When summer rolls around, it’s time again for the city’s popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks series. For over 30 years, the City of Carlsbad has presented live music throughout the city. This year, nine concerts will be presented in four beautiful parks in Carlsbad. In addition to music and dancing, all events feature a variety of offerings - be sure to read about them before heading to the parks.
Concert venues open at 4 p.m., preshow events begin at 5 p.m., headline performances from 6 to 8 p.m. and concert venues close at 9 p.m. All concerts are outdoors and free to attend.
July 12: Pop Vinyl Pop Vinyl performs a nonstop playlist spanning five decades of upbeat, club-hoppin’ hits from Aretha Franklin and the Bee Gees to Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.
July 19: Urban Renewal Project The LA-based sixteen-piece collective known as The Urban Renewal Project brings their live-band hip-hop and jazz-funk aesthetic through infectious rap hooks, vibrant horn lines and a heavy dose of live drums.
July 26: Rumba Y Soul Rumba Y Soul’s salsa clásica will make your body move. This 10-piece band plays cumbia, merengue and bachata with music influences by artists Celia Cruz, Eddie and Charlie Palmieri and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.
August 2: Unsteady Formed in Southern California, Unsteady blends ska and reggae with a dash of geek, lounge and funky soul with horns, organ, driving bass and drums.
Aug. 9: Gene Evaro Jr. Hailing from Joshua Tree, California, Gene Evaro Jr mixes soul, folk, electronic and funk with the dexterity of Earth, Wind & Fire and retro fashions of Sly & The Family Stone. Evaro sings, plays and leads in a style that embodies Prince.
Aug. 16: 80z All Starz / Cassie B’s 90s Remix It’s a duel of the decades. The 80z All-Stars are the premiere tribute act, and Cassie B’s 90s remix electrifies the stage. Sing your heart out to your favorite decade jams and come dressed in your best vintage look.
Interested in Performing at TGIF?
The City of Carlsbad partners with a third-party talent buyer for all TGIF concerts. If you are interested in providing information about your group, fill out this form.