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
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 balboapark.org 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
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
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!
[images courtesy of balboapark.org]
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