Balboa Park Twilight Concerts

Twilight  in the Park Summer Concerts at Balboa Park


For 37 years, Twilight’s live music under the stars has been delighting visitors. The music program ranges from military bands and Dixieland jazz, to big band swing and Latin salsa. Concerts run all the way through to August 30, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with special theme-events celebrating starting at 5:30  p.m. on the stage of the majestic Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

Our goal at Twilight is to provide a fabulous, free, family-oriented venue for folks to come and listen to some great music. Bring a picnic, sit back and relax, or kick up your heels to some wonderful tunes.

Below is a list of musical acts, and the dates which they are performing.  All information is subject to change without notice.


Tue. 6/19                 Stoney B Blues – Chicago and Southern Blues

Wed. 6/20                Pomerado Community Concert Band – Patriotic songs and show tunes

Thur. 6/21                Rachel Aldous and the Road Home – Bluegrass, Folk & Americana

Tue. 6/26                 Bump City Brass – Soul, Funk

Wed. 6/27                Hillcrest Wind Ensemble – Popular Band Music

Thur. 6/28                Mad Hat Huskers – Swing, Jazz



Tue. 7/3                   Navy Wind Ensemble

Wed. 7/4                  No Concert         

Thur. 7/5                 145th St. – Contemporary Blues Band

Tue. 7/10                 Ginger Cowgirl – Classic Country and Honky - Tonk

Wed. 7/11                Back Pocket Whiskey Fellas – Irish folk, Bluegrass & Americana

Thur. 7/12                Bayou Brothers – Cajun/Zydeco - Family Day

Tue. 7/17                 Moxie – Rock & Roll

Wed. 7/18               Catillacs – Smooth ballads and soul form 50s, 60s and early 70s – Concert Appreciation Night

Thur. 7/19                San Diego Civic Dance, Park & Recreation Department

Tue. 7/24                 San Diego Youth Symphony

Wed. 7/25                Mariachi Estrella’s de Chula Vista-Traditional Mexican Music with Ballet Folklorico – Mike Waggener Appreciation Night

Thur. 7/26                Rocken Jazz Big Band

Tue. 7/31                 Supremes – A Tribute Band - Concert Appreciation Night



Wed. 8/1                  Jazz Jammers  - Dixieland, Swing 1940’s

Thur. 8/2                  Santana Ways – Tribute band to Santana

Tue. 8/7                   Raúl Prieto Ramirez, Civic Organist – Friends of Balboa Park Ice Cream Social

Wed. 8/8                  Back 40 –Drivin Country with touch of classic rock

Thur. 8/9                  San Diego Concert Band

Tue. 8/14                 Coronado Big Band - Swing

Wed. 8/15                Harvey and 52nd Street Jive Blues

Thur. 8/16                Afrotruko - Salsa Orquestra

Tue. 8/21                 Marine Band San Diego

Wed. 8/22                Kearny Mesa Band – Community Concert Band

Thur. 8/23                Moon Light Serenade Orchestra-Big Band, Swing, Rock, & Disco - Concert Appreciation Night

Tue.  8/28                Coronado Concert Band – Best of Hollywood and Broadway

Wed. 8/29                Lady J - Blues

Thur. 8/30                Stars on the Water – Tropical Rock & Roll

Additional Activities

Ice Cream Social - Tuesday, August 7, at 5:50 p.m.  Free Ice Cream Social, while Ice Cream lasts.  Sponsored by Friends of Balboa Park

Concert Appreciation Night is an opportunity for concert attendees to show support, and donations will be accepted to continue the Twilight Concert program going and growing.