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Orange County Summer Concerts Guide (2024)

Summer is a time for fun, sun, and music, and there’s no better way to experience all three than by attending a summer concert in Orange County. With a plethora of outdoor venues and talented performers, Orange County is the perfect destination for anyone looking to enjoy some live music this season.

Use this summer concerts list to plan out your concert outings. We’ll update as we see more OC Summer concerts listed so make sure you’re bookmarking this page for easy reference.

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SUMMER CONCERTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

ALISO VIEJO
Summer Concerts in the Park in Aliso Viejo

FREE
Grand Park Town Center Amphitheater – Aliso Viejo Community Association

Blankets and chairs are allowed. Please wait until after 7:30 am to allow time for our volunteers to mark off our fire lines and booth location.

No roping off, no caution tape, no spray paint, no plastic table covers and no tarps are allowed. All tarps will be removed by AVCA due to the damage they cause on the grass.

  • June 9, 2024 – Stone Soul
  • June 23, 2024 – Tijuana Dogs
  • July 14, 2024 – Young Guns
  • July 28, 2024 – Kayln and the New Frontier
  • August 11, 2024 – Flashback Heart Attack

ANAHEIM
Summer Concerts in Anaheim

FREE Summer Concerts in the Park (Anaheim Town Square)

The Anaheim Town Square Concert Series is held at our beautiful outdoor plaza, creating an intimate and lively atmosphere for music lovers of all ages. Bring a blanket, sit back and relax under the stars while enjoying the best live music.

  • TBD

FREE Concerts in the Canyon (Ronald Reagan Park)
Thursdays at 6:30pm

  • June 27, 2024
  • July 11, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • July 25, 2024

FREE Summer Nights Concerts (Pearson Park Amphitheatre)
Saturdays at 7:00pm

  • August 3, 2024 – Anything for Salinas Band (Selena tribute)
  • August 10, 2024 – Santanaways (Carlos Santana tribute)
  • August 17, 2024 – Britishmania (Beatles Tribute)
  • August 24, 2024 – Catch a Wave (Beach Boys tribute)

FREE Concerts to the Max (Maxwell Park)
Thursdays at 6:30pm

  • August 1, 2024

FREE Concerts at National Night Out (Modjeska Park)
Thursdays at 7:00pm

  • August 6, 2024

BALBOA ISLAND
Summer Concerts in Balboa Island

FREE Summer Concerts in the Park (Balboa Park)

  • August 4, 2024 – The Chancers
  • August 11, 2024 – The New Originals
  • August 18, 2024 – The British Invasion
  • August 25, 2024 – The Fabulous Nomads
  • September 1, 2024 – Kenny Hale (Neil Diamond)

BREA
Summer Concerts in Brea

FREE Brea Concerts in the Park
Live outdoor music begins in July with Concerts in the Park, held on Wednesday evenings in City Hall Park.

  • TBD

BUENA PARK
Summer Concerts in Buena Park

FREE Summer Concert Series in the Park

This event features great entertainment, twilight swim, food trucks, and community partner booths. Concerts from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twilight Swim, Community Vendors & Food Trucks begin at 6:00pm

  • July 3, 2024 – LA Sound Machine – A Gloria Estefan tribute band
  • July 10, 2024 – Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea
  • July 17, 2024 – K-pop Night Dance to your favorite K-pop hits and more
  • July 24, 2024 – Tijuana Dogs
  • July 26, 2024 – Bruno and the Hooligans
  • August 2, 2024 – New Romantics

COSTA MESA
Summer Concerts in Costa Mesa

FREE Segerstrom Center Summer Sounds Series
Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of some of Southern California’s most eclectic artists and join us this June and July for our FREE all-ages Summer Sounds concert series on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! From salsa to soul, and everything in between, our lineup promises a musical journey that caters to every taste. Bring your friends and family for an electrifying evening of live performances under the starlit sky!

  • June 7, 2024 – Boogaloo Assassins
  • June 14, 2024 – J Boykin & Friends
  • July 12, 2024 – Undecided Future
  • July 19, 2024 – Maria Sanchez & The Midnight Groove
  • July 26, 2024 – Tropa Magica

FREE Metro Pointe Entertainment Series
Performances take place Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
at Metro Pointe at South Coast, 901 South Coast Drive. Stage is outdoors facing the restaurants. No lawn chairs.

  • TBD

FREE Costa Mesa Summer Concert Series at Fairview Park
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Concerts in the Park is an event that takes place on Tuesdays in July. It showcases live music, beautiful scenery, food, and most importantly it brings the whole community together during the summer.

