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Belly Up Tavern

143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Opened in 1974 with only a couple of mics and no stage, the Belly Up has become something of a touristy home for tribute and reggae and jam bands in recent years. But the intimate 600-capacity venue is still financially attractive to mid-size national touring acts. Joe Walsh debuted his solo release Analog Man there. Blues rocker John Mayall has been known to book stage time along with the English Beat, B.B. King, Leon Russell, the Black Eyed Peas, Death Cab for Cutie, Ludacris, Jason Mraz, Buddy Guy, and Chris Isaak.

Many artists have stopped by on their way up the ladder, including No Doubt, Black Eyed Peas, Mumford and Sons, and Childish Gambino, while artist underplays at the venue in recent years include The Killers, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Buffett, Willie Nelson, Ben Harper, Damian Marley, and Tom Jones. The Rolling Stones played a private Belly Up event in 2015.

A related record label has over 100 live recordings in the Belly Up Records catalogue, tracked during club performances.

Upcoming Events

Six String Society ft. Whitney Shay
Julia Jacklin and Katy Kirby
Little Hurricane and The Silent Comedy
Spooky Drag Takeover
Spacey Jane and Joe P
Guster and Ratboys
Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Trevor Hall and Gone Gone Beyond
Jimi Hendrix Birthday Celebration
Lee Fields and Molly Lewis
A John Waters Christmas
The New Pornographers
The New Pornographers
The Venice Christmas Show
Squirrel Nut Zippers and Christopher Wonder
Abbey Road Christmas
Donavon Frankenreiter
The California Honeydrops
The California Honeydrops
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Yonder Moutain String Band
Trampled by Turtles
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
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