Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series

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

Event Info

Reserved tables and general admission tickets are currently SOLD OUT.

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!

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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

2016 Lineup 



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


Bee Gees Gold


Saturday Night Fever – 70’s Dance Concert
Bee Gees Gold: Bee Gees Tribute
Band Video
Opening Act: Chain Reaction: Classic Motown Hits
Band Video




Good Vibrations – Sounds of Summer Concert
SURFIN’ – The Beach Boys Tribute
Band Video
Opening Act: The Surfaris
Band Video


True Willie


Spirit of the West – Country Favorites Concert
True Willie: America’s Most Authentic Willie Nelson Tribute Band
Band Video
Opening Act: Fortunate Son: Tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival
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.

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)



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.


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 
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.


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 – 2016 Dining Offers Now Available!
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 2016.

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 T-shirts


Mission Store T-shirts


Music Under the Stars 2016 Limited Edition Concert T-Shirts are now available! Purchase yours at the Mission Store or at the concert. Shirts are quality cotton blend material in men’s and women’s fit.

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 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

Series Major Sponsor

Inn at the Mission - San Juan Capistrano


Series Supporting Sponsors:



Individual Concert Sponsor:

Pacifica San Juan

Regatta Solutions


Sustaining Sponsor: Multiple Concerts
Farmers & Merchants Bank


Community Sponsor:


Community Sponsor:

Nina and Tom Ostensen

Nancy and Paul St. Pierre


Accommodations Sponsor:

Residence Inn
Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano
33711 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 443-3600
Click here for Rates


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, 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