Free Summer Concerts in San Diego

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 Jolla  |  La Mesa  |  Lemon Grove  |  North Park  |  Point Loma  |  Poway  |  Santee  |  Scripps Ranch  |  Seaport Village  |  Solana Beach  |  University City  

*All dates below are for 2016


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 21: Kearny Mesa Band - Community Concert Band
June 22: 145th Street - Contemporary Blues
June 23: Emerald River - Country Rock
June 28: The Cat-illacs - Vintage Rock 'n' Roll 
June 29: Hillcrest Wind Ensemble - Popular Band Music 
June 30: San Diego City Guard Band - Traditional Band 
July 5: 300th Army Band - Classical Band, Marches, Patriotic 
July 6: Groupo Musical Relax de Tijuana - Salsa, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha 
July 7: Baja Bugs - Beatles Tribute Band 
July 12: Suspicious Minds - Elvis Tribute Band 
July 13: Bi-Nacional de Mambo Orquestra - Latin Big Band from the 1950s 
July 14: Breezing' - Jazz, Blues, R&B 
July 19: Rockin Jazz Big Band - Swing, Classic Rock, Latin, Salsa, Mambo 
July 20: Dixie Express - Traditional and Swing 
July 21: San Diego Civic Dance, Park & Recreation Department - Family Dance
July 26: San Diego Youth Symphony 
July 27: SantanaWays - Santana Tribute Band 
July 28: Bayou Brothers - Cajun/Zydeco 
August 2: Afrotruko - Salsa Orquestra 
August 3: Swamp Critters - Cajun 
August 4: The San Diego Concert Band - Music from Broadway & Movies, Pop
August 9: Mariachi Estrella de Chula Vista - Traditional Mexican Music with Ballet Folklorico
August 10: El Cajon German Band - Polka/Waltz, Oompah 
August 11: Harvey and the 52nd Street Jive - Blues 
August 16: Coronado Big Band - Swing
August 17: San Diego Marine Band - Traditional Military 
August 18: Supremes - Tribute Band 
August 23: Moon Light Serenade Orchestra - Big Band, Swing, Ballroom 
August 24: Moxie San Diego Girls Band - Rock 
August 25: NavyBand Southwest - Traditional Military 
August 30: Lady J Blues - Blues, Jazz, Soul
August 31: Coronado Concert Band - Best of Hollywood and Broadway
September 1: The Legends - San Diego's Original Oldies Show Band


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


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 24: Pato Banton and The Now Generation (Reggae)
July 1: The Dustbowl Revival (Vintage Bluegrass/Country)

Alga Norte Park
6565 Alicante Rd., 92009

July 8: The Mighty Untouchables (Party Cover Band)
July 15: Nancarrow (Country Rock)

Poinsettia Park
6600 Hidden Valley Rd., 92011

July 22: Boogaloo Assassins (Latin/Salsa/Soul)
July 29: Sully & The Blue-Eyed Soul Band (Soul Cover Band)
Aug 5: Western Centuries (Country Blues) with The Bedbreakers

Calavera Hills Park
2997 Glasgow Dr., 92010

Aug 12: Todo Mundo (World Latin)
Aug 19: The Detroit Underground (Soul Cover Dance)


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

June 12: Navy Band Southwest Destroyers
June 19: Graceland Featuring James King   
June 26: Funhouse 
July 3: Lady J & Soulful Nights
July 10: Steal Dawn
July 17: Joe Rathburn's Island


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

June 12: The Kings of the 88
June 19: Crown Town
June 26: Carter Winter
July 3: Navy Band Southwest
  Ron's Garage  
July 4: Coronado Concert Band
July 10: Foreverland
July 17: Hotel California
July 24: AbbaFab
July 31: Louie Cruz Beltran  
August 7: December '63
August 14: The Mighty Untouchables
August 21: Betamaxx
August 28: U.S. Marine Corps Band
Steven Ybarra Band
September 4: Pop Vinyl


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

June 18: Breezn
June 19: Three Chord Justice
June 25: Astra Kelly
June 26: Silver Spurs Country Band
July 2: Ginger Cowgirl & the Silver Spurs
July 3: Three Chord Justice
July 9: Coronado Big Band
July 10: Crown Island Jazz Band
July 16: Nardo John
July 17: Cool Fever
July 23: Johnny High Hat
July 24: The Ideas Rock & Roll Trio
July 30: Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters
July 31: Blue Frog Band
August 6: The Barnacles
August 7: Blue Frog Band
August 13: Rose Kingsley
August 14: Sick String Outlaws
August 20: Nardo John
August 21: Three Chord Justice
August 27: Crown Island Jazz Band
August 28: Astra Kelly


