Free San Diego Summer Concerts

The following schedules are for Summer 2017.
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune by Carolina Gusman.
All schedules are subject to change, please visit the web sites for up-to-date information.

Attending free outdoor concerts is a summertime tradition in San Diego.
And with so many throughout the county to choose from, you can take a picnic and
dance the night away a couple times a week.

Allied Gardens - First Fridays
Allied Gardens Community Park, 5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego, CA 92120
First Fridays, 6-8pm.

July 7: High Tide Society
Aug. 4: Pop Vinyl
Sept. 1: Morgan Leigh Band
Oct. 6: TBD

Alpine Summer Concert Series
Alpine Community Center Park, 1830 Alpine Blvd., Alpine.
Fridays, 6:30 p.m.

July 14: Jukebox
July 28: Chet & the Committee
August 11: The Ideas Band
August 25: Whiskey Ridge

Balboa Park's Twilight in the Park
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, Pan American Road East, San Diego.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

July 11: Marine Band San Diego
July 12: Breez’n
July 13: Whisky Fellas
July 18: Grupo Relax
July 19: Rachel Aldous and the Road Home
July 20: San Diego Civic Dance, Park & Recreation Department’s elite dance company
July 25: San Diego Youth Symphony
July 26: Bi-Nacional de Mambo Orchestra
July 27: SantanaWays
Aug. 1: Supremes
Aug. 2: San Diego Concert Band
Aug. 3: Bayou Brothers
Aug. 8: Coronado Big Band
Aug. 9: Suspicious Minds
Aug. 10: Afrotruko
Aug. 15: Navy Brass
Aug. 16: Harvey and 52nd Street Jive Blues
Aug. 17: Emerald River
Aug. 22: Coronado Concert Band
Aug. 23: Stars on the Water
Aug. 24: Moon Light Serenade Orchestra
Aug. 29: Steal Dawn
Aug. 30: Dixie Express
Aug. 31: The Legends

Spreckels International Summer Organ Festival Concert
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, Pan American Road East, San Diego.
Mondays, 7:30 pm

July 10: Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe
July 17: Isabelle Demers
July 24: Gordon Turk
July 31: Ken Cowan
Aug. 7: Christian Lane
Aug. 14: Rising Stars Night, featuring organists Greg Zelek and Seamus Gethicker
Aug. 21: Movie Night with Steven Ball, who will accompany Buster Keaton’s comedy, “Seven Chances”
Aug. 28: Carol Williams, with the Carol Williams Band

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

Poinsettia Park  –  6600 Hidden Valley Rd.
July 7: Robert Jon & The Wreck
July 14: The Routine
July 21: Feufollet

Calavera Hills Park  –  2997 Glasgow Dr. on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive
July 28: The Spazmatics
Aug. 4: High Tide Society

Alga Norte Park  –  6565 Alicante Rd. at Poinsettia Lane
Aug. 11: The Mighty Untouchables
Aug. 18: JazzKatz Orchestra, with Whitney Shay

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

July 9: CalPhonics
July 16: Marmalade Skies
July 23: The Gilbert Castellanos Latin Jazz Review
July 30: Euphoria Brass Band
Aug. 6: Missy Andersen, with SouthLand Soul
Aug. 13: Navy Band Southwest
Aug. 20: The Jennifer Keith Quintet
Aug. 27: Surf City All Stars (5 p.m.)
Sept. 3: Pop Vinyl (5 p.m.)

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

July 8: Three Chord Justice
July 9: Breez’n
July 15: Coronado Big Band
July 16: Cool Fever
July 22: Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters
July 23: Astra Kelly
July 29: Ascape, with James Wells Ford
July 30: Breez’n

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

July 11: DSB, with Jocko and the Aces
Aug. 8: The Ultimate Stones, with The Setting Sons
Aug. 22: The Mighty Untouchables, with Clay Colton Band

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

July 7: Soul Persuaders
July 14: Lightning Train
July 21: SantanaWays
July 28: The Fabulous Pelicans
Aug. 4: Stars on the Water
Aug. 11: Patrick Trampus
Aug. 18: The Heroes
Aug. 25: Back to the Garden
Sept. 1: Fortunate Son
Sept. 8: The Kelly Rae Band
Sept. 15: Siren’s Crush
Sept. 22: The PettyBreakers
Sept. 29: The Mighty Untouchables

Encinitas Sunday Summer Concerts by the Sea - Moonlight Beach
Moonlight State Beach, 400 B St., Encinitas, CA 92024
Sundays 3-5pm
760-633-2740 or

July 16: Steve Ybarra
Aug. 6: Betamaxx
Aug. 20: Simpkin Project

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

July 9: Dim The Lights
July 16: Fringe Benefitz
July 23: Sonic Epidemic

Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park
Berry Street Park, 7071 Mt. Vernon St.
Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm

July 6: The Cat-illacs
July 13: We Kinda Music
July 20: The Jazz Pigs
July 27: Three Chord Justice
Aug. 3: Bill Magee Blues
Aug. 10: West of 5
Aug. 17: Bayou Brothers

Liberty Station Concert Series
Liberty Station North Promenade, 2848 Dewey Road, San Diego. All concerts are at 5 p.m.

