Free San Diego Summer Concerts

The following schedules are for Summer 2018.
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune by Carolina Gusman, June 6, 2018.
All schedules are subject to change, please visit the web sites 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.

July 6: Betamaxx
Aug. 3: Manny Cepeda Orchestra
Sept. 7: The Petty Breakers
Oct. 5: Outlaw Country

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

June 29: The US Navy 32nd Street Brass Band
July 13: The Blue Creek Band
July 27: Zydeco Patrol
Aug. 10: Highland Way
Aug. 24: Classic Buzz
Sept. 7: 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

June 28: Mad Hat Huskers
July 3: Navy Wind Ensemble
July 5: 145th Street
July 10: Ginger Cowgirl
July 11: Back Pocket Whiskey Fellas
July 12: Bayou Brothers
July 17: Moxie
July 18: Cat-illacs
July 19: San Diego Civic Dance, Parks and Recreation Department
July 24: San Diego Youth Symphony
July 25: Mariachi Estrella’s de Chula Vista
July 26: Rocken
July 31: Supremes — A Tribute Band
Aug. 1: Jazz Jammers
Aug. 2: SantanaWays
Aug. 7: Raúl Prieto Ramirez, civic organist
Aug. 8: Back 40
Aug. 9: San Diego Concert Band
Aug. 14: Coronado Big Band
Aug. 15: Harvey and The 52nd Street Jive
Aug. 16: Afrotruko
Aug. 21: Marine Band San Diego
Aug. 22: Kearny Mesa Concert Band
Aug. 23: The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra
Aug. 28: Coronado Concert Band
Aug. 29: Lady J
Aug. 30: Stars on the Water

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

July 2: Walt Strony
July 9: Alessandro Pittorino
July 16: Adam J. Brakel
July 23: Bradley Hunter Welch
July 30: Chelsea Chen, with Joseph Lee
Aug. 6: Ken Cowan, with Lisa Shihoten
Aug. 13: Reilly Xu and Bruce Xu
Aug. 20: Steven Ball (Silent Movie Night: “Safety Last,” starring Harold Lloyd)
Aug. 27: Raúl Prieto Ramírez, San Diego civic organist, with Maria Teresa Sierra
Sept. 3: Raúl Prieto Ramírez, San Diego civic organist

Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Parks
Various locations. Fridays, 6-8 pm. No admittance to concert venue before 4 p.m.

Stagecoach Community Park  –  3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad
June 29: 80z All Stars
July 6: Lao Tizer Band

Poinsettia Community Park  –  6600 Hidden Valley Rd., Carlsbad
July 13: The Detroit Underground
July 20: The Mighty Untouchables

Calavera Hills Community Park  –  2997 Glasgow Dr. on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive
July 27: Jonathan Lee
Aug. 3: Phat Cat Swinger

Alga Norte Park  –  6565 Alicante Rd. at Poinsettia Lane
Aug. 10: Orgōne
Aug. 17: Poncho Sanchez

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

July 1: Ron’s Garage
July 4: Coronado Concert Band (4 p.m.)
July 8: Tainted Love
July 15: The Zippers
July 22: Caliber
July 29: AbbaFab
Aug. 5: Gilbert Castellanos Latin Jazz Review
Aug. 12: Mustache Harbor
Aug. 19: It’s Never2L8
Aug. 26: Missy Andersen and Southland Soul (5 p.m.)
Sept. 2: NRG (5 p.m.)

Coronado Ferry Landing Concert Series
Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 1st Street, Coronado
Saturdays & Sundays, 2-5 pm (unless otherwise noted)

June 30: Cool Fever
July 1: Miss Demeanor
July 4: Three Chord Justice
July 7: Breez’n
July 8: Nadro John
July 14: Astra Kelly
July 15: Crown Island Jazz Band
July 21: Baywolf
July 22: The Jackstones
July 28: Ascape, with James Wells Ford
July 29: Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters

Del Mar Foundation Summer Twilight Concerts
Powerhouse Park, 1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar
Tuesdays 6-9pm (unless otherwise noted)

July 10: The Petty Breakers, with Christopher Dale
Aug. 7: The Steely Damned 2, with Tim Wray
Aug. 21: The Mighty Untouchables, with Lee Coulter

El Cajon Dinner and a Concert
Prescott Promenade, 200 block of Main Street, El Cajon
Fridays, 6-8 pm (unless otherwise noted)

