House of Blues San Diego
Downtown’s Stop for Rural Southern Music, House of Blues San Diego, Hosts the Biggest Names in the Music Industry
House of Blues has made a name for itself since its inception back in 1992. The founder of this warm and bluesy venue, Isaac Tigrett, is also the founder of Hard Rock Cafe and opened up the first House of Blues in Massachusetts. With now over 10 locations across the nation, this live music venue and Southern styled restaurant chain holds a place in Downtown San Diego for thousands to attend nightly. This dimly-lit venue is the place to be when you want to immerse yourself in the moody yet classic essence of a bluesy, jazzy atmosphere.
The San Diego venue carries three stages: Salvation Stage, Voodoo Room, & Music Hall.
The Salvation Stage is located in the restaurant and books local Americana bands playing as complimentary tunes to the foodies dining in. The live music on this stage can be experienced by all guests of the restaurant and bar and does not require any ticket purchase.
The Voodoo Room is a 250 capacity room on the main floor of the restaurant and is a concert venue that does require a ticket purchase in advance to admission. This stage is known to host smaller up-and-coming artists as they make their way across America on their regional tours. Some notable acts that have played on this stage are Tim Atlas, The Japanese House, Alec Benjamin, Max Frost and tons more.
The largest stage in the San Diego venue with a capacity of 1,000 guests is the Music Hall. Located in the basement, music fans’ excitement grows and grows as they take every step down the smoky winding stairs below. Once they get to the floor of the Music Hall and see the stage with the infamous House of Blues sign brightly lit, they know they’ve picked the right place to spend their night. This stage has been graced by the world’s biggest artists such as Lana Del Rey, Snoop Dogg, Clairo, Lewis Capaldi and thousands more.
Tips and Tricks
Although this venue does have a conveniently placed parking lot across the street, only park in that structure if you’re prepared to pay around $30 after the show. It can be a bit pricey so we recommend parking on surrounding streets or finding another parking lot to park in that has a much cheaper fee.
If the artist you’re seeing is well known, then they will most likely be playing in the Music Hall. We recommend you arriving early for these types of shows since the line tends to wrap around the entire block of the building as well as the neighboring buildings and we all know how bad it feels to be stuck at the end of the line on a completely different street in the middle of Downtown. No? Just us? Okay then.
Overall, House of Blues San Diego is one of the best venues in San Diego with some of the nicest crew members. We hope you get a chance to catch a show in this famous venue soon!