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 2018 season runs Friday nights from June 22 through Aug. 17, 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 jazz to swing, latin to 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.
2018 Summer Concert Schedule
Stagecoach Community Park
3420 Camino de los Coches
June 22 - Stoney B Blues (Blues)
June 29 - 80z All Stars (80s Covers)
July 6 - Lao Tizer Band (Jazz)
Poinsettia Community Park
6600 Hidden Valley Road
July 13 - The Detroit Underground (Soul/Motown)
July 20 - The Mighty Untouchables (Top 40)
Calavera Hills Community Park
2997 Glasgow Drive
July 27 - Jonathan Lee (West Coast Country)
August 3 - Phat Cat Swinger (Swing)
Alga Norte Community Park
6565 Alicante Road
August 10 - Orgōne (Funk/Soul/Afro-Disco)
August 17 - Poncho Sanchez (Latin)
Thanks to Carlsbad Friends of the Arts and our 2018 TGIF Concerts in the Parks Souvenir Program sponsors:
Ace Tutoring, Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, Al Rex Realty, Alaska Airlines, ASAP Urgent Care, Bandemer Accountancy, BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse, Carlsbad Educational Foundation, Carlsbad Music Festival, Carlsbad Pizza by the Slice, Daphne’s California Greek, Gemological Institute of America, Ignite! Bistro & Wine Spot, Jordan Dental Group, Karen Rewoldt, Realtor, Kathy Williams, Realtor, Kelly Cardenas Salon, Lola’s 7-Up Market & Deli, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Milton's Craft Bakery, Miracosta Technical Career Institute, Museum of Making Music, My iFix, New Village Arts, Norte Mexican Food & Cocktails, Paradise Pizza, PCH Litho, Inc., Pizza Port, Roderick Dargie, Realtor, Sand & Sea Investments, The Baked Bear, The Crossings at Carlsbad, Toyota of Carlsbad/Lexus of Escondido, ViaSat, Vigilucci's Restaurant Group, Waste Management, And The City of Carlsbad
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