Concerts on the Green

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Presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission

2017 Concerts on the Green

The City Arts Commission presents another series of “Concerts on the Green” during the summer of 2017. 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 Barcelona OnTheGo and the Bakerytruck.

Concert on the Green:  Flashback Heart Attack
Sunday, July 9, 6-7:30 p.m., Civic Center Green


Flashback Heart Attack was voted best 80s cover band or rock band the last 8 years by the OC Weekly and has won numerous best 80s cover band awards from the OC Music Awards. The band members are from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, and have a significant local following as well as international reputation for performing electrifying renditions of classic 80’s rock.

Pacific Symphony:  Symphony in the Cities
Sunday, July 16, Musical Playground 5:30 p.m.; Performance 7 p.m., Civic Center Green

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Pacific Symphony performs as part of the Symphony in the Cities series and will feature a variety of popular classics and rousing patriotic tunes. Come early so children can participate in the Musical Playground activities preceding the concert. Conducted by Maestro Carl St.Clair. Click here for more details.

Concert on the Green: The Tijuana Dogs
Sunday, August 6, 6-7:30 p.m., Civic Center Green


Tijuana Dogs is a popular Southern California band, who play an eclectic mix of rock, R& B, jazz, country, and pop.

Concert on the Green: Night Shift (the Citrus College pop ensemble)
Sunday, September 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Civic Center Green


This high energy pop rock ensemble performs the best music of classic rockers, R & B and contemporary artists. Songs include hits such as: Let's Groove, Midnight Hour, You are the Sunshine of My Life, Superstition and September.

On-site food vendors:

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View video from the 2016 Concerts on the Green on NBTV streaming video

City Arts Commissioner Lynn Selich Talks to radio station KPCC about the 2017 Concerts on the Green.  Listen here.

NOTE:  Our schedule of concerts for summer 2017 is complete. If you are a musician or band manager interested in participating in the 2018 Concerts on the Green, please send a CD, DVD and/or press materials to the Cultural Arts Office, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660, or email your digital audio files and materials to, before January 1, 2018. Please clearly mark the package (or email subject line) "Concerts on the Green."