Del Mar Reveals 2015 Concert Series Lineup

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Summer nights at Del Mar offer reggae, rock and hip-swaying house beats

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When the sun sets at the seaside track, the stage lights up and the place “where the turf meets the surf” transforms into a rockin’ beachside playground for Del Mar’s annual Summer Concert Series. This summer’s entertainment line-up features 11 special performances that encompass a wide musical spectrum. From notable reggae names such as The Wailers, Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse and Pepper, to SoCal punk legends The Offspring, along with electro-house sounds sprinkled in with Thievery Corporation and DJ pioneer Paul Oakenfold, concertgoers can experience a wave of new and classic rhythms all summer long.

2015 Summer Concert Series:

  •     Friday, July 17 – The Wallflowers
  •     Friday, July 24 – The Wailers
  •     Saturday, July 25 – The Offspring
  •     Friday, July 31 – The Crystal Method
  •     Saturday, August 1 – Reggae Fest with Ziggy Marley
  •     Friday, August 7 – Thievery Corporation
  •     Friday, August 14 – Steel Pulse
  •     Friday, August 21 – Pepper
  •     Friday, August 28 – “Weird Al” Yankovic***all ages show
  •     Friday, September 4 – Paul Oakenfold
  •     Sunday, September 6 – Weezer

Visitors can turn it up a notch and top off a classic day of Thoroughbred racing with a free concert costing only the standard racetrack admission – $3 for Diamond Club members (free to sign up) and $6 at regular admission price. Admission for concertgoers entering after the final day’s race is $20. The shows will take place in the Seaside Concert Area, located at the west end of the Grandstand every Friday and select Saturdays and Sundays. Performances begin shortly after the last race of the day. All concerts are 18 and up with the exception of the “Weird Al” Yankovic performance which is all ages.

There will be plenty of opportunities for racing fans to fill up their summer itinerary as Del Mar’s eight-week racing meet provides a range of new and signature events such as two Craft Beer Festivals, Gourmet Food Truck Festival and a Supersized Family Fun Day. Back again will be Free and Easy Wednesdays, Donuts Day and two giveaway days featuring a classic T-shirt and canvas bag. For dates, details and to view the full summer event calendar visit

Racing takes place Wednesday through Sunday with post time for the first race on most days at 2 p.m. On Fridays first post is shifted to 4 p.m. The Friday Concert Series is presented by Harrah’s Resort. The Summer Concert Series is presented by Harrah’s Resort, Coors Light, Heineken, Toyota and Jack in the Box. Pre-paid tickets, complimentary tickets and season passes will not be accepted for concert admission after the last race.

For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit You can follow the Del Mar racetrack on Twitter and Instagram @DelMarRacing or become a fan

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