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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!

All concerts are free and are held from 6:00-8:30pm Thursday nights in Chase Palm Park at the Great Meadow Stage.  No blanket or chair setup or space claiming until noon on the day of each concert.  Have FUN and enjoy the music!

2017 Series

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The PettyBreakers

The nation's premier tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Hollywood Stones

A tribute to the Rolling Stones

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Crooked Eye Tommy

Original Southern California Blues

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries

50s and 60s Rock n' Roll


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Presenting Sponsor- Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

Armstrong Associates

The Forster Group at Morgan Stanley- Dennis Forster, Financial Advisor

Santa Barbara Ski Club 

Santa Barbara Blues Society


Santa Barbara Independent

The Voice


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 by March 31, 2018 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

Activities Website

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: Jul 3, 2017
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