July 22: Whit & That’s Right, Whiskey Circle, Guy Fox and Creature and The Woods at Pour House, Oceanside. Free.
A free show on a Friday night — what more could you want? How about four entire sets of rock ‘n’ roll tunes? One of my favorite lady singers in town fronts the band Whiskey Circle which blends classic country with modern Americana. Also celebrating styles of yesteryear are Creature and The Woods with their gritty lyrics and wailing guitar solos. PourHouseOceanside.com
6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30: LOW Exhibition Celebration featuring Besos de Coco, A Hundred Ghosts and Michael Kennedy & Friends at the Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad. $15
The museum is celebrating the conclusion of their exhibition, “LOW: The Power and Beauty of Bass.” Guests can enjoy wine and cheese while getting their last glimpse of this special exhibit. There will also be a concert with local bands who incorporate bass and “low-register” instruments in a variety of ways. Besos de Coco are a unique chamber trio featuring tap-dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce, guitarist/vocalist Lorraine Castellanos and double-bassist Evona Wascinski. A Hundred Ghosts features Ariana Warren on bass clarinet and Chris Warren on Novax 8-string guitar/bass hybrid. And finally bassist Michael Kennedy will perform with others highlighting popular music with and without bass. MuseumOfMakingMusic.org
Out of the Woods Pick of the Month: 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 30: John Meeks, Preston Swirnoff and Pall Jenkins at Soda Bar, Normal Heights. $8
John Meeks has been a part of the San Diego music scene for more than a decade, yet his music never grows old. His experimental brand of rock is full of funky beats, somber lyrics and interesting instruments. Meeks’ latest single, “Exotic Reaction” presents a trippy landscape of imagery and percussion. He and his band will celebrate the release of his new album On a Sea Darkly at this show, where he’ll be joined by other local talents. SodaBarMusic.com