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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

Femi Kuti & the Positive Force
Morgan Leigh Band
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Through the Roots
Mustache Harbor
Billy Nation: A Tribute to Billy Joel
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Revival, Dylan Keawe, Maka Roots
The B-Side Players
Mykal Rose and Ginger Roots & The Protectors
Aviator Stash and Stripes and Lines
Wheeler Walker Jr.
Prince Again and Generation Idol
Jerry's Middle Finger
Jesse Colin Young
The Beths and Rosie Tucker
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
The Drowning Men and Dark Alley Dogs
Lost Dog Street Band and Matt Heckler
Common Sense and Hazmatt
Black Pistol Fire
Six String Society ft. Anthony Cullins
Beatles vs Stones
Ash Easton ft. Shane Hall
The Bacon Brothers
Steve Earle & The Dukes
The Young Dubliners
Tab Benoit and the Whiskey Bayou Revue
Tab Benoit and the Whiskey Bayou Revue
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Circles Around The Sun
Dry Cleaning and Fake Fruit
Julia Jacklin and Katy Kirby
Spacey Jane and Joe P
A Bowie Celebration
A Bowie Celebration
Trevor Hall and Gone Gone Beyond
A John Waters Christmas
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