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This page lists concerts for Orange County 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!
ANIME EXPO 2019
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.
Other Aliso Viejo/AVCA events are now members only. There are no listings at this time.
August 31 - Pacific Symphony "Canto de Anaheim." Join members of the Pacific Symphony under the stars for a concert celebrating the Mexican-American heroes of Anaheim's past and present. The multi-media event, hosted by native son Gustavo Arellano, will include storytelling, dance performances and music. Admission is free, and the concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 S. Lemon Street. The concert will be conducted by Greg Flores, and music will include works by Chavez, Ponce, Revueltas and others. Additional program information is available on the website listed. Information: (714) 765-5263 or www.pacificsymphony.org/sitc.
September 20, 21 and 22 - San Antonio de Padua del Canon Church Fall Festival. The festival will take place Friday from 5 - 10:30 p.m., Saturday from noon - 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 8 p.m. There will be carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee); admission and entertainment are free. Evening main stage entertainment until close will be: Friday - Dave Silver Band from 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday - Wight Lightening from 2 - 4:45 p.m. and Stone Soul (Motown/Soul) from 6 - 10 p.m., and Sunday - Resurrection Band from 1 - 4:45 p.m. and Gavin Braun from 6 - 8 p.m. The church/festival is located at 5800 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim Hills. Information: (714) 974-1416 or www.sanantoniochurch.org.
Weekly, Thursdays - Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bands and entertainment times vary. Check website for weekly schedules. The market is located at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). Information: (714) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com.
Weekly, Saturdays and Sundays - Weekend Entertainment at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace. Weekly entertainment takes place Saturdays and Sundays at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, 1440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. On Saturdays in La Placita: Ballet Folklorico from noon - 12:45 p.m., Show De Chenter from 1 - 3 p.m., and Banda from 4 - 6 p.m. On Sundays: in El Studio - Grupo from noon - 4 p.m., and in La Placita - Ballet Folklorico from 1 - 1:45 p.m., Mariachi and Norteno music from 2 - 4 p.m. and Karaoke from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Information: (714) 999-0888 or www.anaheimindoormarketplace.com.
Performances at The Packing House - Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). When multiple acts are noted on Saturday nights, generally one act is on the mezzanine stage at the Packing House and the other(s) are at the Unsung Brewery in the MAKE Building and/or at the Anaheim Brewery. The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Weekly schedules (when available) will still be posted on this site's Facebook page for updates/changes. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.
There is no information for Brea at this time. Please check back later.
September 7 - Fiestas Patrias: Mexican Independence Day Celebration at The Source. The Mexican Independence Day celebration at The Source will take place in the courtyard from 3 - 6 p.m. There will be live performances including mariachi, Chinelos and folkloric dancing. There also will be face painting and balloons for children. The Source OC is located at 6940 Beach Boulevard (at Orangethorpe). Information: (714) 521-8858, www.thesourceoc.com or www.facebook.com/thesourceoc.
September 6 and 7 - ArtVenture 2019. ArtVenture 2019 is a two-day free cultural arts event at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive. Friday hours will be from 5 - 9 p.m., and there will be art, live music, and refreshments plus the program awards ceremony. On Saturday the event will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and there will be art, musical and theatrical entertainment, literary works, culinary demonstrations and other demonstrations and activities. The event showcases the art of 125+ local artists and there also will be interactive activities from all art disciplines. Information: (714) 754-5052, www.artventurecm.com or www.facebook.com/artventure.
Saturdays and Sundays, September 7 - 29 - Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza. - The Festival of Children is a month-long celebration of the wonders of childhood with music and dance performances and a variety of arts and crafts for children. Most events are Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol St./405 Freeway. The event also showcases children's charities. See Festival website for full daily schedules and complete event information. Information: (877) 492-KIDS (5437), www.festivalofchildren.org, click calendar of events, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.
Metro Pointe Entertainment Series. - Performances take place Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Metro Pointe at South Coast, 901 South Coast Drive. Stage is outdoors facing the restaurants. No lawn chairs. Information: (714) 481-5009 or www.metropointe.com.
Segerstrom Center the Arts/Argyros Plaza Events. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present a variety of programs outdoors in the Argyros Plaza. Unless otherwise noted, all performances last approximately one hour to 1 1/2 hours. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive. Information: (714) 556-2787 or www.scfta.org.
