Summer 2014 Events in Balboa Park

From outdoor film showings to free concerts and organ festivals, Balboa Park never fails to have a fantastic summer event lineup. Beginning this month, the Park will kick off a series of weekly summer 2014 events in Balboa Park that are perfect for the entire family.

Twilight in the Park: Summer Concert Series

Summer 2014 Events in Balboa Park

From June 17 to August 28, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm, the Park will hold a series of concerts in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

Tue. 17            Japanese Navy Band and the Kearny Mesa Concert Band 
Wed. 18          Stars on the Water – Tropical Rock & Roll
Thur. 19          Graceland – Elvis Presley Tribute
Tue. 24            Bayou Brothers – Cajun/Zydeco
Wed. 25          Cool Fever – R & B, Motown. Swing
Thur. 26          Navy Wind Ensemble – Patriotic favorites and Big Band

Tue. 1             Lance Dicekmann Band – Blues
Wed. 2           Chula Vista Mariachi – Traditional Mariachi music of Mexico
Thur. 3            145th Street Band – Contemporary Blues
Tue. 8             Moon Light Serenade Orchestra – Best of Hollywood & Broadway
Wed. 9           Breez’n –  Jazz, Blues, R & B
Thur. 10         Bi-Nacional de Mambo Orchestra – 1950s Latin Big Band
Tue. 15          Marine Band – Traditional Military
Wed. 16        San Diego Jazz Quintet – Latin, Bossa, and funk-based jazz
Thur. 17         Local Folk Music Night – Nathan Welden, Jim Earp, Rickey Ruiz
Tue. 22          San Diego Youth Symphony – Balboa Park’s resident youth symphony
Wed. 23        Michele Lunde – Blues
Thur. 24        San Diego Civic Dance, Park & Recreation Department’s elite dance                                      company. It’s also Family Day! 5:30-6:30 enjoy kids’ arts and crafts
Tue. 29          Coronado Big Band – Swing
Wed. 30        SantanaWays – Carlos Santana tribute band
Thur. 31        Afrotruka –  Salsa Orquestra.

Check for complete August listings!

Free Summer Films in the Park

June 21: Frozen

July 26: The LEGO Movie.

The films begin at dusk and will be shown at Morley Field. Be sure to bring a blanket and some hot chocolate – it can get a little breezy in the evenings.

Summer International Organ Festival

Summer 2014 Events in Balboa Park The Spreckels Organ Society presents the 27th annual Summer International Organ Festival, featuring world-class organists and the incomparable Spreckels Organ! Concert are every Monday night beginning at 7:30pm, June 23rd through August 25th.  All concerts are free of charge!

Monday, June 23: Anthony Newman, America’s foremost Baroque interpreter described by Wynton Marsalis as “The High Priest of Bach.”

Monday, June 30: Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music and the Midshipmen Symphony Orchestra at the United States Naval Academy, with special guests Navy Band Southwest.

Monday, July 7: R. Jelani Eddington, award-winning theatre organist who has toured throughout the world.

Monday, July 14: Wyatt Smith, passionate rising star of the organ world and graduate student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, joined by soprano Priti Gandhi.

Monday, July 21: Robert Plimpton, San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus and resident organist at the First United Methodist Church.

Summer Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe

Summer 2014 Events in Balboa Park

June 22 – July 27: Othello by William Shakespeare

August 10 – Sept. 14: The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

July 12 – August 10: Into the Woods, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine

July 25 – August 24: Quartet by Ronald Harwood

Subscriptions to the Globe’s 2014 Summer Season range from $92 to $332. The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park; valet parking is also available ($10).


Which of these summer 2014 events in Balboa Park will you be checking out? Share with us on Facebook or in the comments below using hashtag #LaJollaBB!

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