California Summer Concerts


California Summer Concerts 

There are hundreds of music festivals held each summer in California, plus thousands of free  Summer Concerts. 2023 promises to be an epic year for listening to music in the park. Stern Grove (pictured) in San Francisco launches their free summer of music with Snarky Puppy. 

While not every city gets to see original acts for free, many do feature tributes to some of rock's great legends. Free concerts are booked and paid for by California cities & municipalities, parks & recreation departments, chambers & civic clubs, etc., with sponsors often sought to help cover costs.  Public parks are favored venues and 4th of July is the most popular holiday to listen to bands, often combined with picnics, parades, festivals & fireworks displays.

309 Cities in California where you can see Summer Concerts

Agoura Hills | Summer Concerts

Alameda | Concerts at Cove

Alamo | Summer Concerts

Albany | September Concerts

Alhambra | Downtown Concerts

Aliso Viejo | Summer Concerts

Altadena | Concerts in the Park

Amador City | Summer Concerts

American Canyon | Nights at the Plaza

Anaheim | Summer Concerts

Anderson | Summer Serenade

Antelope Valley | Summer Concerts

Antioch | Summer Concerts

Apple Valley | Concert in the Commons

Arcadia | Concerts in the Park

Arcata | Summer Concert Series

Arnold | Concerts in the Park

Arroyo Grande | Concerts in the Village

Atascadero | Summer Concert Series

Auburn | Summer Concert Series

Avalon | Summer Concerts

Azusa | Summer Concerts in Park

Bakersfield | Summer Concerts

Baldwin Park | Concerts in the Park

Banning | Concerts at the Bowl

Bass Lake | Summer Concerts

Beaumont | Free Summer Concerts

Bellflower | Street Fest Concerts

Belmont | Summer Concerts

Belvedere - Tiburon | Summer Concerts

Benicia | Summer Concerts

Berkeley | UC Botanical Garden

Beverly Hills | Concerts in Canon

Big Bear Lake | Sunset Concert Series

Bishop | Community Band Concerts

Brea | Concerts in the Park

Brentwood | Starry Nights

Brisbane | Concerts in the Park

Buena Park | Summer Concert Series

Burbank | Starlight Bowl Concerts

Burlingame | Summer Concerts

Calabasas Sets Concerts

Calistoga | Concerts in the Park

Camarillo | Community Concerts

Campbell | Summer Concerts

Capitola | Beach Concerts

Carlsbad | TGIF Jazz

Carmel by the Sea | Concerts in the Plaza

Carmichael | Concerts in the Park

Cayucos | Summer Concerts

Cerritos | Concerts Under the Stars

Chico | Summer Concerts

Chino | Summer Concert Series

Chino Hills | Park Concerts, Mall

Chowchilla | Sizzlin' Summer Concerts

Claremont | Summer Concerts

Clayton | The Grove

Cloverdale | Live at the Plaza

Clovis | Bluegrass in the Park

Colton | Concerts in Park

Columbia | Summer Concerts 

Colusa | Summer Concerts 

Compton | Summer Concerts

Concord | Concerts Downtown

Corona | Summer Concerts

Coronado | Promenade Concerts

Costa Mesa | Concerts in the Park

Cotati | Concerts in the Park

Covina | Concerts Series

Culver City | Summer Music Festival

Cupertino | Summer Concerts

Cypress | Concerts on the Green

Dana Point | Summer Concerts

Danville | Music in the Park

Davis | Summer Concerts 

Del Mar | Concert on the Plaza

Diamond Bar | Concerts in the Park

Dinuba | Concerts in the Park

Downey | Summer Concerts

Duarte | Summer Concerts

Dublin | Summer Concerts

Eagle Rock | Summer Concerts

East Los Angeles | Summer Concerts

Eastvale | Summer Concerts

El Cajon | Summer Concerts

El Dorado Hills | Summer Concerts

Elk Grove | Hot Summer Nights

El Monte | Rockin' Concerts

El Segundo | Summer Concerts

Emeryville | Summer Concerts

Encinitas | Concerts by the Sea

Eureka | Old Town Concerts

Exeter | KJUG Concerts

Fairfield | Summer Concert Series

Fair Oaks | Summer Concerts

Fiddletown | Scofield's Cowboy Campfire

Folsom | Summer Concerts

Fontana | Concert Series

Foster City | Summer Concert

Fountain Valley | Concerts in the Park

Fremont | Summer Concert Series

Fresno | Nights in the Plaza

