The City of Newport Beach presents its annual Concerts on the Green summer series featuring an array of performers for your entertainment. Bring your low beach chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in a fun atmosphere. Pack a picnic dinner or purchase from on-site gourmet food trucks . No alcohol is permitted.
Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are held on the Newport Beach Civic Center Green (100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach). Admission and parking are free, on a first come, first served basis.
Presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2020 line-up, and enjoy watching the videos from last year's concerts!
The SIDE DEAL
June 16, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center
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. NBTV Video
July 7, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center
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. NBTV Video
August 25, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center
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.” NBTV Video
Flashback Heart Attack
September 15, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center
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. NBTV Video
Neil Diamond Tribute with Jason Lohrke
September 29, 2019, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Marina Park
The early years of Neil Diamond’s groundbreaking and legendary concerts come to life embodied through the performing artist and impressionist, Jason Lohrke. During this vividly captivating retro concert, Jason personifies Neil’s look, voice, movements, and crowd interactions to a T, taking his crowds of like-minded Diamond fans back in time as they recreate hit songs such as Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry, I’m A Believer, Cracklin’ Rosie, I Am I Said, Sweet Caroline and so many more. NBTV Video
Participating Food Trucks
(to be announced)
View video from the past Concerts on the Green on NBTV streaming video
NOTE: If you are a musician or band manager interested in participating in the 2020 Concerts on the Green, the deadline has now passed. If you would like to be considered for the 2021 concert season, 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 email@example.com, before January 1, 2021. Please clearly mark the package (or email subject line) "Concerts on the Green."
FOOD TRUCK VENDORS: If you would like to be considered for summer 2020, or for other Cultural Arts events, please contact Francine Jacome at firstname.lastname@example.org. Valid OC Health Permit, Newport Beach Business License, and certificate of insurance required.