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.
Note: Due to covid-19 many summer concert programs have been postponed or cancelled. Check back regularly for updates.
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 July 14 – August 18, 2021. There will be a twilight swim and kids zone before every concert from 5 – 7 PM, plus community vendors.
July 14 – Mariachi Divas
July 21 – Biscuits & Gravy
July 28 – The Country Club Band
August 4 – Cold Duck
August 11 – Hard Days Night
August 18 – FlashPants
2021 TBA. Costa Mesa Summer Concerts In The Park are every Tuesday in July 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.
The Camp OC
2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thursdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Drive-In Live Music
The Camp is hosting a free drive-in summer concert series beginning May 6th, 2021. Live shows will continue every Thursday until September 30, 2021. 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.
Summer Concert Schedule:
- May 6 – Kalama Brothers
- May 13 – Lou Lagoon
- May 20 – Roteshan
- May 27 – Sean Oliu & The Coastline Cowboys
- June 3 – Undecided Future
- June 10 – Triple Thread
- June 17 – Roteshan
- June 24 – Candid!
- July 1 – The Moon Jays
- July 8 – Ti85
- July 15 – Darden
- July 22 – Sean Oliu & The Coastline Cowboys
- July 29 – Lou Lagoon
- August 5 – Spacetime Television
- August 12 – Undecided Future
- August 26 – Candid!
- September 9 – Spacetime Television
- September 16 – Back Bay
Summer 2021 Drive In Concerts will be held at Cypress College at 9200 Valley View Street
June 25 – August 13, 2021
Fridays at 6:00 PM – Pre-registration is required
There will be no concessions available so please bring your own food and drinks!
- June 25 – The Answer – Classic Rock
- July 2 – Salute To America – Electric Vinyl (6:30 – 9:30PM)
- July 9 – The Wiseguys Big Band Machine – Swing Music
- July 16 – Wheel In The Sky – Journey Tribute
- July 23 – All That 90’s
- July 30 – LAvation – U2 Tribute
- August 6 – Southland – 70’s and 80’s Rock & Roll
- August 13 – Charlie’s Angels: The Band – 70’s Hits
Live music is on at Sea Terrace Park on PCH and Niguel Road. Concerts will be held behind the Dana Point Library. Here’s the 2021 schedule:
3:00pm-4:00pm DSB – The Next Best Thing to Journey
4:30pm-6:00pm The Reflexx
3:00pm-4:00pm Tricia Freeman’s Tribute to Female Rock Stars
4:30pm-6:00pm Mirage Visions of Fleetwood Mac
3:00pm-4:00pm Listen to the Music – The Doobie Brothers Experience
4:30pm-6:00pm The Eagles Experience
3:00pm-4:00pm The Piano Men Generations – Music of Billy Joel
4:30pm-6:00pm Kenny Metcalf as Elton
3:00pm-4:00pm New Caribbean featuring Einstein Brown
4:30pm-6:00pm Garratt Wilkin & the Parrotheads
Fountain Valley Concerts In The Park
The Fountain Valley summer concert series will be held on Thursdays at FV Sports Park (16400 Brookhurst St.) and is currently pending state and county guidelines. Concert dates are scheduled as:
- July 1
- July 8
- July 15
- July 29
To Be Announced
The Garden Grove Summer Concert Series will be held at Eastgate Park located at 12001 St. Mark Street and Garden Grove Park, located at 9301 Westminster Blvd. 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 gourmet food trucks.
June 24 – The Answer at Eastgate Park
July 8 – The Fenians at Eastgate Park
July 22 – Anything for Salinas at Garden Grove Park
August 5 – New Wave Tour featuring Lynda Trang Dai at Garden Grove 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 and September. 2021 information TBA.
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. 2021 program information TBA
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.
- July 8: Elton: The Early Years – Elton John Tribute
- July 15: Abbey Road – Beatles Tribute
- July 22: Southland – Rock, R&B, Country
- July 29: Bruno & the Hooligans – Bruno Mars Tribute
Lake Forest Summer Concerts
2021 Concerts Save The Date: June 20, July 18, & August 15. More info to come.
The City of La Palma is partnering with the Community Activities and Beautification Committee to present the 2021 summer Concerts in the Park series. Rock’n Through The Summer is a series of six concerts featuring musical tribute bands that play all 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.
All La Palma Concerts will be held on Saturday evenings in August (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.) at the Central Park Amphitheater – 7821 Walker Street, CA, 90623
The Los Alamitos Music & Movies Event Series includes four dates. Saturday, June 12, the concert will take place at Little Cottonwood Park. Music will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, the movie Mary Poppins Returns will be held at Little Cottonwood Park at 8:00 PM. Saturday, July 10, the concert event will take place at Little Cottonwood Park. Music will last from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. On July 24, the movie UP will begin at 8:00 PM at little Cottonwood Park. See more movies in the park here.
2021 events have been postponed until further notice.
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 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, and Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park, and Salt Creek Beach. Musical guests include Flashback Heart Attack, Uptown Funk, The Fenians, Queen Nation, Tijuana Dogs and more.
June 24 – Flashback Heart Attack – Craig Regional Park
July 1 – Uptown Funk – Craig Regional Park
July 8 – Surf’s Up – Mason Regional Park
July 15 – The Fenians – Mason Regional Park
July 22 – Queen Nation – Irvine Regional Park
July 29 – Tijuana Dogs – Irvine Regional Park
The City of Orange will host concerts in the park from July – August. Summer concerts 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. There will be no concert on the 3rd of July.
Come to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine for Summer concerts. Concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. The Great Park concerts are limited in space. Admission is free, but registration is required to receive an admission ticket. Preferred picnic circle seating is $10 and VIP picnic circle seating is $20. Currently scheduled concerts:
- Saturday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.: Yachty by Nature (Groovy Soft Rock)
- Saturday, July 24, 5:30 p.m.: Yard Sale (Greatest Dance Hits)
- Saturday, July 31, 5:30 p.m.: Stone Soul (Classic Soul & Motown)
- Saturday, August 7, 5:30 p.m.: Tijuana Dogs (Dance Party Rock)
- Saturday, August 14, 5:30 p.m.: Neon Nation (’80s Dance Party)
No concerts currently scheduled for 2021
Every Sunday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita is hosting summer concerts at Central Park at 30842 La Miranda. Beer and wine can be purchased during the event at the Rotary del Sol Beer & Wine Garden. Attendees are invited to bring blankets, low back lawn chairs, and picnics to enjoy the show.
Vista Hermosa Sports Park
987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente
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 22 – Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars Tribute band)
- August 12 – Wigs & Ties
No concerts currently scheduled for 2021
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.
2021 Tentative schedule for the last two Wednesdays in July and first two Wednesdays in August. Stay tuned for updates!
The Seal Beach summer concerts will take place on Wednesday evenings near the pier at Eisenhower Park. Concerts run June through August from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy the sand, surf, and the sounds of summer.
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
A condensed concert series is coming in July 2021. Stay tuned for details. – Concerts will be held on Wednesdays from 6-8PM, July 7 – 28 at Peppertree Park.
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