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Free Summer Concerts
A Guide to Free Summer Music Festivals In San Diego

Alpine Summer Concert Series
Alpine Community Center Park

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

June 26: Marine Corps Band
July 10: Island Breeze
July 17: Jose Molina Serrano
July 24: Chunky & Los Alacranes
July 31: Mulligan's Stew
Aug. 7: Hillbilly Noise

Balboa Park
Twilight In the Park
Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Info: (619) 239-0512.

June 21: Jazz Xpress
June 22: Marine Band San Diego
June 23: JCC Klezmer
June 28: Ron Jerman
June 29: Navy Band Southwest Alumni
June 30: Mariachi Chula Vista
July 5: Earth Movers
July 6: Finest City Jazz Band
July 7: Los Alcaranesz
July 12: Latin Jazz Quintet
July 13: Cat-illacs
July 14: San Diego Banjo Band
July 19: Bi-National Mambo Orchestra Exciting Latin rhythms
July 20: The Bayou Brothers
July 21: Dixie Express
July 26: Salsa
July 27: Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
July 28: Kevin Flournoy Band
Aug. 2: San Diego Concert Band
Aug. 3: Hot Pursuit
Aug. 4: Corvelles
Aug. 9: Harvey & 52nd Street Jive
Aug. 10: Sweet Adelines
Aug. 11: SD Six
Aug. 16: Sun Harbor Chorus
Aug. 17: City Ballet
Aug. 18: Coronado Community Band
Aug. 23: Navy Band Southwest
Aug. 24: Air Force Band of the Golden West
Aug. 25: Kearny Mesa Concert Band

Spreckels Organ Pavilion Concerts
Balboa Park

Sundays, 2-3 p.m.
Civic organist Carol Williams performs each Sunday.
International Summer Organ Festival
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
June 20: Bach's Champagne Supper, Robert Plimpton, Jared Jacobsen and Carol Williams
June 27: Ben van Oosten
July 4: David Peckham
July 11: Ken Cowan
July 18: Gordon Stewart
July 25: Movie Night with Dennis James
Aug. 1: Chelsea Chen and Tom Trenney
Aug. 8: Simon Preston
Aug. 15: Gordon Turk
Aug. 22: Gabriel Dessauer
Aug. 29: San Diego Master Chorale; Carol Williams

Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks
Various locations.

Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
Info: (760) 434-2904.
Stagecoach Park
3420 Camino de los Coche
June 17: Richard Smith
June 24: Guitar Shorty
July 1: Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
July 8: Los Mocosos
July 15: Lao Tizer

Poinsettia Park
6600 Hidden Valley Road

July 22: Lil' Brian & The Zydeco Travelers
July 29: Rebirth Brass Band

Calavera Hills Park
2997 Glasgow Road

Aug. 5: Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums featuring Carmen Getit
Aug. 12: Bill Magee Blues
Aug. 19: Big Time Operator
Aug. 26: Kermit Ruffins

Chula Vista
Various locations and times.
Info: (619) 585-5627.
Memorial Park at the Bowl
373 Park Way

June 19: Sue Palmer Motel Swing Band
July 17: Breez'n
Aug. 28: Fattburger

Rhythm Sundays @ Heritage Park
1381 Palomar St.

Aug. 7: Caballero-Verde Quintet
Aug. 21: Native Vibe

Simmerin' Saturdays @ Community Park
1060 EastLake Parkway

June 25: Pacific Brass and Electric
July 30: Tango Alma
Aug. 27: U.S. Air Force Golden West Band
Sept. 3: The Rhythmakers

Thursdays on Third @ Memorial Park
360 Third Ave.

July 7: Yavaz
July 14: The Players
July 21: Carlos X & the Jazz Pigs
July 28: The Ultratones

Breezy Sunday @ Otay Recreation Center
3554 Main St.

Aug. 14: The Mendiola Brothers

Coronado Promenade Concerts
Spreckels Park
Sundays, 6 p.m. (unless specified)
Info: (619) 437-8788.

June 5: Jazz Express
June 12: Sophisticats
June 19: Kearny Mesa Concert Band
June 26: Navy Southwest Jazz Band
July 3: Coronado Community Band
July 4: West Coast Ironworks (4:30 p.m.)
July 17: Rockola
July 24: Benny Hollman Big Band
July 31: Marine Corps Depot Band
Aug. 7: Navy Band Southwest
Aug. 15: Lamb's Players
Aug. 21: Sue Palmer Motel Swing
Aug. 28: Air Force Band of the Golden West
Sept. 4: Tami Thomas Big Band Swing Jive (5 p.m.)
Sept. 5: Coronado Community Swing Band (5 p.m.)
Sept. 11: Pacific Coast Concert Band (5 p.m.)

Del Mar Twilight Concert Series
Powerhouse Park
1670 Coast Blvd.
Once a month at 7 p.m.
Info: (858) 635-1363.

June 21: The Corvettes
July 12: Left 4 Dead
Aug. 16: TBA
Sept. 25: TBA

Four O'Clock Fridays
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Fridays, 7 or 7:30 p.m. Free to race-goers.
Info: (858) 755-1141.

