FREE SAN DIEGO SUMMER CONCERTS


Free San Diego Summer Concerts



The following schedules are for Summer 2019.
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune by Carolina Gusman, June 20, 2019.
All schedules are subject to change, please visit the websites for up-to-date information.

Attending free outdoor concerts is a summertime tradition throughout San Diego County.
So bring a picnic basket, blanket or low-back chair and choose your favorite venue to sit back,
relax and enjoy the sounds of San Diego’s summer.
 

Allied Gardens - First Fridays Summer Concerts in the Park
Allied Gardens Community Park, 5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego, CA 92120
First Fridays, 6-8pm. www.agfirstfridays.com

July 5: Full Strength Band
Aug. 2: Sandollar
Sept. 6: High Tide Society
Oct. 4: Pop Vinyl


Alpine Summer Concert Series
Alpine Community Center Park, 1830 Alpine Blvd., Alpine.
Fridays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (619) 445-7330. www.alpinecommunitycenter.com

June 28: The U.S. Navy 32nd Street Brass Band
July 12: The Blue Creek Band
July 26: Graceland, featuring Bill Pareneau
Aug. 9: The Wildside Band
Aug. 23: Classic Buzz
Sept. 6: Whiskey Ridge


Balboa Park's Twilight in the Park Summer Concert Series
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, Pan American Road East, San Diego.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
619-239-0512     balboapark.org/twilight-concerts

June 20: Rockin Jazz Big Band
June 25: Rachel Aldous and the Road Home
June 26: Piracy Conspiracy
June 27: Bump City Brass
July 2: The Catillas
July 3: Atomic Wave
July 4: No concert
July 9: 8 Track Highway
July 10: Stoney B Blues Band
July 11: Breez’n
July 16: 145th Street
July 17: Ginger Cowgirl
July 18: San Diego Civic Dance, Park & Recreation Department
July 23: San Diego Youth Symphony
July 24: Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista
July 25: Bayou Brothers
July 30: Pomerado Community Concert Band
July 31: SantanaWays
Aug. 1: Back Pocket Whiskey Fellas
Aug. 6: San Diego Concert Band
Aug. 7: Jazz Jammers
Aug. 8: Marine Band San Diego
Aug. 13: Raúl Prieto Ramírez, San Diego Civic Organist
Aug. 14: Harvey and 52nd Street Jive Blues
Aug. 15: Moxie
Aug. 20: Coronado Concert Band
Aug. 21: Lloyd Aron Douglas and The Sons of Memphis
Aug. 22: Moon Light Serenade Orchestra
Aug. 27: Lady J
Aug. 28: Stars on the Water
Aug. 29: Legends


Spreckels Organ Society: San Diego International Organ Festival
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, Pan American Road East, San Diego.
Mondays,7:30 to 9:30p.m., (619) 702-8138    spreckelsorgan.org/summer-2019

June 24: Tribute to Pink Floyd and Led Zepplin, featuring local artists
July 1: Raúl Prieto Ramírez, San Diego Civic Organist
July 8: Dave Wickerham
July 15: Rising Stars, featuring Aaron Tan and Luke Staisiunas
July 22: Peter Richard Conte, with Andrew Ennis
July 29: Hector Olivera
Aug. 5: Thomas Ospital
Aug. 12: Isabelle Demers
Aug. 19: Gunnar Idenstam
Aug. 26: Raúl Prieto Ramírez, San Diego Civic Organist, with symphonic musicians
Aug. 31: Finale: Silent Movie Night, with Clark Wilson


California Center for the Arts, Escondido “Hidden City Sounds” Summer Music Festival Series
Lyric Court, 314 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido
Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. The weekly music series includes DJs, food trucks, inflatables and a cash bar.
1-800-988-4253    artcenter.org

June 21: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
June 28: Banda Reyna Del Rio
July 5: Upstream
July 12: Bettman & Halpin
July 19: Roann Ro Mesina’s Synergy
July 26: Bulevar Descarga
Aug. 2: Darryl Williams
Aug. 9: Sara Petite
Aug. 16: Changüí Majadero
Aug. 23: Kiyoshi
Aug. 30: Jarabe Mexicano
Sept. 6: The Redwoods Revue
Sept. 13: Strings of Thought
Sept. 20: Daring Greatly
Sept. 27: Southern Scratch
Oct. 4: Gunhild Carling


Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Parks
Various locations. Fridays, 6-8 pm. No admittance to concert venue before 4 p.m.
760-602-2090    carlsbadca.gov/services/depts/arts/events/tgif/

Stagecoach Community Park  –  3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad
June 21: Safety Orange
June 28: Uptown Funk
July 5: Sully and the Souljahs

Poinsettia Community Park  –  6600 Hidden Valley Rd., Carlsbad
July 12: Pop Vinyl
July 19: Urban Renewal Project

Calavera Hills Community Park  –  2997 Glasgow Dr. on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive
July 26: Rumba Y Soul
Aug. 2: Unsteady

Alga Norte Community Park  –  6565 Alicante Rd. at Poinsettia Lane
Aug. 9: Gene Evaro Jr.
Aug. 16: 80z All Starz, with Cassie B’s 90s Remix


Civita Sundown Sunday Concert Series
Civita Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 7960 Civita Blvd., San Diego
Sundays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or visit one of the food trucks.
civitalife.com/community-tour/events

July 14: Full Strength Funk Band
Aug. 11: The Mighty Untouchables
Sept. 8: Betamaxx


Coronado Summer Concerts Series
Spreckels Park, 7th St. & Orange Ave., Coronado
Sundays, 6-7:30 pm (unless otherwise noted)    coronadoconcert.com

June 23: Smith
June 30: Ron’s Garage
July 7: Bee Gees Gold
July 14: LA Allstars
July 21: In MidLife Crisis
July 28: Stone Soul
Aug. 4: B.N.E. and guest
Aug. 11: Sully & The Souljahs
Aug. 18: Las Chikas
Aug. 25: Betamaxx (5 p.m.)
Sept. 1: The Mighty Untouchables (5 p.m.)


Coronado Ferry Landing Concert Series
Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 1st Street, Coronado
Saturdays & Sundays, 2-5 pm (unless otherwise noted)
619-435-8895    coronadoferrylanding.com/events

June 22: Baywolf Band
June 23: Miss Demeanor
June 29: Kat Café
June 30: Astra Kelly


Del Mar Foundation Summer Twilight Concerts
Powerhouse Park, 1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar
Tuesdays 6-9pm (unless otherwise noted)
858-635-1363    delmarfoundation.org/twilight.html

July 9: Hotel California, a Salute to the Eagles, with Chris Wilusz
July 30: Back to the Garden: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, featuring Eve Selis and Mattie Mills, with Boon and Kiel
Aug. 20: The Mighty Untouchables, with Nate Donnis Trio


El Cajon Dinner and a Concert
Prescott Promenade, 200 block of Main Street, El Cajon
Fridays, 6-8 pm (unless otherwise noted)
619-334-3000    downtownelcajon.com/dinner-and-a-concert-shows

June 21: 80z All Starz
June 28: Back to the Garden
July 5: Old School
July 12: Breakheart Pass
July 19: Fortunate Son
July 26: Heart of Rock and Roll
Aug. 2: Detroit Underground
Aug. 9: Clay Colton Band
Aug. 16: Stand Up Guys
Aug. 23: Scot Bruce
Aug. 30: Lightening Train
Sept. 6: Rock Couture
Sept. 13: PettyBreakers
Sept. 20: The Mighty Untouchables
Sept. 27: Back to the Garden (6:30 p.m.)


Encinitas Sunday Summer Concerts by the Sea
Moonlight State Beach, 400 B St., Encinitas, CA 92024
Every other Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m. (760) 633-2740    encinitasca.gov/Home/City-Calendar

July 7: Cold Duck
July 21: Kings of 88
Aug. 4: Smokin’ Cobras
Aug. 18: The Mighty Untouchables


Grossmont Center Summer Concert Series
Center Court, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa
Saturdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served or bring your own lawn chair.
grossmontcenter.com/event/summer-concert-series

June 29: Flipside Burners
July 27: Bayou Brothers
Aug. 31: The Cat-illacs


La Mesa “Sundays at Six” Summer Concerts
Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden St., La Mesa
Sundays, 6-7 pm, unless otherwise noted.    619-667-1300    www.lamesaparks.org

June 23: San Diego Concert Band
June 30: It’s Never 2L8
July 7: Wild Nights
July 14: Ginger Cowgirl
July 21: 8 Track Highway
July 28: Sonic Epidemic


Lemon Grove Berry Street Concerts in the Park
Berry Street Park, 7071 Mt. Vernon St., Lemon Grove
Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.     619-825-3815    www.lemongrove.ca.gov

June 27: Mariachi Real
July 11: Manny Zepeda Band
July 18: Bayou Brothers
July 25: The Cat-illacs
Aug. 1: Republic of Music
Aug. 8: Suspicious Minds
Aug. 15: Rachel Aldous and the Road Home
Aug. 22: The Routine


Leucadia Music Festival “Summer Fun on the 101”
Leucadia Roadside Park, 860 N. Coast Highway 101, Leucadia
Craft beer and kombucha garden featuring Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Company and Boochcraft at Swell Property, 914 N. Coast Highway 101.
Noon to 7:30 p.m. (760) 436-2320    www.leucadia101.com

June 22: The Elements, Casey Hensley, Peter Sprague Group, Austin Burris and Dillon Case of Second Cousins, New Leaf, Sarah Rogo, The Anodynes, and special guests.


Liberty Station First Friday Concerts Series (amplified)
Liberty Station North Promenade, 2848 Dewey Road, San Diego. All concerts are at 5 p.m.
All ages welcome. No alcohol can be brought onto the premises.
All concerts are at 6:30 to 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted.     artsdistrictlibertystation.com

Aug. 10: Ben Powell, with Nathan & Jesse (3 p.m.)
Sept. 6: B-Side Players, with Shane Hall Band
Dec. 6: Whitney Shay


Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park
Pioneer Park, 1425 Washington Pl. at Randolph Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Fridays 6-8pm, unless otherwise noted.
missionhillstowncouncil.org/events/concerts

June 21: Groove Kitty
June 28: Unsteady
July 4: Mockery (Noon)
July 12: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
July 19: Dr. Elvis and the Immortals, with the Mission Hills Women’s Chorale
July 26: Detroit Underground
Aug. 2: The Mighty Untouchables
Aug. 9: The Smokin Cobras
Aug. 16: Captain J and the Jive Crew


North Park Bird Park Summer Concerts
Bird Park, Upas Street at 28th Street
Saturdays, 5:30-7:30 pm     619-284-0156    northparksd.org/bird-park

July 6: TBA
July 20: TBA
Aug. 3: TBA
Aug. 17: TBA


Oceanside Parks & Recreation Summer in the Park Series
Two locations; Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m.     760-435-5041    www.oceansiderec.com

Rancho del Oro Community Park, 4701 Mesa Dr, Oceanside
June 21: Greg Douglass Band
July 19: The Mar Dels

Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd., Oceanside
Aug. 9: Greg Douglass Band


Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green
Kate Sessions Park, 5115 Soledad Road, San Diego.
Sundays, 4 to 6:30 p.m.   (858) 483-6666    pbtowncouncil.org

July 21: Slower
July 28: Lay Low
Aug. 4: Siers Brothers
Aug. 11: Jet Pack Mojo


Pala Casino Spa & Resort Summer Concert Series
Pala Events Center, 11154 State Route 76, Pala.
Tuesdays, 1 p.m., 21 and older.    palacasino.com
 
June 25: Heartache Tonight
July 2: ABBA L.A.
July 9: Matt Mauser
July 16: Kenny Hale
July 23: The Shagwells
July 30: Woodie and the Longboards


Point Loma Summer Concerts
Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd., Point Loma
Fridays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free parking at All Souls Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd. A free shuttle runs between the church parking lot and the park from 5 to 8:45 p.m.
plconcerts.org

