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Guide to Summer Concerts in Orange County

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One of the best summer activities to do with your family is to attend a free local summer concert in the park. Pack a picnic dinner, and head to your local park for one of these free summer concerts in Orange County.

Spending summer nights at our local park is one of our favorite summer family activities. Don’t miss seeing my husband’s band, The Fenian’s, playing in Brea and Laguna Beach! See you there!

Check back often as I will be adding more dates as the different cities post them!

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Brea

City Hall Park
401 S Brea Blvd
Brea, CA 92821

Lively music of various genres will be presented. This is the perfect place to enjoy free entertainment and get to meet some new friends. Guests are encouraged to bring their folding chairs or blankets and get comfortable on the lawn. Bring your own picnic or just show up and you can purchase delicious tri-tip sandwiches, ice cold drinks, and snacks that are offered for sale by community partners. All proceeds from concession sales help to support this series.

  • July 9: The Symphonic Winds of the Pacific (Pops & Patriotic)
  • July 16: The Fenians (Celtic Rock)
  • July 23: The Doo-Wah Riders (Classic Country)
  • July 30: House Party (Pop, Disco, & Classic Rock)
  • August 6: CHICO, the Band (Latin Jazz, Salsa, Oldies, Rock)
  • August 13: Sligo Rags (Celtic Blue Grass)
  • August 20: Swing Cats (Big Band & Swing)

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Laguna Niguel

Crown Valley Community Park
29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

  • June 27 – DSB, Journy tribute
  • July 4 – Craig Colley & Undercover Live
  • July 11 – PettyBreakers, Tom Petty tribute
  • July 25 – Hollywood U2, U2 tribute
  • Aug 8 – The Answer, classic rock
  • Aug 33 – Tommy Tassi & the Authentics, 50’s & 50’s rock

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Tustin

Peppertree Park
230 W. First Street
Tustin, CA 92780

Wednesdays 6-8pm

  • JUNE 25 BELLA DONNA STEVIE NICKS & FLEETWOOD
  • MAC TRIBUTE
  • JULY 2 THE REFLEXX 80’S
  • JULY 9 RONNY AND CLASSIC ROCK
  • THE CLASSICS
  • JULY 16 GOLD RUSH COUNTRY
  • JULY 23 HARMONY 3 DOG NIGHT TRIBUTE
  • JULY 30 STONE SOUL MOTOWN
  • AUGUST 6 PETTYBREAKERS TOM PETTY TRIBUTE
  • AUGUST 13 DSB JOURNEY TRIBUTE

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Fullerton

Fullerton Sports Complex
560 E. Silver Pine
(off Bastanchury between Brea Blvd. and Harbor Blvd.)

Parking is available in the Sports Complex parking lot. Overflow parking is available at the EV Free Church parking structure (located at Brea Blvd and Bastanchury Rd). Shuttle service is provided between the Sports Complex and the EV Free parking structure from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m

  • July 9: The Answer
  • July 16: Bubba and the Big Bad Blues
  • July 23: Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos
  • July 30: Kulayd
  • August 6: James Intveld

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San Clemente

San Clemente Pier

It’s the Annual Beach Concert Series “Bringing the Bands to the Sand!” Come with your friends and family or just by yourself and enjoy live music on the beach with the sunset as your backdrop.

  • June 6 – SCHS & Shorecliffs Jazz Bands
  • July 31 – Kenny Cetera (Tribute to Chicago)
  • August 14 – DSB Band (Tribute to Journey)
  • August 28 – Common Sense (Reggae)

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Irvine

Mason Regional Park
18712 University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Date: Thursday, July 10
Artist: Calico with Alice Wallace

Date: Thursday, July 17
Artist: Flashback Heart Attach with The Devious Means

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Costa Mesa

Fairview Park
2501 Placentia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA

Tuesday Evenings
5:30-7:45, Music begins at 6:15

  • July 1 – The Answer, classic rock
  • July 8 – Wreck N Snow, bluegrass
  • July 15 – Ronnie Gutierrez
  • July 22 – Kenny Sara & The Sounds of New Orleans, jazz
  • July 29 – Sone Soul, classic soul and motown

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Dana Point

Enjoy a variety of music genre during the FREE City of Dana Point’s Summer Concert Series. All concerts held outdoors in a beautiful park setting. The series run every Sunday from July 6 through August 24, from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. Family friendly entertainment for all ages. Features two bands, both playing for 90 minutes each. Bring your low back lawn chairs or blankets. Food and beverages available to purchase. For more informaton call 949-248-3530.