July 22: G. Love & Special Sauce
July 29: Super Diamond
Aug. 5: Violent Femmes
Aug. 12: Donavon Frankenreiter
Aug. 19: TBA
Aug. 26: Slightly Stoopid
Sept. 2: TBA


El Cajon Concerts on the Green
Prescott Promenade
Main Street, El Cajon
Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Info: (619) 401-8858.

June 10: Sue Palmer
June 17: Billy Watson
June 24: Cool Fever
July 1: The Brombies
July 8: Buddy Blue and Jerry Rany
July 15: Coupe de Ville
July 22: Cool Rays
July 29: Len Rainey & Midnight Players
Aug. 5: The Players
Aug. 12: Gary Seiler
Aug. 19: Cee Cee James Band
Aug. 26: The Corvettes
Sept. 2: The Variations
Sept. 9: Nitelife
Sept. 16: The Offbeats
Sept. 23: The Screaming Primas
Sept. 30: Theo and the Zydeco Patrol

Sunday Concerts by the Sea
Moonlight Beach
Sundays, 3-5 p.m.
Info: (760) 633-2740.

July 10: King Arthur
July 25: The Bayou Brothers
Aug. 7: Psydecar
Aug. 21: Skanic

La Jolla
Concerts By The Sea
Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove
Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

June 26: Coastal Communities Concert Band
July 3: U.S. Navy Band
July 10: The Mar Dels
July 17: Big Time Operator
July 24: Mariachi Real de San Diego
July 31: Rockola
Aug. 7: Benny Hollman's Big Band Explosion
Aug. 14: Healii's
Aug. 21: Hereos
Aug. 28: Yavaz
Sept. 4: The Vision Band

Lemon Grove
Concerts in the Park
Berry Street Park
7071 Mt. Vernon
Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Info: (619) 825-3815.

July 7: We Kinda Music
July 14: The Bayou Brothers
July 21: The Players
July 28: The Offbeats
Aug. 4: Nitro Express
Aug. 11: The Cat-illacs

North Park
Concerts in the Parks
Saturdays, 6-8 p.m.
Info: (619) 204-5606.
Bird Park

July 2: Billy Watson
July 16: Chris Klich Jazz Quintet with Laura Preble
July 30: Hot Club of San Diego
Aug. 20: New Lost Melody Boys

North Park Community Park
Aug. 6: Kush & Bloodfiyah Angels

Pacific Beach
Concerts on the Green
Kate Sessions Park
Lamont Street/Soledad Road just north of Beryl Street
Sundays, 4-6:30 p.m.
Info: (858) 483-6666.

July 24: Big Time Operator
July 31: Theo & the Zydeco Patrol
Aug. 7: The Corvettes
Aug. 14: Rockola

Point Loma
Summer Concert Series
Point Loma Park
Catalina Boulevard (adjacent to the fire station) in Point Loma
Fridays, 6-8 p.m.

July 22: Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra
July 29: Lil' Elmo and The Cosmos
Aug. 5: Joe Rathburn's ISLAND
Aug. 12: Big Time Operator
Aug. 19: Rockola

Target Summer Concert in the Park Series
Lake Poway
14644 Lake Poway Road
Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m.
Info: (858) 679-5466.

June 26: The Fabulous Ultratones
July 17: Ranch Rockers
July 31: JD & the Blues Busters
Aug. 14: Joe Rathburn’s Island

Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Road
Info: (858) 679-4252.

July 10: Judy Taylor & the Wildoats
July 24: Tami Thomas’s Big Band
Aug. 7: The Big Mo Band
Aug. 21: Virtual Strangers

Santee Summer Concerts
Trolley Square Amphitheater
Cuyamaca Street at Mission Gorge Road
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Info: (619) 258-4100 ext. 201.

June 9: Inside Out
June 16: The Mar Dels
June 23: Jump Jones
June 30: The Heroes
July 7: Aunt Kizzy's Boyz
July 14: Stars on the Water
July 21: Michael John and the Bottom Line
July 28: The Cat-illacs
Aug. 4: Coyote Moon
Aug. 11: The Coolrays
Aug. 18: The Bayou Brothers
Aug. 25: Art Deco

Standley Park
Concerts in the Park

3585 Governor Drive, University City
Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m.

July 10: The Bayou Brothers
July 17: The Screaming Primas
July 24: Martin Olivares and Latin Spice
July 31: The Mar Dels
Aug. 7: Laguna
Aug. 14: Chris Klich Jazz Quintet
Aug. 21: Three Cool Cats
Aug. 28: Nitro Express

Trolley Barn Park
Summer in the Park

Adams Avenue and Florida Street, University Heights
Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
Info: (619) 297-3166.

July 8: Nitro Express
July 15: Len Rainey & The Midnight Players
July 22: The Vision Band
July 29: Breez'n: San Diego's Variety Band
Aug. 5: The Fabulous Ultratones
Aug. 12: 7th Day Buskers