July 12: Fortunate Son (Main Stage); The Week Before (Junior Stage)
July 19: Band Overboard (Main Stage); Fourth Corner (Junior Stage)
July 26: Full Strength Funk Band (Main Stage); The Mad Hatters (Junior Stage)
Aug. 2: Doctor Wu (Main Stage); In Blue (Junior Stage)
Aug. 9: Pine Mountain Logs (Main Stage); Honey Cats (Junior Stage)


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

Lake Poway  –  14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway.   858-668-4770    poway.org
 
June 23: The Mighty Untouchables
July 7: Pickleback Shine
July 21: Y3K
Aug. 4: Blue Breeze Band

Old Poway Park  –  14134 Midland Rd., Poway.   858-668-4772    poway.org
 
July 14: The Benedetti Trio
July 28: Trails and Rails
Aug. 11: The Pomerado Community Band, with Summer Winds


Santee Summer Concerts
Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Dr., Santee
Thursdays (except July 4), 6:30-8:30 pm (unless otherwise noted)
619-258-4100    cityofsanteeca.gov/our-city/santee-summer-concerts

June 20: Patrick Howard Trampus Band
June 27: Upstream
July 11: Bill Magee Blues Band
July 18: Three Chord Justice
July 25: Bump City Brass
Aug. 1: Straight Six
Aug. 8: Back to the Garden
Aug. 15: Queen Nation
Aug. 22: The Mighty Untouchables


Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Series
Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch Blvd & Aviary Dr., San Diego
Sundays, 6-7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted    858-689-6200    symphonyinthepark.org

July 14: Betamaxx
Aug. 11: The Detroit Underground (5:30 p.m.)
Sept. 8: The Young Guns


Seaport Village Sunday Concerts
East Plaza Gazebo, 849 W. Harbor Dr.
Sundays, 1-4 pm, unless otherwise noted.    619-235-4014    seaportvillage.com

June 23: Coolrays
June 30: Darrengers
July 4: Bill McGee Blues Band, with Blue Rocket
July 7: Bayou Brothers
July 14: West Coast
July 21: The Cat-illacs
July 28: Blue Rocket


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

June 20: U.S. Navy Band Southwest 32nd Street Brass Band
June 27: Atomic Chill
July 4: No concert
July 11: Ginger Cowgirl
July 18: Quintinn Holi
July 25: The Donnis Trio
Aug. 1: Rolf Olsen Quartet
Aug. 8: Hullabaloo
Aug. 15: The Magic Montgomery Brothers
Aug. 22: Sully


Tierrasanta Concerts in the Park
Tierrasanta Recreation Center, 11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego
Saturdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Free face painting, free jumpers and food truck will be available.
tierrasantacc.org

July 13: Full Strength Funk Band
Aug. 24: 3 Car Garage
Sept. 21: Wild Nights


University City Standley Park Summer Concerts
Standley Park, 3585 Governor Drive, San Diego
Sundays, 5 to 7 p.m.    858-552-1652    universitycitynews.org/summer-concerts-in-standley-park

July 14: Ron & the Reapers, with Dave Fleminger
July 21: Teaser, with Rick Kern
July 28: Los Tecolotes, with Peter Bauer, Marcus Bauer and Ed Sanicki
Aug. 4: Electric Waste Band, with Robert Harvey
Aug. 11: Full Strength Funk Band, with Pamela Gallo
Aug. 18: Y3K
Aug. 25: Forecast, with Greg Pardue


University Heights Summer in the Park
Trolley Barn Park, Adams Ave & Florida St., San Diego, CA 92116
Fridays 6-8pm   619-297-3166    uhcdc.org

July 5: It’s Never 2L8
July 12: CogniZen
July 19: Sully & The Souljahs
July 26: 8 Track Highway
Aug. 2: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra


Village Walk Summer Sundays Concerts
878 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista
Sundays, 5 to 7 p.m.     shopvillagewalk.com/special-events

June 23: Breez’n
June 30: Lady J & Soulful Knights
July 7: Steal Dawn
July 14: Graceland
July 21: Joe Rathburn’s Island


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