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TGIF Concerts 7/27 – 8/3 Calavera Hills Community Park

July 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - August 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks series runs every Friday through Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at community parks throughout the city. Venues open to the public at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

At a Glance

The 2018 season lineup is below. Preshow entertainment is planned for select concerts, as noted below. Preshow entertainment begins at 5 p.m. Additional details will be added to the website as they become available.

Onsite parking is reserved for accessible parking and event staff. Concert attendees are encouraged to take advantage of free shuttles from Poinsettia, Calavera Hills and Alga Norte community parks from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Everyone who rides the shuttle will receive a free opportunity drawing ticket for prizes from the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.

Calavera Hills Community Park
2997 Glasgow Drive
Shuttle service operates continuously between 4:30 and 9 p.m. from Sage Creek High School (3900 Cannon Road).

July 27 Jonathan Lee Band (West Coast Country)

The Jonathan Lee Band is West Coast Country, a mix of country and rock with a little bit of soul. When Jonathan performs, you can’t help but think of Johnny Cash, John Cougar and Bruce Springsteen.

Aug. 3 Phat Cat Swinger (Swing)*

The band’s ingenious selection of songs ranges from Sinatra to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy while even visiting songs by Elton John and more. No matter what this band plays, you’ll be smiling almost instantly.

Alga Norte Community Park
6565 Alicante Road
Shuttle service operates continuously from 4:30 to 9 p.m. atArrowhead Insurance Group business park (2485 Gateway Road)

Aug. 10 Orgōne (Funk/Soul/Afro-Disco)

Now and always, Orgōne delivers dirty, organic, California soul with heart; music that grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet and shoves you onto the dance floor.

Aug. 17 Poncho Sanchez (Latin)*

For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz, gritty soul music and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. Preshow Entertainment: Winners from the Carlsbad City Library’s Teen Talent Shows will perform on stage. For more information about the Teen Talent Shows, visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org.

*Preshow entertainment planned.

Attendees are welcome to bring refreshments from home or support the local food vendors scheduled to be on-site at each concert:
Carlsbad Boy Scouts Troop 745 – hot dogs and hamburgers
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Red Oven Pizza
Dos Bandidos – Mexican food

More Info
No admittance to concert venues before 4 p.m.
Loading zones to drop off your food and gear, and for rideshare services will be available and clearly marked.
Artists of all ages also can take part in Family Open Studios at TGIF, a free, hands-on art activity.
Guests can buy opportunity drawing tickets from the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts, with great prize packages and funds going to support future arts and cultural events in Carlsbad.
For your safety and the safety of others, the following are not permitted at the concert venues: pets, smoking and vaping, grills, skateboards, rollerblades, skates and bicycles. More information about what to bring and what not to bring is available at www.carlsbadca.gov/tgif.

Even More Info

TGIF Concerts in the Parks are presented by the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office with generous support from Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.

Since 1986, the Cultural Arts Office has worked to make arts and culture an integral and inspiring part of the community’s life, through programs and services such as TGIF Concerts in the Parks, Family Open Studios, Three-Part-Art, the William D. Cannon Art Gallery and City of Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, Carlsbad Community Arts Grants and other activities. The Cultural Arts Office seeks to create connections among artists, cultural organizations, community groups, businesses, visitors and residents that sustain and promote a thriving, diverse and creative city.

For more information, contact Megan Gilby at 760-602-2081 or megan.gilby@carlsbadca.gov.


Calavera Hills Community Park
2997 Glasgow Drive
Carlsbad, CA
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