Seasonal Happenings

Free Summer Concerts in San Diego

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Outdoor concerts are a summertime tradition in San Diego. With so many throughout the county to choose from, you can take a picnic and dance the night away a couple times a week. Now, that's free family fun!


Concerts by Location:  Balboa Park  |  Carlsbad  |  Chula Vista  |  Coronado  |  Coronado Ferry Landing  |  Del Mar  |  El Cajon  |  La Mesa  | North Park  |  Point Loma  |  Poway  |  Santee  |  Scripps Ranch  |  Seaport Village  |  Solana Beach  |  University City  

*All dates below are for 2017


Balboa Park's Twilight in the Park

Balboa Park's Twilight in the Park
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
619-239-0512

June 20: Kearney Mesa Band-Community Concert Band
June 21: Catillacs - Smooth ballads and soul from the 50s, 60s and early 70s
June 22: Navy Wind Ensemble
June 27: Moxie-Rock and Roll
June 28: Hillcrest Wind Ensemble - Popular Band Music
June 29: 145th St. - Contemporary Blues Band
July 5: 300th Army Band - Classical Band, Marches, Patriotic 
July 6: Mariachi Estrella's de Chula Vista
July 11: Marine Band San Diego
July 12: Breez'n - Jazz, Blues, R&B
July 13: Whisky Fellas - Irish traditional, Bluegrass and Classic Rock
July 18: Grupo Relax - Latin Music
July 19: Rachel Aldous and the Road Home - Bluegrass
July 20: San Diego Civic Dance, Park & Recreation Department - Family Dance
July 25: San Diego Youth Symphony
July 26: Bi-Nacional de Mambo Orchestra - Mambo
July 27: Santana Ways - Santana Tribute Band 
 
August 1: Supremes - A Tribute Band *Concert Appreciation Night
August 2: San Diego Concert Band
August 3: Bayou Brothers - Cajun/Zydeco
August 8: Coronado Big Band - Swing
August 9: Suspicious Minds - Elvis Tribute Band
August 10: Afrotruko - Salsa Orchestra
August 15: Navy Brass - New Orleans Style
August 16: Harvey and 52nd Street Jive BLues *Concert Appreciation Night
August 17: Emerald River - Everything Country and a little bit Rock
August 22: Coronado Concert Band - Best of Hollywood and Broadway
August 23: Stars on the Water - Tropical Rock and Roll
August 24: Moon Light Serenade Orchestra - Big Band, Swing, Rock and Disco
August 29: Steal Dawn - The best Top 40 music from the last 40 years
August 30: Dixie Express - Traditional Swing
August 31: The Legends - San Diego's Original Oldies Show Band


30th International Summer Organ Festival
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
Mondays, 7:30 pm
619-702-8138

June 26: Ty Woodward and the Marine Band San Diego
July 3: Jaylani Eddington
July 10: – Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe
July 17: Isabelle Demers
July 24: Gordon Turk
July 31: Ken Cowan
August 7: Christian Lane
August 14: Greg Zelek and Seamus Gethicker  Rising Stars Night
August 21: Steven Ball  Movie Night
August 28: Carol Williams Band


Weekly Organ Concert
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
Sundays, 2 pm
619-702-8138


Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Parks
Four locations. Fridays, 6-8 pm
760-434-2904

Stagecoach Park
3420 Camino de los Coches, 92009

June 23: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra -  Blues/Boogie Woogie
June 30: Morgan Leigh Band - Pop Country

Alga Norte Community Park
6565 Alicante Rd., 92009

August 11: The Mighty Untouchables (Party Cover Band)
August 18: JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay - Big Band/Swing

Poinsettia Park
6600 Hidden Valley Rd., 92011

July 7: Robert Jon & The Wreck - Southern Rock/Country Blues
July 14: The Routine - Soul/Rock/Funk
July 21: Feufollet - Cajun