There is no information for Cypress at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Dana Point at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Fountain Valley at this time. Please check back later.
September 15 - Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra. Members of the 30-person ensemble perform music on recorders ranging from a 9-inch Sopranino to an 8-foot plus SubContraBass, conducted by Thomas Axworthy. In this concert is "LA Mosaic," LARO will be premiering several commissioned works representing the mosaic of Los Angeles. The concert will take place at 4 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1231 East Chapman Avenue. The same concert will be performed in North Hollywood on September 22. Information: (562) 773-2265 or www.larohome.org.
September 21 - Concert Under the Stars. Cal State Fullerton will present the annual "Concert Under the Stars" on the campus North Lawn. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert is at 7:30 p.m. This year's concert will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. Free seating is on the lawn only (tables are paid and pre-reserved), and the public is welcome. Admission is free, but it is requested for planning purposes that those attending make a reservation. Reservation links are available on the concert website. The campus is located at Nutwood Avenue/State College Boulevard. Information: (657) 278-3480 or www.fullerton.edu/concert.
September 27, 28, 29 - St. Juliana Fall Festival. The festival will take place Friday from 5 - 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 - 10 p.m. at St. Juliana Church, 1316 N. Acacia Avenue. Admission and entertainment are free; fee for carnival rides, games and food vendors. Entertainment will be: Friday - Sean Oliu and the Coastline Cowboys and Men in Crisis (Rock/Blues); Saturday - 2Fifths, Darden (Americana) and Night Shift; and Sunday - Soundhouse, The Noble Ones (Acoustic Variety) and Honey County (Country). Information: (714) 879-1965 or www.stjulianacatholiccommunity.org.
Fullerton Farmers Market - The Fullerton Farmers Market season returns with live music from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The market is on Wilshire Avenue between Pomona and Harbor Boulevard, and hours are 4 - 8:30 p.m. Also beginning at 4 p.m. food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine garden, kids' korner and more. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com.
There is no information for Garden Grove at this time. Please check back later.
August 31 - Labour of Love Music Festival. The Labour of Love Music Festival is a Christian music event. The festival will take place at Bolsa Chica State Beach at the north end near PCH/Warner. The festival is free and will include music, family activities, children's games, raffles and a car show. Artists appearing will include Jeremy Camp, Danny Gokey, Jordan Feliz, The Young Escape and Anchored 247. Parking at the beach is $15, but there will also be free shuttles from the Boeing Company parking lot in Seal Beach, 2600 Westminster Avenue. The festival is from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and shuttles will run from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Information: (562) 592-1800 or www.labouroflovemusicfest.com.
Ongoing, Tuesday Nights - Surf City Nights. Surf City Nights, Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers market, takes place weekly from 5 - 9 p.m. throughout the year. The event includes over 100 vendors, family-friendly/live music street performances, and activities for children. The event takes place along Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach and The Strand on 5th. Check website for weekly entertainment information. Information: www.surfcitynights.com or www.hbdowntown.com.
Huntington Beach Concert Band Central Park Concert Series - Concerts begin at 5 p.m. in Central Park, 7111 Talbert at Golden West (behind the Huntington Beach main library). Information: (714) 891-6856, www.hbconcertband.org, or www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us
Performances at Bella Terra. - Music in the Amphitheater. Performances take place at the times listed in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.
There is no information for Irvine at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for La Habra at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for La Palma at this time. Please check back later.
Sunset Serenades Concert Series. Concerts will take place from 5:30 - sunset in the Heisler Park Rockpile Amphitheater (Cliff Drive/Myrtle). Information: (949) 497-0722 or www.lagunabeachcity.net.
There is no information for Laguna Hills at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Laguna Niguel at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Lake Forest at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Los Alamitos at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Mission Viejo at this time. Please check back again later.
September 15 - Concerts on the Green. Flashback Heart Attack (80s). This concert will take place from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the civic green at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive (off Avocado). Bring blankets/low-back beach chairs; picnics are welcome. Information: (949) 644-3211 x2156, (949) 644-3309 or www.newportbeachca.gov.
