In 1994 Del Mar brought the funk to Fridays with free concerts. Over the years the free Summer Concert Series has attracted the likes of Cake, Weezer, ZZ Top, Billy Idol, Devo, Gnarls Barkley, Ziggy Marley, Matisyahu, Violent Femmes and Jason Mraz, but in 2001 a singer/songwriter/surfer named Jack Johnson put Del Mar on the musical map (or was it the other way around)? I was at that concert in 2001 and Jack Johnson was incredible. It was however a little crowded, so if you can find a place to watch before the races are over. This year the line-up is incredible! You can see Ben Harper, Steel Pulse & The Offspring for free!
All 12 performances of the Del Mar Summer Concert Series are free for fans attending the races. The Seaside Stage is a non-smoking venue. For Friday shows, as is the case with attending the races, patrons under 18-years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Our Saturday shows are 18-years of age and up ONLY. Following the last race, concert prices are $20. No reserved seats, standing room only so get here early. Concert starts after the races.