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Free Summer Concerts

With summer comes exciting outdoor events in warm and sunny Orange County. There are a variety of summer concert series at parks and other venues around the county so that family and friends can gather, enjoy a picnic, and dance away the evening. Here are some Orange County Summer Concerts you won’t want to miss.

Free Summer Concerts

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Pacific Symphony Symphony in the Cities & Symphony on the Go!

Pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair or blanket and gather the family for an evening of free music. Symphony in the Cities (SITC) brings music and entertainment to local parks each year. Symphony on the Go! (SOTG) is a brightly-wrapped traveling stage on wheels bringing a mobile community concert experience.

Symphony On The Go Concerts

  • Friday, May 24 at 6:30PM | Napoli Park: 27682 Napoli Way, Mission Viejo
  • Sunday, June 16 at 6:30PM | Cordova Park: 26931 El Retiro, Mission Viejo
  • Friday, June 28 at 6:30PM | Soka University: 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo
  • Friday, July 12 at 6PM | Pines Park: 34941 Camino Capistrano, Capistrano Beach
  • Saturday, July 13 at 6PM | Pavilion Park: 2 Tierno, Rancho Mission Viejo
  • Sunday, July 21 at 6:30PM | Portola Park: 301 S Euclid St, La Habra
  • Sunday, August 25 at 10:30AM | Osa Grande Park: 30251 Sienna Pkwy, Ladera Ranch
  • Thursday, August 29 at 6PM | Ole Hanson Beach Club: 105 W Avenida Pico, San Clemente
  • Friday, October 4 at 5:30PM | Heisler Park Amphitheater: Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach
  • Saturday, October 5 at 6PM | Los Rios Park: 31790 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano

Symphony In The Cities Concerts

  • Tuesday, July 30 | Fairview Park, Costa Mesa
  • Saturday, August 3 at 7PM | Oso Viejo Community Park: 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
  • Sunday, August 4 at 7PM | Aitken Arts Plaza at Musco Center: One University Drive, Orange
  • Saturday, August 17 at 7PM | TBA
  • Sunday, August 18 at 7PM | Great Park Live, Irvine

Aliso Viejo Community Association Summer Concerts

Live summer concerts at the Grand Park Town Center Amphitheater (6101 City Lights Drive) from 5:30 -7:30 PM. Here’s the 2024 Lineup:

  • June 9 – Stone Soul
  • June 23 – Tijuana Dogs
  • July 14 – Young Guns
  • July 28 – Kayln & The New Frontier
  • August 11 – Flashback Heart Attack

Anaheim Concerts In The Canyon

2024 Free summer concerts in the park, presented by Disneyland, will have food available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.

Thursdays at 6:30PM at Ronald Reagan Park (945 S. Weir Canyon Road, Anaheim)

  • June 27, 2024 – Stone Soul
  • July 11 – Knyght Ryder
  • July 18 – 33 Thunder
  • July 25 – Buffett Beach

Thursdays at 6:30PM at Maxwell Park (2650 W Broadway, Anaheim)

  • August 1 – Tabu

National Night Out Concert at Modjeska Park (1331 S Nutwood St., Anaheim)

  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024 | 7PM – Modern Highway

Saturdays at 7:00PM at Pearson Park Amphitheatre (401 N. Lemon Street, Anaheim)

  • August 3 – Anything For Salinas Band
  • August 10 – Santanaways
  • August 17 – Britishmania
  • August 24 – Catch A Wave

More 2024 Pearson Park Fun featuring art, music and dance on Friday Nights at 6:30 PM:

  • June 14 – Buster Balloon & Psychic Magic and comedy show
  • June 21 – Kids Imagination Nation
  • June 28 – Le Polynesia
  • July 12 – Hikari Taiko Drummers & Ling’s Dance Academy
  • July 19 – Anaheim Ballet
  • July 26 – Baile Y Canto

MUZEO Concerts

California Jammin’ features free, outdoor performances in the museum courtyard from 6 to 8 PM.

  • June 28, 2024 | Kid Ramos
  • July 26, 2024 | Lilies Of The West
  • August 30, 2024 | Sean Oliu

Balboa Island Concerts In The Park

Balboa Island Concerts in the Park are held at Balboa Park on Agate Avenue on Friday nights from 6PM to 8PM, August 5th through September 2nd.


Brea Concerts In The Park

2024 concerts in the park are held on Wednesday nights at City Hall Park (401 S. Brea Blvd.) during July and August. All shows will begin at 6:30PM. Event will include vendors selling food and refreshments.

