Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series

Event Information
Season Packages
Food and Drink
Mission Store
Opportunity Drawing & Auction

Event Info

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 top-notch 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 advance purchase benefits. Become a Member today!

Click here to see photos of Music Under the Stars 2017! Photos courtesy of Scott Schmitt Photography and Lisa Renee Photography.

Click here to watch a video of all you need to know for Music Under the Stars. Video courtesy of Lisa Renee Photography

For detailed information for attending the concert, click here: Information for Concert Night

Thank You for a great summer of Music Under the Stars 2017! Be sure to check out your Fall 2017 Jewel Newsletter for a recap on Music Under the Stars 2017.

Stay tuned for the Music Under the Stars 2018 lineup to be announced on November 1, 2017! On sale dates, season table renewal information and ticket purchase information will be released at the same time.

Save the dates for 2018! Saturdays: June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4 and August 18, 2018.

2017 Lineup



Celebrate Summer Kick-Off Concert!
The Long Run – Experience the Eagles
Band Video
Opening Act: Mirage: Visions of Fleetwood Mac
Band Video

Bee Gees Gold


Retro Revival
Bee Gees Gold: Bee Gees Tribute
Band Video
Opening Act: Blue Breeze Band: Classic Motown Hits
Band Video


Legends of Rock – Stones and Stewart
Jumping Jack Flash: Tribute to the Rolling Stones
Band Video
Opening Act: Martin Andrew as Rod Stewart
Band Video

PLUS! Featuring a grand finale mash-up with both tribute acts!



Tribute to Americana
Fortunate Son: Tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival
Band Video
Opening Act: Petty Breakers: Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Band Video



Rock & Roll Summer Series Finale
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan”
Band Video
Opening Act: The Mid Centuries: Fifties Rock & Roll

Ticket Information

Reserved Tables and General Admission Tickets are currently SOLD OUT for the 2017 Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series.

Tickets may be purchased for a reserved table or for general admission lawn seating.  Tickets go on sale each year in February. Tickets are limited and sell out quickly! Become a Member to enjoy discounted tickets and advance purchase benefits!

2017 Ticket Pricing & Concert Map (click on map below) – 2018 Map Coming Soon!


2018 On Sale Dates Coming Soon!

Season Table Renewal & Priority Selection Opportunities: January 3 – February 9
For 2016 Season Table Holders Only. Subject to eligibility. More Details on Season Tables

Season Tables On Sale to Mission Members: Friday, February 10 – One Day Only!
Members may purchase a season table for the first time by going online on Friday, February 10 at 9:00 a.m. Must purchase at least one table for every concert and have a current membership in order to purchase. Season table purchase is available online only. More Details on Season Tables

By popular demand! More tables available this year for individual purchase!

Individual Tables & Lawn Tickets On Sale to Members: Tuesday, February 14
Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning February 14
th at 9:00 a.m.

Join or renew your membership now to take advantage of this pre-sale date and to receive discounted rates on tickets!

PLEASE NOTE: Mission Preservation Society Membership supports preservation of the historic Mission. While Music Under the Stars discounted rates and advance purchase are a benefit of membership, membership does not guarantee the opportunity to reserve a table. Tables are limited and will sell out. Thank you for supporting Mission San Juan Capistrano!

Individual Tables & Lawn Tickets On Sale to Non-Members: Tuesday, February 28
Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning February 28
th at 9:00 a.m.



Ticket sales are final. It requires immense effort and administration to process ticket orders for this fundraising series for Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are unable to accommodate refunds or exchanges. Thank you for your understanding.

We recommend:
1) Find someone you know to use and enjoy your tickets – a friend, neighbor or colleague. Sorry, we are unable to maintain a waiting list.
2) Donate your tickets to a charitable organization or fundraising event;
3) Donate your reserved table tickets back to Mission San Juan Capistrano. It will be used for fundraising purposes to support the historic Mission and you may receive a donation receipt to present to your tax preparer. Please donate your table back at least one week prior to the concert date to allow sufficient time for proper arrangements to be made for use of the table.

Should there be conditions related to weather, rain, emergency or other conditions beyond control of Mission staff that should necessitate cancellation of the event, tickets will not be refunded. Ticket purchasers may receive a donation receipt for the amount of their ticket purchase, less the applicable portion of the event expenses, that they may present to their tax preparer.

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 Dining 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 Dining Offers for 2017.

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. Use Uber or Lyft from your smartphone or call California Yellow Cab at (949) 444-4444.

Mission Store

Mission Store Music Under the Stars

Shop at the Mission Store for all your Concert Evening Needs

Visit the Mission Store for items perfect for your Music Under the Stars evening including:

  • Mission-branded gifts for your guests
  • Dining ware
  • Picnic items
  • Swallow-shaped bottle openers and accessories
  • Gourmet nuts, salsas, olives, chocolate and more

Mission Members always receive 10% off at the Mission Store.
The Mission Store is open daily: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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 2017 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 2017

To become a sponsor, 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. Submit your sponsorship 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 2017 Music Under the Stars Sponsors for their Generous Support

Series Supporting Sponsors:


Individual Concert Sponsors:

Regatta Solutions

Sustaining Sponsor: Multiple Concerts
Farmers & Merchants Bank

Thank You to Our Event Partners for Their Generous Gift-In-Kind Support

Advanced Presentation Support

 Shine Lighting
Shine Lighting

Signature Party Rentals
Signature Party Rentals

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please call Christine (Robinson) Branson, 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