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This page lists concerts for the Inland Empire by city name.  To find information for a particular city, click on the appropriate section of the alphabet below 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. Concerts are listed by all cities together, or separately for Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire. For a list of concerts in cities for one county only, click the appropriate link in the column on the left. Enjoy the summer!

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     In the introduction to this summer's site theme, it was said that the site this year is a tribute to comics, anime, graphic novels, manga and the like. But what exactly is anime? In the United States, the word "anime" generally is used to refer to a form of cartoon-like art developed in Japan. The word is a shortened version of the Japanese word used to identify all animated productions developed in Japan. For those interested, a good explanation of "anime" as an art form, and characteristics distinguishing it from cartoons, can be found at www.animeartmuseum.org/whatisanimeart.

     Earlier this month, an event which its organizers refer to as "the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in America" was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Anime Expo (www.anime-expo.org) was held July 3 - 7, and the event was organized by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA, www.spja.org). In a news release the SPJA said the event drew nearly 350,000 attendees from over 78 countries. The event included entertainment, music, fashion, video games, artists, cosplay and much more. Cosplay is a word short for costume play, and many expo attendees dressed up as their favorite anime characters. Once inside the convention center doors, the main hall served as an area where many gathered to show off their costumes and pose for pictures. The photographs on all the "Concert By City" pages are stylized examples of some of the fan costumes seen at this year's expo (with a few favorites from last year included as well), plus miscellaneous scenes from the event.


Courtyard Concerts - The Apple Valley Courtyard Concerts will take place on Thursdays from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Apple Valley Commons, Northwest corner of Dale Evans Parkway and Highway 18. Food will be available for purchase, and bring your own chair. Information: (760) 240-7000 x7071, www.applevalley.org or www.applevalleyevents.org.

  • September 5 - Mojave Nights (Classic Rock/Variety)

  • September 12 - Caliente (Top 40)

  • September 19 - Greasewood Brothers (Classic Rock/Blues)

  • September 26 - Lorena Mackay and John Burcher Band (Variety)


There is no information for Chino at this time. Please check back later.


Performances at the Shoppes at Chino Hills. The Shoppes at Chino Hills will present a variety of performances throughout the summer. See individual concert dates for performance start times. All events take place at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.

  • August 30 - Dynamite Dawson (Soft Rock) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • September 7 - One Way Ticket from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • September 20 - Gem City Jazzcats (Big Band) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • September 28 - Rhythm Jukeboxx from 5 - 8 p.m.


There are no listings for Colton at this time. Please check back again later.


September 27 - The Equilux Open Mic Night. The Equiliux Open Mic Night takes place every 4th Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street. Performances by adults 18+ may include acoustic music, spoken word, acapella, poetry, freestyle, performance art and/or comedy. Performances may be on any subject but must be appropriate for a broad audience. Artists may bring art pieces for display for the duration of the event. Light refreshments will be provided. Information: (951) 736-2381, www.coronaca.gov/government/departments/library or www.coronaca.gov.


There is no information for Eastvale at this time. Please check back later.


September 6 - Fontana Car Show. This NON-CRUISE event takes place on the first Friday of the month from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Fontana Civic Center, 8353 Sierra Avenue. The event includes pre-1979 classics, hot rods and muscle cars, imports and customs, low riders, specialty/exotics and motorcycles. There also will be live music, and this month's band will be The Chico (Latin/Variety). Information: (909) 349-6900 or www.fontana.org, go to "Community Services" and events.

September 28 - La Gran Fiesta. La Gran Fiesta will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Miller Park Amphitheater, 17002 Arrow Boulevard. There will be live entertainment, art activities, food and merchandise vendors and more. There also will be a special performance by La Sonora Dinamita con Vilma Diaz (Cumbia). Information: (909) 349-6900 http://arts.fontana.org or www.fontana.org, go to "Community Services" and events.


Lake Arrowhead Village Summer Concert Series - All performances (unless otherwise noted) take place from 7 - 9 p.m. at Lake Arrowhead Village, 28200 Highway 189. Reserved seating is available for purchase; free open festival seating is in area behind tables. Festival seating area opens at 10 a.m. the morning of the concerts, but no chairs can be place in line at the gates prior to 6 a.m. Beach chairs and/or blankets are allowed in the festival seating area but not coolers. Information: (909) 337-2533, www.thelakearrowheadvillage.com or www.lakearrowheadvillage.co/events.html.

  • August 30 - Petty and the Heartshakers (Tom Petty Tribute)

  • August 31 - Which One's Pink (Pink Floyd Tribute)

  • September 1 - The Answer (Classic Rock)

  • September 2 - Dave Matthews Experience (Dave Matthews Tribute; concert is from 2 - 4 p.m.)

  • September 6 - Encore Weekend with Lights (Journey Tribute)

  • September 7 - Encore Weekend with Dead Man's Party (Oingo Boingo Tribute)


There is no information for Montclair at this time. Please check back later.


There is no information for Norco at this time. Please check back later.


