The City of Newport Beach Arts Commission presents its annual Summer Concerts Series on the Green featuring an array of performers for your entertainment. Bring your low-slung 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.
2022 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
MARK WOOD AND THE PARROT HEAD BAND (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)
May 29, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center
Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band have performed around the world for our US Military, concerts, corporate events and private parties, all shows are true to the partying Jimmy Buffett Style. This band is the next best thing to Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band concert. NBTV Video
CATCH A WAVE (Beach Boys Tribute)
June 12, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center
Fun, sun, and surf sets the backdrop for Catch a Wave, a Beach Boys tribute band. Catch a Wave has performed internationally and is a regular performance at Disneyland and Disney’s California adventure theme park. They are the only Beach Boys’ show to have been personally selected to perform for Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and their families and friends for the California Beach boys state landmark dedication. NBTV Video
BILLY NATION (Billy Joel Tribute)
July 17, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center
Billy Nation is a premier Billy Joel tribute band. Complete with Billy’s signature grand piano, growling saxophone, and rich harmonies, Billy Nation will have audiences singing along to top hits such as ‘Piano Man’, ‘You May Be Right’, and ‘Just the Way You Are’. Billy Nation features diverse professional musicians in Southern California who have performed with some of the biggest names in music.
YOUNG GUNS (Country Cover Band)
August 21, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center
Young Guns is an international touring country band that plays songs from bands like Florida Georgia Line, Charlie Daniels Band, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Big & Rich, Dierks Bentley, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Johnny Cash, and many more legendary country artists. Featuring dueling electric guitars, heartfelt acoustic ballads, and electric fiddle and violins, Young Guns creates a lively atmosphere that you won’t want to miss!
BRITAIN’S FINEST (Beatles Tribute)
September 18, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center
If you’re a Beatles fan and have always wished you could see them, Britain’s Finest may be just what you’re looking for. Lee DeCarlo, recording engineer for John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy” album, stated after a performance at a private event, “You remind me so much of the lads.” Featured twice on AXS TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” and in an article by Niki Payne on CBS Los Angeles, Best Tribute Bands in L.A., Britain’s Finest is an experience unlike any other.
2022 CONCERT AT MARINA PARK
STONE SOUL (Classic Soul & Motown Tribute)
October 2, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Marina Park
STONE SOUL is an 8-piece, horn-blowing, foot-stomping Classic Soul & Motown tribute band. With their snazzy suits and spot-on renditions of Classic Soul & Motown hits, STONE SOUL will have you dancing The Jerk, The Mashed Potatoes and The Twist to smash hits from Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Otis Redding, James Brown and more!
View video from the past Concerts on the Green on NBTV streaming video
NOTE: We are no longer accepting submissions for 2022 concerts. If you would like to be considered for the 2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, before January 1, 2023. 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 2022, or for other Cultural Arts events, please contact Camille Escareal-Garcia at email@example.com. Valid OC Health Permit, Newport Beach Business License**, and certificate of insurance required (**A temporary permit is also available).