San Diego, CA Summer Concert Series


San Diego Concerts

California's 2nd largest city and most popular place for outdoor living in the summer months makes it a very popular spot for arts & entertainment offerings. Below is just a small sampling of summer concerts in parks ranging from the grand Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park to Point Loma, Mission Beach, North Park and undoubtedly some places we've overlooked or missed in our annual outdoor summer concerts report. If you've never been to San Diego, summer is definitely a great time to go and enjoy these free shows!

Spreckels Organ Pavilion Twilight Concerts

June-September, Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Balboa Park Spreckels Pavilion
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA
Free, |

2023 Concerts

6:30-7:30 p.m.

 June 21, 2023 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble

June 22, 2023 San Diego Concert Band

June 27, 2023 Marcia Forman Band

June 28, 2023 Jazz Jammers

June 29, 2023 Charlie Chavez y su Afrotruko

July 4, 2023 No Concert/Holiday

July 5, 2023 Blondiego

July 6, 2023 3 Car Garage

July 11, 2023 American Fly Boys
San Diego Big Band

July 12, 2023 Pomerado Community Band

July 13, 2023 Ginger Cowgirl
Americana gingercowgirl

July 18, 2023 Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas
Classic country, bluegrass, traditional Irish, Zeppelin

July 19, 2023 Bayou Brothers

July 20, 2023 Classic Buzz Band

July 25, 2023 8 Track Highway

July 26, 2023 New Catillacs
Vintage rock & roll, dance NewCatillacs

July 27, 2023 Rockin' Jazz Band
Jazz with an accent, swingin' jazz

Aug 1, 2023 Summer Winds Orchestra

Aug 2, 2023 Santaways
Santana tribute

Aug 3, 2023 Jimmy's Buffet
Jimmy Buffett tribute

Aug 8, 2023 Moxie

Aug 9, 2023 Jack Attack

Aug 10, 2023 Moonlight Serenade
Ice Cream Social

Aug 15, 2023 Kearny Mesa Concert Band

Aug 16, 2023 Mariachi Continental de San Diego

Aug 17, 2023 The Stoney B Blues Band

Aug 22, 2023 Coronado Concert Band
Patriotic, show tunes, Broadway

Aug 23, 2023 Lady J & Soulful Knights

Aug 24, 2023 Navy Band Southwest

Some seating is available or you can also bring your own chairs and kick back to hear the music. For more than 40 years, Twilight's live music under the stars has been delighting visitors. Experience Twilight in the Park Concerts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm, June 21-August 24.

San Diego International Summer Organ Festival

June-September, Mondays

Balboa Park Spreckels Pavilion
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA

2023 Concerts

7:30 p.m.

Spreckels Organ 35th San Diego International Summer Organ Festival 2023 Monday Nights June 26 To Labor Day At 7:30pm No Admission Charge For Attendance First Class International Artists 90 Minute Concerts

June 26, 2023 Young Artist Concert
With James Kealey, First Prize Of The Ago National Young Artists Competition 2022

July 3, 2023 A Patriotic Salute
American Song Book And Patriotic Marches With Organist Robert York

July 10, 2023 Ravel S Bolero & Romantic Tour De Force
With Raul Prieto Ramírez, Artistic Director & San Diego Civic Organist

July 17, 2023 Bizet's Carmen Suite & Other Opera Overtures
With Peter Richard Conte, Organist At The Largest Musical Instrument In The World

July 24, 2023 Bach's Musical Universe
With Nicole Simental, First Prize Sursa & Moscow International Organ Competitions

July 31, 2023 Dancing Under The Stars
Music On Dances With Organist Emma Whiten And Soprano Maria Miller

August 7, 2023 Music In Movies
Stars Wars, Interstellar, Frozen, Jurasic Park With Martin Ellis And Some Surprises As Well

August 14, 2023 Brass & Organ Stereophonic Stravaganza
Eight Brass Musicians From San Diego Symphony Will Join Raul Prieto Ramirez On A Unique Stereophonic Sound Experience Inspired By The Great Renaissance Tradition From Venice - Raúl Prieto Ramirez, Organ; Christopher Smith, Trumpet; Ray Nowak, Trumpet; Jonah Levi, Trumpet; Darby Hinshaw, French Horn; Tricia Skye, French Horn; Kyle Covington, Trombone; Kyle Mendiguchia, Trombone; Aaron Mccalla, Tuba.

