Concerts By City - Orange County

    This page lists concerts for Orange County locations by city name.  Click on the appropriate section of the alphabet for the city you are looking for, or continue scrolling down the page. Please remember that although every attempt is made to bring you the most current concert information, all schedules are subject to change.

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Aliso Viejo Summer Concert Series - Concerts are every other week from 5 - 6:30 at the Grand Park Amphitheater (Town Center area). Information: (949) 362-5890 or http://www.cityofalisoviejo.com/

  • August 28 - Open Wide (Classic Rock 50s - 90s)


There are no listings for Anaheim this month.


Brea Jazz Festival - Concerts are every Friday and Saturday night in September (and October 1) from 7 - 11 p.m. on Birch Street (at Brea Blvd. one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating is provided or bring your lawn chairs. Information: (877) BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/.

  • September 9 - Jennifer York

  • September 10 - 9-11 Tribute from 7 - 8 p.m. followed by The Pete Escovedo Orchestra

  • September 16 - Annie Sellick

  • September 17 - Susie Hansen Latin Band

  • September 23 - Richard Smith

  • September 24 - Brian Bromberg

  • September 30 - California State University Fullerton Big Band Ensemble and Jazz Combos

  • October 1 - Derek Bordeaux


Buena Park Summer Concert Series - Part 2 - Concerts take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Buena Park Downtown (Mall), 8308 On The Mall, La Palma/Dale. Information: (714) 503-5000 or http://www.buenaparkdowntown.com/

  • August 31 - The Branscombe Richmond Show (Country/Rock/R&B - last concert of season)


Weekends, September 3 - 25 - Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza. - The 4th Annual Festival of Children is a month-long celebration of the wonders of childhood with celebrity appearances, music and dance performances, activities and workshops. Most events are Saturdays and Sundays between 11:30-noon - 4-5 p.m. in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol St./405 Freeway. Over 50 local children's charities participate in the event. See Festival website for full schedule. Information: (714) 438-3286, www.festivalofchildren.org/calendar.html or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.


Cypress Summer Concert Series - All performances take place at 6 p.m. on the Cypress Civic Center Green (Orange/Grindlay). Information: (714) 229-6780 or http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us/

  • September 10 - Cypress "POPS" Orchestra - "Great American Picnic"


Dana Point Summer Concert Series - Part 2 - Concerts take place on Sundays from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano. Information: (949) 248-3530 or http://www.danapoint.org/

  • August 28 - Rich Hardesty (Last concert of season)

September 10 and 11 - Toshiba Tallships Festival - The Ocean Institute celebrates its 21th year hosting the largest gathering of tallships on the West Coast. The festival will feature an array of family activities including live music, art shows, living history demonstrations, and food vendors. Also maritime displays and presentations, Polynesian dancers, interactive pirate encampment and cannon battles. Grass Park activities, Chantey concerts, arts and crafts show, pirate and living history encampments and vendor area are free. Fees for entry to Ocean Education Center, Tallship tours and cruises range from about $7 - $50. Entertainment includes sea-faring music, traditional island dancers and more. Full information and schedules on website. Information: (949) 496-2274, www.tallshipsfestival.com/ or www.danapointharbor.com/.

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There are no listings for Fountain Valley this month.


Fullerton Farmers Market - Live music Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The market is on Wilshire Avenue between Pomona and Harbor Boulevard. Also beer garden, kids activities and more. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum.

  • September 1 - Route 66 (Rock)

  • September 8 - The Split (Rock/Blues)

  • September 15 - Fit 2 Be Tied (Country)

  • September 22 - Upstream (Reggae)

  • September 29 - Soundbytes and The Offenders (Market open until 9:30 for hurricane relief donations)

September 16 - CSUF Concert Under the Stars. The 22nd annual Concert Under the Stars will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn north of the Titan Gymnasium on the California State University Fullerton Campus. Evening is a catered/ticketed event, but members of the public are welcome to bring lawn chairs and watch the show from the open lawn spaces. Evening of Broadway show tunes by CSUF alumni and theater/dance students. The CSUF campus is located on State College Blvd. between Nutwood and Yorba Linda Blvd. Information: (714) 278-2586 or http://www.fullerton.edu/.

September 17 - Rolling Hills Family Fun Fest. Event is from 2 - 8 p.m. at Rolling Hills Elementary School on Rolling Hills Drive. Features mini-golf tournament, face painting, games, arts and crafts, Kids Zone, community booths, food vendors and more. Live music by Jonathan Salazar from 4 - 5 p.m. and The Southland band from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Information: (714) 447-7795.

