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This page lists concerts in Orange County 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. It is recommended that you confirm any performance you wish to attend.
Music, Summer-"Style": Picnics, blankets, lawn chairs, sunshine, smiles, summer styles, hot days, warm nights, cool sounds and much more, all in a very "festive" atmosphere, no doubt. In the time between August and the end of the 2010 summer season in September, you'll be finding a few pictures of some of this year's end-of-summer "fests" and festivals on the "Concerts By City" county pages. Scroll down to find a few scenes from the Brea Jazz Festival, the Flights and Sounds Summer Festival at the O.C. Great Park in Irvine, the La Habra Corn Festival Parade, the Festival Village at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, the Fiestas de Independencia/Fiestas Patrias Downtown Festival and parade in Santa Ana, and the Arab American Day Festival in Garden Grove.
September 9 - Children's Concert at Grand Park. Hullabaloo Children's Concert. A free concert for children and their parents will take place from 11 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater. Hullabaloo is a group whose members write songs that make children laugh, think, sing, dance, clap their hands and stomp their feet. Moms can join the Stroller Strides group from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to the concert for a full hour cardio/resistance-training workout. Information: (949) 425-2500 or www.avca.net.
September 25 - Aliso Viejo Founders Day Fair. "A Day at the Ranch." The Aliso Viejo Founder's Day Fair will take place from noon - 6 p.m. at 100 Park Avenue, across from Aliso Viejo Middle School. There will be live entertainment, panning for gold, a blacksmith, historical displays, antique farming equipment, face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo for children, a beer and wine saloon, and food and other local vendors. Information: (949) 425-2550 or www.cityofalisoviejo.com.
Sept. 10, 11 and 12 - Rockin' Shakespeare in the Park. Shakespeare's classic fairy tale "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will rock the amphitheater with hits from the 50s featuring artists like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and many others. Performances will be September 10, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Visit website for information on tickets. The Pearson Park Amphitheater is located at 401 N. Lemon; street parking is available in the area. Information: (714) 765-5274 or www.anaheim.net/comm_svc/pearson.
September 17 - Rumble and Rock on the Party Block in Downtown Anaheim. The thunder of motorcycles fills the streets of Downtown Anaheim every third Friday of the month from 5 - 10 p.m. through October. Party block events include live music, street vendors, food booths, dancing in the street, a beer and wine garden, opportunity drawings and more. Tonight's theme is "Pirate Party." Activities take place in Downtown Anaheim at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). Information: (714) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com.
Weekly, Thursdays - Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market. Farmers Market hours are noon - 7 p.m. Bands and entertainment times vary. Check website for weekly schedules. The market is located at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). Information: (714) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com.
Anaheim GardenWalk Performances - Performances take place in the Gala Garden at Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella. Times vary. Information: (714) 635-7410 or www.anaheimgardenwalk.com.
Brea Jazz Festival - Concerts are every Friday and Saturday night from September 3 - 25, and the Festival takes place on Birch Street (at Brea Blvd. one block north of Imperial Highway). Featured headliner performances are from 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Seating is provided or bring your lawn chairs, and reserved seating is also available (fee). There will also be a fine arts and crafts show beginning on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at noon, a beer and wine garden, kids zone and more. Information: (877) BREA-FUN or www.breadowntown.com.
September 24, 25, and 26 - St. Pius V Church Fall Festival. The St. Pius Fall Festival will take place Friday from 6 - 11 p.m., Saturday from 2 - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 1 - 9 p.m. There will be carnival games, rides and food vendors (fee), and admission and entertainment are free. The church is located at Beach/Orangethorpe. Friday entertainment from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. is SouthBound (Southern Rock), Saturday from 4 - 6:30 p.m. is the Mai Tais (Surf) and from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. is J Sands and Bordertown. On Sunday, entertainment from 2 - 4 p.m. is folklorico dancing, and from 5 - 9 p.m. is the Sedillo Brothers. Information: (714) 610-7431, (714) 522-2193 or www.stpius5.org.
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Saturdays and Sundays, September 4 - 26 - Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza. - The 9th 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 11:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol St./405 Freeway. Over 80 local children's charities participate in the event. See Festival website for full schedule and complete event information. Information: (877) 492-KIDS (5437), www.festivalofchildren.org, click calendar of events, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.
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. Information: (714) 481-5009 or www.metropointe.com.
There are no listings for Cypress at this time. Please check back later.
September 11 and 12 - Toshiba Tall Ships Festival - The Ocean Institute celebrates its 26th year hosting the largest gathering of tallships on the West Coast. The festival will feature an array of both paid and free family activities including live chantey music, an art show, living history demonstrations, and food vendors. Grass Park activities (the Chantey concerts, arts and crafts show, living history encampments and vendor area) are free. Fees for entry to Ocean Education Center, Tallship tours and cruises. 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.
