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From Ringo to Cyndi: Don't Miss Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Year in and year out, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay brings stone-cold music legends and exciting up-and-comers alike to Shelter Island, offering delightful outdoor entertainment a stone’s throw from San Diego Bay.

Already rolling along full steam ahead, the 2016 schedule is a truly star-studded one, even though Bob Dylan’s upcoming pair of shows (on June 13 and 14) sold out long ago in a heartbeat. (Dylan’s playing with an old friend/flame: the legendary Mavis Staples, who also graced the Humphreys stage last year.) But there are plenty of other incredible artists set to wow bayside audiences.

A Humphreys Sampler Platter

For instance, a trio of beloved singer-songwriters—Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs—will weave their inimitable voices together on June 22. On July 1, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band are sure to be peace-and-love crowd pleasers. (Starr might be pleased to know, meanwhile, that a Beatles tribute act, The Fab Four, will be throwing a nostalgia-drenched Humphreys concert on August 19. In other words, a lot of Liverpool spirit will be on tap at Shelter Island this summer.)

You’ve also got Boz Scaggs on August 1, the Indigo Girls on August 12, the Gipsy Kings on August 21, and Boy George and Culture Club on August 24. Looking ahead to the early days of autumn, meantime, there’ll be a can’t-miss double header of the Four Tops and the Temptations (September 29), Cyndi Lauper teaming up with Charlie Musselwhite (October 3), and those extravagantly bearded blues-rockers ZZ Top (October 4) to tempt you.

Funny Folks, Too

And, as always with the Humphreys Concert lineup, musicians aren’t the only performers doing their stuff onstage. You’ve also got some comedians hungry for belly laughs and guffaws: Paula Poundstone, for instance, on September 30, and Tracy Morgan on his “Picking Up the Pieces” tour on October 20.

We’ve sketched out the Humphreys itinerary with some broad brushstrokes: Check out the full schedule over at the official website, where you can also find all the nitty-gritty details on tickets, parking, etc.

Great Tunes, Great Digs

At the Sofia Hotel, we’re proud to offer such ultra-convenient (and ultra-comfortable) accommodations for any Humphreys concertgoers: We’re a hop, skip, and a jump from the venue. So book yourself a room and enjoy some live music or comedy under the glorious evening skies of San Diego Bay!