September 30 - October 2 - St. Juliana Church Parish Fiesta. The Fenians (Irish) play from 7 - 10 p.m. on Friday night (September 30). On October 1, Two Fifths (Rock and Roll) play from 3 - 5 p.m., and the Doo Wah Riders (Country) play from 7 - 10 p.m. Festival is at 1320 N. Acacia. Also rides/games/food vendors (for fee), etc. Information: (714) 879-1965 or http://www.stjulianachurch.org/

** Fullerton Friends of Music concert series returns beginning October 30! **

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There are no listings for Garden Grove this month.


September 10 - Senior Saturday Community Festival - Hosted by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, the event features live music and over 60 sponsor booths with information, products and services. Activities are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pier Plaza at the Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway/Main Street. Information: (714) 536-9387 or http://www.hbvisit.com/.

Pier Plaza Summer Sunday Concert Series - Live music in the amphitheater at the Huntington Beach Pier (Pacific Coast Highway/Main). Concerts start at 1 p.m. and last until about 3 p.m. Information: (714) 536-5486 or http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us/.

  • August 28 - Conjunto Jardin (Son Jarocho - last concert of season)

Surfin' Sundays Concert Series - Remaining Sunday concerts are from 1 - 3 p.m. in the parking lot behind the International Surfing Museum, 411 Olive (off Main Street). Information: (714) 960-3483 or http://www.surfingmuseum.org/.

  • September 4 - Chum

  • September 18 - Hot Rod Trio

  • September 25 - Goofyfoots

Sept. 30 - October 2 - Sts. Simon and Jude Church Fall Festival. The Tijuana Dogs will play from 7 - 10 p.m. on Friday night and the Fenians (Irish) will play from 7 - 10 p.m. on Saturday night at the festival. Address is 20444 Magnolia (at Indianapolis). Also rides/games/food vendors (fee) etc. Information: (714) 962-3333 or http://www.ssj.org/


September Sundays Concert Series - Concerts are from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park at the Irvine Civic Center, Harvard/Alton. Information: (949) 724-6606 or http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/

  • September 11 - The Fab Four (Beatles)

  • September 18 - Dishwalla (Rock) with opening band Cadillac

  • September 25 - The Fenians (Irish)

September 29 - UCI 40th Anniversary Concert. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of UCI, the University, along with the City of Irvine, will host a concert in Aldrich Park at the center of campus featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. University and city officials will make comments at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking on campus after 4 p.m. are free. Information: (949) 824-5252 or http://www.uci.edu/


September 28 - Sights and Sounds of India. Program of music, dance and food of India. Performance presented by the Cultural Education Program of the National Honors Society of Diamond Bar High School. Program is at 4 p.m. at the La Habra Library, 221 East La Habra Boulevard. Information: (714) 526-7728, (562) 964-0078 or http://www.ocpl.org/


There are no listings for La Palma this month.

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There are no listings for Laguna Beach this month.


There are no listings for Laguna Hills this month.


September 11 - September 11 Memorial Event. The City of Laguna Niguel will hold a commemorative event to honor those who lost their lives in the 9-11 terrorist attacks and recognize the efforts of the police and fire departments. The event will take place in the Crown Vally Community Park amphitheater, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, at 5 p.m. Information: (949) 425-5100 or http://www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us/


There are no listings for Lake Forest this month.


There are no listings for Los Alamitos this month.


September 24 - 25 - St. Kilian Church Oktoberfest. On Saturday (Sept. 24) afternoon karaoke and the Max Bishop Big Band beginning at 6:30 p.m. On Sept. 25, Vitae (Praise/Worship/Rock) from 1 - 4 p.m., and classic rock featuring David Wells and Brandon DeVar from 5 - 8 p.m. Festival is at 26872 Estanciero Drive (near Marguerite). Also booths/games/food vendors (for fee), etc. Information: (949) 586-4440 or http://www.stkilianchurch.org/


Newport Beach Summer Concert Series - Concerts begin at 5 p.m. Each concert is in a different park. September: Bob Henry Park, Dover/16th Street. Information: (949) 644-3211 x2156 or http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/

  • August 28 - Kahuna Cowboy Jugband (at Irvine Terrace Park, Seadrift/Evita)

  • September 18 - Moonlight Express (Big Band/Swing)

September 11 - Sunday Musicale at the Newport Beach Public Library - "Till We Meet Again" with Mignonne Profant. Mignonne Profant is an actress, singer and dancer who is equally comfortable with opera, musical theater and cabaret. Her concert will feature the music of 1914 - 1919 with classics such as "I Love a Piano" and "You Made Me Love You," as well as treaures long forgotten. Performance is at 3 p.m. at the public library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. Information: (949) 717-3800 or http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/

