Music Under the Stars


Event Information | Lineup | Tickets | Season Packages | Food | Sponsors


Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series is a fundraising concert series in support of preservation and sustainability of Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic California landmark #200 and museum.   
Music Under the Stars features a primarily tribute band lineup, celebrating a variety of timeless and nostalgic classics in popular music at the beautiful and historic setting of the Mission.

Concerts are held on Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Mission entrance gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Music begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. 

The best way to stay up to date with Music Under the Stars is to become a Mission Member. You’ll receive all the latest information as the lineup is announced and tickets go on sale. Members receive discounted rates on concert tickets and a two-week presale prior to tickets going on sale to the public. Join the Mission today!

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Music Under the Stars
Photo courtesy
San Juan Photo & Digital / Accent Portraits by Diana
Music Under the Stars
Photo courtesy
San Juan Photo & Digital / Accent Portraits by Diana
Music Under the Stars
Photo courtesy
San Juan Photo & Digital / Accent Portraits by Diana
Music Under the Stars
Photo courtesy
San Juan Photo & Digital / Accent Portraits by Diana

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Thank you to all those who attended and supported Music Under the Stars 2014 Summer Concert Series!


Jumping Jack Flash


"Jump Into Summer!"

Summer Series Kick-Off Concert with

Jumping Jack Flash:
Celebrating the Rolling Stones

Band Website

The Long Run

Fortunate Son


The Long Run,
Experience the Eagles

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Opening Act:

Fortunate Son:
A Tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival

Band Website




Derek Bordeaux



The Derek Bordeaux Group:
Motown, Soul & R&B...The Right Way

Band Website

Cash'd Out




Hot August Night: Tribute to Neil Diamond

Band Website

Cash'd Out

Mark Wood




Cash'd Out:
The Next Best Thing to Johnny Cash
including June Carter Cash duets

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Opening Act:

True Willie: America's Most Authentic Willie Nelson Tribute

Band Website



The Fab Four

DJ Peter Papadopoulos



The Fab Four:
The Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan”

Band Website



Opening Act:

DJ, Peter Papadopoulos
and Go-Go Dancers


Tickets may be purchased for a reserved table or for general admission lawn seating. For ticket pricing and concert map, click on the map icon below.

Tickets go on sale each year in February. Early purchase is advised as concerts are routinely sold out.

Become a Member to enjoy discounted tickets and advance purchase benefits!


2015 Music Under the Stars Concert Map


Tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 4th: PRE-SALE: Season and Group Table Packages On Sale
Pre-sale for those purchasing four or more tables for the series. Orders may be placed online beginning February 4th at 9:00 a.m. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, February 18th: MEMBER PRE-SALE: Tickets On Sale to Mission Members
Mission Members receive discounted ticket rates and a two-week presale before tickets go on sale to the public. Join or renew now!
Purchase tickets online, by calling (949) 234-1317 or in person at the Gate House.

Wednesday, March 4th: Tickets On Sale to General Public
Purchase tickets online or in person at the Gate House.


Personal picnics are encouraged at Music Under the Stars. There are no dinner vendors on-site for the concerts, so bring everything you need for dining together.

Music Under the Stars will feature only a coffee/dessert vendor onsite at each concert.

Prohibited at Music Under the Stars: Caterers, oversize coolers, outside tables, umbrellas, tiki torches.

Special Offers for Music Under the Stars:

Mission San Juan Capistrano partners with local restaurant supporters to bring you Special Offers for Music Under the Stars. This includes discounts and delivery options on food orders and wine for the convenience of concert go-ers.

Check back in Spring 2015 to see these Special Offers announced!

Participating restaurants have included: Sundried Tomato Bistro, Mission Grill, Fiano’s Restaurant, Marie Callender’s Restaurant and Bakery, The Vintage Steakhouse and Five Vines Wine Bar.

Restaurant Members:

We also recommend any of these supporting Restaurant Members for your food and beverage needs for Music Under the Stars. Use these Restaurant Members to place a to-go order, beat traffic and enjoy a glass of wine with friends before the concert, or to enjoy live entertainment and specials following the concert. Check with individual restaurants for offerings.

Please always plan for a safe ride home. Call California Yellow Cab at (949) 444-4444 for a ride following the concert, or book with the mobile app Curb.

An opportunity drawing and silent auction are held at each Music Under the Stars concert in support of preservation and education programs at Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are proud to recognize those businesses and local partners who support the Mission to our sold-out audience of 1,500 attendees at each concert.

Donate to the Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction!
Donations are collected throughout the year and are gratefully received. Download a donation form here or call (949) 234-1321. 

Become a sponsor of Music Under the Stars 2015 Summer Concert Series. Sponsorship of Music Under the Stars helps support preservation and sustainability of the historic Mission while providing valuable benefits and opportunities for exposure for your business. 

Click here to download Sponsorship Opportunities for Music Under the Stars 2015

To become a sponsor, simply return the Sponsor Agreement Form or call (949) 234-1321 for more information. The sooner your sponsorship is received, the sooner you will begin receiving the benefits of sponsorship. Sponsor by January 31 to ensure inclusion in first exposure opportunities in February and best options for reserved tables. We look forward to partnering with you!

Mission San Juan Capistrano receives no sustaining support from any governmental agency or religious organization. A nonprofit organization under IRS 501 (c) (3). ID #95-1904079


Thank you to our 2014 Music Under the Stars Sponsors for their Generous Support

Series Supporting Sponsor: $6,500+

Individual Concert Sponsor: $2,500+
Regatta Solutions

Sustaining Sponsor: Multiple Concerts $2,000+
Farmers & Merchants Bank

Community Sponsor: $500+
Independence Bank

Community Sponsor: $250+
California Yellow Cab

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please call Christine Robinson, Events Manager,
at (949) 234-1321 or Mechelle Lawrence Adams, Executive Director at (949) 234-1311.



Mission San Juan Capistrano plans fun, day and night for the whole family! For event dates and times, visit our calendar.

Underwriting and sponsorships available for all events, for more information please contact Christine Robinson at (949) 234-1321.

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