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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 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!

2014 Schedule

Click here to download a printable schedule of our current concert series!

Sgt. Pepper

Opening Night!

Thursday, July 3 
Sgt. Pepper 
Beatles 50th Anniversary Tribute
All concerts 6-8:30pm

Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries

Thursday, July 10
Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries
50s and 60s Rock ‘n Roll Show


Thursday, July 17 
Santana Tribute Band 

Fortunate Son

Thursday, July 24
Fortunate Son
A Tribute to John Fogerty & CCR

Summer of Rock! Youth Bands

Thursday, August 7
Summer of Rock!
Youth Bands - Voice of Reason, Bi-Polar Bears, Bad Jack and Galvanized Souls 

Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

Thursday, August 14 
Country Nation 
High Energy Contemporary Country


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?

To learn more about our band selection criteria, please see our Qualifications for Bands PDF.

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

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: Mar 26, 2015