The Ultimate List of Free OC Summer Concerts

The Ultimate List of Free OC Summer Concerts
OC Weekly

You might love summer, but your bank account might hate it. Come the end of June, fairs and concerts seem to happen every week, and whatever notion of a budget we had, well, disappears. But there are also loads of free concerts happening in the county this summer--so much so you'll have something to go to every week. To make things easier for ya, here a comprehensive list of 'em all. Have fun!

June 21 Swallow's Inn - Shawn Jones (San Juan Capistrano) City of Fullerton - Day of Music (Fullerton) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - James Clark Duo (Anaheim) Alex's Bar - 90s Hip Hop and R&B Sunday Funday (Long Beach) The Wayfarer - Wet Hand Dan (Costa Mesa) Original Mike's - King Calvin (Santa Ana)

June 22 Fingerprints - Cayucas (Long Beach) The Wayfarer - The Futures League (Costa Mesa) The Federal Bar - DJ Neil Armstrong (Long Beach) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Marty Hillman Piano (Anaheim) Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano) Pike Restaurant & Bar - Nathan Payne & the Wild Bores (Long Beach) Marine Room Tavern - Willie Ames (Laguna Beach)

June 23 Continental Room - BEGINNERS (Fullerton) The Lighthouse Cafe - Blackburn Country (Hermosa Beach) Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano) Pike Restaurant & Bar - Cisco and Dewey (Long Beach) Marine Room Tavern - Russell Long (Laguna Beach) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - The Lonely Wild (Fullerton)

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June 24 The Lighthouse Cafe - Jeremy Lappitt Quartet (Hermosa Beach) Muldoon's Irish Pub - Blue Deux (Newport Beach) Pike Restaurant & Bar - Hardship Anchors (Long Beach) Fingerprints - De Lux (Long Beach) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Mike Pinto (Fullerton) Silky Sullivan's - Danny Maika (Fountain Valley) House of Blues - The Reel Band (Anaheim)

June 25 Swallow's Inn - Brian Lynn Jones (San Juan Capistrano) Pike Restaurant & Bar - Madd Maxx (Long Beach) Bayside Restaurant - Ron Kobayashi (Newport Beach) Swallow's Inn - Brian Lynn Jones (San Juan Capistrano) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - DJ Bobby B (Fullerton) Muldoon's Irish Pub - Trevor Zinn (Newport Beach) The Harp Inn - BenCentrics (Costa Mesa) Characters - Ragga! Ragga! (Pomona) House of Blues - Griff Hamlin (Anaheim)

June 26 The Lighthouse Cafe - Hornet Nation (Hermosa Beach) The Lighthouse Cafe - Crowd Theory (Hermosa Beach) Silky Sullivan's - Parkaimoon (Fountain Valley) House of Blues - Tini Grey (Anaheim) Saint Rocke - Lucid Lion (Hermosa Beach) Swallow's Inn - Whiskey Tango (San Juan Capistrano) Pike Restaurant & Bar - Eddie and the Wreckless (Long Beach) Bayside Restaurant - Ron Kobayashi (Newport Beach) House of Blues - Morgan Mallory (Anaheim) The Copper Door - The Concrete Project (Santa Ana) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Two Cow Garage (Fullerton)

June 27 Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Just Like Priest (Fullerton) Swallow's Inn - Flock of 80s (San Juan Capistrano) Swallow's Inn - Rodeo Revival (San Juan Capistrano) Pike Restaurant & Bar - DJ Old Boy (Long Beach) 720° Pine (Pine Avenue in Long Beach) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Beta Play (Fullerton) Muldoon's Irish Pub - American Wake (Newport Beach)

June 28 Marine Room Tavern - Cali Conscious (Laguna Beach) Slidebar Rock-N-Rock Kitchen - Metalachi (Fullerton) The Wayfarer - The Dairy Kings (Costa Mesa) Swallow's Inn - Telesound (San Juan Capistrano) Muldoon's Irish Pub - Blue Deux (Newport Beach)

June 29 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano) Pike Restaurant & Bar - DJ Resistance (Long Beach) Marine Room Tavern - Anesha Rose (Laguna Beach) The Continental Room - Paz (Fullerton)