September 26 - Star Spangled Spectacular Concert. The City of Dana Point will present a free picnic concert in Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road, at 3 p.m. The Capistrano Valley Symphony, led by conductor John Santana, will present a program of all-American music including works by Bernstein, Copland, Ellington, Gershwin, Foster and Sousa. Special guests will be the 1st Marine Division Band from Camp Pendleton presenting patriotic favorites. From 2 - 3 p.m. there will be an "Instrument Petting Zoo" for children where children will be able to hear, touch and play various orchestra instruments. Information: (949) 248-3530 or www.danapoint.org.
Dana Point Summer Concert Series - August 22 and 29 concerts are from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road. Information: (949) 248-3530 or www.danapoint.org
There are no listings for Fountain Valley at this time. Please check back later.
September 26 - St. Andrews Monthly Sunday Concert Series. Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra. Concerts are held at 4:30 p.m at the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew the Apostle, 1231 E. Chapman Avenue. Information: (714) 870-4350 or www.standrewsfullerton.org
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 beginning at 4 p.m. food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine garden, kids' rides and more. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com/depts/museum.
September 24, 25 and 26 - Arab American Day Festival. The annual cultural festivities will include entertainment, food and crafts of the Middle East. The festival will be held at the Village Green Park, 12732 Main Street (Euclid/Main). Hours are Friday from 2 - 10 p.m., Saturday from noon - 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 9 p.m. Information: (714) 758-3507 or www.garden-grove.org.
September 11 - Senior Saturday Community Festival. The annual event features live entertainment and about 75 sponsor booths with information, products and services geared toward seniors. The event will take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pier Plaza at the Huntington Beach pier, Main Street/Pacific Coast Highway. Hosted by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging. There will also be a free shuttle from City Hall and the Senior Center, and breakfast and lunch will be available for a nominal fee. Information: (714) 536-9387 or www.hbcoa.org.
Surfin' Sundays Concert Series - Sunday surf music concerts are from 1 - 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Surf Museum, 411 Olive
(off Main Street), or at Pier Plaza (Main/Pacific Coast Highway). See individual concert dates for details. Information: (714) 960-3483 or www.surfingmuseum.org.
September 12 - The Fabulous Nomads, and The Mighty Surf Lords. Museum parking lot, 1 - 4 p.m. September 26 - "Pounding Surf" DVD drum sequel and all-star jam session, plus a memorial tribute to Richard
Delvy. Museum parking lot, noon - 4 p.m.
September 12 - The Fabulous Nomads, and The Mighty Surf Lords. Museum parking lot, 1 - 4 p.m.
September 26 - "Pounding Surf" DVD drum sequel and all-star jam session, plus a memorial tribute to Richard Delvy. Museum parking lot, noon - 4 p.m.
The U.S. Open of Surfing competition took place July 31 - August 8. The event included not only a surfing competition, but BMX and skate competitions/exhibitions and a music stage in the Festival Village. Concerts on music stage included (Aug. 3) The Soft Pack and Cold War Kids, (Aug. 4) Iration and Bedouin Soundclash, (Aug. 5) Timmy Curran and Switchfoot, (Aug. 6) Street Drum Corps and Cobra Starship, and (Aug. 7) Hot Hot Heat and Weezer.
Huntington Beach Concert Band Central Park Concert Series - Concerts begin at 5 p.m. in Central Park, 7111 Talbert at Golden West (behind the Huntington Beach main library). Information: (714) 402-7158, (714) 891-6856, www.hbconcertband.org, or www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us
Performances at Bella Terra. - Friday performances are from 7 - 9 and Saturday performances are from 6 - 9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Sunday performance times vary. Performances take place in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.
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September 25 - Irvine Valley College Performances. 2nd Annual IVC Music Alumni Recital. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage at the IVC Performing Arts Center and will feature Joshua Mills, Shadi Pourkashef, Jacqueline Williams, C. Bradley Van Wick, and Raul Vega. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted for scholarship accounts. Irvine Valley College is located at 5500 Irvine Center Drive. Information: (949) 451-5488, (949) 452-5333, www.ivcarts.org or www.ivc.edu.
October 2 - Irvine Global Village Festival. The Irvine Global Village Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park at the Irvine Civic Center, 4 Civic Center Plaza (Harvard/Alton). There will be live entertainment, a kids village, international food vendors, an international marketplace, cultural exhibits, world religious exhibits and more. Information: (949) 724-6610, www.irvinefestival.org, or www.cityofirvine.org.
