Carlsbad's TGIF Concerts in the Parks offers great music, plenty of room to dance, picnicking, free shuttle buses, fun hands-on art activities for the kids.
For more than 30 years, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office has presented live music events throughout the city. When summer rolls around in Carlsbad, everyone gears up for TGIF Concerts in the Parks! The 2017 season runs Friday nights from June 23 through Aug. 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (all fields open at 4:00 PM) and features great music, food and a chance to dance the night away with friends and neighbors in a beautiful outdoor setting.
This year's band lineup offers a music genre for everyone, from country to rock, big bands to spicy Cajon and blues. Concerts are free and open to the public and move across the city, from Stagecoach to Poinsettia, Calavera Hills and Alga Norte community parks. A free shuttle service is available at most concert locations, as onsite parking is limited.
The music at TGIF is just the beginning. A variety of food vendors are onsite at the events, or you can bring your own feast from home. Family Open Studios is back with free, hands-on art making activities for all ages. And of course, there will be plenty of chances to enter the Opportunity Drawing from the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. There are prize packages each night, all to support future arts and cultural events in Carlsbad.
2017 Summer Concert Season
3420 Camino de los Coches, 92009
June 23: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra (Blues/Boogie Woogie)
June 30: Morgan Leigh Bland (Pop Country)
Poinsettia Community Park
6600 Hidden Valley Road, 92011
July 7: Robert Jon & The Wreck (Southern Rock/Country Blues)
July 14: The Routine (Soul/Rock/Funk)
July 21: Feufollet (Cajun)
Calavera Hills Community Park
2997 Glasgow Drive, 92010
July 28: The Spazmatics (80's Covers)
August 4: High Tide Society (70/Yacht Rock)
Alga Norte Community Park
6565 Alicante Road, 92009
August 11: The Mighty Untouchables (Party Cover Band)
August 18: JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay (Big Band/Swing)
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