June 29: The Verge
July 6: SantanaWays
July 13: Red Eyed & Blue
July 20: Stand Up Guys
July 27: The Sundance Band
Aug. 3: Coyote Band
Aug. 10: The Heart of Rock & Roll (Huey Lewis tribute)
Aug. 17: Lightning Train
Aug. 24: Back To The Garden
Aug. 31: Detroit Underground
Sept. 7: Scot Bruce
Sept. 14: The Petty Breakers
Sept. 21: Siren’s Crush
Sept. 28: The Mighty Untouchables

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

July 1: Fan Halen
July 15: Betamaxx
Aug. 5: New Leaf
Aug. 19: The Petty Breakers

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

July 1: Wild Knights Band
July 8: Sonic Epidemic
July 15: It’s Never2L8

Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park
Berry Street Park, 7071 Mt. Vernon St., Lemon Grove
Thursdays, 6-8 pm

June 28: Suspicious Minds
July 5: Three Chord Justice
July 12: The Cat-illacs
July 19: Manny Cepeda Band
July 26: We Kinda Music
Aug. 2: Bayou Brothers
Aug. 9: The Routine
Aug. 16: Mercury Street Blues Band

Liberty Station Concert Series
Liberty Station North Promenade, 2848 Dewey Road, San Diego. All concerts are at 5 p.m.
All ages welcome. No alcohol may be brought into the venue.

July 22 : Earl Thomas, with Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact
Aug. 26: The Redwoods Revue, featuring Birdy Bardot
Sept. 23: Vaud & The Villains, with Iron Sage Wood

Mission Hills Concert in the Park
Pioneer Park, 1425 Washington Pl. at Randolph Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Fridays 6-8pm unless noted

June 29: The OC British Invaders Band
July 4: Hullabaloo & MohaviSoul
July 13: The Petty Breakers
July 20: Dr. Elvis and the Immortals, with the Mission Hills Women’s Chorale
July 27: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
Aug. 3: Pop Vinyl
Aug. 10: Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine
Aug. 17: The Highwayman Show

North Park Bird Park Summer Concerts
Bird Park, Upas Street at 28th Street
Saturdays, 5:30-7:30 pm    619-284-0156

July 7: Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth
July 21: The Mittens, with Powerballs
Aug. 4: Goldettes, with Mostly Sunny
Aug. 18: Dani Bell & the Tarantist, with The Bassics

Oceanside Parks & Recreation’s Summer in the Park Series
Three locations; Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m.; preshow at 5 p.m. 760-435-5041

Rancho del Oro Park, 4701 Mesa Dr, Oceanside
July 20: The Greg Douglass Band

Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd., Oceanside
Aug. 10: The Generation Boulevard Band

South Oceanside Elementary Park, 1806 S. Home St., Oceanside
Sept. 14: Brent Payne

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

July 22: The Reflectors
July 29: Bayou Brothers
Aug. 5: Siers Brothers
Aug. 12: Christopher Dale & The Rabbit Hole

Pala Casino Spa & Resort Summer Concert Series
Pala Events Center, 11154 State Route 76, Pala.
Tuesdays, 1 p.m. 60-plus club members.
June 26: Buddy Holly Review
July 3: Viva Santana
July 10: Turn The Page
July 17: The Corvelles
July 24: Jocko and the Rockets
July 31: The Ultimate Stones

Underground Wine Cave, 11154 state Route 76, Pala.
Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. 21 and older.

June 29: David Reynolds
June 30: Doug MacDonald

Paradise Point Resort & Spa – Sunday Fun Day Summer Concert Series
Barefoot Bar & Grill, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego.
Sundays and select holidays, 2 to 6 p.m. (858) 581-5960.

July 1: Private Domain
July 2: Groove Squad
July 3: The Gregory Michael Band
July 4: Kimba Light
July 8: The Steve Grady Band
July 15: Fuzzy and The Blues Band
July 22: The Cronies
July 29: Theo and The Zydeco Patrol
Aug. 5: Private Domain
Aug. 12: Ron’s Garage
Aug. 19: Fuzzy and The Blues Band
Aug. 26: Jerome Dawson
Sept. 1: Kimba Light
Sept. 2: Fuzzy and The Blues Band
Sept. 3: Ron’s Garage
Sept. 9: Private Domain
Sept. 16: The Cronies
Sept. 23: The Gregory Michaels Band
Sept. 30: Theo and The Zydeco Patrol

Point Loma Summer Concerts
Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd.
Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Junior Stage; 6:30 to p.m. Main Stage

