Spring Concert: Friday, June 2 at Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Ave. 7 p.m. All ages. $5. www.missionbaymusic.com.
Pop-rocker Sheryl Crow performs at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay on June 6. Touring behind the latest album, “Be Myself,” the night’s set list includes the bulk of the new album, plus plenty of her hits.
Sheryl Crow: Tuesday, June 6 at Humphrey’s Concert’s By The Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. 7:30 p.m. humphreysconcerts.com.
Java Joe’s new location in Old Town is continuing its reputation as the spot in San Diego for acoustic music. Only open a few months, legends such as Jason Mraz and Steve Poltz have already taken the stage there, with a steady stream of the area’s top talent amongst the regulars. Over the next two weeks alone, such top-tier names as Billy Galewood (June 2), troubadour Gregory Page (June 3), Latin-inspired singer-songwriter Gaby Aparicio (June 9), and folk-tinged songstress Nina Francis (June 11) will perform at the venue. If you’re a fan of acoustic music it simply doesn’t get better than this great mix of well-known names as well as coming talent.
Acoustic Music: at Java Joe’s, 2611 Congress St. 8 p.m. www.javajoessd.com.
On June 4, Dizzy’s will be the site of a special tribute concert paying tribute to jazz singer, Al Jarreau, who passed away on Feb. 12. The event will feature vocalists Leonard Patton, Rebecca Jade and Gregory Fletcher, with an all-star band that includes pianist Matt Falker, saxophonist Tripp Sprague, guitarist Louis Valenzuela, bassist Antar Martin, and drummer Richard Sellars. With dozens of albums to his credit since his 1975 debut, there won’t be any shortage of material to choose from, but listeners can expect the evening’s highlights to include the classics.
A Tribute to Al Jarreau: Sunday, June 4, at Dizzy’s at Arias Hall, 1717 Morena Blvd. 3 p.m. $20. www.dizzysjazz.com.
Classic rock fans won’t want to miss tribute band Extreme Cream when they appear at Brick by Brick on June 4. Performing the music of 1960s power rock trio, Cream, which included Eric Clapton in the lineup, the band includes drummer Kofi Baker, son of original Cream drummer, Ginger Baker. Perhaps more importantly, the band includes one of the best guitarists on the planet, Mike Keneally, best known for his work with the likes of Frank Zappa, Dethklok and Andy Partridge.
Extreme Cream: Sunday, June 4, at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 6 p.m. 21 and up. $22. www.brickbybrick.com.
Blues trio, Mario Esteban & The Hellhounds, perform at the 710 Beach Club on June 9. Part of a Vania Zamora / OCML produced showcase that includes The Heroine and Little Dove, Esteban and crew play a fiery brand of blues, with a rock edge that evokes Hendrix at his best, while avoiding bar band clichés. Esteban is a solid player, with intensity and adrenaline to spare, matched by his rock solid rhythm section. A trio format can seem sparse at times, but not with these gents, who know how to fill a stage with sound and stage presence.
Mario Esteban & The Hellhounds: Friday, June 9 at the 710 Beach Club, 710 Garnet Ave. 9 p.m. $5. 21 and up. www.710bc.com