Fullerton | Summer Concerts

Galt | Sounds of Summer

Garden Grove | Summer Concerts

Gilroy | Summer Concerts

Glendale | Classical Concerts

Glendora | Summer Concerts in Park

Goleta | Music at the Ranch

Grass Valley | Summer Music Festivals

Grover Beach | Sizzling Summer Concerts

Guerneville | Summer Concerts

Hacienda Heights | Summer Concerts

Half Moon Bay | Summer Concerts

Hanford | Summer Concerts

Hawaiian Gardens | Summer Concerts

Hayward | Summer Concerts

Healdsburg | Summer Sunday Concerts

Hermosa Beach | Beach Concerts

Hollywood | Jazz & Wine Concerts

Huntington Beach | Summer Concerts

Idyllwild | Summer Concerts

Indio | Summer Concerts

Irvine | Sizzlin' Summer Concerts

Irwindale | Music in the Park

Jurupa | Concerts in the Park

Kingsburg | Concerts Under the Stars

La Canada Flintridge | Summer Music in the Park

Lafayette | Concerts on the Plaza

Laguna Beach | Summer Concerts

Laguna Hills | Summer Concerts

Laguna Niguel | Summer Series Concerts

La Habra | Concerts in the Park

La Habra Heights | Summer Concert Series

Lake Arrowhead | Concerts in the Village

Lake Elsinore | Live at the Lakefront

Lake Forest | Summer Concerts

Lakeport | Music in the Park

Lakewood | Concerts in the Park

La Mirada | Summer Concerts

Lancaster | All American Concerts

La Palma | Summer Groove Concerts

La Puente | Concerts in Park

La Verne | Heritage Park Concerts

Lemoore | Concerts in the Arbor

Lincoln | Summer Concerts

Livermore | Free Outdoor Concerts

Livingston | Music in the Park

Lodi | Summer Concerts

Long Beach | 100 Days of Summer

Loomis | Summer Concerts

Los Alamitos | Summer Concerts

Los Altos | Concerts in the Park

Los Angeles | Concerts in the City

Los Gatos | Concerts Park, Jazz Plazz

Manhattan Beach | Concerts in the Park

Marina del Rey | Pop & Classics in Park

Mariposa | Music on the Green

Martinez | Concert on the Plaza

Marysville | Concerts in the Park

McKinleyville | Music in the Park

Menlo Park | Summer Concert Series

Millbrae | Beats, Brews & Vines

Mill Valley | Concert on the Plaza

Milpitas | Free Concerts in Park

Mission Viejo | Village Green Concert

Modesto | Free Concerts in Park

Mokelumne Hill | Summer Concert Series

Monrovia | Summer Concert Series

Montclair | Summer Concert Series

Montebello | Summer Concerts

Monterey | Free concerts

Monterey Park | Free concerts

Moorpark | Free Concerts in Park

Moraga | Summer Concerts

Moreno Valley | Free concerts

Morgan Hill | Summer Concerts

Morro Bay | Free concerts

Mountain View | Summer Concerts

Murphys | Free Concerts in Park

Murrieta | Concerts in the Park

Napa | Concerts Downtown

Naples | Concerts in the Park

Nevada City | Summer Concerts

Newark | Summer Concerts

Newport Beach | Summer Concerts

Norco | Concerts in the Park

North Lake Tahoe | Summer Concerts

Norwalk | Concerts at the Lawn

Novato | Summer Concerts

Waterford | Summer Concerts

Oakhurst | Concerts

Oakland | Summer Concerts

Oakdale | Summer Concerts

Oakley | Summer Concerts

Oceanside | Concerts in the Park

Ontario | Concerts in the Park

Orange | Summer Concerts

Orange County | OC Parks Free Concerts

Orangevale | Concerts at the Market

Orinda | Summer Concerts

Oroville | Spring Concerts in the Park

Oxnard | Heritage Square Concerts

Palmdale | Concerts on Square

Palm Springs | Concerts in the Park

Palo Alto | Twilight Concerts

Paramount |  Summer Concerts

Pasadena | Summer Concerts

Paso Robles | Concerts in Park

Pico Rivera | Summer Concerts

Pinole | Summer Concerts

Pismo Beach | Concerts in the Park

Placentia | Concerts in the Park

Placerville | Summer Concerts at the Winery

Pleasant Hill | Concerts Series

Pleasanton | Summer Concerts

Pomona | Pomona Concert Band

Porterville | Concerts on Main

Portola Valley | Summer Concert Series

Poway | Concerts

Puente Hills | Concerts in Parks

Rancho Cucamonga | Summer Concerts

Rancho Palos Verdes | Concerts

Rancho Santa Margarita | Concerts in Central Park

Red Bluff | Community Band