July 15: The Highwayman and Casey Hensley
July 29: Vaud & the Villains and Recreational Music Center

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

July 14: The Highwayman Show
July 21: Dr. Elvis and the Immortals with the Mission Hills Women’s Chorale
July 28: Bayou Brothers
Aug. 4: PettyBreakers
Aug. 11: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra

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

July 15: Sugar Crisp
July 25: Blaze of Jovi

Oceanside Parks & Recreation’s Summer in the Park Series

Two locations; Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m.; preshow at 5 p.m. 760-435-5041

Rancho del Oro Park, 4701 Mesa Dr, Oceanside
July 14: The Greg Douglass Band

Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd., Oceanside
Aug. 11: SantanaWays

Pala Casino Spa & Resort Summer Concert Series
Infinity Showroom, 11154 State Route 76, Pala.
Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1 p.m. 21 and older.
July 8: Mr. Crowley
July 11: John Mueller
July 15: Betamaxx (7 p.m.)
July 18: The Legends
July 25: Neil Diamond, a musical tribute by Kenny Hale
July 29: The PettyBreakers
Aug. 1: The Bird Dogs
Aug. 8: The Corvelles
Aug. 15: Cash, Killer & the King
Aug. 22: The Blondettes
Aug. 29: Matthew Banks

Point Loma Summer Concerts
Point Loma Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd.
Fridays, 5:30-8:30 pm

July 14: The Mighty Untouchables (Main Stage); The Rising Tide, Soul Arch (Junior Stage)
July 21: The Detroit Underground (Main Stage); First Friday Club, Chihuahua (Junior Stage)
July 28: The PettyBreakers (Main Stage); Angela & Hannah, The Mad Hatters (Junior Stage)
Aug. 4: Cash'd Out (Main Stage); On the Run, The Wild Californians (Junior Stage)
Aug. 11: Beatles vs. Stones: Battle of the Brits! (Main Stage): Look Both Ways, The Florescent Grizzlies (Junior Stage)

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

Lake Poway  –  14644 Lake Poway Rd.
July 9: Britain’s Finest
July 23: The Mighty Untouchables
Aug. 6: Pickle Back Shine

Old Poway Park  –  14134 Midland Rd.
July 16: The Benedetti Trio
July 30: The Blackwaterside Trio
Aug. 13: Pomerado Community Band

San Diego - Barefoot Bar & Grill Sunday Fun Day Summer Concert Series
Barefoot Bar & Grill at Paradise Point Resort & Spa, waterfront patio, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego.
Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.
858-274-4630 or

July 9: The Cronies
July 16: Theo and the Zydeco Patrol
July 23: Salsa Steel
July 30: Fuzzy and the Blues Band
Aug. 6: Steal Dawn
Aug. 13: Private Domain
Aug. 20: Fuzzy and the Blues Band
Aug. 27: Jerome Dawson and Wazabe Blue
Sept. 3: Ron’s Garage
Sept. 10: Salsa Steel
Sept. 17: The Cronies
Sept. 24: Steal Dawn

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

July 8: Jerry Gontang (2 p.m., Poway Library)
July 13: Sara Petite (6 p.m., Ramona Library)
July 16: Carlos Velasco (1:30 p.m., Vista Library)
July 19: Cici Porter G. (6 p.m., San Marcos Library)
Aug. 1: Virtual Strangers (6:30 p .m., Rancho San Diego Library)
Aug. 6: Joe Rathburn (2 p.m., Fallbrook Library)
Aug. 10: Prairie Sky (6 p.m., Ramona Library)
Aug. 12: Shirthouse Band (2 p.m., Poway Library)
Aug. 16: Mohavi Soul (6 p.m., San Marcos Library)
Aug. 20: Michael Tiernan (1:30 p.m., Vista Library)
Sept. 14: Cathryn Beeks & Matt Silvia (6 p.m., Ramona Library)
Oct. 12: Nina Francis (6 p.m., Ramona Library)

City of Santee & Barona Summer Concert Series
Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Dr.
Thursdays (except July 7), 6:30-8 pm (unless otherwise noted)

July 13: Bill Magee Blues Band with Whitney Shay & The Robin Henkel Band
July 20: Fortunate Son
July 27: James Kruk and the Big Boss Men
Aug. 3: Three Chord Justice
Aug. 10: Back to the Garden
Aug. 17: Upstream
Aug. 24: The Mighty Untouchables

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

July 16: Siren’s Crush
Aug. 13: Bill Magee Blues Band
Sept. 10: The Mighty Untouchables

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

July 9: Midnight Heat
July 16: The Cat-illacs
July 23: Calico Ridge
July 30: Tradewinds
Aug. 6: Wag The Dog
Aug. 13: Bayou Brothers
Aug. 20: The Cat-illacs
Aug. 27: Sophisticats
Sept. 3: Bill Magee Blues Band
Sept. 10: Breakaway
Sept. 17: The Cat-illacs
Sept. 24: Blue Rockit Band

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

July 6: Hullabaloo
July 13: Ginger Cowgirl
July 20: Symphony String Quartet
July 27: Jimmy & Enrique
Aug. 3: Rockademy: The Special Guests & Too Loud
Aug. 10: Mike Myrdal
Aug. 17: Navy 32nd Street Brass Band
Aug. 24: Sully & The Blue-Eyed Soul Band

University City Summer Concert Series
Standley Park, 3585 Governor Drive, San Diego
Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. and Sundays, 5 to 7 p.m. (

July 9: Forecast, with Greg Pardue
July 16: Baja Bugs
July 23: Rifftide
July 30: Full Strength Funk Band, with Pamela Gallo
August 6: Relative Minors and Friends, with Greg Zinser
August 13: Teaser, with Rick Kern
August 18: Sully and the Blue Eyed Soul Band, with Bob “Sully” Sullivan
August 25: The Legends Show Band

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

July 7: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
July 14: Enter the Blue Sky
July 21: The Swamp Critters
July 28: Full Strength Funk Band
Aug. 4: Euphoria Brass Band

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

July 9: Joe Rathburn’s Island
July 16: United Country

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