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Summer Concerts in San Diego

Jam-Packed with Amazing Live Music

From the beach to the mountains, San Diego Summers are full of amazing live music. Whether at a star-studded amphitheater or a neighborhood park, there's no better way to savor summer than spending a warm evening outdoors, listening to almost any type of music.

Here's a rundown of some of the best options, many of them free, which will leave you tapping your toes.

Ticketed Concerts

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

When: Now - November 20, 2022
The popular Humphreys Concerts by the Bay features top name entertainers performing on an outdoor stage adjacent to a picturesque marina at Humphreys Half Moon Inn on Shelter Island.

Concerts at Petco Park

When: Starting on June 3, 2022
With arena tours with Elton John and Bad Bunny to rock concerts at Gallagher Square, there is more to Petco Park than baseball.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Summer Festival

When: June 5 - 26, 2022
Pianist Gustavo Romero has become a cherished tradition in San Diego. The annual Athenaeum Summer Festival, a four-part series of concerts that takes place on Sundays, features the works of one famous composer each summer. The series also offers an optional dinner with Gustavo Romero following the concert.

Toyota Summer Concert Series

When: June 8 - July 3, 2022
The Toyota Summer Concert Series is the San Diego County Fair's premier entertainment event, featuring internationally known artists on the Heineken Grandstand Stage every night of the fair.

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

When: June 11 - June 12, 2022
This two-day event combines the soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.

Conrad Prebys 2022 Season at The Rady Shell @ Jacobs Park

When: June 24 - October 3, 2022
Enjoy an exciting season of music, movies and more at San Diego's picturesque waterfront concert venue, the Rady Shell @ Jacobs Park.

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest

When: July 29 - August 26, 2022
The La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest features more than 80 world-class classical artists and ensembles performing diverse concerts, with most taking place at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at the University of California, San Diego.

 

Free Concerts

El Cajon's Dinner and a Concert

When: May 6 - July 8, 2022
Occurring every Friday night, El Cajon's Dinner and a Concert transforms the Prescott Promenade in downtown El Cajon into a dynamic live concert scene with free rock, country, big band and R&B performances.

Coronado Promenade Summer Concert Series

When: May 29 - September 4, 2022
A beloved local tradition, the Coronado Promenade Summer Concert Series takes place every Sunday evening in Spreckels Park near the center of town. Visitors can enjoy cool live music while picnicking.

Santee Summer Concert Series

When: June 9 - August 18, 2022
Join the community of Santee for the Summer Concert Series and the weekly Food Truck Rally every Thursday (except June 30, 2022) throughout the summer.

Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park

When: June 17 - August 12, 2022
Put on by the community organizations and businesses every summer, Summer Concerts in the Park is a beloved Friday musical tradition in Mission Hills.

Switchfoot BRO-AM

When: June 18, 2022
The ultimate family friendly music beach party, the annual Switchfoot Bro-Am features an awesome surf competition and free concerts on the sand at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, while raising money for local community and youth programs.

La Mesa Sundays at Six Concerts

When: June 19 - July 31, 2022
Join La Mesa for free Sundays at Six Concerts on June 19 and 26, and July 10, 17, 24 and 31st at Harry Griffen Park.

Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts

When: June 21 - August 25, 2022
Balboa Park's annual Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts offers a free concert series under the stars on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Twilight concerts feature a mix of musical performances, including military bands, Dixieland jazz, big band swing and Latin salsa.

TGIF Concerts in the Park

When: June 24 - August 19, 2022
Carlsbad's TGIF Concerts in the Park offer great music, plenty of room to dance, beautiful park settings for picnicking, free shuttle buses, fun hands-on art activities for the kids - it's the best in community programming.

International Summer Organ Festival

When: June 27 - September 5, 2022
Visit the Spreckels Organ Pavilion for its free International Summer Organ Festival, occurring at 7:30 PM every Monday. San Diego's warm summer nights allow guests to enjoy the majestic sound of the world's largest outdoor pipe organ, while enjoying music played by world-renowned concert and theater organists. 

Liberty Station Concerts

When: July 1 - October 7, 2022
A wildly popular free concert series, the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station hosts four Liberty Station Concerts, presented outdoors on the grassy North Promenade on first Friday evenings from 5-8 PM featuring a collection of popular San Diego musicians and acts.

Point Loma Summer Concerts

When: July 15 - August 12, 2022
Since 2001, Point Loma Summer Concerts has been bringing family-friendly concerts to Point Loma Park, with crowds swelling to nearly 3,000. The concerts are now a community tradition, with strolling teenagers who attended their first concerts in strollers.

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts

When: July 28 - August 23, 2022
Summer Twilight Concerts bring together friends and families to enjoy music, dance, picnic and experience a priceless Del Mar sunset.

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