Orange County Great Park Flights and Sounds Summer Festival - The Great Park in Irvine will feature live concerts on Saturday evenings (pictured below) and dance parties every Friday night through September. All performances begin at 8 p.m. There will be free dance lessons before each of the Friday dance party events, and performances by comedians beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday nights. Food will be available for purchase, and there are free balloon rides at the Great Park on Friday and Saturday nights (balloon is tethered to the ground and flights are subject to wind and weather conditions). Concert parking fee is $10. Limited seating is available, and lawn chairs are welcome. Information: (949) 724-7420 or www.ocgp.org.
Woodbridge Village Association Summer Concerts on the Lake. Concerts take place at the North Gazebo at the lake at the time indicated (times vary). The Woodbridge Village lake area address is 4700 Barranca Parkway. Picnics are welcome. Information: (949) 786-1800 or www.wva.org.
There are no listings for La Habra at this time. Please check back later.
The La Habra Corn Festival and Parade are held annually in August. The parade took place on August 7 and included a variety of floats, marchings band, and community groups.
There are no listings for La Palma at this time. Please check back later.
October 3 - "Laguna Beach Live" First Sundays Concert Series. Ceora Winds: Michelle Matsumune, flute, Heather Millette, clarinet, and Christin Webb, bassoon. Performance is from 3 - 4:30 p.m. at the Laguna College of Art and Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. College art gallery is also open to the public from 2 - 3 p.m. Information: (949) 715-9713, www.lagunabeachlive.org or www.lagunacollege.edu.
There are no listings for Laguna Hills at this time. Please check back later.
September 11 - September 11th Remembrance Event. The City of Laguna Niguel will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Event to pay tribute to those who lost their lives, were injured, or suffered loss of family or friends in the tragedy. The event will also honor local firefighters, law enforcement and members of the Armed Forces who make daily sacrifices to keep the community safe. The event will take place in the Crown Vally Community Park amphitheater, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bring a low-back chair or blanket for seating. There will be a variety of speakers and music by Brooke Ramel. Information: (949) 425-5100 or www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us.
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There are no listings for Mission Viejo at this time.
September 12 - Sunday Musicale at the Newport Beach Public Library. American violinist Lindsay Deutsch brings a fresh perspective to classical music. Her performance will take place from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room of the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. Information: (949) 717-3800 or www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
September 25 - Family Performances at the Newport Beach Public Libraries. Animal Tales and Musical Scales. The all-ages performance for children will include stories, songs and puppets. The performance will take place from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. at the Corona Del Mar Branch Library, 420 Marigold in Corona Del Mar. Information: (949) 717-3800 or www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
October 2 - Performances at the Newport Beach Public Libraries. Youth Program - Pacific Symphony presents a Musical Informance. Musicians from the Pacific Symphony's string section will present an interactive performance designed for children ages 5 - 9. The performance will take place from 11 a.m. - noon, and following the performance there will be a hands-on "Instrument Petting Zoo." The event will take place in the Friends Meeting Room of the Newport Beach Central Public Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. Information: (949) 717-3800 or www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
Bands in the Sand at Newport Dunes - Free concerts are Saturdays from 6 - 8 p.m. at Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive. See website for directions. Information: (949) 729-3863 or www.newportdunes.com
September 3, 4 and 5 - Orange International Street Fair. Opening night for the annual three-day International Street Fair is September 3. Four full blocks of international food vendors and ongoing entertainment on eight stages. The event takes place in downtown Orange in the area surrounding the Orange traffic circle, Chapman/Glassell. Friday hours are 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. See website for full schedule of events, international "themed" areas and types of food for sale. Please note: this event can be extremely crowded and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Information: www.orangestreetfair.org.
September 24, 25, and 26 - St. Norberfest 2010. "Country Harvest." The St. Norberfest 2010 festival will take place Friday from 6 - 11 p.m., Saturday from noon - 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 9 p.m. There will be carnival games, rides and food vendors (fee), and admission and entertainment are free. The church is located at 300 E. Taft Avenue. See website for full entertainment schedule (toward end of month; go to "Bulletins" for Sept. 12/19). Information: (714) 637-4360 or www.stnorbertchurch.org.
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San Juan Capistrano Summer Nights - All performances take place from 6 - 8 p.m. in historic Town Center Park, 31852 El Camino Real. Information: (949) 493-5911 or www.sanjuancapistrano.org.
September 5 - Mexican Independence Day Family Festival and Target Sundays at the Bowers Museum. The Bowers Museum will present a Mexican Independence Day Family Festival and Target Sunday program at the museum. There will be a variety of performances, arts and crafts and other activities from noon - 3:30 p.m., and museum admission is also free for Target Free Admission Sunday. The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main Street. Information: (714) 567-3600 or www.bowers.org.
September 11 - Eclectic Company Experimental Music Series. Monthly experimental music concerts. Performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore. Tonight's bands will be: Aparato! and Radioactive Chicken Heads. Doors open at 7 p.m. Information: (714) 667-1517, www.theeclecticcompany.com or www.occca.org.