  • July 10 | Symphonic Winds Of The Pacific
  • July 17 | Electric Vinyl
  • July 24 | Chico
  • July 31 | Country Nation
  • August 7 | Identity Theft

Buena Park Summer Concerts

Buena Park Summer Concerts take place on Wednesday Nights at Boisseranc Park located at 7520 Dale Street. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.

Concerts run every Wednesday. There will be a twilight swim and kids zone, plus food trucks and community vendors will be onsite beginning at 6PM.

All concerts will be livestreamed on the Buena Park YouTube and Facebook pages.

  • July 3 – LA Sound Machine
  • July 10 – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
  • July 17 – Shero
  • July 24 – Tijuana Dogs
  • July 31 – Bruno And The Hooligans
  • August 7 – New Romantics

Costa Mesa Summer Concerts In The Park

The 2024 Costa Mesa Summer Concert In The Park will be held on select Tuesdays at Fairview Park, located at 2525 Placentia Avenue. The live music begins at 6:00 p.m. but come early as there are other activities that begin at 5:00 p.m. including food trucks, kids activities, and a beer and wine garden.

  • July 9 | Yachty By Nature
  • July 16 | Flashback Heart Attack
  • July 23 | Tijuana Dogs
  • July 30 | Pacific Symphony

Concerts At The Camp

The Camp OC
2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Camp features live music at various locations including Salty Bear Brewing, Cowboys & Poodles, and in the Camp Courtyard. Music often runs in the evenings from Wednesday through Sunday. See the calendar for performances and times.

Support local businesses by picking up dinner or snacks from restaurants at The Camp to enjoy in your vehicles/parking spots during the show. Parking is first-come first-serve.


Cypress Summer Concerts On The Green

Summer 2024 Concerts will be held at Civic Center Green
5275 Orange Avenue
Fridays at 6:00 PM
Concessions will be available for purchase from food trucks on site. 2024 Concerts run June – August.

  • June 21 – Guilty Pleasure Makers
  • June 28 – Family Style (With Salute To America Event from 5:30-9:30PM at Cypress College)
  • July 5 – The Answer
  • July 12 – The Kings Of 88
  • July 19 – OC Groove
  • July 26 – Suave’ The Band
  • August 2 – The Dreamboats
  • August 9 – 80z All Stars

Dana Point Concerts In The Park

Live music is on at Sea Terrace Park on PCH and Niguel Road at 33501 Niguel Road. Concerts will be held behind the Dana Point Library. Concerts run 2:30PM – 6PM. 2024 schedule:

  • July 14: Billy Nation & Kenny Metcalf as Elton
  • July 21: ABBA Fab & Kalimba (Earth Wind & Fire Tribute)
  • July 28: Uptown Funk & Black Eyed Tease
  • August 4: Reflexx & Saved By The 90s
  • August 11: Full Strength & Tijuana Dogs
  • August 18: Common Sense & The Aggrolites

Fountain Valley Concerts In The Park

The 2024 Fountain Valley summer concert series will be held select Thursdays in July at FV Sports Park (16400 Brookhurst St) from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 

  • July 11 -The Dreamboats
  • July 18 – Tijuana Dogs
  • July 25 – DSB

Fullerton Summer Concerts In The Park

Fullerton Sports Complex – 560 E. Silver Pine
Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Food trucks will be available to purchase food

2024 TBA


Garden Grove Summer Concert Series

The Garden Grove Summer Concert Series will be held at Eastgate Park located at 12001 St. Mark Street and Downtown Main Street. Concerts will take place Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. High school students will compete to win the title of the Voice of Garden Grove before each concert at 6PM. Food will be available to purchase from vendors.

  • June 27, 2024 – Smokin’ Cobras | Main Street
  • July 11, 2024 – Taylor Nation | Eastgate
  • July 18, 2024 – Redneck Rodeo | Eastgate
  • July 25, 2024 – Jimmy’s Buffet | Eastgate
  • August 1, 2024 – Tijuana Dogs | Eastgate

Huntington Beach Peter’s Landing Summer Concerts

Peter’s Landing in Huntington Beach will be hosting free summer concerts in the park on Fridays from 5PM to 8PM and Saturdays from 12PM to 3PM. The concert series kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend and runs through September 5th. See the full lineup here.


Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series

Sunday in the park concerts are held at the Thomas Ridley Central Park Concert Bandstand behind the Central Library. Concerts begin at 5PM. Enjoy free dance lessons before the concert at 4:15.