August 21, 2023 From Notre-Dame Cathedral In Paris
With Johann Vexo, Notre-Dame Cathedral Organist

August 28, 2023 Not-So-Silent Movie Night
Harold Lloyd´S The Freshman With Renown Accompanist Clark Wilson

September 4, 2023 Labor Day Classic Rock Concert

The Largest Open-Air Musical Instrument In The World, Joined By Six Of The Most Talented Local Rock Musicians, Taking On Some Of The Best Rock Classics By The Beatles, Led Zepelin, Van Halen, Blondie, Pink-Floyd And More... The Organ Pavilion Rock Band Members Joining San Diego Civic Organist Chloe Lou, Vocals; Lauren Leigh, Vocals And Guitar; William Fleming, Vocals; Richard "Tbone" Larson, Drums; Ben Zinn, Guitar; Harley Magsino, Bass Guitar.

World's largest outdoor pipe organ plus world-renowned concert and theater organists equals classic. The Spreckels Organ Society gratefully acknowledges the major bequest of Warren M. Nichols, who wished to ensure the continuance of the Summer Organ Festival. 

Point Loma Summer Concerts

Free Summer Concerts.

Point Loma Park
1049 Catalina Boulevard
San Diego, CA

2023 Concerts

5 p.m.

July 14, 2023 Big Time Operator
40s, 50s

July 21, 2023 Scot Bruce as Elvis
Elvis Presley tribute

July 28, 2023 Beatles vs Stones
Beatles tribute, Rolling Stones tribute

August 4, 2023 Full Strength

August 11, 2023 DSB
Journey tribute

Pacific Beach Mission Bay Concerts

Beaches July - August, Sundays
Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green
Kate Sessions Park
5115 Soledad Rd
San Diego, CA 92109

2023 Concerts  

4-6:30 p.m.

July 23, 2023 Full Strength

July 30, 2023 Paging the 90s

August 6, 2023 Cassie B Project

August 13, 2023 Band Overboard

The concerts on the green is fun for the whole family. Bring your chairs, blankets and some food to enjoy a nice summer evening listening to live music. A big Thank You to the PB Community Foundation for putting this event together.



Concerts in the Park Fridays June-July, 6-8 p.m.
Pioneer Park
1521 Washington Pl
San Diego, CA 92101

 2023 Concerts - Pending Funding

6 p.m. unless otherwise noted

The MHTC and the Summer Concerts relies 100% on sponsorship and financial donations by local residents, businesses and organizations. Production costs are over $5,500 per concert. We need your help in raising the funds necessary to make the concerts happen so please contribute.


Prescott Promenade
near the corner of Main St and Magnolia
El Cajon, CA
El Cajon Dinner and a Concert entertainment includes rock, western, Rockabilly, country, Caribbean and Spanish flamenco. Bring a chair/blanket, food and drinks. A fun, family-friendly way to start each weekend.


Santee Summer Concert Series June-August
550 Park Center Drive
Santee, CA 92071

Smoking is not permitted in the park, No glass containers or barbecues, No alcoholic beverages, Dogs must be on a leash, Children must be supervised by an adult, No climbing trees or fences, No bikes, skateboards, or skates, No ball games or rough play
Food Service at the Park. Picnics are encouraged. Bring your own seating, blankets, and warm clothing.

Free Bach@Noon Concerts

Point Loma Bach@Noon concerts presented by Bach Collegium San Diego in its 15th anniversary season.

All Souls' Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd.
Point Loma (San Diego)
Free, public invited.

Held in the winter months.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

Adams Avenue Street Fair

September -October

North Park Music Fest

May 27-28, 2023


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