Live Music

Ashley Bathgate

Friday, February 9
Cellist Ashley Bathgate has been described as an “eloquent new music interpreter” (New York Times) and “a glorious cellist.” (The Washington Post)

Valentine's Day Benefit Concert

Wednesday, February 14
This special evening will spotlight the many talents of multi-generational musicians who are near and dear to the hearts of the Museum of Making Music.
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Jack Tempchin

Saturday, February 17
Jack Tempchin honors his friend and writing partner, Glenn Frey, and celebrates the 45th anniversary of penning the perennial hit "Peaceful Easy Feeling."

Chris Smither

Thursday, March 1
A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers.

Velvet Caravan

Sunday, March 4
Rooted in Gypsy Jazz, Gypsy Swing, and Latin Swing styles, this high-energy, acoustic-based quintet showers audiences with upbeat tunes from around the world.

Karla Bonoff

Sunday, March 11
With a career spanning four decades, Karla Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers.

Lisa Sanders & Natalya

Sunday, April 8
Two of San Diego's most vivid singer/songwriters share the stage at this concert event.

Trout Fishing in America with Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds

Sunday, April 15
What do you get when you pair a spirited singer/songwriter with a banjo-vibraphonist, then add in four-time GRAMMY nominated duo Trout Fishing in America?

Lionel Loueke Trio

Friday, April 20
Acclaimed Blue Note guitarist/vocalist Lionel Loueke is hailed as a "gentle virtuoso" by Jon Pareles of The New York Times

The String Revolution

Friday, April 27
Four stellar guitarists' distinctive sounds mimic percussion, special effects, melodic grooves, bass lines, and more!

Sean Watkins

Friday, May 4
A GRAMMY Award winning member of the Nickel Creek trio, Watkins’ solo career shows his warmth and soulfulness.

San Francisco String Trio

Saturday, June 23
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Peppers with an eclectic mix of music by three dazzling virtuosos!

The Grascals & Flatt Lonesome

Saturday, August 25
Two award-winning, world-class bluegrass groups meet at Irwin M Jacobs Qualcomm Hall for an amazing benefit concert event!

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