The following concerts are held at Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road:

  • July 6 The Tricia Freeman Band (Country/Rock) & The Long Run – Experience the Eagles
  • July 13 Raymond Michael’s Elvis Tributre & Hot August Night A Tribute to Neil Diamond
  • The following concerts are held at Sea Terrace Park, PCH & Niguel Road. Free shuttle bus service from Dana Hills High School to Sea Terrace Park from 1pm to 7pm.
  • July 20 Neon Nation 80’s & Lights Performing the Music of Journey & More
  • July 27 DC Babylon & The Hanging Gardens Band & L.A.vation The World’s Greatest Tribute to U2
  • August 3 The Fabulous Ultra Tones (Variety Dance Band) & Sam Morrison Band (Southern Rock)
  • August 10 Badd Co., A Tribute to Bad Company & Led ZepAgain A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
  • The following concerts are held at Heritage Park, 34400 Old Golden Lantern:
  • August 17 The Derek Bourdeaus Groupo (R&B, Motown, Soul) & AbbaFab (ABBA Tribute)
  • August 24 Midnight Whiskey featuring Anesha Rose (Blues/Rock) & Springsteen The Premier Tribute to the Boss

Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach
33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point, CA 92629

Date: Thursday, August 21
Artist: Moonsville Collective with Annie McQueen and Summer Watson

Date: Thursday, August 28
Artist: Matt Costa with Wheeland Brothers

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Fullerton

Craig Regional Park
3300 State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Date: Thursday, June 26
Artist: No Duh with Verdell

Date: Thursday, July 3
Artist: The Joshua Tree with Mia Koo

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San Juan Capistrano

The free concerts will be held on the park grounds of Historic Town Center Park (Downtown San Juan Capistrano) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The concerts offers live music, dancing, a youth activity area where kids can hang out, a expo where local businesses are able to network with the community, great food that can be purchased from the local restaurants on site and of course a beer and wine wagon.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket & jacket.

All concerts are from 6 pm – 8 pm

June 19, 2013
Aces Up – Country Western

July 17, 2013
Bub – Pop Rock

August 21, 2012
The Trip – Classic Rock

September 18, 2013
Justin Foutz – Country Western

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Cypress

Come enjoy our FREE Concerts on the Green! All concerts are open to the public and are held at Cypress Civic Center Green, 5275 Orange Ave. beginning at 6:00pm Saturday evenings. Arts and Crafts will be available for children starting at 5:30pm. No seating set-up allowed prior to 2:00pm on Friday. Festival seating, picnics, families and lawn chairs encouraged. Light refreshments available for purchase. Alcohol and smoking of any kind are prohibited. For more information: 714-229-6780

  • June 14 – Stone Soul
  • June 28 – Elvis Presley Tribute
  • July 12 – Elm Street Band
  • July 19 – The Answer
  • August 2 – Kulayd
  • August 9 – Mike Henebry Orchestra
  • August 16 – Yard Sale
  • August 23 – Neil Diamond Tribute
  • August 30 – Neon Nation

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Garden Grove

Eastgate Park

Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. No Ez-ups or golf carts. Food and refreshment available for purchase.

Thursdays
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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  • July 10 – Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band)
  • July 17 – The Funky Hippeez (70s Funk)
  • July 24 – Wanted (Bon Jovi Tribute Band)
  • July 31 – Brad Johnson & The Killing Time Band (Country)
  • August 7 – The Beatles (50s & 60s)
  • August 14 (7:00 p.m. start) – The Answer (Classic Rock)

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Orange

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA, 92869

Date: Thursday, July 24
Artist: Suburban Legends with Papafish

Date: Thursday, July 31
Artist: GOGO13 with The Hawkline Monster

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Fountain Valley

Fountain Valley Recreation and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

  • July 3 – Stone Soul, soul & motown
  • July 10 – Raymond Michael, Elvis tribute
  • July 17 – Desperado, Eagles tribute
  • July 24 – The Hodads, classic rock
  • July 31 – Hard Days Night, Beatles tribute

Mile Square Regional Park
16801 Euclid St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Date: Thursday, August 7
Artist: Gardens & Villa with Stacy Clark

Date: Thursday, August 14
Artist: Western Standard Time with Colin Giles

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Buena Park

Every year, the Fine Arts Division is proud to present the Summer Concert Series at Boisseranc Park. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and interactive activities for the kids – fun for the entire family! For more information, call the Fine Arts Division at (714) 562-3868.