  • TBD

CYPRESS
Summer Concerts in Cypress

FREE Summer Concert on the Green

Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets and chairs, and get ready to enjoy your favorite summer pastime event on the Green. All concerts are free, open to the public and held on Fridays at 6:00 PM. Refreshments will be available for purchase at all concerts. Alcohol and smoking of any kind is prohibited.

  • TBD

DANA POINT
Summer Concerts in Dana Point

FREE OC Parks Summer Concert Series at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Thursday nights, 5 p.m. (Event starts at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m.). Translation services available upon request.

  • August 15, 2024 – The FABBA Show
  • August 22, 2024 – Jimmy’s Buffet 

FREE Dana Point Summer Concert Series
Summer fun! Summer music! These FREE family-friendly concerts feature two bands and are held at Sea Terrace Park, PCH & Niguel Road behind the Dana Point Library area. Food and spirits (21+) are available to purchase.

  • TBD

$38 Live Music Harbor Cruise at Dana Wharf

Come aboard the 95′ Dana Pride for an evening filled with fun and entertainment. Enjoy live music played aboard the Dana Pride as you cruise through beautiful Dana Point Harbor and enjoy the sunset.

This unique live music event is not to be missed! We can’t think of a better way to spend your evening than with great music and great company aboard the Dana Pride. The boat also features a full bar including wine, beer (domestic and imported), and mixed drinks. Treat yourself to a musical adventure to be remembered and come join us today!

  • TBD

FOUNTAIN VALLEY
Summer Concert
s in Fountain Valley
FREE Concerts in the Park at Fountain Valley Sports Park

Thursday nights, 6-8pm.

  • July 11, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • July 25, 2024

FULLERTON
Summer Concert
s in Fullerton
FREE OC Parks Summer Concert Series at Craig Park 

Thursday nights, 5 p.m. (Event starts at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m.). Translation services available upon request.

  • June 20, 2024 – Sweet and Tender Hooligans
  • June 27, 2024 – Mariachi Divas

GARDEN GROVE
Summer Concert
s in Garden Grove
FREE Garden Grove Summer Concert Series
Food trucks will be available for food purchases. No EZ-ups or golf carts. 

  • June 27, 2024 – Smokin’ Cobras (Downtown Main Street)
  • July 11, 2024 – Taylor Nation (Eastgate Park)
  • July 18, 2024 – Redneck Rodeo (Eastgate Park)
  • July 25, 2024 – Jimmy’s Buffet (Eastgate Park)
  • August 1, 2024 – Tijuana Dogs (Eastgate Park)

IRVINE
Summer Concerts in Irvine

FREE OC Parks Summer Concert Series at Mason Regional Park 

Thursday nights, 5 p.m. (Event starts at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m.). Translation services available upon request.

  • July 11, 2024 – Flashback Heart Attack

LA HABRA
Summer Concerts in the Park in La Habra

FREE Concert in the park Series at Portola Park

La Habra’s Concerts in the Park will be held on Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, at Portola Park, 301 S. Euclid St. Join us for music and family fun — funnel cakes, concessions, and the Children’s Museum will be open. Follow us on our social media for updates, or contact us at 562-383-4200.

  • July 11, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • July 25, 2024
  • August 1, 2024
  • August 8, 2024

ORANGE
Summer Concerts in Orange

FREE OC Parks Summer Concert Series at Irvine Regional Park

Thursday nights, 5 p.m. (Event starts at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m.). Translation services available upon request.

  • July 18, 2024 – A Thousand Horses
  • July 25, 2024 – No Duh: The Ultimate Tribute to No Doubt & Gwen Stefani 

SANTA ANA
Summer Concerts in Santa Ana

FREE OC Parks Summer Concert Series at Mile Square Park

Thursday nights, 5 p.m. (Event starts at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m.). Translation services available upon request.

  • August 1, 2024 – Ozomatli
  • August 8, 2024 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

TUSTIN
Summer Concerts in Tustin

FREE Concerts in the Park at Peppertree Park

Wednesday nights, 6-8 p.m.

  • June 12, 2024 – July 31, 2024

Did we miss one? Email ([email protected]) or message us on Facebook or on Instagram.

Overall, a summer concert in Orange County is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. With a variety of outdoor venues, talented performers, and a beautiful California backdrop, Orange County is the perfect destination for anyone looking to enjoy some live music this season. So grab your friends, grab some tickets, and get ready to rock out in Orange County this summer!

Originally published on April 2, 2024. Last Updated on May 22, 2024 by Pattie Cordova

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