Pinback kicks off Del Mar Race Track concerts


Pinback will open the summer concert series Friday night at the Del Mar Race Track. While a rotating cast of instrumentalists perform under the Pinback name, the partnership of Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow is at the heart of the most complex, postmodern sounds on the West Coast.

All racetrack concerts are Fridays and select Saturdays at the Seaside Terrace, west end of the grandstand, with a scenic Pacific Ocean backdrop. Concerts are free with track admission purchased prior to the last race or $20 for concertgoers entering after the horses have left the gate for the last race.

July 23 – Pinback

July 30 – Common Sense

Aug. 6 – The B52’s

Aug. 13 – The Soft Pack

Aug. 14 – Beer fest, plus Reggae Fest with Jimmy Cliff and Matisyahu

Aug. 20 – Ozomatli

Aug. 21 – Beer fest, plus Weezer

Aug. 27 – Super Diamond

Aug. 28 – Microbrew fest, plus local music showcase

Sept. 3 – The English Beat

Sept. 4 – Beer fest, plus ZZ Top