Over 30 years ago, the Cultural Arts Office decided to host free live music in a few parks in Carlsbad. With only a few floor boards and some lights, a few hundred friends and neighbors joined us for what became Jazz in the Parks for over 25 years. As time went on, more and more music lovers joined us for fun summer nights until and the concerts moved from park to park as our audience grew. In 2014, TGIF found its current home at Stagecoach, Poinsettia, Calavera Hills and Alga Norte community parks – the four largest parks in Carlsbad.
Throughout the years, TGIF has welcomed hundreds of guest musicians and hundreds of thousands of audience members into the parks for a memorable summer night. You’re now part of the largest family in Carlsbad – the TGIF family!
TGIF Concerts in the Parks is presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office and generously supported by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts
Plan your night
At TGIF, music is just the beginning. Make sure to check out our on-site options during each TGIF event: