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 Concert Series’ you wont want to miss.
Buena Park Summer Concerts take place every Wednesday Night from June 5 – July 10 at Boisseranc Park located at 7520 Dale Street. The concerts continue from July 17 – August 21 at Buena Park Downtown located at 8308 On The Mall Avenue. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Boisseranc Park celebrations will include a drum circle from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for children and adults to bring their own instruments and take part in a large circle, making music, dancing, and enjoying the outdoors. At all Boisseranc Park concerts, children can visit the Reading Village to hear a story and choose a book to take home. Some of the musical guests that will be sharing their tunes this summer include Uptown Funk, Pop Gun Rerun, Scot Bruce, and LA Sound Machine. Spectators will enjoy sounds from the 80s, Bruno Mars, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and much more.
The Costa Mesa Summer Concerts In The Park will take place every Tuesday in July. The concerts will be held at Fairview Park, located at 2525 Placentia Avenue. The live music begins at 6:00 p.m. but there are also a variety of other activities that begin at 5:00 p.m. Come out and get food from the food trucks, enjoy activities for children, browse the booths from community organizations, and relax in the beer and wine garden. Come out and enjoy music from The Fenians, Flashback Heart Attack, Desperado, and Tijuana Dogs.
The Cypress Summer concert series is held at Cypress Civic Center Green located at 5275 Orange Avenue. Concerts are held every Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. from June 8 – August 10. There is no concert scheduled for July 27th. There will be arts and crafts available for kids beginning at 5:30 p.m. Concert attendees will enjoy hearing music from The Answer, Creedence Relived, Smooth Sounds of Santana, The Smokin’ Cobras and more. Light refreshments will be available for purchase at the events, and no alcohol is allowed.
The Garden Grove Summer Concert Series will be held at Eastgate Park located at 12001 St. Mark Street. Concerts will take place on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Shows run from Wednesday, July 11th through Thursday, August 15th. There is a bonus concert on June 26th that will be held at the Elks Lodge of Garden Grove with special guest Cat Reed and Back Alley, and the event on August 15th will be held on Main Street Garden Grove. Events will include free kids activities and weekly giveaways. Food will be available to purchase from gourmet food trucks. Musical guests at the Garden Grove Summer Concert Series include The Answer, Knyght Ryder, Trinity, SOTO, Flogging Seagulls, and DSB.
The Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series runs for eleven weeks on Sundays from June 23 – September 1. Concerts begin at 5:00 p.m. and are held at the Thomas Ridley Central Park Concert Bandstand behind the Huntington Beach Central Library. The address for the bandstand is 18000 Goldenwest, but there is parking near the library which is located at 7111 Talbert Avenue. Enjoy the sounds of bands like Night Blooming Jazzmen, Ginger & The Hoosier Daddys, Kelly Rae Band, the Huntington Beach Concert Band, and more. Latin and swing dance lessons will be held from 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. on July 21, August 4, August 18, and August 25.
Laguna Beach Music In The Park will take place on Sunday evenings from 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.
Laguna Niguel Summer Concert Series takes place on select Fridays beginning in June from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. There will be a special concert on July 4 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 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 6:30 p.m. Musical Guests will be The Smokin’ Cobras, Aeromyth, The Suffragettes, 80z All Stars, Jukebox Productions, and The Answer.
The Los Alamitos Music & Movies Event Series includes four dates at four different locations. Saturday, June 15, the concert will take place at Little Cottonwood Park. Concert-goers will enjoy music by Southland Mega Groove, covering popular to from the 1960s to today. Music will last from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will be followed by the movie, Trolls. Saturday, June 29, the concert will be held at Sunburst Field at the Joint Forces Training Base. Music runs from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will be played by The 4 Alarm Band, a pop dance cover band. The music will be immediately followed by the movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Saturday, July 13, the concert event will take place at Orville R. Lewis Park. Music will be provided by the Mike Sullivan Band, playing family-friendly pop hits. Music will last from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will be followed by the movie, Ralph Breaks The Internet. On July 27, the event takes place at the Los Alamitos School District Office Field. Guests will enjoy music from Hollywood Blonde, a Top 40 Cover Band, and will be followed by the movie Incredibles 2. The Los Alamitos Concert events will include children’s activities, raffles, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.
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 begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Gourmet food trucks will be available to purchase food, or bring a picnic dinner. The concert series kicks off on Sunday, June 16 with The Side Deal, a collaboration between musicians from the popular bands Train, Sugar Ray, and Pawn Shop Kings. Smith will perform on July 7. Queen Nation will perform on August 25, and the series wraps up on September 15 with Flashback Heart Attack, the award winning Orange County 80s rock cover band.
The OC Parks Summer Concert Series is a series of 10 concerts that take place at multiple locations throughout the summer. The free concerts will take place on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. from June 20- August 29. The parks that will offer the summer concerts are Craig Park, Mason Park, Irvine Park, Mile Square Park, and Salt Creek Beach. Musical guests include Hard Day’s Night, Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy, Room At The Top, The English Beat, The Fenians, The White Buffalo, Lit, and more.
The City of Orange will host concerts in the park from June 19- August 21. The summer concerts will take place every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Concerts will be held at the Hart Park Bandshell located at 701 S. Glassell Street. Musical guests will include Bumptown, Tears Of Joy, The Country Club band, Hard Day’s Night, and more. There will be no concert on the 3rd of July.
San Juan Capistrano summer concerts in the park are held at the Historic Town Center Park located at 31852 El Camino Real. The events will 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. on June 19, July 17, August 21, and September 18. Musical guests will be Collective LA, Rebel Souls, Scotty Mac Band, and The Trip. Please leave your pets at home.
The Seal Beach summer concerts will take place on Wednesday evenings near the pier at Eisenhower Park. Concerts will kick off on Wednesday, June 6 and run through August 7. Concerts are from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Musical guests for the Seal Beach concert series include LAvation, Illusion, Highway 91, Coral Paradise, The Country Club Band, and Escape. Come out and enjoy the sand, surf, and the sounds of summer.