Redlands | Summer Music Festival

Redondo Beach | Summer of Music

Redwood City | Summer Music

Rio Vista | Summer Concerts

Riverside | Riverside Rhythms

Rocklin | Evening Concerts

Rohnert Park | Party on the Plaza Concerts

Rosemead | Rockin' Summer Concerts

Roseville | Summer Concerts

Rossmoor | Summer Concerts

Sacramento | Concerts in the Park

San Bernardino | Summer Concerts

San Bruno | Summer Concerts

San Carlos | Music in the Park

San Clemente | Concerts at the Beach

San Diego | Summer Concerts

San Dimas | Concerts in the Park

San Francisco | Concerts in the Park

San Gabriel | Summer Concerts

San Jacinto | Concerts

San Jose | Symphony Silicon Valley

San Juan Capistrano | Summer Nites

San Luis Obispo | Concerts in the Plaza

San Marcos | Garden Concerts

San Mateo | Summer Concerts in Park

San Pedro | Music By The Sea

San Rafael | Summer Concerts

San Ramon | Concerts in the Park

Santa Ana | Concerts in the Park

Santa Barbara | Concerts in the Park

Santa Clara | Concerts in the Park

Santa Clarita | Concerts in the Park

Santa Cruz | Concerts on the Beach

Santa Fe Springs | Concerts in the Parks

Santa Maria | Summer Concerts

Santa Monica | Pier, Civic Center Concerts

Santa Rosa | Live at Julliard

Santee | Town Center Park

Sausalito | Jazz by the Bay

Scotts Valley | Summer Concerts

Seal Beach | Concerts in the Park

Sebastopol | Summer Peace Concerts

Selma | Summer Concerts

Sierra Madre | Park Concerts Series

Signal Hill | Concerts in the Park

Simi Valley | Music in the Park

Solana Beach | Summer Concerts

Solvang | Concerts in the Park

Sonoma | Summer Concerts at the Winery

South El Monte | Concerts in the Park

South Gate | Concerts in the Park

South Lake Tahoe | Concerts in the Park

South Los Angeles | Summer Concerts

South Pasadena | Summer Concerts Series

Squaw Valley | Sun Sets Concerts

Stanton | Summer Concerts

Stateline | Summer Concerts

Stockton | Concerts in the Park

Sunnyvale | Music & Market

Temecula | Summer Concerts

Temple City | Sounds of Summer

Templeton | Concerts in the Park

Thousand Oaks | Free Summer Concerts

Torrance | Torrance Summer Concerts

Tracy | Summer Concerts

Truckee | Music in the Park

Tustin | Concerts in the Park

Tulare | Summer Concerts

Twain Harte | Concerts in the Pines

Ukiah | Concerts in the Park

Universal City | Summer Concerts

Upland | Concerts, Movies in Park

Vacaville | Creekwalk Concerts

Valencia | Free Summer Concerts

Ventura | Summer Concerts

Victorville | Summer Concert

Visalia | Blues Concerts

Walnut Creek | Summer Concerts

Waterford | Summer Concerts

West Covina | Summer Concerts

West Hollywood | Summer Sounds

Westlake Village | TGIF Concerts

West Los Angeles | Summer Concerts

Westminster | Concerts in the Park

West Sacramento | River Walk Park Concerts

Whittier | Concerts in the Park

Windsor | Concerts

Winters | Concerts at the Gazebo

Woodland | Concerts Downtown

Woodland Hills | Concerts on the Green

Wrightwood | Concerts on the Pines

Yorba Linda | Concerts in the Park

Yreka | Summer Concerts

Yuba City | Summer Concerts

Yucaipa | Concerts in the Park

Yucca Valley | Summer Music Fest

Summer sizzles with the sounds of talented musicians and musical acts on hot summer nights! The California music scene is cutting edge, and with the industry's prominence brings the cottage industry of small bands often comprised of studio musicians, music instructors and famous talents that prefer the low key outdoor venues that California does best. Music doesn't limit itself to one genre, as you'll see when you look at the list of concerts featured in various cities and towns. The top themed or most sought out music continues to be rock. There are some original rock bands and many, many tributes. In 2023 Country Western music brings it on home, and with California's Hispanic population exceeding 40% of state totals, Selena tributes have climbed the charts on this year's summer concerts offerings.

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