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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!
LONG BEACH COMIC CON 10
This page features picture from the 10th annual Long Beach Comic Con which took place September 8 and 9 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The event celebrates the world of comics and includes a little bit of everything to do with the world of comics: industry panels, exhibitors, artists, vendors, and of course, comics-related costumes galore.
Other Aliso Viejo/AVCA events are now members only. There are no listings at this time.
September 14, 15 and 16 - 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 - The Creeps, Saturday - Stone Soul (Motown/Soul), and Sunday - Wight Lightening. 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 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Jazz at The Source. Jazz Safari (Smooth Jazz). Enjoy jazz at The Source OC every Sunday from 4 - 6 p.m. outdoors in the courtyard. All concerts are weather-permitting. The Source OC is located at 6940 Beach Boulevard (at Orangethorpe). Information: (714) 521-8858, www.thesourceoc.com or www.facebook.com/thesourceoc.
Saturdays and Sundays, September 1 - 23 - 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. (unless otherwise noted) 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 16 - 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. The "Here and There" program will include music of our time from around the world and explore how the rules have changed from music of earlier times. The concert will take place at 4:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1231 East Chapman Avenue. The same concert will be performed in Los Angeles on September 23. Information: (562) 773-2265 or www.larohome.org.
September 28, 29, 30 - 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 - Ukulena and her Smitten Kittens (Tiki Soul/Rock) and Men in Crisis (Rock/Blues); Saturday - Honey County (Country), The Noble Ones (Acoustic Variety), Mary Kohaut (Acoustic Ukulele), and The Sean Oliu Band (Variety); and Sunday - Darden (Alt Americana) and Rocktane (Rock). Information: (714) 879-1965 or www.stjulianacatholiccommunity.org.
September 29 - 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 p.m., and the concert is at 8 p.m. The concert will conclude with fireworks. 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.
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.
September 1 - Labour of Love Music Festival. The Labor 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 Matthew West, Jordan Feliz, Hollyn, Manafest and Anchored 247. Parking at the beach is $15, but there will also be free shuttles from Calvary Chapel at 16450 Pacific Coast Highway and the Boeing Company parking lot in Seal Beach, 2201 Seal Beach Boulevard. The festival is from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and shuttles will run from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Information: (562) 592-1800 or www.labouroflovemusicfest.com.
September 8 - Huntington Beach Council on Aging Senior Saturday Festival. The annual event will feature entertainment by My Generation (British Invasion) and sponsor booths with information, products and services geared toward seniors. The event will take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pier Plaza at the Huntington Beach pier, Main Street/Pacific Coast Highway. Hosted by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging. Breakfast and lunch will be available for a nominal fee. Information: (714) 536-9387 or www.hbcoa.org.
Wednesdays and Thursdays through October 28 - Free Admission to Oktoberfest at Old World. Oktoberfest at Old World in Huntington Beach offers free admission and entertainment on Wednesdays and Thursdays through October (fee for food, beer, etc., and fee for entry on other nights). Oktoberfest features authentic German food, imported German beers, German bands, festivities, competitions, games and more. Old World is located at 7561 Center Avenue near Bella Terra. Information: (714) 895-8029, www.oldworld.ws or www.oldworld.ws/oktoberfest-orange-county.html.
Surfin' Sundays Concert Series - Sunday surf music concerts are either in the parking lot behind the Surf Museum, 411 Olive (off Main Street), or at Pier Plaza (Main/Pacific Coast Highway). See individual concert dates for details. Information: (714) 960-3483 or www.surfingmuseum.org.
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.
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.
September 22 - Irvine Global Village Festival. The Irvine Global Village Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park at the Orange County Great Park (off the 5 Fwy at Sand Canyon; new location this year). There will be live entertainment by more than 100 performers on 5 stages, a kids village, international food vendors, an international marketplace, cultural exhibits, a world religions area and more. The festival is a mosaic of food, music and dance performances representing cultures from around the world; see full schedule of events on website. Admission and entertainment are free. Information: (949) 724-6606, www.irvinefestival.org, or www.cityofirvine.org.
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 are no listings for Laguna Hills at this time. Please check back again later.
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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 9 - Concerts on the Green. Desperado (Eagles Tribute). 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 23 - Sunday Musicale at the Newport Beach Public Library. Soul Language. The trio bridges the gap between Bossa Nova, Samba and Brazilian contemporary music. 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 31, September 1 and 2 - 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 5 and 9 - St. John's Concert Series. On September 5 from noon - 12:30 p.m., midweek organ concert. The new concerts will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. On September 9 - Organ Concert: "From Sea to Shining Sea." The history of the USA will be presented by Dr. Jeannine and David Jordan through the performance of organ music and visuals of American history. 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.
August 30 - San Clemente Music and Movies Series Tunnel Vision. Concerts will take place at 6 p.m. on the sand at the San Clemente Pier. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited. Information: (949) 361-8264 or www.san-clemente.org.
September 29 - 30 - San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival The San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 10 p.m. at a new location for 2018 - the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion. There will be Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing, activities for children, vendors and exhibits. Free admission and parking. Information: (949) 542-3445 or www.sjcgreekfest.org.
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 15 and 16 - Fiestas Patrias 2018. The 40th Anniversary Fiestas Patrias celebration will take place from noon - 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon - 10 p.m. on Sunday at a new location: the Santa Ana Civic Stadium and Flower Street. The main stage will be located on the stadium, and the street fair with 50+ food and merchandise vendors, will take place on Flower Street from Civic Stadium Boulevard to Santa Ana Boulevard. There will be performances on two different stages. The Fiestas Patrias Parade will take place on Sunday from 4 - 6 p.m. beginning at 15th and Main and continuing on Main Street in Santa Ana. See website for additional information. Information: (714) 571-4227, www.santa-ana.org/parks/fiestas 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 8 - 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 the new OC Fire Authority Chief Brian Finnesey and OC Undersheriff Don Barnes, 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 15 and 16 - 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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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.
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