4/24/2017 update / tips

  • Pre-sales are over, but you can still get  your general admission ticket at the door.  Doors open at 11am
  • Jag Panzer has been added to the Metal Icons signing at 2pm.
  • Jag Panzer starts at 4pm
  • We will have Full Metal Burgers out there serving food, but there are plenty of other food options.
  • We could reach capacity, so if you get in, try to stay inside, as we could be limiting people coming back in. Waiting to arrive, or return at 4pm to see Jag Panzer could result in you not getting in, because of capacity. Even if you have a ticket, you could be turned away.
  • Public transportation: You can take the Coaster or Amtrak to Santa Fe Depot, then take the trolley to the Park & Market trolley station.
  • Parking, there are some metered parking on the same block, as well as a pay lot right behind Quartyard (11th & Market), and parking a few blocks away like 8th & F, and more.  Check out Ace Parking for a map. The Padres do not play at home that day, so we do not anticipate high parking prices.
  • Bring identification, if you bought tickets at Eventbrite, you will be required to show ID to find your name on the list.  Also, you cannot buy alcohol without proper ID.
  • If you purchased multiple tickets, but some of your party is arriving at a different time, be sure to let them know the tickets are listed under your name.
  • VIP and Diehard ticket holders, please bring your tickets to the Metal Swap Meet table, to get your merch.
  • Bring lots of cash.  There is an ATM there, and some vendors accept credit cards, it would be a good idea to be prepared.
  • Wear sunblock and a hat.  Quartyard is outdoors, and it looks like it will be a typical sunny San Diego spring day.
  • Bring ear plugs.
  • Bring bags.  Not all vendors have bags, so it would be a good idea to bring one.
  • No outside food or alcohol is allowed.
  • This venue is new for us, so we could have a few glitches to iron out.  Your patience is greatly appreciated.
  • Pick up a Metal Swap Meet shirt!  We can really use some support by buying a shirt to keep this event going. Shirts are size S-XXXL and are $20 each.


Metal Swap Meet on The Vinyl Exam Podcast

See where it started, and where it’s going, when Brian appears on The Vinyl Exam Podcast.

In this episode Keith sits down (in a loud Microbrewery Tap room) with Brian Parker from San Diego Metal Swap Meet, a once-a-year event with records, t-shirts, live band performances and more. Brian talks with Keith about the evolution of the Swap Meet, where it may be going and, of course, metal.

Limited Package: Metal Swap Meet V.I.P. and Superjoint After Party

You can now get your V.I.P. ticket, with your After Party with Superjoint ticket!  The V.I.P.  includes early entry, entrance to the Modern Times V.I.P. lounge, beer specials, tote bag, and badge.  Superjoint is playing the Metal Swap Meet After Party with Battlecross, Child Bite, BeeKeeper (CA), Sight Unscene.

Get your ticket now with TicketFly.



Superjoint to headline Metal Swap Meet afterparty!


Superjoint to headline the Metal Swap Meet after party at Brick by Brick!  Tickets available at Ticketfly

V.I.P. and Diehard passes now on sale

V.I.P. passes include:

modern times vip

  • Get in 1 hour early (10am)
  • Exclusive access to the Modern Times V.I.P. lounge with seating, shade, and beer specials.
  • Exclusive San Diego Metal Swap Meet shirt
  • San Diego Metal Swap Meet tote bag
  • San Diego Metal Swap Meet VIP badge

Hurry, the price goes up on March 1!

Diehard passes include:

  • Get in 1 hour early (10am)
  • San Diego Metal Swap Meet 2017 shirt
  • San Diego Metal Swap Meet can koozie

Both passes can now be purchased at Eventbrite.

Metal Icons Signing!

We will have a new feature this year called the Metal Icons signing! This guys will be signing starting at 2pm and these icons will only be signing for one hour!  We will provide posters to be signed, or you may bring your memorabilia.

metal icons signing

Welcome to the San Diego Metal Swap Meet Website

We created this website as a central place for information. We will still keep our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram current, but we recommend you check back on this site for up to date info on San Diego Metal Swap Meet events. If you have any questions, or have suggestions, please contact us.