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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 month of July! 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!

2016 Series Schedule

Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries

Thursday, July 7 from 6:00-8:30 PM

Deanna Bogart Band

Thursday, July 14 from 6:00-8:30 PM

Queen Nation

Thursday, July 21 from 6:00-8:30 PM

The Tearaways

Thursday, July 28 from 6:00-8:30 PM

Become a Sponsor

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. Download Sponsorship Materials PDF.

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 Us!

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

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: Jun 29, 2016