The City of Irvine’s annual summer tradition returns on Sunday, July 8, when the Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts kick off at Mike Ward Community Park in Woodbridge.
The community is invited to a series of six free family-friendly concerts out in the park covering a variety of musical tastes — from modern country and classic rock to classical symphony and ’80s new wave. Festivities include a children’s play area and gourmet food trucks.
2018 Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series
- Sunday, July 8, 5:30 p.m.: Smith Band (Modern Country)
Smith Band is a six-piece group that will rock your favorite country and Top 40 hits. Grab your boots and be ready to bust a move.
- Sunday, July 15, 5:30 p.m.: The Reflexx (’80s New Wave)
The Reflexx performs the greatest hits of ’80s alternative and new wave. Get ready for a flashback to the ’80s classics we know and love.
- Sunday, July 22, 5:30 p.m.: Tijuana Dogs (Dance Party Rock)
The Tijuana Dogs are a popular Orange County band. This high-energy party rock band will have you up and dancing the entire time. At 6:30 p.m., enjoy an intermission performance by Sara Peyton King, the Irvine High School Youth Action Team Akustikoff winner.
- Sunday, July 29: Pacific Symphony in the Cities
- 5:30 p.m.: Musical Playground for Children
- 7 p.m. Pacific Symphony Concert
Enjoy a must-do summer tradition: a free outdoor concert by Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair.
- Sunday, Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m.: Undercover Live (Pop Variety)
This dynamic and energetic band will be sure to fill the park while they perform the best of pop, funk, R&B and Top 40.
- Sunday, Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m.: The Emperors (Classic Rock)
The Emperors have performed together for more than 20 years playing classic rock music from legendary artists.
Guests should bring chairs and blankets; layered clothing is recommended.
Mike Ward Community Park – Woodbridge is located at 20 Lake Road, Irvine.
Note: You’ll also be able to adopt/sponsor a Marine for the United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball. You get to personally meet your Marine and have your photo taken with them. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in the life of a Marine. Here’s all you have to do: Find the red Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee tent, donate $75, draw a Marine name, meet the Marine, have your photo taken with your adopted Marine & walk away with one our new “I Adopted a Marine” stickers. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted and your donation is tax-deductible. Come on out, enjoy free music, food trucks, dancing, fun, and “Adopt a Marine” while you’re there!
For more information, call 949-724-6606.
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