  • June 23, 2024 – HBCB
  • June 30 – Air Force Band Of The Golden West
  • July 7 – Golden West Pops
  • July 14 – Long Beach Community Band
  • July 21 – Nutty
  • July 28 – Surf’s Up
  • August 4 – Bones West
  • August 11 – Wise Guys Big Band
  • August 18 – Huntington Beach Concert Band
  • August 25 – OC Groove

Huntington Beach Surfin’ Sundays Concerts

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
11AM – 6PM

Select Sundays at Pier Plaza next to the Huntington Beach Pier will feature concerts throughout the day plus vendors and activities.

  • April 14, 2024
  • June 23, 2024
  • July 14, 2024
  • August 18, 2024
  • September 29, 2024
  • October 13, 2024

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts

Free family-friendly concerts in the park, held at Mike Ward Community Park in Woodbridge. Bring a picnic or purchase food from one of the on-site food trucks. General seating is available for free. Preferred and VIP seating is available for a fee.

  • July 27, 2024 | The Reflexx
  • August 10, 2024 | 1969 The Tribute
  • August 17, 2024 | DW3

Irvine Jazz in the Palm Court

This free, family-friendly event series features gifted, local jazz musicians.

  • Saturday, February 17, 1–3 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 9, 1–3 p.m. 
  •  Saturday, April 20, 1–3 p.m. 

Irvine Trade Marketplace Summer Concerts

Visit Trade Marketplace for shopping and dining, and stay for the live entertainment. Free summer concerts will be hosted on the last Saturday of the month all summer long, 2024 TBA. Concerts will run from 6PM – 8PM.


Laguna Beach Music In The Park

Laguna Beach Music In The Park will take place on Sunday evenings during July and August. Live music will be played from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Bluebird Park located at 798 Bluebird Canyon Drive. Musical guests are announced in June. Sunset Serenades are on Fridays in May/September and the World Music Series is in June.

  • July 7 | The Great North Special
  • July 14 | TABU
  • July 21 | The Shagwells
  • July 28 | Upstream
  • August 4 | 133 Band
  • August 11 | Betamaxx
  • August 18 | The Tina Turner Tribute featuring Debby Holiday

Laguna Niguel Concerts In The Park

Laguna Niguel Summer Concert Series takes place on select Fridays June through September from 6:30 – 8PM. The concerts will be held at Crown Valley Park Amphitheater located at 29751 Crown Valley Parkway. A shuttle service is available from City Hall at 30111 Crown Valley Parkway. Dinner and dessert will be available for purchase from food trucks on location beginning at 6:00 p.m.

  • June 7, 2024 – Cassie B
  • June 21, 2024 – Family Style
  • Bonus! July 4, 2024 – The Suffragettes
  • July 19, 2024 – Dog N’ Butterfly
  • August 2, 2024 – The Heart Of Rock & Roll
  • August 16, 2024 – Smith Country Band

La Habra Concerts In The Park

Portola Park
301 S. Euclid St., La Habra
Thursday Nights, 7-8:30 PM

The La Habra concerts in the park include music, food trucks, and fun family activities. 2024 Dates are:

  • July 11 – Latin Soul Band
  • July 18 – Pulp Vixen
  • July 25 – Kelly Boys Band
  • August 1 – Cassie B
  • August 8 – Mariachi Divas

Lake Forest Summer Concerts

Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center
28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest, CA

The Lake Forest Summer Concert Series takes place on select Saturdays. All concerts begin at 5:30PM.

  • June 22 – The Long Run (Eagles Tribute)
  • July 27 – Redneck Rodeo (Country Hits)
  • August 24 – Who’s Zepplin (Who Experience Tribute) – Also will be a car show

Live Music At The Skatepark will also be hosted in Lake Forest this year at Etnies Skate Park. Free to enter and watch, but the standard fee applies to anyone using the skatepark. Music runs from 7-10PM on the following Saturdays:

  • June 22
  • July 27
  • August 24

La Palma Summer Concerts

The City of La Palma is partnering with the Community Activities and Beautification Committee to present the 2024 summer Concerts in the Park series. Saturdays In The Park is a series of concerts featuring musical tribute bands that play the best tunes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Bring your family and friends and a picnic to enjoy an evening of music in the park. Free parking and admission. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

All La Palma Concerts will be held on select Saturday evenings in July and August (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) at the Central Park Amphitheater – 7821 Walker Street, CA, 90623

  • July 11, 2024 – Savor: Santana Tribute Band
  • July 18, 2024 – AstroYachts – Yacht Rock (Hometown Heroes Concert)
  • July 25, 2024 – Identity Theft The Band
  • August 1, 2024 – Stone Soul (Civic Expo & National Night Out)

Los Alamitos Summer Concert Series

The City of Los Alamitos is hosting free concerts! Bring your own blankets and chairs! Food will be available to purchase from food trucks and local restaurants. Thursday night concerts are from 6:30PM – 8:00PM.

