Summer humanities preview: Top 5 song picks – The San Diego Union

Chris Thile

The world’s many acclaimed mandolinist in mixed styles — including bluegrass, classical, jazz and points in between — San Diego internal Chris Thile shines either behaving solo or with his genre-leaping band, Punch Brothers. Happily, he’ll be doing both here this summer. Chris Thile: 7:30 p.m. Jun 17. California Center for a Arts, Escondido, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido. $25-$49.50. (858) 988-2453. artscenter.org. Punch Brothers, with Madison Cunningham: 8 p.m. Aug. 27. Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $37-$39. (619) 239-8836. ticketweb.com

2018 A Ship in a Woods Music Art Festival

In 2016, a Escondido humanities common A Ship in a Woods staged a initial San Diego unison in years by a 41-year-old English indie-rock rope The Mekons, that took place during Felicita County Park in Escondido. Now comes an stretched two-day festival during a same location. The lineup mixes such alluring inhabitant acts as Built To Spill, Bill Callahan and No Age with San Diego’s Spooky Cigarette and works by an array of internal visible artists. 11:30 a.m. Jun 16 and 17. Felicita County Park, 3007 Felicita Road, Escondido. $60 (daily ticket), $100 (two-day pass), $180 (two-day VIP pass). (858) 349-2636. www.shipfest.org/

Janelle Monáe, with St. Beauty

Neo-RB outspoken hustler and informative provocateur Janelle Monáe has developed dramatically given her internal entrance here in 2010, when she delivered a indeterminate (and mostly pre-recorded) opening set for Erykah Badu during Humphreys Concerts by a Bay. Now on debate to foster “Dirty Computer,” her initial manuscript in 5 years, a charismatic thespian and singer (“Hidden Figures”) is staid to shake things adult anew. 7:30 p.m. Jun 20. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre during SDSU, 5500 Campanile Drive, SDSU. $29.50-$69.50. (800) 645-3000. ticketmaster.com

Remembering Butch Lacy

Before he changed to Denmark in 1982, former Sarah Vaughan pianist and low-pitched executive Butch Lacy was a buttress of a San Diego jazz scene. He died in April, during a age of 70 in Denmark, where he had a inclusive career as a performer, recording artist and song highbrow whose students enclosed destiny Prince bassist Ida Nielsen. Lacy’s abounding bequest will be saluted during Dizzy’s by some of a area’s heading jazz artists, including guitarist Peter Sprague, drummer Duncan Moore, bassist Gunnar Biggs, saxophonist Mark Lessman and keyboardist Barnaby Finch. 8 p.m. Jun 29. Dizzy’s, Arias Hall (behind a Musician’s Association building), 1717 Morena Blvd., Bay Park. $20. (858) 270-7467 dizzysjazz.com

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