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 21: Sensation Show Band
July 19: Hotel California "A Salute to the Eagles"
August 9: The Mighty Untouchables
August 23: The Heroes


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

June 10: Stars on the Water (Tropical Rock)
June 17: 80Z All Stars (80's Rock)
June 24: Kelly Rae (Contemporary Pop and Country)
July 1: Scot Bruce (Elvis Tribute)
July 8: Santana Ways (Santana Tribute)
July 15: Joyride (Classic Rock)
July 22: Dawson Gang (Country Rock)
July 29: Neil Morrow (Classic Country)
August 5: Buzz Campbell (Rock-a-Billy)
August 12: Steely Damned (Steely Dan Tribute)
August 19: Upstream (Island Music)
August 26: Back to the Garden (Classical Music)
September 2: Heroes (Contemporary/Dance)
September 9: Soul Persuaders (Funk/Soul)
September 16: Siren's Crush (Modern Pop/Dance) 
September 23: Fortunate Son (CCR Tribute Band)
September 30: The Petty Breakers (Tom Petty Tribute)


La Jolla Concerts by the Sea
Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 1133 Coast Blvd.
Sundays, 2-4 pm
858-454-1600

July 17: Sue Palmer & her Motel Swing Orchestra
July 24: The Mighty Untouchables
July 31: Bill Magee Blues Band
August 7: The Kings of 88
August 14: Theo and the Zydeco Patrol
August 21: Hot Pursuit Band
August 28: Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
September 4: The Heroes


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

June 12: San Diego Concert Band
June 19: Rhythm and the Method (Rock/Blues/Indie/Folk)
June 26: Jazz West (Jazz)
July 10: Sonic Epidemic (Horn Tunes of the 70's)
July 17: SILVERMINE (Classick Rock/Pop)
July 24: Big Band Ambassadors


Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park
Berry Street Park, 7071 Mt. Vernon St.
Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm
619-825-3815

June 30: The Cat-illacs (Oldies/Current Rock)
July 7: Bill Magee Blues Band (Blues)
July 14: The Wild Nights (70's - Current)
July 21: The Jazz Pigs (Jazz)
July 28: We Kinda Music (Steel Drum)   
August 4: Bayou Brothers (Cajun Zyndeco)
August 11: West of 5 (70's - Current Rock)
August 18: Three Chord Justice (Country)


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

June 11: Jerry Lea and the 805 Drifters
June 25: Euphoria Brass Band
July 9: Hills Like Elephants
July 23: Three Chord Justice
August 6: Doug Ellington & A New Urban Groove


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

July 8: Beta Maxx
July 15: Sully & the Blue Eyed Soul Band
July 22: The Highwayman Show
July 29: Arena - the Total Rock Experience
August 5: Atomic Groove


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

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

June 26: Mighty Untouchables
July 10: Britain's Finest
July 24: The Fabulous Ultratones
August 7: Gary Seiler & Coastriders


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

July 17: Mark Jackson Band
July 31: Highland Way
August 14: 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 16: The Cat-illacs
June 23: Clay Colton Band
June 30: The Kings of 88
July 14: Blues & BBQ
July 21: Caliber
July 28: The Ultimate Stones
August 4: Southbound Jonny
August 11: Wingstock
August 18: Santanaways
August 25: James Kruk & the Big Boss Men


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

June 12: The Detroit Underground
July 17: The Heroes
August 14: The Morgan Leigh Band
September 11: DSB - formerly Don't Stop Believing


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

June 19: The Cat-illacs
June 26: Ballad Mongers 
July 3: North Park Rockin' Blues Band
July 10: Midnight Heat
July 17: The Cat-illacs
July 24: Bayou Brothers
July 31: Tradewinds
August 7: Indian Joe and the Chiefs
August 14: Calico Ridge
August 21: The Cat-illacs
August 28: Breakaway
September 4: Sophisticats
September 11: Blue Rockit
September 18: The Cat-illacs  
September 25: Nova


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

June 23: Pacific Virtuosi
June 30: 1st Marine Division Jazz Combo
July 7: Hullabaloo Band
July 14: Nate Donnis Trio
July 21: TBA
July 28: Palominos
August 4: Ryan Hiller
August 11: Billy Watson Band
August 18: Bayou Brothers
August 25: Jimmy & Enrique


University City Summer Concert Band

Heman Park, 1028 Midland Blvd.
Tuesdays, 7 pm
858-720-2453

June 14: 'Marches, Musicals, Movies and More' Theme
June 21: 'Soloists' Theme
June 28: 'Patriotic Concerts' Theme
July 12: 'Our History' Theme
July 19: 'Guest Conductors' Theme
July 26: 'Guest Composers and our Future' Theme

Updated: June 2016




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