Summer is coming! It is almost here and with it brings tons of free concerts! Last year we had a lot of fun going to the Carlsbad Jazz in the Park concerts. I love that you can pack snacks and wine to enjoy during the concert. The concerts are totally free not even a charge for parking. I would recommend getting there as early as you can because parking does become an issue. Remember that everyone wants to see the performers, so plan to bring LOW-BACKED chairs only. Shade structures are not allowed except along the back fences of the parks.
There is fun for the kids too! At the second concert in each park, Art At Jazz offers hands-on visual arts activities for younger TGIF Jazz audience members. All supplies are provided by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts, it is held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
There are three different parks the concerts are held at between the end of June and the end of August. The concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. See the full list below for locations, dates and shows. For more information click here.
Stagecoach Park will host the first three concerts at 3420 Camino de los Coches.
June 29: Mofo Party Band; July 6: Big Time Operator; July 13: Cafe R&B.
Poinsettia Park hosts the next three concerts at 6600 Hidden Valley Road.
July 20: Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Burns; July 27: B-Side Players; August 3: Madame Le Roux & Krewe plus Euphoria Brass Band.
Calavera Hills Park hosts the last three concerts at 2997 Glasgow Drive.
August 10: Sierra Leone’s Refugee; August 17: Ruby & The Red Hots; August 24: Johnny Polanco Orchestra.