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Free Concerts in San Diego Parks

Where to enjoy outdoor summer concerts in a neighborhood near you.


Summertime is a great time of the year to enjoy a concert in an outdoor setting. And around San Diego, there is bound to be a neighborhood park nearby that has music to entertain the entire family. And the best part? These summer outdoor concerts are all free. Here's a listing of parks and public areas that have free summer outdoor concerts scheduled.

Alpine Summer Concert Series

Alpine Community Center Park
1830 Alpine Blvd. Sundays, 6 p.m. Info: (619) 445-7330.

May 31: Pine Creek Posse; June 7: Marine Corps Band; June 14: Swamp Critters; June 21: Midili Brothers' Band; June 28: The Legends; July 5: Good Mojoe

Balboa Park

Twilight in the Park
Spreckels Organ Pavilion Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Info: (619) 239-0512.
June 17: Damaru; June 18: Rey Vinole; June 23: NOTEables; June 24: Bayou Brothers; June 25: Corvelles; June 30: U.S. Navy Band Wind Ensemble; July 1: Earth Movers; July 2: Klezmeds; July 7: Stars on the Water; July 8: TINKU; July 9: Steel Monarchs; July 14: Cool Rays; July 15: Hillcrest Wind Ensemble; July 16: Diamond Is Forever; July 21: Cat-illacs; July 22: Cool Fever; July 23: San Diego Six; July 28: Bi-Nacional de Mambo Orchestra; July 29: Time Machine; July 30: 145th Street; Aug. 4: San Diego Concert Band; Aug. 5: Working Cowboy; Aug. 6: Ron Jermain Band; Aug. 11: Coronado Big Band; Aug. 12: City Ballet;

Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks

Various locations. Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Info: (760) 434-2904. Stagecoach Park, 3420 Camino de los Coches
June 19: Canned Heat; June 26: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas; July 3: Big Time Operator; July 10: Bill Magee Blues Band

Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road
July 17: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca; July 24: Lowrider Band; July 31: Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars

Calavera Hills Park 2997 Glasgow Road
Aug. 7: The Screamin' Primas; Aug. 14: Tinsley Ellis; Aug. 21: Coco Montoya

Chula Vista Music in the Park

Various locations. Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m. Info: (619) 585-5682.

Coronado Summer Concerts-in-the-Park

Spreckels Park
Orange Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets. Sundays at 6 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Info: (619) 437-8788.
June 7: Cool Fever (Dave & Sarah Elhoff); June 14: Breez'n; June 21: Kearny Mesa Concert Band; June 28: Navy Band Southwest JAZZ; July 4: Coronado Community Band (4:30-7 p.m.); July 5: Tommy Price & The Stilettos; July 12: Lambs Players Theatre; July 19: Rockola; July 26: Sue Palmer; Aug. 2: Pacific Coast Concert Band; Aug. 9: Corvettes; Aug.16: Navy Band Southwest; Aug. 23: Marine Band San Diego; Aug. 30: Benny Hollman Big Band; Sept. 6: Redlands Fourth of July Band (5-7 p.m.); Sept. 7: Coronado Community Swing Band (5-7 p.m.); Sept. 13: Sophisticats (5-7 p.m.)

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's 2009 Summer Concert Series

Three O'Clock Fridays Del Mar Fairgrounds (Plaza de Mexico Stage) 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Fridays, 7 p.m. (after last race). Free to race-goers. Info: (858) 755-1141.

Del Mar Twilight Concert Series

Powerhouse Park
1600 Coast Blvd. One Tuesday a month at 5 and 7 p.m. Info: (858) 635-1363.
June 16: Eve Selis Band; July 21: Rockola; Aug. 18: Savor; Sept: 13: Ruby & the Red Hots

El Cajon Concerts on the Green

Prescott Promenade
Main Street, El Cajon Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Info: (619) 401-8858.
June 5: The Corvettes; June 12: Smokestaxx; June 19: Sue Palmer; June 26: Theo and the Zydeco Patrol; July 3: Java; July 10: Diamond Is Forever; July 17: Scott Martin; July 24: The Farmers; July 31: Bill Magee; Aug. 7: The Heroes; Aug. 14: The Variations; Aug. 21: Eve Selis; Aug. 28: The Coolrays; Sept. 4: FX5

Encinitas Sunday Summer Concerts by the Sea

Moonlight Beach
Sundays, 3-5 p.m. Info: (760) 633-2740.
July 5: The Credentialed; July 19: Stripes and Lines; Aug. 2: The Surf Kings; Aug. 16: The Devastators

La Mesa Sundays at Six

Harry Griffen Park
9550 Milden St., La Mesa Sundays at 6 p.m. Info: (619) 667-1300.
June 14: Navy Jazz Band Southwest; June 21: San Diego Concert Band; June 28: Paradise (Latin soul that rocks); July 12: Mark Jackson Country Band; July 19: Breez'n Variety Band; July 26: Strange Woods Celtic Band
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