Summer Concert Guide (Free & Ticketed) - Newport Mesa Moms

**It’s SUMMER and that means it’s time to get on your feet and DANCE.  Scroll down for the line-up of both FREE & TICKETED Summer Concerts.**





The City of Newport Beach presents another series of “Concerts on the Green” during the summer of 2019. Concerts on the Green will be “on the Green” at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.  Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end promptly at 7:30 p.m. and are FREE to the public. Bring your low-slung beach chairs and a picnic dinner or purchase food from gourmet food trucks such as Cheft TLC’s Sidewalk Cafe, Baby’s Burgers (August Only), and Scooter’s Italian Ice.


FREE Concerts in the Park take place every Tuesday evening in July at Fairview Park (2501 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa). Each week will feature a different band, a collection of gourmet food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and special activities for kids.  The concert series is also the Costa Mesa Foundation’s primary fundraiser which grants money to youth organizations, public safety, park development, and community pride initiatives. The event pre-show begins at 5:00 p.m. with the show starting at 6:00 p.m.

**Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa will also host a Summer Jazz Series on Fridays thru the summer, beginning June 14th.  Click HERE for the line-up.  FREE.

JUNE 16 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

The Side Deal

After years of independent successful music careers and admiration for one another, Charlie Colin (Train), Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray), and Joel & Scott Owen (PawnShop kings), brought their talents and passion for great music together in a band called The SIDE DEAL. They will kick off the Concerts on the Green series with a rock performance that includes familiar and revamped renditions of their global hits such as Train’s “Drops of Jupiter,” “Calling All Angels,” & “Meet Virginia,” and Sugar Ray’s “Fly,” “Someday,” and “Every Morning” and brand new Side Deal originals.  [Civic Center Lawn • Newport Beach]

JULY 7 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

SMITH Country Band

SMITH is a six-piece pop country music group from Southern California that performs hits from artists such as Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert to Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. SMITH rocks modern country with classics, creating a sound and energy that will have you up on your feet dancing.  [Civic Center Lawn • Newport Beach]

JULY 9 | 5:00pm PRESHOW, 6:00pm MUSIC


A Journey Tribute Band.  Since 2009, DSB’s high-energy stage production and accurate recreations of Journey classics have made DSB the #1 Journey tribute show in the world. [Fairview Park • Costa Mesa]

JULY 16 | 5:00pm PRESHOW, 6:00pm MUSIC

Stone Soul

Stone Soul is an 8 piece, horn-blowing, foot stomping Classic Soul & Motown band that has built a reputation as one of the hardest-working, most entertaining Classic Soul & Motown bands in the world!  [Fairview Park • Costa Mesa]

JULY 23 | 5:00pm PRESHOW, 6:00pm MUSIC

Flashback Heart Attack

Repeat winners of the best live band/best rock band/best tribute awards in Orange County, FLASHBACK HEART ATTACK brings the authentic 80’s cover band experience to Costa Mesa.  [Fairview Park • Costa Mesa]

JULY 30 | 5:00pm PRESHOW, 6:00pm MUSIC

Tijuana Dogs

Tijuana Dogs is a well-loved Southern California band, who play an eclectic mix of rock, R& B, jazz, country, and pop.  [Fairview Park • Costa Mesa]

AUGUST 25 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Queen Nation

In a tribute to one of the most iconic groups in rock history, QUEEN NATION recreates the image, sound and energy of a live Queen concert. Gregory Finsley, Mike McManus, Pete Burke, and Parker Combs pay remarkable homage to the legendary band with songs like “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites The Dust.”  [Civic Center Lawn • Newport Beach]

SEPTEMBER 15 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Flashback Heart Attack

Repeat winners of the best live band/best rock band/best tribute awards in Orange County, FLASHBACK HEART ATTACK brings the authentic 80’s cover band experience to the Newport Beach Civic Center. The local Orange County band that has made it big, nationally and internationally, will out some fire in the end of summer with a playlist that includes all the great 80’s hits.  [Civic Center Lawn • Newport Beach]



NEWPORT DUNES (Bands at the Bistro)
1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach


JUNE 21 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jazz at the Bistro ft. Darnell Wyrick

The Darnell Wyrick Quintet. You are promised a night of wonderful music by some of Orange County’s best Jazz musicians.  TICKETS

JUNE 22 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Illusion – Stevie Nick’s Tribute Band

Stevie Nicks Illusion is one of the most authentic sounding tributes to Stevie Nicks to date! The band consists of world-class musicians and the vocals of Diana Grace are spot on as Stevie Nicks from the early years of the 70’s and 80’s.  TICKETS

JUNE 28 | 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Kaylene Peoples – Romantic Bossa Nova

A special occasion featuring, Kaylene Peoples – Romantic Bossa Nova – A Birthday Celebration for Bunny Brunel, featuring Kaylene Peoples (vocals and flute), Bunny Brunel (bass), Mahesh Balasooriya (piano), Joe Calderon (guitar), Brian Cabrera (drums), Monette Marino (percussion).  TICKETS

JUNE 29 | 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Heartbeat City

“Let the Good Times Roll” at this special event with Heartbeat City – A Tribute to The Cars.  TICKETS

JULY 5 | 8:30pm – 10:30pm

So Petty – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute

A tribute to the best American Rock n Roll Storytellers ever, The Heartbreakers, led by the immortal, Tom Petty. TICKETS

JULY 13 | 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Southbound – A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

SouthBound and Company strives to be the highest quality Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band and southern rock experience with their “Lynyrd Skynyrd & Frynds” act.  TICKETS

JULY 20 | at 6:30pm

Anthems UK vs. USA

Producing the top rock acts in the world, who better to square off in an international battle of rock anthems than the UK and the USA. Appropriately named, ANTHEMS, brings the traditional concert experience to a new level with a ‘song for song’ battle between American and British heavyweight rock legends of the classic rock era.  TICKETS

JULY 27 | 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Ticket to Ride:  Beatles Tribute

Ticket To Ride — A Tribute to The Beatles. From “Love Me Do” to “Let It Be,” TICKET TO RIDE captures the music and the charm of the greatest band in history, The Beatles!!!  TICKETS

AUGUST 3 | 8:00pm – 10:30pm

The Who Experience – Ultimate The Who Tribute

In honor of one of the most powerful, influential and greatest rock band, we bring to you The Who Experience, the next best thing!  TICKETS

1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach


JULY 12 | Check Tix. for Time

Jonathan Butler + Kirk Whalum

JULY 19 | Check Tix. for Time

Patti Austin – Steve Tyrell

JULY 26 | Check Tix. for Time

Common + Nicole Bus

AUGUST 16 | Check Tix. for Time

An Evening with Boz Scaggs

AUGUST 23 | Check Tix. for Time

An Evening with Kenny G

SEPTEMBER 6 | Check Tix. for Time

Sheila E. + Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers

SEPTEMBER 13 | Check Tix. for Time

Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra

SEPTEMBER 20 | Check Tix. for Time

West Coast Jam

SEPTEMBER 27 | Check Tix. for Time

Keiko Matsu – Oleta Adams

OCTOBER 20 | Check Tix. for Time

Damien Escobar – Eric Darius

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