Free Summer Concerts in San Diego

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San Diego’s Free Summer Concerts 2019

Start the season on a high note with outdoor gigs and annual summer concerts happening throughout the county starting in June.

Toyota Summer Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair. This year’s “Oz-some” lineup includes Pitbull, Jake Owen, Toby Keith and more. Select dates May 31 through July 4. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Free with fair admission. Details at www.sdfair.com.

Live Music at Seaport Village. Daily, noon-4 pm at West Village Food Court; Sundays, 1-4 pm at East Village Gazebo. 849 West Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.seaportvillage.com

Bird Park Summer Concerts. Select Saturdays in July and August. July 6, 5:30-7:30 pm. Bird Park, 28th and Thorn Street (next to Morely Field.) http://www.explorenorthpark.com/post/bird-park-summer-concerts

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band Indpendence Day Concert. July 4, 8 pm. Fireworks at 9 pm. California Center for the Arts Escondido. 340 N. Escondido Blvd. www.facebook.com/3rdmawband/

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band San Diego Summer Music Institute Concert. July 7, 7-8:15 pm. Don Powell Theatre San Diego State University. 5500 Campanile Dr. www.facebook.com/3rdmawband/

Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park. July 14, 6-7:30 pm. Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch Blvd. & Aviary Dr. www.symphonyinthepark.org

Bird Park Summer Concerts. Aug. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm. Bird Park, 28th and Thorn Street (next to Morely Field.) http://www.explorenorthpark.com/post/bird-park-summer-concerts

Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park. Aug. 11, 6-7:30 pm. Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch Blvd. & Aviary Dr. www.symphonyinthepark.org

Bird Park Summer Concerts. Aug. 17, 5:30-7:30 pm. Bird Park, 28th and Thorn Street (next to Morely Field.) http://www.explorenorthpark.com/post/bird-park-summer-concerts

Weekly Concerts

Coronado Summer Concert Series. Sundays, through Sept. 1, 6 pm. Spreckels Park, 7th St. & Orange Ave. www.coronadoconcert.com

Village Walk’s Summer Sundays. Live bands, cool cars, food and product samples from various merchants, and free crafts for kids. Sundays, June 16-July 21, 5 pm. 878 EastLake Pkwy., Chula  Vista. www.shopvillagewalk.com

Sundays at Six. Sundays, June 16-July 28, 6-7 pm. Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden St., La Mesa. www.lamesaparks.org

Poway’s Summer Concert Series. Sundays, June 23-Aug. 11 (except June 30), 5:30-7 pm. Concerts will be held either at Lake Poway or Old Poway Park. For concert schedule, visit www.poway.org

San Diego International Organ Festival. A showcase of the world’s finest organists and musicians. Mondays, June 24-Aug. 26, 7:30 pm. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. www.spreckelsorgan.org

Twilight in the Park. Enjoy an array of genres, from big band swing and Dixieland jazz to military bands and Latin salsa. Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, June 18 through Aug.29, 6:30-7:30 pm. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. www.balboapark.org/twilight-concerts

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts. Select Tuesdays, Powerhouse Park. 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar. http://delmarfoundation.org/twilight.html#abovemap

Santee Summer Concerts. Thursdays, June 13-Aug. 22 (except July 4), 6:30-8 pm. 550 Park Center Dr. www.santeesummerconcerts.com

Concerts at the Cove. Thursdays, June 20-Aug. 29, 6 pm. Fletcher Cove Park, 111 South Sierra Ave., Solana Beach. www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

Hidden City Sounds. This new summer music series offers a different genre of live music every week. Also, DJs, food trucks and inflatables. Fridays, June 7-Oct. 4, 6 pm. Advance reservations recommended. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. www.artcenter.org

Live Music at Seaport Village. Daily, noon-4 pm at West Village Food Court; Sundays, 1-4 pm at East Village Gazebo. 849 West Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.seaportvillage.com

First Friday Arts District (((amplified))). The June 7 event offers a live concert featuring New Reveille (opening act: Nena Anderson) plus a new pop-up market and a craft beer garden. 6:30-9 pm. Concert will be held at the North Promenade (between Stone Brewing World Bistro and the Greetings Tour mural). Liberty Station, Point Loma. www.artsdistrictlibertystation.com

Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park. June 9, 6-7:30 pm. Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch Blvd. & Aviary Dr. www.symphonyinthepark.org

TGIF Concerts in the Parks. Fridays, June 21-Aug.16, 6-8 pm; pre-shows at 5 pm. Concerts will be held at community parks in Carlsbad. Also, hands-on art activities for all ages and food vendors. Visit www.carlsbadca.gov/tgif for schedule and locations.

Mission Hills Concerts in the Park. Fridays, June 21-Aug.16, 6 pm. Pioneer Park, 1521 Washington Pl. Check website for full lineup. www.missionhillstowncouncil.org/events/concerts/

Updated: May 2019

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