Calavera Hills Community Park
2997 Glasgow Dr., 92010

July 28: The Spazmatics - 80s Cover
Aug 4: High Tide Society - 70s/ Yacht Rock


Chula Vista’s Summer Sundays at Village Walk at EastLake
878 EastLake Pkwy.
Sundays in June & July, 5-7 pm

June 11: Navy Band Southwest 32nt Street Brass Band
June 18: Breez'n
June 25: Steal Dawn
July 2: Graceland
July 9: Joe Rathburn's Island
July 16: United Country


Coronado Concerts in the Park
Spreckels Park, 7th St. & Orange Ave.
Sundays, 6 pm (unless otherwise noted)

May 28: Coronado School of the Arts M
June 4: TBA
June 11: Marine Band of San Diego
June 18: In Midlife Crisis
June 25: Sully and the Blue-Eyed Soul
July 2: Crown Town featuring Matt Heinecke
July 4: Coronado Concert Band
July 9: Cal Phonics
July 16: Marmalade Skies
July 23: The Gilbert Castellanos Latin Jazz Review
July 30: Euphoria Brass Band
August 6: Missy Andersen and SouthLand Soul
August 13: Navy Band Southwest
August 20: The Jennifer Keith Quintet
August 27: Surf City All Stars
September 3: Pop Vinyl


Coronado Ferry Landing Concert Series
Coronado Ferry Landing
Saturdays & Sundays, 2-5 pm (unless otherwise noted)
619-435-8895

May 27: The Jackstones
May 28: Astra Kelley
June 3: Crown Island Jazz Band
June 4: Blue Frog Band
June 10: Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters
June 11: Nadro John

June 17: Coronado Big Band
June 18: Three Cord Justice
June 19: Three Chord Justice
June 24: Orange County British Invaders
June 25: Sickstring Outlaws
July 1: Ginger Cowgirl and the Silver Spurs
July 2: Blue Frog Band
July 8: Three Cord Justic
July 9: Breezn
July 15: Coronado Big Band
July 16: Cool Fever
July 22: Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters
July 23: Astra Kelley
July 29: Ascape with James Wells Ford
July 30: Breezn


Del Mar Foundation Summer Twilight Concerts
Powerhouse Park, 1600 Coast Blvd.
Tuesdays at 7 pm, opening act at 6 pm (unless otherwise noted)
858-635-1363

June 20: Blue Eyed Soul Band
July 11: DSB - The Next Best Thing to Journey
August 8: The Ultimate Stones
August 22: The Mighty Untouchables


El Cajon Dinner & A Concert
Prescott Promenade, 200 block of Main Street, El Cajon
Fridays, 6-8 pm
619-441-1737

May 26: Coyote Band
June 2: Detroit Underground
June 9: Out of the Ashes
June 16: 80Z All Stars (80's Rock)
June 23: Summer of Love (Hippie Rock)
June 30: Scott Bruce (Elvis Tribute)
July 7: Soul Persuaders (Funk/Soul)
July 14: Lightning Train (Country Swing)
July 21: Santana Ways (Santana Tribute)
July 28: The Fabulous Pelicans (Classic Rock)
August 4: Stars on the Water (Tropical Rock)
August 11: Patrick Trampus (Modern Country)
August 18: The Heroes (Contemporary/Dance)
August 25: Back to the Garden (Classical Music)
September 1: Fortunate Son (CCR Tribute)
September 8: The Kelley Rae Band (Contemporary Pop and Country)
September 15: Siren's Crush (Modern Pop/Dance) 
September 22: The Petty Breakers (Tom Petty Tribute)
September 29: The Mighty Untouchables (Contemporary Rock)


La Mesa Sundays at Six Summer Concerts
Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden St.
Sundays, 6-7 pm
619-667-1300

June 11: San Diego Concert Band
June 18: Ginger Cowgirl (Country)
June 25: Fanny and The Atta Boys (Swing, Bluegrass and Jazz)
July 9: Dim The Lights (Disco)
July 16: Fringe Benefitz (Classic Rock)
July 23: Sonic Epedemic (Horn Tunes of the 70s)


