Summer is around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about Carlsbad’s popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks starting Friday, June 23rd. These TGIF Concerts in the Parks are truly a highlight of our Carlsbad summers, and could be one of the best entertainment options around!
An outstanding combination of great live music, in one of 4 beautiful Carlsbad parks, on a summer evening, makes for a special time for area residents and visitors. And they’re FREE!! What more can you ask?
This is, I believe, the 32nd season of Carlsbad’s popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks series. The concert series is proudly presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, taking place on 9 consecutive Friday nights in 4 of Carlsbad’s beautiful community parks (Note – the schedule is a little different this year!).
June 23 and 30 – Stagecoach Community Park
3420 Camino de los Coches in 92009
Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra (Blues/Boogie Woogie)
Morgan Leigh Band (Pop Country)
July 7, 14 and 21 – Poinsettia Community Park
6600 Hidden Valley Road in 92011
Robert Jon & The Wreck (Southern Rock/Country Blues)
The Routine ( Soul/Rock/Funk)
July 28 and August 4 – Calavera Hills Community Park
2997 Glasgow Drive in 92010
The Spazmatics (80’s Covers)
High Tide Society (70’s/Yacht Rock)
August 11 and 18 – Alga Norte Community Park
6565 Alicante Road in 92009
The Mighty Untouchables (Party Cover Band)
JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay (Big Band/Swing)
If you have been to one of these events before you know how popular these concerts are. If not, you can expect several thousand people, a sea of blankets and chairs, al fresco dining, lots of kids, dancing, and top notch live music in a wide range of styles. The TGIF Concerts run from 6 – 8 with intermission midway, during which they raffle off a bunch of really cool prizes that are sure to please, and funds raised go to support the arts programs in our community.
People start arriving early for the best seats, and the best parking, so plan to get there in plenty of time to save yourself a long walk.
Perhaps I’ll see you there!!