From old school rappers to hip hop icons and the premier house and electro producers of today, March is looking like a mighty fine month for music in San Diego. In addition to an impressive spring concert calendar, San Diego clubs are competing for major talent across all genres. Our top picks include Mobb Deep at Stingaree, Laidback Luke at Wavehouse, Diddy at FLUXX, Steve Angello and Steve Aoki at Sports Arena and FLUXX’s signature Industry Night XI with a surprise celebrity performer.
Don’t miss these celeb-studded music events in March.
House vs. Hip Hop ft. Mobb Deep at Stingaree – Friday, March 9
There is a time and place for all music. But if you had to choose, what would it be: house or hip hop? The battle between the dance party genres continues Friday, March 9 at Stingaree. Get low at GuestHouse with a live performance by Mobb Deep, then fist pump on the rooftop with beats by Tony Arzadon. Flash back: Mobb Deep is a hardcore East Coast hip hop duo made up of Havoc and Prodigy. Let’s just say, very few house DJs would take down these guys in an actual street brawl. Get details here.
LED Presents Laidback Luke at Wavehouse – Sunday, March 11
Born in the Philippines but raised in the Netherlands, Laidback Luke is a well-known Dutch DJ and producer who has collaborated with such big names as David Guetta, Diplo, A-Trak, Lil Jon, Calvin Harris and the Black Eyed Peas. His big blockbuster dance beats incorporate a hybrid of house styles, creating a signature sound all his own. For the debut Wavehouse takeover of 2012, LED Presents hosts Laidback Luke, with additional opening sets by Oliver Twizt, No Body, TJR and Brazzabelle on Sunday, March 11. Online pre-sale tickets are priced at $30. Get details here.
LED Presents Steve Angello & Steve Aoki at Valley View Casino Center – Friday, March 16
Steve Angello is one third of Swedish House Mafia, mixing major award-winning hits along with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. The best of house music collides as Steve Angello shares a stage with electro house DJ Steve Aoki at the former Sports Arena on Friday, March 16. The all-night event also features DJ sets by Zedd, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and No Body. LED Presents is once again invading the Valley View Casino Center for an 18+ show. Online pre-sale tickets are priced at $39. Get details here.
Diddy Hosts FLUXX 2 Year Anniversary Party– Friday, March 16
It’s bad boy, baby! Is there anything this mogul doesn’t do? Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is an entrepreneur, musician, actor, fashion designer and Oscar winner. But really, he won us over back in the early days of Bad Boy Records, making hip hop hits with The Notorious B.I.G. Whatever you call him -- Puff Daddy, P. Diddy or Diddy -- it’s clear that this super star is the biggest celebrity to host a club night in San Diego. FLUXX is celebrating its two year anniversary in a major way, with a blow-out bash hosted by Diddy on Friday, March 16. Get details here.
Tamra Keenan Live at Stingaree – Friday, March 16
Kaskade’s club anthem “Angel on my Shoulders” is a hit track we never tire of on the dance floor. The voice that brings the song to life belongs to Tamra Keenan, a talented singer and songwriter who has also collaborated with the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Gabriel and Dresden and David Morales. The Irish songstress is heading to San Diego to perform live at Stingaree on Friday, March 16. The party will also feature entertainment by DJ Scooter in GuestHouse and Jon Dadon on the rooftop. Get details here.
LED Presents Dash Berlin at 4th & B – Saturday, March 10
Roger Sanchez at Voyeur – Thursday, March 15
Mix Master Mike at Hard Rock Hotel – Saturday, March 17
Industry Night XI ft. Surprise Live Performance at FLUXX – Monday, March 19
SABI Live at GuestHouse at Stingaree – Wednesday, March 21
DJ Jazzy Jeffat Hard Rock Hotel – Thursday, March 22
Sander Kleinenberg at Voyeur – Friday, March 23
Benny Benassi at FLUXX – March 28-29
Bob Sinclar at FLUXX – Monday, April 2
LED Presents Zeds Dead & Araabmuzik at 4th & B – Thursday, April 12
Discover more local entertainment ideas in our San Diego events calendar