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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Are You Ready To (Classic) Rock?

A 2018 photo of the Eagles.

Credit: Courtesy of Eagles Facebook

Above: A 2018 photo of the Eagles.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Are You Ready To (Classic) Rock?


Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar


This weekend brings concerts and performers rich in nostalgia, whether you're a fan of folk, pop, rock or metal.

The Eagles, Zac Brown Band, The Doobie Brothers


Did you know the Eagles' "Greatest Hits" is the best-selling album of all time?

Formed by Glenn Frey and Don Henley, the band wrote now-classic songs like "Hotel California," "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," "Desperado" and many more.

This is the Eagles' first time in San Diego without Frey, who died in 2016. For this stadium tour, country music star Vince Gill and Frey’s son, Deacon Frey, will be taking his place.

Details: 5 p.m. Saturday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., downtown. $124 to $974; find tickets for The Eagles.

Peter Yarrow


Peter Yarrow is the founder of the pioneering folk band Peter, Paul and Mary. Together that band wrote and performed "Leaving On a Jet Plane," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Puff the Magic Dragon" and many more.

Mary Travers died several years ago, and Paul Stookey doesn’t tour any more, but 80-year-old Yarrow still performs his folk hits and solo material. He is also an activist for peace who engages with audiences, tells stories and sometimes takes requests.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. $37 to $95; Find tickets to Peter Yarrow.

Journey and Def Leppard


The rock band Journey formed in 1973 and has gone through multiple lineup changes over the last 40 years.

Known for songs like "Don't Stop Believin'," "Open Arms" and "Any Way You Want It," Journey found its biggest success once Steve Perry joined the group in 1977. Ten years ago, Filipino musician Arnel Pineda took over as Journey's frontman, and the band has evolved and continued to attract new international fans.

Energetic British metal-rock band Def Leppard will open the show.

Details: 6 p.m. Sunday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., downtown. $23 to $409; find tickets to Journey/Def Leppard.

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