Free or Almost Free in San Diego-Summer Concerts

July 1, 2013

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San Diego County Community Summer Concerts

Every summer San Diego communities offer evening concerts. Here is a comprehensive list of things to do in San Diego County & those communities who are making music!

Summer Concert in Carlsbad

July 5 – High Street Band – Swing

July 12 – Brave Combo – World mix

July 19 – Café R&B – Rhythm & blues

July 26 – Louie Cruz Beltran – Brazillian/Afro-Cuban

Aug 6 – The Bayou Brothers – Zydeco

Aug 9 – Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars – Afro-pop

Aug 16 – The Styletones – Soul

Aug 23 – Big Time Operator – Big band swing

*All concerts are 6 to 8 pm.  For more information visit:  The City of Carlsbad

 

Del Mar’s Free Summer Concert

Friday, August 3 – Steel Pulse

Saturday, August 4 – Cake

Friday, August 10 – The Offspring

Friday, August 17 – Michael Franti & Spearhead

Saturday, August 18 – Ben Harper

Friday, August 24 – Jimmy Cliff

Friday, August 31 – Ozomatli

*Del Mar Race Track, seaside stage located at the west end of the grandstand.  For more information call (858)735-1141, www.delmarscene.com

 

Free Outdoor Concerts Fridays in El Cajon

July 13 – Fred Benidetti – Classical Guitar Trio

July 20 – Petty Breakers – Tribute Band Rock

July 27 – Soul Persuaders – Funk/Rock

August 3 – Fireflyuly 21 –  Contemporary Rock

August 10 – Tom Hyatt and the Sundown Riders – Western

August 17 – Berkley Hart – Acoustic

August 24 – The Mardells – Nostaigic Rock

August 31 – Buzz Campbell & Hot Rod Lincoln

*Concerts on the Promenade (formerly “Concerts on the Green”)is a popular weekly outdoor summer concert series featuring top entertainers every Friday evening from May through September

 

Free Concerts in La Jolla

July 7 – Rockola – Classic Rock

July 14 – Big Time Operator – Swing

July 21 – Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash – Country

July 28 – Bill Magee Blues Band – Blues

August 4 – The Benny Hollman Big Band – Salute

August 11 – Theo & the Zydeco Patrol – Cajun Blues

August 18 – The Heroes – Rock & Roll

August 25 – BetaMaxx Band – 80’s

*Every Sunday afternoon, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, July 7 thru Labor Day Weekend.  Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove

 

Free Summer Family Fun in La Mesa

July 14 – Jazz West (Jazz Music) Sonic Epidemic (70’s Rock)

July 21 – Sonic Epidemic (70’s Rock)

*Sundays at Six Summer concerts – A series of free concerts held in the beautiful outdoor amphitheatre at Harry Griffen Park on Sundays during July.  Concerts start at 6:00 pm

 

Free Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park

July – August – 6:30 pm to 8 pm – Berry Street Park

*For more information call (619)825-3815

 

Free Summer Concert Series in Santee

July 11 – The Mighty Untouchables – Variety musical entertainment beyond the reach of the rest

July 18 – Mercedes Moore Band – Blues diva burning down the blues in Southern California

July 18 – The Bill Magee Blues Band – One of the most sought-after bluesmen in Southern California

July 25 –  Left4Dead Band – Crowd pleasing generation spanning, danceable rock & roll

August 1 – Len Rainey and the Midnight Players – An amazing meto of blues, jazz, and a little bit of rock & roll

August 8 – Rockola – America’s classic rock experience

August 15 – The Highwayman Show featuring Tony Suraci – A tribute to Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson

August 23 – The Cat-illacs – Rock & roll hits from the 50’s – 90’s

*Thursdays July – August 22, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.  Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA  92071

 

 Free Summer Concert in Pacific Beach on the green

July 21 – Bill Magee Blues Band

July 28 – Wild Night

Aug 4 – Three Chord Justice

Aug 11 – US Navy Big Band 

*Shows run from 4:00 to 6:30 pm at Kate Sessions Park (Lamont Street, just north of Beryl).  Bring your own food and drink.

 

Poway Summer Concert in the Park Series Free

July 8 – Lake Poway, Stoney B Blues Band Blues

July 15 – Old Poway Park, Highland Way Celtic

July 22 – Lake Poway, Creedence Relived Creedence Clearwater Tribute Band

July 29 – Old Poway Park, Virtual Strangers Bluegrass

Aug 5 – Lake Poway, CoastRiders Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band

Aug 12 – Old Poway Park, Pomerado Community Band Big Band

*For more information call (858) 668-4576

 

Free Concerts in Seaport Village

June – August, most concerts from 12-4 p.m., some afternoon, early evening, throughout the week and weekends.  At Seaport Village performs in the West Plaza Food Court or East Plaza Gazebo

*For more information call (619) 235-4014

 

University Heights Free Summer Concerts

University Heights free summer concerts by Simone Jasper on the lawn in front of Wiley Middle School, or in the school auditorium on rainy days.

July concerts will take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 pm

July 12 – University Heights Symphonic Band

July 19 – Blue Lunch Band (jazz and blues)

July 26 – University Heights Symphonic Band (there will be an ice cream social at this performance)

August concerts will take place on Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 pm

Aug 2 – Frank Moravcik Polka Band

Aug 9 – The Stratophonics (rock, soul, big band and contemporary music, there will be an ice cream social at this performance)

Aug 16 – Mark Grey and Northcoast Jazz Collective

Aug 23 – Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet (there will be an ice cream social at this performance)

 

Encinitas Sunday Concerts by the Sea

July 8 – The Grass Heat

July 22 – Charlie Imes

August 5 – Dead Feather Moon

August 19 – Shoreline Rootz

*Reserve 3:00 – 5:00 pm for some great music and dancing under the sun.  For more information call (760) 633-2740

 

Chula Vista Summer Concerts

July 1, 5-6:30 pm – Bayou Brothers, Cajun/Zydeco music

July 8, 5-6:30 pm – Westwind Brass, music of the Americas

July 15, 5-6:30 pm – Ultratones, hot dance music of the 70s, 80s and 90s

July 22, 5-6:30 pm – Breez’n, music of the 50s, 60s and 70s

July 29, 5-6:30 pm – Smokestaxx, classical soul and rock ‘n ‘roll

Aug 5, 5-6:30 pm – Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, boogie-woogie, 50s and ragtime blues

Aug 12, 5-6:30 pm – Lao Tizer Band, smooth contemporary jazz

Aug 19, 5-6:30 pm – Cool Fever, down home blues and more

Aug 26, 5-6:30 pm – Fattburger – smooth jazz

*For more information call (619) 585-5682 or visit www.chulavistaca.gov.

 

Free Concerts in San  Marcos

The city of San Marcos will present a free concert with “Diamond is Forever” a Neil Diamond Tribute band at 5 pm Aug 13 at Hollandia Park, 12 Mission Hills Court.  Chairs or blankets are recommended.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  For information call (760) 744-9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net

 

 

 

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