If you love music, but you don’t want to break the bank on your San Diego vacation by paying for concert tickets, there may be a solution. Presented by the San Diego Marina Inn & Suites, here are three free local concert series in the San Diego area to check out this summer.
1. Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Parks
When: Now through August 21st on Fridays from 6 to 8pm
Where: Various parks in Carlsbad, including the Alga Norte and Stagecoach community parks
While Carlsbad is just outside of San Diego, this concert series is worth the drive. Meet friendly local people and enjoy a variety of free tunes, all while relaxing in the warm SoCal weather. This year, the concerts will include a mix of country, big band swing, Latin, pop, R&B, and soul groups. Plus, because of the series’ increasing popularity, a wide variety food vendors will be in attendance, offering frozen yogurt, ice cream, chips, hamburgers, hotdogs, and more. Bring a blanket and hunker down for a lovely evening of music at one of these TGIF concerts.
2. Seaport Village Concerts
When: Now through September 27th on Sundays from 1 to 4pm
Where: East Plaza Gazebo
Sit in on a free concert while enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon at this especially picturesque San Diego location. Seaport Village, a small shopping area along the San Diego Harbor, is a lovely place to listen to rock, blues, and jazz music. With cute boutiques, shops, and restaurants throughout the village, you can listen to tunes while browsing or find a comfortable spot on the lawn to doze during these concerts.
3. Coronado Summer Concerts in the Park
When: Now through September 6th
Where: Spreckels Park at 7th Street and Orange Avenue
At this concert series at the Spreckels Park in the upscale Coronado community, you can get an earful of a variety of musical genres, ranging from dance, to big band, to country rock. If you’re a fan of ABBA, Journey, or Dave Matthews, you’ll even find some great tribute bands playing the hits you love from those artists on this year’s schedule. Concerts take place in a large gazebo in the center of the park, so you can stroll the grounds while still being able to listen to some wonderful music.
For your summer vacation to San Diego, you don’t have to break the bank to have a good time. With these free concerts, you can get a taste of the local music scene and keep to your budget. If you’re looking for other ways to ensure your vacation is easy on your wallet, reach out to the Marina Inn in San Diego. We offer affordable, convenient, and comfortable accommodations in downtown San Diego. Give a Reservation Manager a call today at 1-800-571-2933 to set up your reservation, or book your stay online. We look forward to hearing from you!