Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series
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. Become a Member today!
2016 Lineup Announced!
Thank you to all who voted in the Music Under the Stars 2016 Band Lineup Poll!
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016
Spirit of the West – Country Favorites Concert
True Willie: America’s Most Authentic Willie Nelson Tribute Band
Opening Act: Fortunate Son: Tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016
Rock & Roll Summer Series Finale
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan”
Opening Act: The Mid Centuries: Fifties Rock & Roll
Tickets may be purchased for a reserved table or for general admission lawn seating. 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!
2016 Ticket Pricing & Concert Map (click on map below)
2016 ON SALE DATES
Now through January 2016
Become a Sponsor for first table reservation priority
Click here to Download Sponsorship Opportunities
Tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on the following dates.
TABLE PACKAGE PRE-SALE DATES:
Wednesday, January 27: PREMIER Season Table Packages On Sale
Pre-sale for those purchasing at least TWO tables for EACH concert.
Available for purchase by calling (949) 234-1317
Wednesday, February 3: Season Table Packages On Sale
Pre-sale for those purchasing at least ONE table for EACH concert.
(Your order will also be accepted at this time if purchasing eight or more tables in total)
Available for purchase through online reservation form beginning February 3rd at 9:00 a.m.
Click here for more information on Purchasing Season Tables
Wednesday, February 10: Group Table Packages On Sale – Updated Information!
Due to high demand for Music Under the Stars tables, an adjustment has been made to this on sale date in order to best serve our Members and purchasers:
Pre-sale for those purchasing at least FOUR tables for ONE concert.
This applies to large groups attending ONE concert together.
Available for purchase beginning February 10th at 9:00 a.m. by calling (949) 234-1317 only.
Be sure to join or renew Mission Membership to receive discounted table rates on your Season or Group Table Package! Join now.
Wednesday, February 17: Individual Tables and Lawn Tickets On Sale to Members
Members can purchase 1-4 reserved tables and lawn tickets at this time.
Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning February 17th at 9:00 a.m.
Join or renew your membership now to take advantage of this pre-sale date.
ON SALE TO PUBLIC:
Wednesday, March 2: Individual Tables and Lawn Tickets On Sale to the General Public
Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning March 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Food and Drinks
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. Click here to view Special Offers from 2015. (A new flyer will be posted in spring 2016.)
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. Use Uber or Lyft from your smartphone or call California Yellow Cab at (949) 444-4444.
Opportunity Drawing & Auction
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 2016 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. Learn more.
Click here to download Sponsorship Opportunities for Music Under the Stars 2016
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!
Thank you to our 2016 Music Under the Stars Sponsors for their Generous Support
Community Sponsor: $250+
Nina and Tom Ostensen
Nancy and Paul St. Pierre
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.
Did you know?
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