OC PARKS PRESENTS THE ANNUAL 2017 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
10 free concerts bring Donavon Frankenreiter, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Matt Costa, and a surprise guest to the OC Parks summer stage
The County of Orange and OC Parks welcome back the annual outdoor Summer Concert Series with 10 free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. Celebrate the summer season with live music, food trucks and friends and family on Thursday evenings June 22 through August 24.
The first show of the series kicks off on Thursday, June 22 at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton with a performance by Donavon Frankenreiter, who will bring his feel-good, surf-infused folk rock to the summer concert series stage. The following Thursday, June 29 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy makes a triumphant return to Craig Regional Park to fill the air with the sounds of swing.
On Thursday, July 6, the concert series moves on to Mason Regional Park in Irvine with Rolling Stones tribute band Hollywood Stones. Keep the good times rolling and head back to Mason Park on Thursday, July 13 as OC Parks welcomes Journey tribute band Open Arms and ‘80s sensation Flashback Heart Attack.
Put on your dancing shoes and head to Irvine Regional Park in Orange to see The Federal Empire perform their amped-up Americana on Thursday, July 20. The OC Parks Summer Concert Series is excited to welcome back indie singer-songwriter and local music hero Matt Costa to the 2017 lineup on Thursday, July 27 at Irvine Regional Park.
The series will then move to Fountain Valley at Mile Square Regional Park with local Orange County Celtic rock band The Fenians performing on Thursday, August 3. Continue the celebration at Mile Square Park on August 10 with popular reggae-rock band Common Sense as they bring the sounds of summer.
The summer concert series wraps with two oceanfront dates at Bluff Park, overlooking Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Save the date on Thursday, August 17 for a very special surprise guest to be announced in June.
Gather your friends and family for the series finale with local favorites Family Style and Tijuana Dogs performing live at Salt Creek Beach on Thursday, August 24.
“Each year we see the OC Parks Summer Concert Series grow and the 2017 series is sure to be the best one yet,” Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, said. “These free events provide the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to come out and enjoy live music in a beautiful, outdoor setting.”
All of the OC Parks Summer Concert Series events take place from 6 to 8 p.m., are free to attend, with free parking and open to the public of all ages. Food trucks will be serving at each location and a beer and wine garden will be available to those 21 and over. Come out to the parks, bring a blanket and a beach chair and enjoy great local live music in celebration of summertime at OC Parks this summer season.
2017 OC Parks Summer Concert Series Schedule
(All shows 6-8 p.m., free admission with free parking)
Craig Regional Park
Location: 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92835
Date: Thursday, June 22
Artist: Donavon Frankenreiter and Matt Baxter
Date: Thursday, June 29
Artist: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Dallas & Doll
Mason Regional Park
Location: 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
Date: Thursday, July 6
Artist: Hollywood Stones and Jelly of the Month Club
Date: Thursday, July 13
Artist: Open Arms and Flashback Heart Attack
Irvine Regional Park
Location: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA, 92869
Date: Thursday, July 20
Artist: The Federal Empire and Kelly Rae Band
Date: Thursday, July 27
Artist: Matt Costa and David Rosales
Mile Square Regional Park
Location: 16801 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Date: Thursday, August 3
Artist: The Fenians and Orion Walsh
Date: Thursday, August 10
Artist: Common Sense and Wheeland Brothers
Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach
Location: 33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, CA 92629
Date: Thursday, August 17
Artist: Special Performance to be Announced June 1
Date: Thursday, August 24
Artist: Family Style and Tijuana Dogs