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Where the free San Diego Summer Concert Series are

Did you see that? FREE! Every summer, the different neighborhoods in San Diego hosts a free Summer Concert in the Parks series. They’re all some type of cover band, but if you’re lucky, you may get a special pop in like in years past. It’s a great night out with family and friends as you picnic, sip on your lovely libations, and dance the night away.

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We used to go to the Point Loma Summer Concerts but recently moved, so it’ll be fun to check out our new town’s concerts and compare. Ohhhhh…… Alright alright. Enough about that. Scroll through to find your neighborhood concert series, click on the link for the headliner and any schedule changes, and be sure to tag me (@spousesproutsme) in your Instagram photos. I’d love to see your pictures!

Allied Gardens First Friday Concert Series

Show starts at 6pm.

  • First Friday of every month From June – October

Balboa Park Spreckels Organ Concerts

Show is from 7:30-9:30pm

  • Every Monday from June 24 – August 26

Balboa Park Twilight Series

Shows are from 6:30-7:30pm

  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Park

These concerts are held in the four different parks, so be sure you pay attention to the dates and locations. The pre show starts at 5pm and the main show is from 6-8pm.

  • June 21, 28
  • July 5, 12, 19, 26
  • August 2, 9, 16

Chula Vista Summer Sundays

Show starts at 5pm

  • Every Sunday from June 16 – July 21

Coronado Ferry Landing Weekend Concert Series

Music is from 2-5pm.

  • Every Saturday and Sunday in June

Coronado Summer Concert Series

Show starts at 6pm

  • Every Sunday from May 26 – September 1

Del Mar Foundation Summer Twilight Concerts

Main show starts at 7pm.

  • June 18
  • July 9, 30
  • August 20

El Cajon Dinner & A Concert

Shows are from 6-8pm

  • Every Friday through September 27

Encinitas Summer Concerts by the Sea

Main show from 3-5pm.

  • July 7, 21
  • August 4, 18

Encinitas: Switchfoot Bro-am

This is a fun one and for a great cause. Surf Contest 7am-2:30pm, Awards & Live Music 12-5pm

  • June 29

Escondido: San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Free with admission to the museum. Show is 5-8pm.

  • June 22
  • July 6, 20
  • August 3

Escondido: California Center for the Arts New Summer Music Series, Hidden City Sounds

Main show is from 6-10pm.

  • Every Friday from June 7 – October 4.

La Mesa Sundays at 6

Show starts at 6pm.

  • Every Sunday from June 16 – July 28

Lemon Grove Summer Concert Series

Shows are from 6:30-8pm

  • Every Thursday from June 27 – August 22

Leucadia: Summer Fun on the 101

One day event from 12-7:30pm.

  • June 22

Liberty Station’s ‘First Friday’

Shows are from 5-9pm.

  • First Friday every month starting June 7

Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park

Show starts at 6pm.

  • Every Friday from June 21 – August 16

Point Loma Summer Concerts

Show is from 5:30-8:30pm

  • Every Friday from July 12 – August 9

Poway Summer Concert Series

Show starts at 5:30pm. Free to Poway residents and $10 per car.

  • June 23
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • August 4, 11

Santee Summer Concerts

Show starts at 6:30pm

  • Every Thursday from June 13 – August 22 (Excluding July 4)

Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park

Show starts at 6pm.

  • June 9,
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8

Seaport Village

Shows are from 1-4pm

  • Every Sunday from June – July

Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove

Show starts at 6pm.

  • Every Thursday from June 20 – August 22

University Heights Summer in the Park Concert Series

Show is from 6-8pm

  • Every Friday from July 5 – August 30

And because we don’t want to be that person….

  • Bring a blanket or low back seats. Don’t block the people behind you.
  • MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE LINKS for up to date information. Plans may change. Things happen. Don’t say I didn’t tell you so.
  • Pack a picnic and remember to pick up and throw out your trash.
  • Bring cash. Most of these venues will have food vendors. I don’t know if they all accept cards.
  • DO NOT bring glass. Glass is a no-no.
  • CHECK THE WEBSITE to make sure alcohol is allowed. You don’t want to waste your pretty penny on a lovely libation if it’s just going to go straight in the trash and a citation in your pocket.
  • Pets are like family, but the concert may not let all family in. Check to make sure pets are allowed.
  • Parking may be a pain in the ass, and the park may be loaded. Arrive early!
  • AND…. Arrive alive, don’t drink and drive! Walk, take Uber, Lyft, a cab, the bus, whatever. Just don’t drink and drive. We don’t want others getting hurt because you’re too cheap. JKJKJK but seriously!

With that said, enjoy the concerts and be remember to TAG ME on the GRAM. The Instagram. @spousesproutsme .

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