June 30 Lighthouse Cafe - Blackburn Country (Hermosa Beach) The Continental Room - VHS (Fullerton) Marine Room Tavern - Lil' Sassy and the Dirtdoggs (Laguna Beach) Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano) Pike Restaurant & Bar - Cale Tyson (Long Beach)

July 1 Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Ska Parade Lounge (Fullerton) Continental Room - Anthem of Our Underground: Emo Night (Fullerton) Silky Sullivan's - Munzner and Cash (Fountain Valley) Bayside Restaurant - Ron Kobayashi (Newport Beach)

July 2 Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Winter Break (Fullerton) Characters - Ragga! Ragga! (Pomona) The Harp Inn - Redneck Rodeo (Costa Mesa) Bayside Restaurant - Ron Kobayashi (Newport Beach) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Villages (Fullerton)

July 3 Silky Sullivan's - Hollywood Blonde (Fountain Valley) Doll Hut - Punk(ish) N' Tacos (Anaheim) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Cracker (Fullerton)

July 5 The Harp Inn - Slimtones (Costa Mesa) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Gabba Gabba Heys: Ramones Tribute (Fullerton) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Marty Hillman Piano (Anaheim)

July 6 Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Picturebooks (Fullerton) Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

July 7 Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - With Strangers (Fullerton) Silky Sullivan's - Rob Turrell (Fountain Valley)

July 8 Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Clark Blues (Anaheim) Bayside Restaurant - Ron Kobayashi (Newport Beach) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Calabrese (Fullerton) The Harp Inn - Justin Lee (Costa Mesa) House of Blues - Blues Gone South (Anaheim) Characters - Ragga! Ragga! (Pomona)

July 9 Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - 80 Proof (Fullerton) Bayside Restaurant - Ron Kobayashi (Newport Beach)

July 10 Silky Sullivan's - The Midnight Whiskey Band (Fountain Valley) House of Blues - Anderson Hall Band (Anaheim)

July 11 Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Pyromania: Def Leppard Tribute (Fullerton) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Plan9 (Fullerton) Mozambique - Topcat (Laguna Beach) Silky Sullivan's - Blue Machine (Fountain Valley)

July 12 Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - James Clark Duo (Anaheim) The Harp Inn - Cougrzz Rock (Costa Mesa) Swallow's Inn - Tijuana Dogs (San Juan Capistrano) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen -Gamblers Mask (Fullerton) Newport Beach Civic Center - Sligo Rags (Newport Beach)

July 13 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

July 14 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

July 16 Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Rick Bagby (Fullerton) Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Madchild (Fullerton) Swallow's Inn - River Road (San Juan Capistrano) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Clark Blues (Anaheim) The Harp Inn - Scotty Mac (Costa Mesa) Characters - Ragga! Ragga! (Pomona)

July 17 Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Moving Units (Fullerton) Swallow's Inn - Brant Cotton and the Outliers (San Juan Capistrano) Silky Sullivan's - The Kraze (Fountain Valley)

July 18 Swallow's Inn - Family Style (San Juan Capistrano) Swallow's Inn - Jane Browne (San Juan Capistrano)

July 19 The Harp Inn - S.O.B. (Costa Mesa) House of Blues - Rory (Anaheim) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - James Clark Duo (Anaheim) Swallow's Inn - Doo Wah Riders (San Juan Capistrano)

July 20 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

July 21 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

July 23 Characters - Ragga! Ragga! (Pomona) Swallow's Inn - The Dupp Brothers (San Juan Capistrano)

July 24 Silky Sullivan's - Thank-U-Drive-Thru (Fountain Valley) Swallow's Inn - Jimi Nelson Band (San Juan Capistrano)

July 25 Swallow's Inn - Flock of 80s (San Juan Capistrano) Swallow's Inn - Rob Staley Band (San Juan Capistrano)

July 26 Heritage Park - The PettyBreakers (Dana Point) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - James Clark Duo (Anaheim) Swallow's Inn - Rob Staley Band (San Juan Capistrano)

July 27 Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Marty Hillman Piano (Anaheim) Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

July 28 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

July 29 Silky Sullivan's - Kelly Fitzgerald (Fountain Valley) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Pirate Presents: Indie Rock Goodness (Fullerton)

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July 30 Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Blazing Dueling Piano Show (Anaheim) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Clark Blues (Anaheim) Swallow's Inn - Brian Lynn Jones (San Juan Capistrano) Bayside Restaurant - Ron Kobayashi (Newport Beach) Characters - Ragga! Ragga! (Pomona)

