Carlsbad’s Popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks Series Begins June 22, 2018

Summer is just 4 weeks away (June 21st) and that means it’s almost time for our popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks. I daresay that the free TGIF Concerts in the Parks are a highlight of summertime in Carlsbad. And 9 consecutive Friday’s of free music in a park on a summer evening may very well be the best entertainment option around in North San Diego County!

2018 is the 33rd season of the TGIF Concerts in the Parks series. This fund-raising series is presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, with concerts on 9 consecutive Friday nights in 4 of Carlsbad’s best community parks.

The TGIF Concerts in the Parks are very popular with visitors and residents, so don’t be surprised to see a couple thousand people, lots of blankets and chairs, plenty of kids, great dancing (yourself or to watch), and terrific live music in a wide range of styles. Be sure to bring your dinner, too. Concerts start at 6 and conclude around 8, with intermission midway. Intermission is when they raffle off a lot of really cool prizes with tickets being sold during the first hour. All funds that are raised support various arts programs in Carlsbad.

If you don’t win a prize save your tickets as you will have a another chance at the final concert.

Here’s the 2018 Summer line-up:

June 22 and 29, and July 6

Stagecoach Community Park – 3420 Camino de los Coches in 92009

Stoney B Blues Band (Blues)

80z All Stars (80s Cover Music)

Lao Tizer (Jazz)

July 13 and 20

Poinsettia Community Park – 6600 Hidden Valley Road in 92011

The Detroit Underground (Soul/Motown)

The Mighty Untouchables (Top 40)

July 27 and August 3

Calavera Hills Community Park – 2997 Glasgow Drive in 92010 

Jonathon Lee Band (West Coast Country)

Phat Cat Swinger (Swing) 

August 10 and 17

Alga Norte Community Park – 6565 Alicante Road in 92009

Orgōne (Funk/Soul/Afro-disco)

Poncho Sanchez (Latin)

If you want decent parking and great seats it’s important to arrive EARLY, and you can expect to walk a bit, especially if you arrive later. But it’s all worth it.