September 15 - Orange Crush at the Orange County Museum of Art - Monthly after-hours party at the museum features live jazz in conjunction with Villa America. Tonight: Organ jazz by the Joe Bagg Trio (organ/guitar/drums). Event is from 6 - 9 at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive. Also gallery tours and refreshments. Information: (949) 759-1122 or http://www.ocma.net/


September 2 - 4 - Orange International Street Fair - Annual even takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2 - 4 in the Glassell/Chapman Ave. traffic circle area of downtown Orange. Four blocks of ethnic food vendors and music stages including everything from Irish music and Swiss yodeling to surf music and the blues. Hours are Friday 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Please note: this event can be very crowded and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. See website for full entertainment schedule. Information: http://www.orangestreetfair.com/

September 15 - Summer Blues Music Series - The Mama's Boys (Blues). Concert is from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road (off Jamboree Rd. just north of Chapman). Concert is free, but parking is $3. Information: (714) 973-6835 or (714) 229-0643

September 25 - Bach Contata Vespers Concert. Bach Contata Vespers Concert by the Jubilate Choir, St. John's 60-adult choir, and soprano Nona Watson. Concert is at 4 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 185 S. Center Street. Information: (714) 288-4400


There are no listings for Placentia this month.


There are no listings for Rancho Santa Margarita this month.

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There are no listings for San Clemente this month.


San Juan Capistrano Summer Concert Series - All performances take place at 6 p.m. in historic Town Center Park, 31806 El Camino Real. Information: (949) 493-5911 or http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/

  • September 21 - Rockit Scientists (50s/60s Classics)


September 17 and 18 - Fiesta of the Americas/Fiesta Patrias - This festival celebrates the Independence Days of several Latin and South American countries that coincide with Mexican Independence Day. Event takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the 17th, and from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on the 18th, in the six-block area of the 4th Street Corridor in Old Town Santa Ana (from French Street to Broadway). Includes continuous live entertainment on the main stage, arts and crafts booths, a carnival and food vendors. Information: (310) 914-0015, (310) 914-1933, http://www.fiestasoftheamericas.com/, or http://www.fiestaspatriascalifornia.com/


September 25 - 9th Annual Seal Beach Kite Festival. World champion kite flyers, gigantic single line kites, kite ballet, kite building for kids, world famous Japanese kite artists, music, prizes and more. Brief taiko drumming presentations at 1 and 3 p.m. Events are from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Seal Beach Pier. Photos from last year's event may be viewed at http://www.kiteclub.org/. Information: (562) 596-7661 or http://www.upupandawaykites.com/

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There are no listings for Stanton this month.


September 30 - October 2 - Tustin Tiller Days - Annual community festival/carnival has been a regular event since 1957 and provides the community with a way to celebrate Orange County's agricultural heritage. Event features two stages of entertainment, community/vendor booths, carnival rides/games (fee), and more. Parade is on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Parade route: Begins at Main/Pacific. Heads down Main to "C" to 1st Street, then on 1st Street to Columbus Tustin Park. Tiller Days hours: Friday (September 30) 4 - 11 p.m., Saturday (October 1) 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday (October 2) 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., all at Columbus Tustin Park (Irvine/Prospect). Information: (714) 573-3326 or http://www.tustintillerdays.org/.


September 11 - Westminster Dia de la Familia (Day of the Family) - Folklorico dancers, bands, food (for purchase) and other activities. Event takes place from 1 - 5 p.m. at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza Street. Information: (714) 895-2860 or http://www.ci.westminster.ca.us/.


Nixon Library Family Concert Series - All performances (unless otherwise indicated) are at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-5075 or http://www.nixonlibrary.org/, click Family Concert Schedule.

  • August 28 - "Cinnamon Haze" - Rock music of the Nixon years

  • September 4 - Double concert. At 2 p.m. Chamber Music by Violinist Paul Manaster, Oboist Diane Manaster, Pianist Jason Bradely, Hornist James Taylor, Flutist Marilyn Ruga, and Trombonist/Composer Ron Minor, members of the Pacific Symphony. At 3:30 p.m. Music of the Magi with a program of "Broadway's Golden Oldies."

  • September 5 - Orange Empire Barbershop Chorus * Please note: this event has been listed for some time on the library's free concert schedule. However, on this day it is free with the purchase of regular admission only. *

  • September 11 - 9/11 Commemoration at 1:30 p.m.; Riverside Concert Band at 2:30 p.m.

  • September 18 - Mark Palmer, Bass/Baritone

  • September 25 - Concert pianists Young Sook Park and Sylvia Park

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