Liberty Station Concert Series
Liberty Station North Promenade
2848 Dewey Rd
Saturdays, 5 pm

July 1: B-Side Players and Sol Y Mar
July 15: The Highway Man and Casey Hensley
July 29: Vaud and the Villains


North Park Bird Park Summer Concerts
Bird Park, Upas St. @ 28th St.
Every other Saturday, 5:30-7:30 pm
619-284-0156

July 1: Grampa Drew's Flim Flam Review
July 15: Sugar Crisp
July 29: Blaze of Jovi


Point Loma Summer Concerts
Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd.

Fridays, 5:30-8:30 pm
July 14: The Mighty Untouchables
July 21: The Detroit Underground
July 28: Arena - The Petty Breakers
August 4: Cash'd Out
August 11: Beatles Vs. Stones


Poway Summer Concert Series
Two locations. Sundays, 5:30-7 pm

Lake Poway
14644 Lake Poway Rd.
858-668-4770

July 9: Britain's Finest
July 23: The Mighty Untouchables
August 6: Pickle Back Shine

Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Rd.   
858-668-4576

July 30: The Blackwaterside Trio

August 13: Pomerado Community Band


City of Santee & Barona Summer Concert Series
Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Dr.
Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm (unless otherwise noted)
619-258-4100

June 15: The Cat-illacs
June 22: Kelley Rae Band
June 29: The Kings of 88
July 13: Bill Magee Blues Band
July 20: Fortunate Son
July 27: James Kruk and the Big Boss Men
August 3: Three Cord Justice
August 10: Wingstock
August 17: Upstream
August 24: The Mighty Untouchables


Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Series
Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch Blvd & Aviary Dr.
Sundays, 6-7:30 pm
858-689-6200  

June 11: Beta Maxx
July 16: Siren's Crush
August 13: Bill Magee Blues Band
September 10: The Mighty Untouchables


Seaport Village Sunday Concerts
East Plaza Gazebo, 849 W. Harbor Dr.
Sundays (and select Mondays), 1-4 pm
619-235-4014

June 4: Sophisticats
June 11: Bill Magee Blues Band
June 18: The Cat-illacs
June 25: Blue Rockit
July 2: North Park Rockin' Blues Band
July 4: Bill McGee Blues Band
July 9: Midnight Heat
July 16: The Cat-illacs
July 23: Calico Ridge
July 30: Tradewinds
August 6: Wag the Dog
August 13: Bayou Brothers
August 20: The Cat-illacs
August 27: Sophisticats
September 3: Bill McGee Blues Band
September 4: Calico Ridge
September 10: Breakaway
September 17: The Cat-illacs  
September 24: Blue Rockit


Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove
Fletcher Cove Park, 140 S. Sierra Ave.
Thursdays, 6-7:45 pm
858-720-2453

June 22: Tower 7
June 29: Nate Donnis Trio
July 6: Hullabaloo Band
July 13: Ginger Cowgirl
July 20: Symphony String Quartet
July 27: Jimmy and Enrique
August 3: Rockademy: The Special Guests & Too Loud
August 10: Mike Myrdal
August 17: Navy 32nd Street Brass Band
August 24: Sully and the Blue-Eyed Soul Band


Summer Concerts in Standley Park
Standley Park, 3585 Governor Dr.
Sundays 5-7 pm Fridays 6-8 pm

July 9: Forecast (Jazz Fusion)
July 16: Baja Bugs (Beatles Tribute)
July 23: Rifftide (Classic Rock)
July 30: Full Strength Funk Band (Soull/R&B)
August 6: Relative Minors and Friends (Classic Rock)
August 13: Teaser
August 18: Sully and the Blue Eyed Soul Band (Soul/R&B)
August 25: The Legends Show Band (50's/60's oldies)

Updated: May 2017