Pre-Summer Concerts on Florista & Pine:

  • May 2, 2024 – Strange Days
  • May 9 – Kenny Hale
  • May 16 – The Trip
  • May 23 – Kayln + The New Frontier Band
  • May 30 – Surf City All Star Band
  • June 6 – The Emperors

Concerts On Pine Street – 10902 Pine Street

  • June 13, 2024 – Redneck Rodeo
  • June 20 – No Duh Band
  • June 27 – 80z All Stars
  • July 11 – Doin Time

Concerts In The Park

  • July 18 – Woodie & The Longboards | Little Cottonwood Park
  • July 25 – Circa ’77 | Orville R. Lewis Park
  • August 1 – Britain’s Finest | Little Cottonwood Park
  • August 8 – Escape | Orville R. Lewis Park

Mission Viejo Concerts on the Green

Free Friday night concerts will be held at NPM-Village Green (24932 Veterans Way) from 6 to 8 PM. Events will include bounce houses, gourmet food trucks, and beer and wine. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy music and fun.

  • June 7 | Family Style
  • July 19 | Yachty By Nature

Newport Beach Concerts On The Green

The Newport Beach Summer Concerts On The Green is presented by the City Arts Commission. The Newport concerts are held once a month during the summer at the Newport Beach Civic Center located at 100 Civic Center Drive. Concerts are 6PM – 7:30PM. Gourmet food trucks will be available to purchase food, or bring a picnic dinner.

  • July 21, 2024 – Radio Rebels
  • August 11, 2024 – Wilbury Super Group
  • September 22, 2024 – Absolute

Concerts will also be held at Marina Park:

  • October 13, 2024 – Gotham City Swingers

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

The OC Parks Summer Concert Series is a series of 10 free concerts that take place at multiple locations throughout the summer. The free concerts take place on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. from June  – September. The music will begin at 6:00 PM. The parks that will offer the summer concerts are Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park, and Salt Creek Beach. 

  • June 20, 2024 – Sweet & Tender Hooligans | Craig Regional Park
  • June 27, 2024 – Mariachi Divas | Craig Regional Park
  • July 11, 2024 – Flashback Heart Attack | Mason Regional Park
  • July 18, 2024 – A Thousand Horses | Irvine Regional Park
  • July 25, 2024 – No Duh: The Ultimate Tribute To No Doubt | Irvine Regional Park
  • August 1, 2024 – Ozomatli | Mile Square Regional Park
  • August 8, 2024 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy | Mile Square Regional Park
  • August 15, 2024 – The Fabba Show | Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach
  • August 22, 2024 – Jimmy’s Buffet | Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Orange Concerts in the Park

The City of Orange will host concerts in the park from June – August. Summer concerts take place every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Concerts will be held at the Hart Park (701 S. Glassell Street), El Camino Real Park (400 N. Main St.), and Grijalva Park (368 N. Prospect St).

  • June 12 – Knyght Ryder | El Camino Real Park
  • June 19 – The Trip | Hart Park
  • June 26 – The New Romantics | Hart Park
  • July 3 – 3rd Of July Celebration | Grijalva Park
  • July 10 – The Latin Soul Band | Hart Park
  • July 17 – Wiseguys Big Band Machine | Hart Park
  • July 24 – Soul 3 Sixty Band | Hart Park
  • July 31 – The 90’s Rock Show | Hart Park
  • August 7 – Stone Soul | Grijalva Park

Orange County Great Park Summer Dance Party

Come to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine for a Summer dance party. The family friendly event is a throwback with a DJ playing 80s jams and live music. Food Trucks will be available for refreshments. The event is free.

  • July 11, 2024 | 6PM – 9:30PM

Placentia Concerts In The Park

Tri City Park – 2301 N Kraemer Blvd., Placentia
Concerts begin at 6:30 PM

  • July 11, 2024 – Tribute To Taylor Swift
  • July 18, 2024 – Smokin’ Cobras
  • July 25, 2024 – 33 Thunder
  • August 1, 2024 – Upstream
  • August 8, 2024 – Soto

Rancho Santa Margarita Summer Concerts

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is hosting summer concerts at Central Park at 30824 La Miranda. Attendees are invited to bring blankets, low back lawn chairs, and picnics to enjoy the show.

