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.

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.

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

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

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 21: Feufollet

Calavera Hills Park  –  2997 Glasgow Dr. on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive
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)

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 30: Breez’n

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

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)

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

Aug. 20: Simpkin Project

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

July 23: Sonic Epidemic

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

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 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

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 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.
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

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.
Aug. 6: Pickle Back Shine

Old Poway Park  –  14134 Midland Rd.
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

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.

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)

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

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

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

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. (

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

Aug. 4: Euphoria Brass Band

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

July 16: United Country

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