July 20: Elton The Early Years Band (Main Stage); Chihuahua (Junior Stage)
July 27: Young Guns (Main Stage); First Friday — Fish out of Water & Syrens (Junior Stage)
Aug. 3: Full Strength Funk Band (Main Stage); The Mad Hatters (Junior Stage)
Aug. 10: The Mighty Untouchables (Main Stage); The Wild Californians (Junior Stage)
Aug. 17: Who’s Bad, A Michael Jackson Tribute (Main Stage); First Friday Music Club — Inblue (Junior Stage)

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

Lake Poway  –  14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway.   858-668-4770
July 8: The Mighty Untouchables
July 22: Britain’s Finest
Aug. 5: Pickleback Shine

Old Poway Park  –  14134 Midland Rd., Poway.   858-668-4576
July 15: Highland Way
July 29: Lisa Sanders Band
Aug. 12: Pomerado Community Band

San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase Summer Concerts
Various locations and times.

July 1: Adler & Blackburn (2 p.m., Fallbrook Public Library)
July 3: Sara Petite (6:30 p.m., Rancho San Diego Branch Library)
July 12: Sara Petite (6 p.m., Ramona Branch Library)
July14: Adler & Blackburn (2 p.m., Poway Branch Library)
July 15: Bill Hartwell (1:30 p.m., Vista Library)
Aug. 7: Adler & Blackurn (6:30 p.m., Rancho San Diego Branch Library)
Aug. 9: Bill Hartwell (6 p.m., Ramona Branch Library)
Aug. 1: Virtual Strangers (2 p.m., Poway Branch Library)
Aug. 19: Adler & Blackburn (1:30 p.m., Vista Library)

Santee Summer Concerts
Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Dr., Santee
Thursdays (except July 5), 6:30-8 pm (unless otherwise noted)

June 28: Upstream
July 12: Bill Magee Blues Band, with Mercedes Moore Band (5:30 p.m)
July 19: Fortunate Son
July 26: The Ultimate Stones
Aug. 2: Sully & The Blue-Eyed Soul Band
Aug. 9: Back to the Garden (5:30 p.m.)
Aug. 16: James Kruk and The Big Boss Men
Aug. 23: 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

July 15: The Heroes
Aug. 12: Scripps Ranch bands, including High Tide Society, Breez’n and Wolff
Sept. 9: Back to the Garden, featuring Eve Selis

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

July 1: Nova
July 4: Breakaway
July 8: Sophisticats
July 15: Cat-illacs
July 22: Calico Ridge
July 29: Bill Magee
Aug. 4: Blue Rockit
Aug. 12: Bayou Brothers
Aug. 19: Cat-illacs
Aug. 26: Breakaway
Sept. 2: Tradewinds
Sept. 3: Bill Magee
Sept. 9: Noth Park Rockin’ Blues Band
Sept. 16: Cat-illacs
Sept. 23: Wag the Dog
Sept. 30: Cool Rush

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

June 28: The US Navy 32nd Street Brass Band
July 5: Hullabaloo Band
July 12: Quartet Nouveau
July 19: Collin Elliott
July 26: Three Chord Justice
Aug. 2: Funk Junkies
Aug. 9: Jimmy & Enrique
Aug. 16: Sully & The Blue-Eyed Soul Band
Aug. 23: Rockademy & The Special Guests

University City Standley Park Summer Concerts
Standley Park, 3585 Governor Drive, San Diego
Sundays, 5 to 7 p.m.

July 8: Teaser, with Rick Kern
July 15: Los Tecolotes
July 22: Sully & The Blue-Eyed Soul Band
July 29: Rachel Aldous and The Long Road Home
Aug. 5: Full Strength Funk Band, with Pamela Gallo
Aug. 12: Siers Brothers
Aug. 19: Corvelles
Aug. 26: 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

July 6: Liz Grace & The Swing Thing
July 13: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra
July 20: It’s Never 2L8
July 27: Sonic Epidemic
Aug. 3: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra

University Towne Centre Plaza Unplugged
Palm Plaza, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego, CA 92122 (University Towne Centre)
Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 2 p.m.   (858) 546-8858

June 28: Cedrice Ce & Sam Hunt
June 29: Marcela Mendez
June 30: Joe Cardillo
July 1: Dustin Jake

Village Walk Summer Sundays Concerts
878 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista
Sundays, 5 to 7 p.m.

July 1: Lady J & Soulful Knights
July 8: United Country
July 15: Graceland
July 22: Steal Dawn

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