OC Parks Presents the 2016 Summer Concert Series #music

OC Parks Presents the 2016 Summer Concert Series #music

10 Free Concerts Bring JR JR, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Grizfolk, 
The Fenians and Matt Costa to the OC Parks Stage

The County of Orange and OC Parks welcome back the annual outdoor summer concert series with 10 free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Tri-City Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park and Salt Creek Beach. Each concert event will offer free live music under the summer sky on Thursday evenings June 30 through September 1.

The 2016 OC Parks Summer Concert Series is in full swing, and happening at a nearby park every Thursday evening through Sept. 1. The concerts in August include:

August 4 –  The Fenians with Dano Forte’s Juke Joint Show at Mile Square Regional Park    
August 11 - Saved by the 90s with Gardeners Logic at Irvine Regional Park
August 18 –  Matt Costa with David Rosales at Irvine Regional Park 
August 25 – Tijuana Dogs and Family Style at Salt Creek Beach

Some other highlight activities in the month include:

August 3 - Under The Sea Preschool Program at Orange County Zoo 
August 6 - Endless Summer Exhibit Opening at Old Orange County Courthouse  
August 18 - Full Moon Hike at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

August 28 - Animal Tracking in Freemont Canyon at Freemont Canyon Nature Preserve

The series kicks off on Thursday, June 30 at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton with swing revival sensation Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performing with Kris Bradley. Then the concert series moves on to Tri-City Park in Placentia with Neil Diamond tribute Diamonds Are Forever and Vic Lazar performing on Thursday, July 7.

The concerts continue at Mason Regional Park in Irvine with the “Lounge King” Phil Shane performing with a full band and Hawkline Monster opening the show on Thursday, July 14. Favorite ‘80s tribute band Flashback Heart Attack returns to the OC Parks concert series performing at Mason Park on Thursday, July 21 with Well Hung Heart performing as an acoustic duo to open the show.

The series will then move to Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley with LA alternative rock group Grizfolk performing with Robert John and the Wreck on Thursday, July 28. The traditional and contemporary sounds of Ireland will pour through Mile Square Park on August 4 with The Fenians performing live joined by Dano Forte’s Juke Joint Show.

Next stop is in Orange for Saved by the 90s and Gardeners Logic at Irvine Regional Park on Thursday, August 11. Local folk indie favorite, Matt Costa will perform at Irvine Regional Park with David Rosales opening on Thursday, August 18

The summer concert series wraps up on a high note with two dates at Bluff Park overlooking Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Tijuana Dogs and Family Style will take the stage on Thursday, August 25. Indie pop sensation JR JR (formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) will take the stage with their hit song “Gone” on September 1 with Big Monsta opening the show.

“This year’s Summer Concert Series promises to be the best one yet,” Lisa Bartlett, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, said. “These concerts provide a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to come enjoy the sounds of summer in a beautiful, outdoor setting. And best of all, it’s free.”

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 on-site at each location. Guests may bring their own food, and alcohol consumption by those 21 and over is permitted for the concerts Friends and families are invited to come out, bring a blanket and a beach chair and enjoy great local live music under the stars at OC Parks this summer season.

2016 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 30
Artist: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with Kris Bradley

Tri-City Regional Park
Location: 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd., Placentia, CA 92870
Date: Thursday, July 7
Artist:  "Diamond Is Forever! The Neil Diamond Experience"

Mason Regional Park 
Location: 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
Date: Thursday, July 14
Artist: Phil Shane with Hawkline Monster
Date: Thursday, July 21
Artist: Flashback Heart Attack with Well Hung Heart

Mile Square Regional Park
Location: 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Date: Thursday, July 28
Artist: Grizfolk with Robert John and the Wreck
Date: Thursday, August 4
Artist: The Fenians with Dano Forte’s Juke Joint Show 

Irvine Regional Park 
Location: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA, 92869
Contact: (714) 973,6835, irvinepark@ocparks.com  
Date: Thursday, August 11
Artist: Saved by the 90s with Gardeners Logic
Date: Thursday, August 18
Artist: Matt Costa with David Rosales

Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach
Location: 33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, CA 92629
Contact: (949) 923-2280 
Date: Thursday, August 25
Artist: Tijuana Dogs and Family Style
Date: Thursday, September 1
Artist: JR JR with Big Monsta

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