Enjoy summer on a high note at a free concert

With the weather warming and the sun shining, everything seems to be in rhythm for summer. Though it's easy to listen to today's hits on a drive home, life doesn't get much better than listening to music with friends and family outdoors. And, it's even better if it's for free. So, grab a picnic and your dancing shoes because a free concert is coming to a park near you. Bird Park Summer Concerts From 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Saturday of July, guests can gather in North Park for a night of local talent. Picnics are encouraged, however alcohol, grills, glass and unleashed dogs are not allowed. Cross streets of Upas and 28th streets, North Park. npca.squarespace.com July 1: Grampa Drew's Film Flam review July 15: Sugar Crisp July 29: Blaze of Jovi   Carlsbad's TGIF Concerts in the Park Every Friday, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office will host a concert from 6-8 p.m. at a different city park. Along with great tunes, food vendors, arts and crafts and shuttle services will be available to make visitor's experiences easy and enjoyable. Stagecoach Park June 23: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra June 30: Morgan Leigh Bland 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad   Poinsettia Community Park July 7: Robert Jon & The Wreck July 14: The Routine July 21: Feufollet 6600 Hidden Valley Rd., Carlsbad   Calavera Hills Community Park July 28: The Spazmatics Aug. 4: High Tide Society 2997 Glasgow Dr., Carlsbad   Alga Norte Community Park Aug. 11: The Mighty Untouchables Aug. 18: JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay 6565 Alicante Rd., Carlsbad   Coronado Summer Concert Series In its 47th year, the city of Coronado will host concerts at 6 p.m. at Spreckels Park. To make parking and transportation easier, drop-off zones will be located on the corners of Sixth and Seventh streets at C and Orange avenues. Spreckels Park: 601 Orange Ave., Coronado. coronadoconcert.com June 11: Marine Band San Diego June 18: In Midlife Crisis June 25: Sully and the Blue-Eyed Soul July 2: Crown Town ft. Matt Heinecke July 4: Coronado Concert Band* July 9: CalPhonics July 16: Marmalade Skies July 23: The Gilbert Castellanos Latin Jazz Review July 30: Euphoria Brass Band Aug. 6: Missy Andersen and SouthLand Soul Aug. 13: Navy Band Southwest Aug. 20: The Jennifer Keith Quintet Aug. 27: Surf City All Stars* Sept. 3: Pop Vinyl* * Note: Concerts  will begin at 5 p.m. on Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, and 4 p.m. on July 4.   Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts Take in the ocean breeze at Seagrove Park as a variety of bands perform at Powerhouse Park. On select Tuesdays, an opening act will kick off the night at 6 p.m. while the main band will excite crowds at 7 p.m. Metered parking as well as parking in a lot on Coast Boulevard is available . 1550 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. delmarfoundation.org June 20: The Flounders (opening act) and Blue Eyed Soul Band (main act) July 11: Jocko and the Aces (opening act) and DSB - The Next Best Thing To Journey (main act) August 8: The Setting Sons (opening act) and The Ultimate Stones at (main act) August 22: Clay Colton Band (opening act) and The Mighty Untouchables (main act) September 10: Whitney Shay & Robin Henkel (opening act at 4 p.m.) and Sensation Show Band (main act at 5 p.m.)   El Cajon Dinner & A Concert Enjoy a Friday night with friends or family in El Cajon's Prescott Promenade with dinner from one of the many surrounding restaurants and music from a variety of local artists. From 6-8 p.m., a unique band will perform to make warm, summer nights even more enjoyable. For the full schedule, visit downtownelcajon.com/dinner-and-a-concert. 229 E. Main St., El Cajon   International Summer Organ Festival Every Monday, watch as "organists play the nation's largest outdoor pipe organ." From 7:30-9:30 p.m., guests can enjoy as organists from around the globe play unique tunes from this ancient instrument. 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park. spreckelsorgan.org June 26: Organist Ty Woodward and the Marine Band San Diego July 3:  Jelani Eddington July 10:  Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe July 17: Isabelle Demers July 24: Gordon Turk July 31: Ken Cowan Aug. 7: Christian Lane Aug. 14: Rising Stars night featuring Greg Zelek and Seamus Gethicker Aug. 21: Movie Night with Steven Ball Aug. 28: Spreckels Artistic Director and former San Diego Civic Organist Carol Williams and the Carol Williams Band   Mission Hills Summer Concerts in the Park Gather with neighbors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on select Fridays at Pioneer Park to listen to family-friendly and cover bands. Concerts are free, but the Town Council encourages attendees to make contributions to help continue concerts and events for the future.  1521 Washington St., Mission Hills. missionhillstowncouncil.org June 30: Liquid Blue July 4: Hullabaloo and MohaviSoul July 14: The Highwayman Show July 21: Dr Elvis and the Immortals with the Mission Hills Women's Chorale July 28: Bayou Brothers Aug. 4: PettyBreakers Aug. 11: Sue Palmer - Queen of Boogie Woogie Aug. 18: LifeLike     Point Loma Summer Concerts Get a taste of a variety of music on Fridays in July and August at Point Loma Park. There, young musicians will have a chance to showcase their talents as they kick off each concert on the junior stage at 5 p.m., while the main act will follow. Guests can bring picnics or order food from differing vendors imclujding Jensen's, Chick-fil-A, Stump's Family Marketplace and United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc. Free parking and a shuttle is also available at All Souls' Episcopal Church. 1055 Catalina Blvd., Point Loma. plconcerts.org July 14: The Might Untouchables (Main stage) and The Rising Tide and Soul Arch (Junior stage) July 21: Detroit Underground (Main stage) and First Friday Club and Chihuahua (Junior stage) July 28: The Petty Breakers (Main stage) and Angela & Hannah and The Mad Hatters (Junior stage) Aug. 4: Cash'd Out (Main stage) and On the Run and The Wild Californians (Junior stage) Aug. 11: Jumping Jack Flash's "Beatles vs. Stones: Battle of the Brits!" (Main stage) and Look Both...
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