September 22 - Sunday Musicale at the Newport Beach Public Library. LA Classics and Pops Ensemble, featuring Cathleen Wong, flute, Scott Graham, double bass, John Ryskowski, drums, and Sonia Lee, piano. Their performance will include a jazz/classical fusion repertoire. The concert will take place from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room of the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. Information: (949) 717-3800 or www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
August 30 and 31, September 1 - Orange International Street Fair. The Orange International Street Fair will take place on Friday from 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. in the blocks surrounding the Orange traffic circle at Glassell/Chapman Avenue. The event includes multiple blocks of international food and music organized around country themes, including multiple music stages. Please note: this event tends to be VERY crowded, and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Parking can be found in local residential neighborhoods and for a fee in several nearby public parking lots. See website for full entertainment schedule and other event information. Information: www.orangestreetfair.org.
September 4 and 15 - St. John's Concert Series. On September 4 from noon - 12:30 p.m., midweek organ concert. The concerts take place on the first Wednesday of every month. On September 15 - Bach Cantata Vespers Concert with the Cathedral Singers, soloists, orchestra and organ. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at St. John's Lutheran Church, Center/Almond. Information: (714) 288-4431 or www.stjohnsorange.org.
There is no information for Placentia at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Rancho Santa Margarita at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Rossmoor at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for San Clemente at this time. Please check back later.
San Juan Capistrano Summer Nights - All performances take place from 6 - 8 p.m. in historic Town Center Park, 31852 El Camino Real. Information: (949) 493-5911 or www.sanjuancapistrano.org.
September 1 - Family Festivals at the Bowers Museum. The Bowers Museum presents Family Festivals on the first Sunday of the month including live music and dance performances, arts and crafts and other activities from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Festivals take place in the Museum courtyard. Upcoming festivals will be: August 4 - Jazz at the Bowers Festival featuring the Steve Johnson Quintet and other jazz greats, and September 1 - Autumn Moon Festival with a variety of performances. Please note: the festivals no longer include complimentary admission to the museum. The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main Street. Information: (714) 567-3600 or www.bowers.org.
September 7 - Mariachi Festival. The Mariachi Festival will take place from 2 - 10 p.m. in downtown Santa Ana on Sycamore Stret between 4th Street and 5th Street. There will be a variety of mariachi bands, cultural dance performances, and food and merchandise vendors. The event also will celebrate the city's 150th Anniversary. Information: (714) 673-3619, www.santa-ana.org/SA150 or http://vivalavidasantaana.com.
September 14 and 15 - Fiestas Patrias 2019. Fiestas Patrias celebration will take place from noon - 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon - 10 p.m. on Sunday at a new location: Flower Street and Santa Ana Boulevard at the Santa Ana Civic Stadium. There will be main stage performances and a street fair with 50+ food and merchandise vendors. The street fair will take place on Flower Street from Civic Stadium Boulevard to Santa Ana Boulevard. The Fiestas Patrias Parade will take place on Sunday from 4 - 6 p.m. beginning on Main and continuing on Main Street in Santa Ana. See website for additional information. Information: (714) 571-4227, www.santa-ana.org/events/fiestaspatrias or www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us.
There is no information for Seal Beach at this time. Please check back later.
There is no nformation for Stanton at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Tustin at this time. Please check back later.
September 7 - Dia de la Familia. The Dia de la Familia celebration will take place from 1 - 5 p.m. at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza Street. There will be live music, folklorico dancers, and a variety of family activities. The event offers the opportunity for city residents and members from surrounding communities to particpate in a cultural celebration of family and friends. Information: (714) 895-2860 or http://www.westminster-ca.gov.
September 11 - Nixon Library September 11 Remebrance Event The program honoring the heroes and lost of the September 11 tragedy will take place at 11 a.m. at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. The program will include remarks by former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, Presentation of Colors and a variety of patriotic musical selections performed by a near-200-member chorus. This one of the Southern California's largest 9/11 programs, and an RSVP via the link is library website recommended. Information: (714) 364-1120, (714) 993-5075, (714) 993-3393 or www.nixonfoundation.org.
September 21 and 22 - Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival. The Dozynki Harvest Festival will take place from noon - 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Pope John Paul II Polish Center, 3999 Rose Drive (one block south of Imperial Highway). There will be authentic Polish foods and beer, Polish music and folk dancers in traditional costumes, and more. The event is a celebration of bountiful harvest that dates back to 16th Century Poland and is celebrated in Polish communities throughout the world. Information: (714) 996-8161 or www.polishcenter.org.
Nixon Library Family Concert Series - All performances (unless otherwise indicated) are at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Information: (714) 993-5075, (714) 993-3393 or www.nixonfoundation.org.
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