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Concerts in the Parks

"Boston has the pops, Hollywood has the bowl, and Santa Barbara beats them all with spectacular summer music at Chase Palm Park!"

 It’s one of Santa Barbara’s best summer traditions... come find out first-hand what brings up to 5,000 people down to Chase Palm Park on Thursday nights during the months of June, July and August! Make sure that you dust off your dancing shoes, pack up a picnic dinner and your friends and family, and come celebrate summer and some great free music concerts in Santa Barbara’s beautiful Chase Palm Park! Located right on Cabrillo Blvd. along the gorgeous Santa Barbara waterfront. Don’t miss it!

2013 Schedule

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Vaud and the Villains

Opening Night!

Thursday, June 27th
Vaud and the Villains
19 piece 1930s New Orleans Orchestra & Cabaret Show
All concerts 6-8:30pm

  Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries

Thursday, July 11th
Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries
50s and 60s Rock ‘n Roll Show

Soul City Survivors

Thursday, July 18th
Soul City Survivors
Hot Buttered Soul

Dona Oxford

Thursday, July 25th
Doña Oxford
Groovy - Funky - Boogie Woogie

Summer of Rock! Youth Bands

Thursday, August 8th
Summer of Rock!
Youth Bands - Highway 35, Skick, Bad Jack & False Puppet

Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

K-LITE 101.7   KTYD 99.9  Towbes Foundation
Chumash Santa Barbara Independent  Family Life Magazine


 Parent  SolarCity


We Need Your Help!

Donors and corporate sponsors are needed to continue this popular program. Contact us and learn more about the benefits of becoming a Concerts in the Park sponsor.

Donate to Concerts in the Park!

This is the most popular series of family-oriented events in which your company may participate- a variety of musical performances attracting concert goers from all over the Santa Barbara area. Imagine the exposure!

All donations are tax deductible through the PARC Foundation.

The Park and Recreation Community Foundation (PARC)
is a California 501 (c) (3) organization. Tax ID #77-0126823
P.O. Box 91742, Santa Barbara, CA 93190

Have a Band and Want to Play?

If your group would like to be considered for the Concerts in the Park series, please submit a promotional package including CDs, press clippings, band biography, and photos to:

Judith C. McCaffrey, City of Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990
Attn: Concerts in the Park 

Promotional packets are reviewed every Spring and decisions are typically made in April/May each year. We are seeking groups that provide a family-friendly performance. Deadline to submit your band for consideration in 2014 is March 31, 2014.

Contact Information

Judith Cook McCaffrey
Recreation Manager
620 Laguna Street
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Ph: (805) 897-1946
Fax: (805) 564-5480

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The "Buzz"

"Fabulous community event. Fantastic venue. Kids and adults both enjoy the evenings, and the fresh air and music are rejuvenating. Thank you." - Nora N.

"The concerts are a very special community perk. It's another thing to brag about Santa Barbara to out-of-towners.  Thank you!" - R.S.

"This is the best summer community activity in Santa Barbara besides Solstice!  Thank you so much for the great concerts!" - Lisa H.

"Boston has the Pops, Hollywood has the Bowl, and Santa Barbara beats them all with spectacular summer music at Chase Palm Park." - Anonymous

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2014