  • July 7, 2024
  • July 14, 2024
  • July 21, 2024
  • July 28, 2024
  • August 4, 2024
  • August 11, 2024

Rossmoor Family Festivals At Rush Park

Rush Park
3001 Blume Dr., Rossmoor
Free admission
3PM – 8PM

Come out for family fun this summer and enjoy live music, some of Orange County’s favorite food trucks, a kids carnival area, and craft vendors. Here’s the summer lineup:

  • June 8, 2024 – Knyght Ryder
  • July 13, 2024 – Stone Soul
  • August 10, 2024 – The Trip
  • September 14, 2024 – The Emperors

San Clemente Music On The Meadows

Bring your chairs and blankets and join Music on the Meadows. Select Thursdays at 6 pm you can enjoy LIVE music, great food, and time with friends and family in the fresh summer air!

  • July 11, 2024 – Yachty By Nature
  • July 18, 2024 – Eric Roebuck Band
  • July 25, 2024 – Sega Genocide
  • August 8, 2024 – Flock Of 80s
  • August 15, 2024 – Wigs & Ties
  • August 22, 2024 – Common Sense

San Juan Summer Nights

San Juan Capistrano summer concerts in the park are held at the Historic Town Center Park located at 31852 El Camino Real. The events include live music, dancing, local restaurants, business expo vendors, children’s activities, beer, and wine. Concerts are on the third Wednesday evening of the month from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. from June through September. Please leave your pets at home.

  • June 19 | Mowdy
  • July 17 | Family Style
  • August 21 | Flashback Heart Attack
  • September 18 | Tijuana Dogs

Santa Ana Fairhaven Memorial Park

Saturday, June 29, 2024 | 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
1702 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana, CA

Free Summer Concert with James King featuring songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The event area opens at 3:30pm in front of Fairhaven’s Historic Mausoleum.


Seal Beach Summer Concert Series

The Seal Beach summer concerts will take place on Wednesday evenings near the pier at Eisenhower Park. Concerts run from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy the sand, surf, and the sounds of summer.

  • June 19-23 – Nashville On The Coast
  • June 26 – Redneck Rodeo
  • July 4 – Band On The Sand
  • July 10 – Strange Days
  • July 17 – In Tyme
  • July 24 – LA Vation
  • July 31 – Franklin Wall
  • August 7 – Stevie Nicks Illusion

Silverado Summer Concert Series

See live music at the Silverado Fairgrounds & Community Center from May to September every third Saturday night of the month.

  • May 18, 2024 | Hillbilly Crutch
  • More TBA

The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Enjoy free acoustic performances on the Porch at the Ranch daily from 4PM – 8PM. Admission is free and drinks are available for purchase. Check their calendar for a complete list of artists and updates.


Tustin Free Concerts In The Park

The free concert series takes place every Wednesday from June 12 – July 31, 2024 at Peppertree Park (230 W First Street), 6PM to 8PM.

  • June 12 | Tijuana Dogs
  • June 19 | The Rayford Brothers
  • June 26 | 90s Rock Show Band
  • July 3 | Undercover Live
  • July 10 | Ignition
  • July 17 | The Fenians
  • July 24 | Fan Halen
  • July 31 | Sticks & Stones

The District at Tustin Legacy

TBA


Villa Park Free Concert In The Park

2024 TBA

The Villa Park Community Services Foundation presents a free summer concert every year. Come out to the Villa Park High School Amphitheater to see 80’s Daze, an 80’s cover band.

See our guide for what to bring to a concert.


Yorba Linda Summer Concerts In The Park

Hurless Barton Park
4601 Casa Loma Ave, Yorba Linda
5:30 – 7:30PM

Sunday Nights are for free summer concerts! Bring a picnic and some blankets and chairs and enjoy grub from the food trucks. Here’s what to expect for 2024:

  • July 14 – 4×4
  • July 21 – Modern Highway
  • July 28 – The Reflexx
  • August 4 – Blue Breeze Band
  • August 11 – Surf’s Up
  • August 18 – Rebel Heart

Nixon Library Sunday Concert Series

Year round concerts are generally held Sundays and are free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:30 pm, and the music begins at 2:00 pm unless otherwise noted. 


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