September 18 and 19 - Fiestas de Independencia/Fiestas Patrias Downtown Festival. The Fiestas de Independencia will take place on Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Fourth Street ("Calle Cuatro") in Downtown Santa Ana between Broadway and Minter. There will be carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee), and entertainment and music. The Fiestas Patrias Parade will take place on Sunday from 4 - 6 p.m. The parade will begin at 17th and Main, continue on Main to Civic Center, and proceed west on Civic Center to Flower. Road closures will be in effect from 1 - 8 p.m. This year's events mark the Bicentennial of El Grito, Father Hidalgo's call for Mexico's independence from Spain. There will also be the reading of "El Grito" on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at 4th and Ross Streets. Information: (714) 843-6080 or www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us.
October 3 - Italian Family Festival and Target Sundays at the Bowers Museum. The Bowers Museum will present an Italian Festival and Target Sunday program at the museum. There will be a variety of performances including traditional Italian dance and music, arts and crafts, light refreshments and other activities from noon - 3:30 p.m., and museum admission is also free for Target Free Admission Sunday. The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main Street. Information: (714) 567-3600 or www.bowers.org.
Seal Beach Summer Concert Series - Concerts are presented by the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and take place Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. in Eisenhower Park next to the Seal Beach Pier. Information: (562) 799-0179 or www.sealbeachchamber.org
There are no listings for Stanton at this time. Please check back later.
October 1, 2 and 3 - Tustin Tiller Days. Tustin Tiller Days features carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee) and free admission and entertainment from October 1 - 3. Friday hours are 4 - 11 p.m., Saturday hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. The annual Tiller Days Parade will take place Saturday morning at 10 a.m. around Old Town Tustin (see website for route). Entertainment will be on two stages. Community stage entertainment includes a wide variety of youth/community groups performances throughout the day. Main stage entertainment is from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, 2:30 - 11 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 - 7 p.m. Sunday. See website for full entertainment schedules. Information: (714) 573-3326, www.tustintillerdays.org or www.tustinca.org.
Every Friday and Saturday Night - Performances on The District Stage. Performances feature two up-and-coming bands each Friday and Saturday night (weather permitting) beginning at 6 p.m. at the District at Tustin Legacy. The District is located at the corner of Jamboree and Barranca, and the stage is located behind Borders Books. Limited seating available. Information: www.thedistricttl.com.
September 12 - Dia De La Familia (Day of the Family). Dia de la Familia takes place in Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza Street, from 1 - 5 p.m. The event will include music and dance, food vendors and local agency displays. Entertainment will be by the Las Tapatias folklorico dancers at 1:15 p.m., Guillermo Aguilar (Soloist) at 1:45 p.m., and the DeNada Band (Latin/Classic Rock) from 3 - 4 p.m. Information: (714) 895-2860 or www.ci.westminster.ca.us.
September 11 - 9/11 Anniversary Observance at the Nixon Library. A special remebrance on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be held in the White House East Room of the Nixon Library beginning at 11 a.m. There will be remarks by Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Bruce Herschensohn and Congressman Gary Miller, plus choral and musical presentations by the Orange High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and the Villa Park High School Concert Band. The program will also includ a presentation of the Bronze Star by United States Marines to the family of Marine Corporal Claudio Patino IV of Yorba Linda, who was killed in action on June 22, 2010 in Afghanistan. The Library is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-5075, (714) 993-3393, www.nixonlibrary.org or www.nixonlibraryfoundation.org.
September 24, 25 and 26 - Oktoberfest at St. Martin de Porres Church. Festival will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at St. Martin de Porres Church, 19767 Yorba Linda Boulevard. Hours are Friday 5 - 11 p.m., Saturday 2 - 11 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 8 p.m. There will be carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee) and entertainment. Friday evening entertainment is the Rock-Its and the Hi-Lites (Classic Rock); Saturday afternoon entertainment is the St. Martin's Praise Band and in the evening, Yardsale (Classic Rock); and Sunday is a medley of dance group performances in the afternoon and Flashback in the evening. Information: (714) 970-2771 or www.smdpyl.org, go to "Bulletin" for Sept. 19.
Nixon Library Family Concert Series - All performances (unless otherwise indicated) are at 2 p.m.
at the Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Information: (714) 993-3393, (714) 364-1162, www.nixonlibrary.org or www.nixonlibraryfoundation.org.
August 29 - British Brass Band September 5 - Classical Guitarist Isamu Nakashio September 12 - No concert scheduled today. September 19 - No concert scheduled today. September 26 - Concert pianist Michael Sellers October 3 - Chinese Music and Dance
August 29 - British Brass Band
September 5 - Classical Guitarist Isamu Nakashio
September 12 - No concert scheduled today.
September 19 - No concert scheduled today.
September 26 - Concert pianist Michael Sellers
October 3 - Chinese Music and Dance
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