Free Summer Concerts in San Diego


Free Summer Concerts

With the beautiful weather starting early this year (3 days of sun so far in June!) it is time to get out and enjoy the summer concerts for free.  There are tons of concerts all over San Diego throughout the summer, here are the first few I found… a lot more to come!

Apline Summer Concert Series @ Alpine Community Center Park, 1830 Alpine Blvd. Every other Sunday through Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m.  Begins on July 1st, 2012 with The Marine Corps Band.  The other concert dates are:  July 8, July 22, August 5, August 12.  Click here for more information and the full band line-up.

Balboa Park Twilight in the Park @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion on Tuesdays-Thursdays (with the exception of July 4th) from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.  June 19 Stars on the Water, June 20 El Cajon German Band, June 21 Graceland , June 26 The Legends, June 27 Cool Fever, June 28 Bayou Brothers, July 3 Marine Band San Diego, July 5 145th Street, July 10 Ron Jermain, July 11 Breez’n, July 12 Catillacs, July 17 Mariachi Chula Vista, July 18 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble, July 19 San Diego Six, July 24 San Diego Youth Symphony, July 25 Corvelles, July 26 San Diego Civic Dance Arts, July 31 Coastal Communities Concert Band, August 1 San Diego Nite Band, August 2 Uncle Bob & The Earthmovers, August 7 Coronado Big Band, August 8 San Diego Concert Band, August 9 Kearny Mesa Band.  Click here for more information.

Spreckels Organ Festival @ Spreckels Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park Mondays at 7:30 p.m.  June 25 Robert Plimpton, July 2 Simon Gledhill, July 9 Tom Trenney, July 16 Ty Woodward, July 23 Diane Bish, July 30 Carlo Curley, August 6 Elizabeth & Raymond Chenault, August 13 Gordan Turk, August 20 Silent Movie Night with Dennis James, August 27 Carol Williams and Guests – Festival Grand Finale!  For more information click here.

Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Park – The annual concert season begins in late June and continues every Friday evening through mid-August. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.  There are three locations for TGIF Jazz in the Park the first three weeks it is held at Stagecoach Park @ 3420 Camino de los Coches.  Dates and performances as follows: June 29th Mofo Party Band, July 6 Big Time Operator, July 13 Cafe R & B.  Poinsettia Park @ 6600 Hidden Valley Road, dates and performances as follows: July 20 Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums, July 27 B-Side Players, August 3 Madame Le Roux & Krewe plus Euphoria Brass Band.  Calavera Hills Park @ 2997 Glasgow Drive.  Dates and performances as follows:  August 10 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, August 17 Ruby & The Red Hots, August 24 Johnny Polanco Orchestra.  For more information on the Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the park click here.

Coronado Concerts in the Park @ Spreckles Park on Orange Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets, Sundays at 6:00 p.m unless otherwise stated.  June 10 The Wild Child, June 17 Navy Southwest Show Band, June 24 Mar Dels, July 1 Stillettos w/ Tommy Price, July 4 Coronado Community Big Band at 4:00 p.m., July 8 Palomar Pacific Coast Concert Band, July 22 Rockola, July 29 Neon Nation, August 5 Liquid Blue, August 12 Surfin’ Safari, August 19 Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, August 26 Navy Southwest WInd Ensemble, September 2 Redlands 4th of July Band at 5:00 p.m., September 9 In Midlife Crisis at 5:00 p.m.  For more information on the Coronado Concerts in the park click here.

Coronado Ferry Landing Concert Series @ The Coronado Ferry Landing on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  June 9 Blue Frog Band, June 10Don Lee (solo), June 16 Paragon Band, June 17 Crown Island Jazz Band 1-4 p.m., June 23 Dixie Jazz Katz, June 24 Velvet Cafe, June 30 Finding the Constant Jazz Quartet, July 1 Coronado Big Band 1-3 p.m., July 4 Crown Island Jazz Band 1-4 p.m., July 6 “Life’s A Beach” kick-off KyXy 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., July 7 Don Lee (solo), July 8 Stiletto’s, July 14 Paragon Band, July 15 Blue Frog Band, July 21 Dixie Jazz Katz, July 22 Cool Fever July 28, Finding the Constant Jazz Quartet, July 29 Teagan Taylor Trio, August 4 Blue Frog Band, August 5 Stiletto’s, August 11 Paragon Band, August 12 Finding the Constant Jazz Quartet, August 18 Swamp Critters, August 19 Crown Island Jazz Band 1-4 p.m., August 25 Don Lee (solo), August 26 Teagan Taylor Trio.

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