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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

Joan Osborne and The Weepies
All Them Witches and Blackwater Holylight
Big Head Todd & the Monsters
North Mississippi Allstars
The Brothers Comatose and Hot Buttered Rum
Yonder Mountain String Band
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Mattson 2
Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather
Faye Webster and Kate Bollinger
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
Six String Society: The 27 Club
The Mother Hips and Mark Ford
Houndmouth and Buffalo Nichols
Ty Segall & the Freedom Band
Hiss Golden Messenger
Galactic and Too Many Zooz
Steve Poltz's 13th Annual 50th Birthday Bash
Steve Poltz's 13th Annual 50th Birthday Bash
Jerry's Middle Finger
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sierra Ferrell and Nick Shoulders
The Sword and Zombi
Daring Greatly and We the Commas
Andy Shauf and Yves Jarvis
W.I.T.C.H. and Breanna Barbara
Israel Vibration and The Originators
The Cadillac Three
The Sully Band Album Release
Long Beach Dub Allstars and Vana Liya
G. Love & The Juice
Sarah Jarosz and Taylor Ashton
The Infamous Stringdusters and Dustbowl Revival
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Mustache Harbor and Metal Street Boyz
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
The Bella Lux presents Le Cirque du Lux
The Music of Cream ft. Kofi Baker
The PettyBreakers
Thao and Black Belt Eagle Scout
Penny & Sparrow and Lera Lynn
The Dip and Jennah Bell
Spacey Jane and Joe P
The Pineapple Thief Featuring Gavin Harrison
Mike Love & The Full Circle
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