July 31 Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Jukebox Romantics (Fullerton) Bayside Restaurant - Ron Kobayashi (Newport Beach) Swallow's Inn - Grand Junction (San Juan Capistrano) Silky Sullivan's - Kelly Fitzgerald (Fountain Valley)

August 1 Swallow's Inn - Missiles of October (San Juan Capistrano) Swallow's Inn - Brant Cotton and The Outliers (San Juan Capistrano)

August 2 Doll Hut - Day of Art and Music (Anaheim) Heritage Park - Keston &The Rhythm Killer (Dana Point) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Cash Up Front: Johnny Cash Tribute (Fullerton) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Clark Blues (Anaheim) Swallow's Inn - The Freightshak & Chicken Bingo (San Juan Capistrano)

August 3 Doll Hut - Voices of Ruin (Anaheim) Doll Hut - Anatomy Decay (Anaheim) Doll Hut - Zorakarer (Anaheim) Doll Hut - Ninth Plague (Anaheim) Doll Hut - Cranial Engorgement (Anaheim) Doll Hut - Xoth (Anaheim) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Marty Hillman Piano (Anaheim) Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

August 4 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

August 5 The Continental Room - The Elvis Show (Fullerton)

August 6 Bayside Restaurant - Ron Kobayashi (Newport Beach) House of Blues - Blues Gone South (Anaheim) Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Clark Blues (Anaheim) Swallow's Inn - Working Cowboys (San Juan Capistrano)

August 7 House of Blues - Rory (Anaheim)

August 8 House of Blues - Project Mayhem (Anaheim) Mozambique - Journey LTD (Laguna Beach) Pearson's Park Amphitheatre - Elton John Tribute Band (Anaheim) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Smoke Season (Fullerton) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Electric Sanctuary Cult Tribute (Fullerton) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Valise (Fullerton)

August 9 House of Blues - Tini Grey (Anaheim) Heritage Park - The Who Show (Dana Point) Heritage Park - Led Zepagain (Dana Point) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Hatchet (Fullerton) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Holy Grail (Fullerton)

August 10 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

August 11 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

August 12 The Copper Door - DJ Abeltron (Santa Ana)

August 14 The Copper Door - DJ OmarGod, DJ Big Frank Pena (Santa Ana)

August 15 House of Blues - DJ Father Knature (Anaheim) Pearson's Park Amphitheatre - Santana Ways (Anaheim)

August 17 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

August 18 4th Street Vine - R. Scott (Long Beach) Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

August 20 House of Blues - Blues Gone South (Anaheim)

August 21 House of Blues - Tini Grey (Anaheim) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Brewfish (Fullerton) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Moonshine Bandits (Fullerton) Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen - Redneck Souljers (Fullerton) The Library Coffeehouse - Kevin Wood (Long Beach)

August 22 House of Blues - DJ Matt Hill (Anaheim)

August 23 Heritage Park - December of 63 (Dana Point) Heritage Park - The Fabulous Ultra Tones (Dana Point)

August 24 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

August 25 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

August 30 Heritage Park - DC Babylon (Dana Point) Heritage Park - The Hanging Gardens Band (Dana Point) Heritage Park - Springsteen (Dana Point) House of Blues - Danny Maika (Anaheim)

August 31 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano) The Pike - DJ Resistance (Long Beach)

September 1 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

September 7 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

September 8 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

September 14 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

September 15 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

September 19 Swallow's Inn - Front Porch Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano)

September 21 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

September 22 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

September 28 Swallow's Inn - DJ Patrick (San Juan Capistrano)

September 29 Swallow's Inn - DJ Bait (San Juan Capistrano)

More information on the venues:

Doll Hut House of Blues Heritage Park Swallow's Inn Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Slidebar-Rock-N-Roll Kitchen Mozambique The Harp Inn Alex's Bar The Wayfarer Muldoon's Irish Pub Characters The Lighthouse Cafe Newport Beach Civic Center Marine Room Tavern The Continental Room The Copper Door Pike Bar and Restaurant

Email: khoang@ocweekly.com.

See also: The 50 Best Things About the OC Music Scene The 50 Worst Things About the OC Music Scene The 25 Greatest OC Bands of All Time: The Complete List

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