September 9 - Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band. "Swinging With Aimee and the Show Band." The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band, directed by Dr. Gabe Petrocelli, will present their first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. in the newly-renovated Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium located on the Chaffey High School campus, 1245 N. Euclid Avenue. The show will feature the music of the Swing Era with special guest artist Aimee Nolte, a jazz singer, pianist and composer. Concert goers are invited to arrive at 6:45 p.m. for entertainment by "Woodwind Celebration" and coffee/cookies in the lobby. Information: (909) 226-5748, www.showband.net or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

September 20 and 21 - Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion. The Route 66 Cruise Reunion car show and festival will take place on Friday from 5 - 11 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - midnight along Euclid Avenue in downtown Ontario (between Holt and "I" Streets). There will be over 1000 classic and muscle cars on display plus live music, vendor booths, raffles, food for purchase, "Splash Dogs" shows and more. Friday performances will be local "Rockstars of Tomorrow" from 5 - 7 p.m. on the Euclid Median Stage, and the Surf City All Stars from 6 - 7:30 p.m., Susie and the Cruisers from 7:30 - 9 p.m., and Elvis My Way starring Brandon Bennet from 9 - 10:30 p.m. in Ontario Town Square. Saturday performances will be Rockstars of Tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on the Euclid Median Stage, and Lil Elmo and the Cosmos from 5:30 - 7 p.m., U.S. 99 Band (Blues) from 7:45 - 9:15 p.m. and Foghat (Rock) from 9:30 - 11 p.m.. in Ontario Town Square. See website for full entertainment schedule. Information: (800)867-8366, www.route66cruisinreunion.com or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.


September 8 - Chalk and Brews CommUNITY Arts Festival. The festival will take place from noon - 4 p.m. at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive. There will be an art exhibit by the Artist Association of the Inland Empire, music by Corey's Dixiebop Quartet, chalk artist, and food and beer available for purchase. Admission to the festival is free, but there will be a $10 charge for admission to the craft beer garden. Information: (909) 477-2752 or www.vgculturalcenter.com.

September 11 - September 11 Remembrance Ceremony. The September 11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the Freedom Courtyard at Central Park, 11200 Base Line Road. The program will include a reading of remembrance, "The Last Alarm," and an RCFD Honor Guard and Pipes and Drums Tribute. Information: (909) 477-2770, www.rcfire.org or www.cityofrc.us.

September 27 - Hispanic Heritage Night. The Rancho Cucamonga Hispanic Heritage celebration program will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Paul A. Biane Library at Victoria Gardens, 12505 Cultural Center Drive. The program will include musical performances, crafts, cultural activities and more. Admission is free, but free tickets are required and will be available in advance at both Rancho Cucamonga libraries. Information: (909) 477-2720 x3907, www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/lib/biane/default.asp or www.cityofrc.us.


University of Redlands Performances. University of Redlands Music Department performances are held in the Memorial Chapel, the Frederick Loewe Performance Hall (FLPH), and/or the Casa Loma Room on the Redlands campus, 1200 E. Colton Avenue. Information: (909) 748-8700, www.redlands.edu/music or www.redlands.edu/artsatredlands.

  • September 2019 - Information coming soon!


There is no information for Rialto at this time. Please check back later.


September 14 - Riverside Art and Music Festival The Riverside Art and Music Festival will take place from 4 - 10 p.m. on 9th and Orange Streets in downtown Riverside. There will be art by local artists and organzations, chalk artists, art demonstrations and workshops and live music. Bands performing will be Eva and the Vagabond Tales, The Sleeping Sea King and Beyond Rhythm. Information: www.riversideartandmusicfestival.com or www.facebook.com/riversideartandmusicfestival.


September 27 - California Native American Day Celebration. The California Native American Day Celebration will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. at California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway. The celebration of California Indian culture, heritage and family is open to the public and will include traditional bird songs, music, art and Native American food vendors. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating. Information: (909) 537-7204 or http://nativeamericanday.org.


September 15 - Western Days Temecula Western Days celebrates the city's heritage from a ranch town with pony rides, street vendors, entertainers and the Old Town Temecula Gunfighters high noon shoot-out. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Sam Hicks Monument Park, 41970 Moreno Road. Information: (951) 694-6444, 888-TEMECULA or www.temeculaca.gov.


There is no information for Upland at this time. Please check back later.


There is no information for Yucaipa at this time. Please check back later.

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ONE FINAL THOUGHT ON THE CONCERTS: All of the concerts in the listings are free to the general public, and there are some truly outstanding programs. However, many of the groups and organizations sponsoring these concerts incur substantial costs in bringing them to you year after year. Donations which allow them to continue their tradition of bringing quality music to the general public at no charge are appreciated.

. . . AND ONE REQUEST FOR VISITORS: Survey forms are sometimes passed out at concerts/event venues, and the question "How did you hear about this event?" is often asked. If you are attending an event you found on this site and receive such a form, it would be much appreciated if you let them know that you found the information on www.dorothyswebsite.org. Thank you!


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