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TGIF Concerts in the Parks

2016 Summer Concert Season

For over 30 years, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office has presented live music events throughout the city. When summer rolls around in Carlsbad, everyone gears up for TGIF Concerts in the Parks! The 2016 season runs Friday nights from June 24 through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. (all fields open at 4 p.m.) and features great music, food and a chance to dance the night away with friends and neighbors in a beautiful outdoor setting.

This year’s band lineup offers a music genre for everyone, from country to rock, cover bands to spicy Latin and world grooves. Concerts are free and open to the public and move across the city, from Stagecoach to Alga Norte, Poinsettia and Calavera Hills community parks. A free shuttle service is available at most concert locations, as onsite parking is limited.

The music at TGIF is just the beginning. A variety of food vendors are onsite at the events, or you can bring your own feast from home. Family Open Studios is back with free, hands-on art making activities for all ages. And of course, there will be plenty of chances to enter the Opportunity Drawing from the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. There are prize packages each night, all to support future arts and cultural events in Carlsbad.

New for 2016! Forget the parking and ride in style. Check out these deals from our ridesharing partners:

  • Uber – use code TGIF16 for a free ride up to $20 for new Uber users!

  • Lyft – new and existing passengers use code TGIF16 for 20% two rides, to and from a TGIF event!

    • Offer valid between 6/23/2016 through 8/19/2016 on Fridays between 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Max 2 ride(s) per passenger. Pick-up or drop-off must be at participating TGIF Concerts in the Park locations. Max $5 discount per ride. Subject to Lyft's Terms of Service: lyft.com/terms.


    For more information about TGIF, see the links below. See you at the park!

  • Check out our 2016 TGIF Concerts in the Parks Schedule and Lineup 

  • Before heading out, read through our Directions, Parking and Shuttles 

  • For the best concert experience, look over our Concert Guidelines and Helpful Hints 

  • Looking for a great hands-on art making activity for the kids? Visit Family Open Studios, available at all TGIF concerts

  • Win great prizes from the opportunity drawings, organized by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts

  • Want in on the fun? Volunteer at TGIF by signing up here or by emailing arts@carlsbadca.gov.

Have questions? Please email arts@carlsbadca.gov or call 760-434-2920.