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TGIF Concerts in the Parks

Welcome to TGIF 2019!

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. 

Plan Your Night Out

TGIF Concerts in the Parks 2019 Lineup and Schedule

Stagecoach Community Park

  • June 21: Safety Orange 
    A band of beach buddies, Safety Orange is keeping surf rock alive through originals and clever mashups of your favorite tunes.
  • June 28: Uptown Funk 
    Internationally touring Uptown Funk specializes in performing in the style of Bruno Mars complete with choreography to a multitude of international platinum hits.
  • July 5: Sully and the Souljahs 
    With multiple Grammy nominations and awards between them, Sully and the Souljahs play their very unique brand of R&B, funk soul and, believe it or not, reggae!

Poinsettia Community Park

  • 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.

Calavera Hills Community Park

  • 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.

Alga Norte Community Park

  • 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.

For more information

Contact arts@carlsbadca.gov or 760-602-2090.

TGIF Concerts in the Parks is presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office and supported by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.