Boiserranc Park
7520 Dale Street
Buena Park, CA 90620

JUNE 11 – TRUE WILLIE
Willie Nelson Tribute Band

JUNE 18 – BRITAIN’S FINEST
Beatles Tribute Band

JUNE 25 – STONE SOUL
Spot on Covers of R&B and Soul Classics

JULY 2 – WISEGUYS BIG BAND MACHINE
A Fabulous Eighteen Piece Big Band

JULY 9 – TIZER: JAZZ WORLD ROCK
2011 Jazz Group of the Year Nominee

JULY 16 – MARIACHI TESORO DE SAN FERNANDO
A Master Apprentice Program lead by Grammy Award winning Mariachi Masters

…AND THE FUN CONTINUES AT BUENA PARK DOWNTOWN!

8308 On the Mall
Buena Park, CA 90620

JULY 23 – SCOT BRUCE AS THE KING
A Tribute to Elvis

JULY 30 – TINA MICHELLE
and the Rhinestone Cowboys

AUGUST 6 – SURFIN’
The Real Beach Boys Tribute

AUGUST 13 – PAPERBACK WRITER
The Beatles Experience

AUGUST 20 – MOONSVILLE COLLECTIVE
Folk String Band

AUGUST 27 – BOOGALOO ASSASSINS
Latin/Soul Style

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Rancho Santa Margarita

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita provides a variety of excellent musical performances with the sunset as your backdrop. These concerts offer an opportunity for residents to benefit from the Rancho lifestyle in a safe and positive environment. Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate fantastic live music and dancing while enjoying the great outdoors.

  • July 13th: Stone Soul – Motown
  • July 20th: Wanted – Bon Jovi Tribute
  • July 27th: Mark Wood Band – Classic Rock
  • August 3rd: The West – Country
  • August 10th: Hollywood U2 – U2 Tribute

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Placentia

All concerts will be held at Tri-City Park (2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.) starting at 6:30 pm. Non-profit food vendors will be selling refreshments and dinner options at each concert.

  • July 10 Upstream Steel Drum – Reggae/Caly
  • July 17 The Doo-Wah Riders Country with a Cajun Twist
  • July 24 The Beatless Classic Rock, 60’s to Present
  • July 31 Placentia Symphonic Band Concert Band – homegrown talent from Renaissance to Contemporary
  • August 7 Center Fold 80’s Cover Band
  • August 14 The Pleasure Tones Jazz, Blues & Rock

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Orange

Hart Park Bandshell
Wednesdays, June 25-August 13, 2014
7–8:30 p.m.

  • June 25 Abbey Road A Tribute to the Beatles
  • July 2 Southbound & Company Classic Rock
  • July 9 The Fenians Irish Music
  • July 16 The Hodads Classic Surf Tunes
  • July 23 Cold Duck R & B Dance Favorites
  • July 30 Tom Nolan Band R & B and Soul
  • August 6 Swing Cats Big Band Big Band Swing Orchestra
  • August 13 Stone Soul Motown and Soul

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Newport Beach

The City Arts Commission will present three fantastic performances as part of the “Concerts on the Green” series during the summer of 2014. Concerts on the Green will be “on the Green” at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end promptly at 7:30 p.m. and are free to the public. Come early with a picnic dinner and don’t forget to bring your blankets and beach chairs!

Sunday, June 22: Hutchins Consort
The Hutchins Consort shows off the diversity of stringed instruments and redefines the customary perception of a chamber music concert with a program that combines great works of virtually every musical genre — from the Renaissance to Rock.

Sunday, July 6: All American Boys Chorus
The extraordinary voices of the All-American Boys Chorus present an eclectic slice of musical American covering a multitude of genres including jazz, folk songs, patriotic pieces, work songs, country, pop vocals, classical, and even songs from the cinema and stage.

Sunday, August 17: Southland Sings
The amazing vocal talents of the Southland Opera will present a lively, choreographed American Musical Theatre performance.

Sunday, September 7: Desperado
The Premier Eagles Tribute Band takes the stage for the season’s final Concert on the Green.

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Lake Forest

Pittsford Park
21701 Pittsford Drive
Lake Forest, CA

Don’t miss your chance to be part of a Lake Forest summertime tradition – the Annual Summer Concert
Series in the Park! These family-oriented concerts are a summertime favorite and will once again bring
City of Lake Forest families together to rock out and dance. Food and refreshments will be available to
purchase

  • June 29 – Dave Brighton’s Tribute to David Bowie
  • July 27 – A Flock of Seagulls with 80z All Stars
  • Aug 24 – Gregg Rolie Quartet & Annaliese Schiersch
Courtney Harkins is a local licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and mother to three young children. She runs a private practice as well as works with children at various organizations in Orange County. She specializes in adoption and parent child attachment, and is currently a doctoral candidate for clinical psychology.
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